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 and 2013 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

#CLUS Khan Academy rocks!

5 months 4 days ago

At Cisco Live 2014 San Francisco! Breakfast time!

5 months 1 week ago

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

6 months 1 week ago

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

1 year 1 month 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".

1 year 5 months ago


Blog

An introduction to GLBP in Cisco IOS

Posted October 10, 2014

I have posted blogs dealing with HSRP and VRRP.  Today’s topic takes this idea a step beyond what is possible with those protocols by introducing the concept of Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP).  Let’s begin by viewing the network scenario … Continue Reading

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How to configure gateway redundancy with VRRP in IOS

Posted September 8, 2014

I recently posted a blog (How to configure gateway redundancy with HSRP in IOS) about how to configure HSRP for gateway redundancy. In that blog I mentioned that there is an alternate protocol which performs the same functionality as HSRP, … Continue Reading

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Walk softly and carry a Router-on-a-stick! (ROS)

Posted August 20, 2014

So you are maintaining a medium-sized network and you want to route traffic between your VLANs.   What are your options?  You can place one router interface in one VLAN and another router interface in each of the additional VLANs, but … Continue Reading

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