Tag Archives: Network+

CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

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

How to Change Routing Tables with a Windows Command Prompt – From the CompTIA Network + Course

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

Performance testing and monitoring using free tool NTttcp from Microsoft

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

The CompTIA A+ credential is changing again?

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?