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January 26, 2009  4:18 PM

Cisco adds verbal interview to their CCIE

Posted by: Raj Perumal
ccie, CCNA, ccnp, changes to CCIE Lab and Written exam, Cisco, Cisco Certification, question format, scaled scores, scoring, verbal

Hi folks, something new in the world of CCIEs. Cisco has decided to add a new component to the CCIE program. Apparently a verbal one!  For those of you that don't know, the CCIE is considered one of the most respected IT certifications in the industry and is known for it's extreme difficulty in...

January 21, 2009  4:11 PM

Cisco might be entering the server market…

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, server business

So here's a nice little tidbit. Cisco's CTO announced that they are looking to enter the server business in her blog.  Cisco making servers? That kind of struck me as odd. Sure they are the kings of the networking world but how well would they actually do making servers? Could they really...

January 1, 2009  12:32 AM

My new years resolution….time to start preparing for the CCNP

Posted by: Raj Perumal
ccnp, certifications, Cisco, exams

Hi folks, as some of you may know, I've been studying a lot of Cisco lately and been working with it more and more in my daily work. I recently got my CCNA and now have set my sights higher. For this new year I am going to start preparing for the CCNP certification from Cisco. This certification...

December 20, 2008  2:41 AM

Passed yet another Cisco exam!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
642-383, CCNA, Cisco, Cisco Express Foundations Field Engineer, partner level requirements, partner requirements, partner status

Hi folks, so I passed yet another Cisco exam. This is the 642-383 exam. This exam is specifically written by employees of companies that are Cisco partners. It is the Cisco Express Foundations Field Engineer exam and is a requirement for certain levels of partner status.

The exam was...

December 12, 2008  4:29 PM

Passed the CCNA exam (640-802)!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
640-802, CCNA, Cisco, Cisco Certified Networking Associate

Just in case people are wondering, I finally passed my Cisco CCNA exam! Got 94% on it.  For those of you intending to write this, I wouldn’t take it for granted. This is not the easy CCNA exam from the days of old, this is a brand new CCNA exam that...

November 9, 2008  11:16 PM

Cisco Nexus 1000V switch announced for VMware!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, Cisco buys VMware stock, Cisco Nexus 1000V, virtual switch, VMWare, VMware stock

As you may have already heard, not to long ago Cisco announced the Cisco Nexus 1000V switch for use with VMware. This is a virtual switch that leverages VMware's technology but uses the power of Cisco networking. Why is this...

October 11, 2008  7:01 PM

Time to legitimize my Cisco knowledge…

Posted by: Raj Perumal
640-802, CCNA, CCNA exam, Cisco, network, networking knowledge, routing and switching

So I used to work with Cisco products many years ago. I find myself heading back that way as of late but I have no certifications to show for it. I never really had the time due to all the other certifications I was pursuing. Now I've decided that it's a good time for me to pursue it and make...

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