Can you hear me now? Tales from a Cisco voice instructor:

August, 2011

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August 31, 2011  6:01 PM

A Closer Look at Cisco’s New Certs

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

In my last article I told you that Cisco had launched a new certification. Actually, three new certifications. These certs are aimed at the individual that is contracted to install Cisco hardware that is replaced under a Cisco support contract. The certification is called a Cisco...

August 30, 2011  6:01 PM

Cisco Announces Another Certification

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

I remember years ago when I first started out in the IT world the only thing a tech needed was a tool bag and some knowledge. One time I had to fix a cabling issue with nothing more than a paper clip and an ohm meter, and no, I am not exaggerating. Things have changed a little since then, and you...


August 29, 2011  9:27 PM

How Hot is Your Website?

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Remember the first time you created a website? If You were anything like me, one of the first things you did was add a counter to the bottom of the page so you could see how popular your web site was. I don't know about you, but the numbers on my webpage didn't move too fast. Once it did finally...


August 28, 2011  7:51 PM

Free Office App for Android

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Ever since I got my Android Tablet I have been trying to decide whether or not to buy an office suite app. I have been hesitating because I wasn't sure if I needed one and because when it comes to apps, I am kind of cheap. Today I found a nice looking office app and it was free so I decided to try...


August 28, 2011  12:21 PM

Star Trek Replicator Available Today!

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

Do you remember the first time you watched Star Trek and saw Captain Kirk order food from a machine and it magically appeared? They called it a Food Synthesizer. How bad did you want one of those? Just imagine at 1:00 in the morning walking up to a wall and saying, "Taco Grande" and have it pop out...


August 27, 2011  11:05 AM

Network Diagraming Tool

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

One of the most important jobs of any network engineer is to properly document the network. This is also one of the tasks that most engineers avoid at all costs. I think the reason is that it just isn't that fun of a thing to do. We would rather be out there deploying new and exciting technologies....


August 26, 2011  4:30 PM

Automate Web Based Tasks

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

If you are like me, you find that one task or action often triggers another one. For example, I may bookmark a site on Delicious and then decide I want to post it to Facebook or tweet it. It sure would be convenient if there was a way I could just bookmark the site and have it automatically...


August 24, 2011  7:53 PM

Convert a PDF to a Flash Flipbook

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

As an instructor I am always looking for new ways to share information in an interesting and engaging way. Often I find myself creating and distributing PDFs. While PDFs are great because they can be viewed on pretty much any platform and retain the proper formatting, (for the most part anyway)...


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