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September 23, 2015  8:24 AM

How to start the Journey of CCDE?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
CCIE, Cisco

After completing my CCIE R&S I was wondering what to do next? Thought of continuing the journey with one more CCIE, but was not convinced of having multiple CCIEs, yet thinking what should be my next move. Started focusing on other vendors, technologies and certifications and was quite happy...

September 17, 2015  9:46 AM

Three golden rules for designing a Networks

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
Hardware, LINKS, Network design, Routing protocols

When it comes to either designing a network  or upgrading an existing network with new design most of us think from technical prospective like what kind of hardware we need, what routing protocols we need to use , what type of links needed etc. This comes true for those who are deeply involved in...


September 9, 2015  7:11 AM

How to access Palo Alto firewall for the first time?

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan
firewall, HTTP, Palo Alto Networks, SNMP, Telnet

Palo Alto firewalls comes with a built in out of band management interface, labeled MGT and a serial console cable. One can access the Palo Alto firewall by connecting his/her laptop with an IP address in 192.168.1.0/24 subnet to the management interface and can access the firewall using a...


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 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...


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