Latest CBT Nugget Skill in Development – Cisco VIRL!

August 29, 2019 at 6:56 pm

Cisco VIRL

As part of the exciting new Cisco Next Level Certifications prep for 2020, Chuck Keith, Keith Barker, Jeremy Cioara and myself have decided to begin with skills that walk you through the various hands-on lab options for Cisco students. As a result, we will have skills for you at CBT Nuggets covering Packet, Tracer, GNS3, and of course, Cisco VIRL.

I will have this skill complete and published on the site in the next week or so. Here is the current proposed Nugget lineup. Not seeing something you really want to be covered? No problem – let me know in the comments here!

Thanks for reading, and may all your VIRL emulations be bright!

Use Cisco VIRL 1.X for Hands-on Practice

  1. Why Use Cisco VIRL 1.X?
  2. VIRL Components and Setup Options 
  3. Installing Cisco VIRL in an OS
  4. Installing Cisco VIRL in ESXi
  5. Installing and Touring VM Maestro
  6. Configuring Devices “From Scratch” in VIRL
  7. Creating Auto Configured Emulations 
  8. Connecting VIRL to Real Gear and Networks 
  9. Troubleshooting Common VIRL Issues 
  10. Cisco VIRL – Final Thoughts 

Part 3 of 4: MD-100 Windows 10 is Available

March 19, 2019 at 7:25 pm



That’s right – another part of this fun MD-100 series is available. This part has some super-cool Hands-On Labs that allow you to practice and experiment with multiple Windows 10 machines in our own safe and sandboxed Cloud-based lab environment. No more getting yelled at for breaking a company workstation trying some new Windows 10 features!

Course Details

Here are the Nugget titles for you in this skills-based training:

Microsoft Windows 10: Connecting Devices

  1. Configure Client IP Settings
  2. Configure Mobile Networking
  3. Configuring the VPN Client
  4. Troubleshooting Networking
  5. Configuring WiFi Profiles 
  6. Configuring Remote Assistance and Quick Assist
  7. Configure Remote Desktop Access
  8. Enable PowerShell Remoting 

Hands-On Labs for MD-100

6 of your 8 Nuggets contain accompanying Hands-On Lab exercises. These permit you to watch me make configurations and then try these for yourself on real Windows 10 systems. After performing the skills demonstrated in the Nugget, you can re-launch your lab environment and experiment with your own variations of the technology configurations! Remember, you cannot break anything, so be sure to have fun!

For the two Nuggets without Hands-On Labs, you will watch Anthony Sequeira perform detailed demonstrations of the following:

  • Configure Mobile Networking – watch as Anthony configures the Cellular Networking feature of a new Windows 10 Galaxy Book 2. This nifty little Microsoft Surface Go competitor is a slick little machine.
  • Configuring WiFi Profiles – watch your instructor configure key parameters of Windows 10 to ensure that WiFi connectivity works just the way you want it to.

The MD-100 Exam

As I write this post, the exam has left BETA from Microsoft! Woohooo! Here is the official page for the exam:

If you are interested in seeing the topics of both the MD-100 and MD-101 exams in an easy to view fashion, check out the post on my blog here. As usual, the GOLD exam topics did not change from the BETA:

Finally! New Windows 10 Exams in Beta!

New Course: Administering Microsoft SCCM and Cloud Services (70-703)

December 26, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Microsoft SCCM

Getting the right tools to the right people at the right time in a large organization can be challenging. But it doesn’t have to be. Garth Schulte’s latest course teaches learners how to get the most out of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.

During the 81-video, intermediate-level course, Garth discusses how to use SCCM to administer devices and applications across organizations.

This training maps to Microsoft’s 70-703 exam, which is aimed at desktop administrators, especially those who work for medium- to large-sized companies and enterprises. Candidates for this exam should have one to two years of networking experience in enterprise settings.

Topics covered in this training include:

  • Managing inventory
  • Deploying operating systems
  • Maintaining the SCCM infrastructure

This course includes:

  • 9 hours of training
  • 81 videos
  • In-video quizzes
  • Hands-on Labs!

I was the reviewer for this incredible course and I can tell you that you are in for a treat. This is the most comprehensive SCCM training available. You will also be blown away by the Hands-on Lab environment. This is one of a kind in the industry.