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The planning and configuration of Network Address Translation/Port Address Translation is similar for security device as a router. Define your internal IP address space to translate. This will help with choosing the right network translation scheme for your application. You

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I have found myself asking when and where would this be useful? What architectures or campus designs would this be implemented? The idea is that you can route traffic from the same interface it came in on is similar to

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The CCNP SWITCH Lab is built off the foundation of the CCNA R&S lab. Most of the lab work  can be done with the old 2950 switches from the CCNA. Here is my input on finding the right hardware. I

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Cake mix, icing, or both?

As I continue to gain experience and traverse the network engineering landscape, I have encountered many types of engineers and the varying  attitudes about certification. I sometimes have an internal struggle about them. (Am I up for the time commitment?)

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Shifting clouds…

As businesses look to lower costs and increase profits, the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is becoming a more popular option. For the network engineer, this means cloud computing. I see getting skills in cloud computing  as something vital to

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The title says it all. For a complete list of my study tools click here -> CCNP SWITCH On to the ROUTE!

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Making your startup configuration

I have a helpful tip for those of you in your final weeks of review for you Cisco test. Creating a baseline start up configuration is helpful to speed up your labs and allow you to work on learning the

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