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January, 2009


January 31, 2009  3:00 AM

Stay up to date on Cisco networking with Twitter



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Networking, social, twitter

Do you want to get the latest Cisco news? Ever used Twitter? Twitter is the *BEST* place to stay up to date because its REAL TIME. Here are the best Cisco Networking resources on follow on Twitter:

January 30, 2009  1:43 AM

10 dumb things you can do to your Cisco router and how to fix them



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, dumb, mistakes, Networking, Routers

With over 42 votes and 16 comments, my new article 10 dumb things you can do to your Cisco router and how to fix them is likely one of the...


January 29, 2009  12:52 AM

Cisco taking the lead in multiple categories – VoIP, Security, IPTV



Posted by: David Davis

In these down economic times, it is great to see that I company I fully support (even with the purchase of their stock in my IRA) taking the lead in numerous segments of networking. Here are some examples:

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January 28, 2009  12:42 AM

Top 10 Networking Tips for Solution Providers



Posted by: David Davis
Networking, solution providers, tips, top 10

SearchNetworking.com published their top 10 networking tips for solution providers. There are some great tips on this list - tips that I hope my solution providers will take to heart and follow. You can read the full list of

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January 27, 2009  7:58 PM

The 10 Cisco IOS Router file management commands you must know



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, commands, file, ios, management, Routers

In my latest article, I cover the top 10 Cisco IOS router file management commands that every Network Admin should know. These, of course, start with dir, and cd, fsck, verify, and many more - all commands that you might not have known you could do...


January 27, 2009  12:40 AM

Who deserves VMware’s new award – the vExpert ?



Posted by: David Davis
nomination, vcp, vexpert, VMware

If you are familiar with Microsoft MVP, VMware's new vExpert is a similar concept. Both are yearly awards to people who contribute to their respective product communities (Microsoft or VMware). You can nominate yourself or others can nominate you. There is no monetary award but perhaps some...


January 26, 2009  11:47 PM

Top 10 YouTube Hacking Vidoes



Posted by: David Davis
hacking, Security, Videos, Virtualization

I really enjoyed Jamey Heary's NetworkWorld.com article covering the Top 10 YouTube Hacking Videos. While there were may interesting and funny videos, the one that I found most interesting (as I am interested in...


January 26, 2009  6:54 PM

Cisco PIX to ASA MigrationTool



Posted by: David Davis
ASA, Cisco, conversion, migration, PIX, tool

July 28, 2009 will be the end of sale / end of life for the Cisco PIX. As you already know the Cisco ASA is the replacement. Luckily for us, Cisco offers a...


January 25, 2009  6:53 PM

Video: Confused about the CCNA? Get the CCNA Certification breakdown!



Posted by: David Davis
breakdown, CCNA, certification, Cisco

The process to obtain your CCNA Certification can be confusing. Luckily, in this informative video, the guys at Train Signal offer a breakdown of how you can get your CCNA:

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January 25, 2009  2:15 AM

PowerPoint 2007 & Office 2007 Video Training



Posted by: David Davis
2007, access, Microsoft Excel, office, powerpoint, training, video, visio, word

Okay, I know that this doesn't have anything to do with Cisco Networking but I just wanted to offer a quick blurb here about a new product from my friends over at Train Signal video training.... Just released last week, Train Signal is offering a

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