Network technologies and trends:

July, 2015


July 31, 2015  12:47 PM

Windows 10 is officially released

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Microsoft, Microsoft software, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8

On 29th of July 2015, Microsoft announced the Public release of Windows 10. With less than 24 hours of release it was it was reported over 14 million copies of Windows 10 installed world wide. Looks like people were waiting for this release quite eagerly. “We’re humbled and...

July 31, 2015  12:28 PM

Palo Alto Networks Certification tracks

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Cisco, VMware

Palo Alto Networks offers few Certifications tracks  which are quite interesting and challenging to pass. Their advance certificate Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE) is very challenging certification exam to pass, especially for those who don't have exposure to Palo...


July 31, 2015  12:16 PM

Palo Alto Certification Tracks are yet to make an impact

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Cisco, Networking, VMware

Palo Alto Networks is continuing to make their strong presence in the Security Domain especially into Next Generation Firewalls domain. Gartner in its Magic Quadrant rates them as leaders. However Palo Alto certifications are not as popular as Cisco, Juniper or VMware Certifications. Still I...


July 31, 2015  11:40 AM

Cisco 2015 Midyear Security Report is released

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Networking

Every year in the month of July Cisco releases their Midyear Security Report, which provides an overview of major threats observed in the first half of the year 2015. The report is quite intensive in nature as it addresses the current threats observed which includes exploit kits, Microsoft office...


July 29, 2015  5:08 AM

CCIE Community Technical Webinars are great

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CCIE, Cisco

Cisco conducts certain Technical Webinars only for CCIE community, which proves to be the great source of knowledge and information. I had the privilege to attend couple of Technical Webinars, both of them were quite good.


July 23, 2015  4:41 AM

Cisco Cloud Fundamentals 101 – “On-demand self service”

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CCNA, Cisco, cloud, Network, nist, Server, Software, Storage

When we look at the Blue Print of the Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND) exam (210-451), it quite clear that Cisco is looking at NIST definition of cloud. “Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous,...


July 19, 2015  3:14 PM

Is Python programing a necessity for Network Engineers?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
API, Email, Network, Network Engineer, programing, Python, VMware

With the emergence of  Cisco ACI, VMware NSX, Open Stack and even Amazon Web Services most of Networking Engineers are asked to learn Python programming language. Python is considered to be one of the easiest languages to learn which can be used for Network Automation. Using Python one can SSH to...


July 15, 2015  9:13 PM

Cisco releases Cisco Packet Tracer for an iPhone and iPad

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CCNA, CCNA Security, Facebook, IOS, ipad, iPhone, Packet Tracer

When it comes to CCNA Routing & Switching or even CCNA Security Cisco Packet Tracer proves to be very handy. This tool is widely used by Cisco Networking Academy students. Packet Tracer provides simulation, visualization, authoring, assessment, and collaboration capabilities and facilitates the...


July 11, 2015  9:30 PM

Cisco is offering Gigabit Wi-Fi

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
AP, Cisco, gigabit, Wi-Fi, Wireless

With the introduction of Aironet 1850 Series access points Cisco is...


July 7, 2015  9:24 PM

What is VCP-NV – Series 2?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Auditing, Automation, DHCP, DNS, Firewalls, Load balancers, logging, Monitoring, NAT, Routers, Troubleshooting, VMware, VMware certifications, VPNs

When it comes for the VCP-NV certification preparations, one can certainly rely on VMware, as they have plenty of great resources. In may case I extensively used the following


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