Students and our sales staff are asking lots of questions about the recently announced CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam. Selected aspects of the exam have not been announced. I was able to review a CompTIA partner webinar covering the new exam, and acquire a forty page detailed mapping document. My deep dive isn’t complete, though this … Continue reading CompTIA Security+ SY0-501
Both our students and our sales staff regularly ask about CompTIA’s Continuing Education Program, so I thought I would set the record straight. You can acquire essential details directly through CompTIA, although they do not provide the history and details about which many inquire. Having taught CompTIA certification courses for the past 9 years, and … Continue reading CompTIA Continuing Education Program
In this CompTIA Network + training video, instructor Mark Jacob demonstrates how to use a standard Windows Command Prompt to manipulate routing tables. Transcription: I want to show you something from what you will learn in the labs of this course such as manipulating routing tables. If you’re new to the environment you may be … Continue reading How to Change Routing Tables with a Windows Command Prompt – From the CompTIA Network + Course
Heads up!! If you haven’t already heard, Cisco has rolled out a new virtualization solution which will allow Network Administrators and Engineers, in short, IT Professional of all kinds, to design, deploy, and test network topologies before actual nuts and bolts deployment. I saw hints and allegations about it at my last two Cisco Live … Continue reading Cisco is going viral (VIRL actually)!
In my classes, whether it is a Cisco class or a CompTIA Network + class, one of the topics always considered is monitoring the network. It turns out that there is a cool tool that is available from Microsoft that allows a network admin to stress test a network connection and monitor the results. Simply … Continue reading Performance testing and monitoring using free tool NTttcp from Microsoft
This topic is of interest to readers who are desiring their Network Plus certification, or those who just like to tinker with network settings (in a safe and approved environment) and observe the results. In this blog, I will delve into configuring your Linux box as a DHCP server, and then I will show a … Continue reading How to Make your Linux Box a DHCP Server
Hi, I’m Mark Jacob, Interface Technical Training Cisco Instructor and I also teach Networking classes including CompTIA Network +. In fact, I want to introduce this topic to you, because Interface Technical Training will be once again resuming the teaching of the CompTIA Network + curriculum. What I’d like to do is cover some of the … Continue reading Preparing for the CompTIA Network + Class
This blog will address the configuration of DHCP pools on Cisco routers as well as how to verify that addresses from the correct pools have been distributed. I have built a small networking environment with which to test and troubleshoot the config, so let’s get started. Here is a diagram of the network: What I … Continue reading How to configure DHCP pools on Cisco routers
If you haven’t heard of GNS3 as way to practice your Cisco commands, let me take this opportunity to share a gem of knowledge with you. Also, if you are completely new to GNS3, this is a perfect time to get acquainted with the product, as a new release hit the GNS3 download page in … Continue reading GNS3 is a great way to practice your Cisco labs
In 2008, the top 3 skills in demand by CIOs and IT executives were network administration, windows administration and desktop support. In 2012 the list shifts to programming and application development, project management, and help desk and technical support. Demand for networking skills declined dramatically to fourth or fifth position by 2011, though is recovering … Continue reading The CompTIA A+ credential is changing again?