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April 20, 2010  3:25 PM

Cisco closes deal on Tandberg



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, Tandberg, TelePresence, video conferencing

Hi folks! So big news recently! Cisco has closed the deal on the Tandberg acquisition to the tune of 3.3 billion dollars! Why is this so significant you might ask? A growing part of Cisco's business is Telepresence. This is the video conferencing technology that is used by Cisco. The purchase of...

February 17, 2010  4:53 PM

Time for rest is over…



Posted by: Raj Perumal
CCDP, CCNA, CCNA Voice, ccnp, certifications, Cisco

Hi folks! So now that I'm done my CCNP the time for rest is over. I'm really eager to get back to studying again (yes I know, I'm a geek) and see what other certifications I can knock down. I think I want to go after more Cisco certs, and the next one that is easiest for me to go after is the...


February 1, 2010  6:34 PM

Just passed the Cisco ONT, I am now a CCNP!!!!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Boson, Bryan Baize, Bryant Study guide, ccnp, Chris Bryant, Cisco, Cisco Certified Network Professional, Cisco ONT, Cisco Press, exam, study guide

Hi folks, I just passed the Cisco ONT exam!!! I am now a CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional)!!!! YAY! :) Sorry I can't contain my excitement, this has been a long time coming. This exam was actually quite hard, I wasn't sure if I was going to make it but I was able to pass it in the end....


January 31, 2010  10:04 PM

Getting ready to write my last CCNP exam



Posted by: Raj Perumal
642-845, ccnp, certification, Cisco, Cisco Certified Network Professional, exam, ONT, SDM, study, WLSE

Hi folks! As I've mentioned before, I have one more exam left in the CCNP track from Cisco. I was getting ready earlier to finish my CCNP ONT exam (642-845) but then had to stop and change direction to write some different exams that I needed to get done. So I never got around to going for it...


January 22, 2010  4:05 PM

Cisco CCNP Certification Changing



Posted by: Raj Perumal
BCMSN, BSCI, ccnp, change, changing, Cisco, exam format, ISCW, ONT, routing, switching

Hi folks! So as you know I've been working on the CCNP certification for the past while. Well recently some new information came to light about how the certification is changing. Word on the street is that Cisco will be making an official announcement at the end of January 2010. What I've heard...


January 16, 2010  7:31 PM

University of Winnipeg partners with Cisco!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
CAnada, Cisco, Manitoba, TelePresence, U of W, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg

Hi folks! So in my hometown of Winnipeg, one of our local universities has decided to partner with Cisco!This also involved the help of the federal and provincial government. The University of Winnipeg(U of W) has partnered with Cisco on a 7 million dollar deal to create 34 research and teaching...


December 31, 2009  11:55 PM

Cisco TelePresence reunites a family over the holiday season



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, contest, reunites family, TelePresence

Hi folks, so for this holiday season Cisco did a great thing. They had a contest for people to submit their stories so people could connect over the holidays through the power of TelePresence. TelePresence (if you haven't seen the show 24), is the ability to do video conferencing using Cisco...


December 31, 2009  10:28 PM

Routers and Firewalls



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, Firewalls, routers

Hello again folks! Happy new year and happy holidays to everyone! I hope everyone had a great holiday season. So I wanted to talk about routers and firewalls today. You see one of the more common questions I get from customers is what is the difference? Well at it's core, a router is a device...


December 9, 2009  2:12 PM

Passed the ISCW exam!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
642-825, ccnp, certification, Cisco, exam, ISCW, training

Hi folks, great news! I passed the Cisco ISCW(642-825) exam!!!! I am so happy to have that one behind me! As some of you may know, I've been studying for this one for quite some time now. I've had a lot of projects going on so I really haven't had the time to buckle down and get this one done. But...


November 30, 2009  5:07 AM

Use the CCENT certification to qualify junior techs



Posted by: Raj Perumal
640-822, CCENT, certification, Cisco, Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician, ICND1, junior tech, network administrator

Hi folks! It's no secret that I'm a big fan of certification. I love it when I'm looking for new techs to hire and they have a great combination of certification and real world experience. But what do you do if you are just a budding juinor tech starting out in the network world? Well, enter...


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