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March 29, 2015  4:45 PM

Is CCIE is an addiction?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CCIE, CCIE consultancy, Cisco, Network

Generally it’s observed that most of CCIE’s always attempt for their second CCIE Certification in another track and they are successful in obtaining the second CCIE certification. What does this mean? Its been well said by boss “ CCIE is an addiction” He himself is a CCIE but not dual like...

March 29, 2015  3:29 AM

Cisco’s Hackathon is here

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Cisco, firewall, IPS

Cisco is currently conducting couple of challenges in the month of April -2015; one of the challenge Cisco is conducting is called Security Challenge. Cisco is teaming with HackeRank to...


March 26, 2015  9:40 AM

A review for “Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) Foundation Learning Guide: (CCNP TSHOOT 300-135)”

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CCNP, Certifications, Cisco, Cisco Press

First and foremost I would like to thank my Professional friend Jamie Shoup for providing me the copy of this book. When it comes to preparations for Cisco certifications Cisco Press books are awesome. Cisco Press titles are written based on the blue print and topics covered for the exam.  The...


March 23, 2015  5:09 AM

Being CCIE is an ultimate thing in life?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CCIE, Certifications, Cisco certifications, Networking

Recently I received a message in LinkedIn, asking about CCIE, the question put forward to me was as follows  ‪"I'm just curious about network technologies. There is a lot of hype about CCIE; it is said once you pass CCIE lab there are plethora of opportunities...


March 20, 2015  2:30 PM

Virtual resources for Palo Alto Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) Exam preparations

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Networking

When it comes to Palo Alto Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) Exam preparations, options are quite minimal in terms of virtual resources. As discussed in my previous post one can either relies on Palo Alto PA -200...


March 17, 2015  4:45 AM

Palo Alto should consider offering virtual labs for Palo Alto certification preparations

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Cisco, F5

When it comes to preparations for any Certification exams, it is key to have an access to the appliance either in Physical or Virtual form. When it comes to Palo Alto certification preparations its quite challenging to find the virtual resources. Palo Alto recommends to practice their Firewall...


March 12, 2015  5:53 AM

Two books one should consider while preparing for CCIE

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CCIE, Cisco, Network, Networking

When it comes it comes to CCIE lab preparations most of us talk about the technical resources one should refer, hardly I see some one talks about the non-technical part of preparation. Well I am not trying to reinvent the wheel, yet would like to suggest two titles that will keep you motivated and...


March 10, 2015  6:30 PM

Does CCIE track selection needs counseling?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CCIE, Cisco, Cisco certifications, Network

When it comes to choosing a CCIE track most of the CCIE aspirers are confused, everyday I encounter at least one CCIE aspirers approaching me for an advice. Some times I petty them but there are in need of guidance, so I morally try to support them and guide them to best of my ability.


March 8, 2015  4:32 AM

Can Cisco dominate the Next Generation Firewall domain?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Cisco ASA, Cisco Firewall, Cisco security, Fortinet, Security

Recently Cisco announced threat-focused next-generation firewall (NGFW). Cisco is trying to integrate FirePOWER with Cisco ASA to provide the features of next-generation firewall (NGFW). Only time will say how successful Cisco will be capturing the Next Generation firewall market. Currently we...


February 28, 2015  9:18 AM

The Journey of CCIE – In a nutshell

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CCIE, Cisco, Network

There is always an end to every journey, so this will be the last series I am going to write on my journey of CCIE, I will come back with articles in future that may hit the topics of CCIE Routing and Switching exam. But as a series this will be the last one.


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