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



June 27, 2012  7:31 AM

Routing Protocols Quick Reference

Posted by: Dave Bateman

As an instructor, I am always looking for material that my students may find interesting. Today I stumbled across a neat little document that the folks over at Packetlife created. It provides a lot of information in a rather...

January 25, 2012  7:00 PM

Becoming a CCNA Just Got More Expensive

Posted by: Dave Bateman
CCNA, Cisco

In today's job market everyone is looking for an edge. For some, that edge is certifications. One popular certification is the Certified Cisco Network Administrator (CCNA). There was a time that you had to wait to get a seat in the class that prepares you for this test. That is no longer the case,...

September 29, 2010  8:18 AM

Free CCNA Workbook

Posted by: Dave Bateman
CCNA, Cisco

I stumbled upon a site today that might be of interest to anyone studying to pass the CCNA exam. It is called The stated mission of the site is to "provide quality CCNA lab training materials to assist...

September 17, 2010  7:35 PM

Cisco Learning Store

Posted by: Dave Bateman
ccie, CCNA, Cisco, E-learning

I have been teaching Cisco courses for the past 10 years, and I feel that I am pretty familiar with most of the learning offerings Cisco has. That's why I was a little surprised when someone mentioned the

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June 6, 2010  6:40 PM

A CCNA Study Tool that is Almost Fun.

Posted by: Dave Bateman
CCNA, Cisco, Games

Everybody knows that studying is a drag. I suppose there are a few people out in the world that enjoy studying, but I have never met one. If you are like me, you will find pretty much any excuse to avoid studying. The problem with this strategy is that sooner or later we run out of either time or...

April 15, 2010  8:14 PM

Study for Your CCNA on Your IPOD

Posted by: Dave Bateman
CCENT, CCNA, E-learning, IPhone, M-learning

How would you like to be able to study...

April 7, 2010  8:12 PM

Binary Game – Trying to Make Learning Binary Fun

Posted by: Dave Bateman

If someone were to ask me to make a list of the top ten fun things to do, math would not make the list. As a matter of fact, it wouldn't make the list no matter how long it was. I have never like math - nor been good at it. I'm not sure if I didn't like math because I wasn't good at it or I wasn't...

March 6, 2010  9:20 PM

Certification – When Is the Best Time to Jump on a Track?

Posted by: Dave Bateman
CCNA, CCNP, Certification, MCSA, MCSE

I had an interesting phone call with a customer the other day. He was concerned about a certification track he had chosen. The short story behind his concern was that, with things changing so fast, how can he be sure the track won't change midway through and he would have to start over? He had a...


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