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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.


February 25, 2015  4:43 AM

The Journey of CCIE – Schedule the Lab – Series 10

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CCIE, certification, CIO, Cisco, Cisco certifications, CTO

Sometimes we tend to get out of focus and don’t take our preparations seriously, it happened with me many times. We were at our peak, but suddenly for obvious reasons we lost the interest. This situation is really hard to overcome and many people give up at this stage which is so sad.


February 24, 2015  4:50 AM

The Journey of CCIE – Follow your passions – Series 9

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CCIE, Cisco

I have been asked by many networking professionals to choose which CCIE track? As we all know Cisco is offering CCIE tracks in CCIE Routing and Switching, CCIE Service Provider, CCIE Data Center, CCIE Security, CCIE Collaboration and CCIE Wireless.   Cisco will never come out with these tracks if...


February 23, 2015  4:41 AM

The Journey of CCIE – Challenge yourself – Series 8

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CCIE, certification, CIO, Cisco, Cisco certifications, CTO

Excuses are mother of failure; it’s a normal human tendency to find excuses to delay many things in their life, be it spending time with their family or even preparations for certifications. We always find a way to run away from this.


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