#vBrownBag Cisco Certification Track
Starting on May 13th and going through July 23rd, the ProfessionalVMware.com #vBrownBag will bring you a series designed to strengthen your networking skills and help prepare you for various Cisco certifications.
The series will kick off with a tour of the Cisco Learning Network by Matt Saunders and Brett Lovins; the CLN is a great resource as you prepare for various Cisco certifications. Then Chris Wahl will give us a Networking for VMware Administrators primer followed by Josh Coen covering the installation and configuration of the Cisco 1000v virtual distributed switch. With an understanding of network concepts for VMware admins under your belt, Byron Schaller will help you setup a virtual lab to use as you prepare for your journey towards the Cisco certifications. The Cisco exam track will start with the CCENT exam blueprint by Daniel Bogda. We will then move on to the CCNA Routing and Switching and Datacenter certifications presented by Ed Henry, Scott McDermott and Tom Hollingsworth before wrapping up on the CCNP with Lawrence Kohan.
If you are not already registered for the live shows, you can register here: http://professionalvmware.com/brownbags/
There are several great resources available to help you prepare for this series:
- Exam information and blueprints can be found at https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/learning_center/certification_exam_topics
- Cisco cloud labs (free) available at https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/thread/50503
- Cisco labs (premium/paid from $10/month) at https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/connections/labs_premium_access
- GNS3 network simulator can be downloaded at http://www.gns3.net/download/ (nice write up on how to configure here: http://vbyron.com)
- Live troubleshooting labs available from NetBrains at http://www.netbraintech.com/free-tools/ccie-troubleshooting-labs/
Check back here to find the recordings of past shows.
- 5/13/2014 (EMEA) – Cisco Learning Network Tour with Brett Lovins and Matt Saunders
- 5/14/2014 (US) – Networking for VMware Administrators with Chris Wahl
- 5/20/2014 (EMEA) – Virtual lab setup with Byron Schaller
- 5/27/2014 (EMEA) – Cisco CCENT with Daniel Bogda
- 5/28/2014 (US) – Cisco 1000v Install and Configure with Josh Coen
- 6/4/2014 (US) – Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Part 1 with Ed Henry and Scott McDermott
- 6/11/2014 (US) – Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Part 2 with Ed Henry and Scott McDermott
- 6/18/2014 (US) – Cisco CCNA Data Center Part 1 with Tom Hollingsworth
- 6/25/2014 (US) – Cisco CCNA Data Center part 2 with Tom Hollingsworth
- 7/9/2014 (US) – Cisco CCNP Data Center Part 1 with Dan Barber
- 7/16/2014 (US) – Cisco CCNP Data Center Part 2 with Tom Hollingsworth