CISCO CCNA

Mark Jacob

“My goal is not just for the students in my classes to learn, but to make it easier for them. If you enjoy learning, you’re likely to remember it. You learn when you’re having fun.”

Biography

A+, Network+, CCNA, CCSI

Career:

  • Recipient of the 2012 Cisco Sirius Top Quality Instructor Award
  • Current network administrator with close to 10 years’ experience
  • Specialized instruction methods, daily review and refresh, hands-on lab immersion
Mark Jacob is a Cisco specialist, teaching ICND1 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 and ICND2 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2.
Mark uses his current day-to-day experience as a network administrator to provide students in his classes with real-life scenarios and equip them with the knowledge required to administer TCP/IP networks built with Cisco hardware — and do it well.
Selecting routing protocols, setting up IP addresses and performing subnetting — Mark teaches students straightforward methods to accomplishing Cisco network administrator responsibilities. Students are amazed at how “easy” much-feared tasks such as subnetting can be once they learn Mark’s methods, and the proof is in their success, passing exams to obtain certifications.
Mark’s passion for engineering led him to the Information Technology profession after a career with the U.S. Postal Service. Taking classes on his own time and starting out as an unpaid intern, Mark has a drive that is clearly a bonus to students in his classes. A volunteer tutor of young students during his off-hours, Mark says: “I enjoy seeing the light go on in somebody as they learn. If I teach it to you on a Wednesday morning, by Wednesday evening, you can do it.”

Twitter @thismre

Attending Cisco Tech Day in Scottsdale AZ. http://t.co/49nR8XUxyR

5 days 18 hours ago

@diivious @InterfaceTT Not in my CCNA R&S classes but thanks! Are the bugs worked out? http://t.co/8VFKr1gM6q (Cisco encryption issues)

7 months 1 day ago

"I just registered for Cisco Live in Orlando and entered to win a 4 hour lab or technical session http://t.co/94oaiIgQVz #clus #clusWin".

11 months 2 weeks ago

I want to win a free trip to @CiscoLive. Join me! http://t.co/5Ff0LxAkhx #freetrip2CLUS

1 year 1 month ago

@diivious @interfacett I like the way you think! :) I am limiting myself to CCNA-level solutions though. Can SHA2 live at that level?

1 year 3 months ago


Blog

Discovering secret OSPF information on Cisco routers – Part 1

Posted March 17, 2014

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How to Configure Private-VLANs on Cisco Switches

Posted February 19, 2014

I posted a blog recently which discussed protected ports. How Can I Protect My Ports? In that blog I mentioned that a more comprehensive solution (more expensive as well) would be to configure private vlans – as long as your … Continue Reading

How to configure static routing in IPv6 on Cisco Routers

Posted February 5, 2014

Imagine you are standing on the shore of a vast ocean – its far side not visible in the distance. The right and left edges recede into the fringes of your vision and disappear over the horizon. The water is … Continue Reading