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What to Expect: CCIE Security Written Exam Bootcamp

Whether you’ve just started your CCIE training journey, or are already several months along, an INE bootcamp can help get you to where you need to be before taking the CCIE Written or lab exam. This blogpost is for anyone who may be interested in attending a CCIE Security bootcamp but is hesitant to dive in. Keep reading to find out what a bootcamp is and what you should expect when attending a CCIE Security Bootcamp with INE.

What is a Bootcamp?
Bootcamps are intensive, live classes that typically last from 5-7 days. Bootcamps allow you to dive further into your study path in a small classroom environment with an in-person, expert INE instructor leading the way. Each bootcamp class will cover a specific list of topics tailored to the Cisco track and certification level you are studying. Our instructors will customize the training to focus on certain topics and technologies that best meet the individual requests of the students in your bootcamp.

What to expect: Instructor’s Point of View
In this short video, our CCIE Security instructor, Rohit Pardasani, explains what topics he typically covers in a bootcamp and what the environment is like.

 

 

 
What to Continue reading

Check Out Our New Overview of Microsoft Azure Course!

Maybe your company has decided to move to the Cloud and you need to know what Azure is and how to create resources, or maybe you want to learn Azure so you can add it to your resume.  Either way, this short course will explain what Azure is, the difference between PaaS and IaaS, and how to create resources in Azure.

 


Why You Should Watch

This simple step-by-step class will teach you the basics of Cloud services and provide a solid foundation of knowledge to build on. Given the amount of services available on Azure, it would be impossible to learn each one with just one class, so this course covers the basics of storage, networking, virtual machines, SQL databases, and web apps. Through the discussion of these 5 topics, we can effectively demonstrate how Azure works and how to set up different services in Azure.


What You’ll learn

After viewing Overview of Microsoft Azure, you will have a basic understanding of Azure and its abilities, and be better prepared for the Azure exams.


About the Author

Jonathan started in the electronics field and moved into the IT field after relocating to the U.S., he has Continue reading

We’ve Added a CCIE Security v5.0 Lab Exam Review to Our Video Library!

Prepare to pass your CCIE Security v5 Lab Exam with confidence. Join 5-time CCIE, Rohit Pardasani, for 20+ hours of intensive, hands-on training that will set you up for success.

 


Why You Should Watch

Not only will you refine your skills and expand your knowledge of the blueprint technologies, you will also learn to change the way you think about problems and how to derive solutions. In addition to helping you pass your exam, this course gives you real-world practical knowledge to carry you past the CCIE lab and into everyday applications that you’ll use as a CCIE in the field.


Course Details

This course is taught by Rohit Pardasani and is 22 hours and 35 minutes long. You can view the course on our streaming site, or purchase it at ine.com.

Tune in to Our Q&A tomorrow!


Don’t miss our CCNA/CCNP Kickoff with Keith Bogart Tomorrow!

 

Join Keith May 8th at 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST for his CCNA/CCNP Kickoff.

This is a FREE live session that is open to everyone. In this open forum, you’ll have the opportunity to ask Keith all of your questions regarding the CCNA or CCNP Routing & Switching exam and related technologies.

Get all of your questions answered by an experienced industry expert! Just click here.

Don’t Miss Keith Bogart’s May CCNA Kickoff!

It’s that time again! Tune in on May 7 at 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST for our monthly CCNA Kickoff session with expert instructor Keith Bogart.

 

This is a FREE session in which Keith (CCIE #4923) will present everything you need to know to get started on your CCNA journey.


What Keith will cover in this months webinar:

  • How to get started by making a study schedule
  • Strategies to prevent you from becoming overwhelmed throughout the exam process
  • CCNA certification test format
  • Which topics to study, and how in depth
  • What study tools will be the most useful
  • What to expect when you walk into the testing center

You can view this, and all of our other webinars here.

New to the INE Course Library: Infrastructure as Code in AWS With Terraform

This course will teach you how to use Terraform to provision your AWS infrastructure. It will guide you through setting up Terraform with your AWS account and take you through creating your first resource with Terraform in AWS.

 

About the Course:

This course is taught by Kevin Holditch and is 4 hours and 28 minutes long.

What You’ll Learn:

  • All of the resource types Terraform can create and how you can use variables to create more advanced infrastructure setups
  • How to group a set of resources into a reusable module allowing you to easily create common setups again and again

We’re Excited To Introduce Our First Blockchain Technology Course!

The Blockchain is disrupting industries and certainly not just the financial sector. Technological innovation can impact more than our daily lives and perhaps it can effectively disrupt entire industries. The Blockchain is already impacting the processing of payments for international settlements. The Blockchain is now one of the most sought after technical skills and is expected grow exponentially. In a recent report by Deloitte named “Deloitte’s 2018 Outlook” highlights the growth of Blockchain Technology.

 

Whether you’re a PHP developer, pre sales engineer, or a networking architect, the Blockchain is now at the forefront of technologies to know.

In this course we will cover key aspects around Blockchain and Bitcoin, including: What is a Blockchain? What is Bitcoin? What are smart contracts? What is a cryptocurrency? What are digital tokens? How are Blockchain and Bitcoin related and why is it so important to know the relation? We will also cover Some common misconceptions about Blockchain and Bitcoin and discuss Ethereum as a primary example of a common open source Blockchain.

Get Started Here.

We’ve Launched Our New Bootcamps Site!

The INE Bootcamps site is finally here! We constantly strive to make our products and buying experience better, which is why we decided to give our bootcamps their very own website. As INE continues to grow, we plan on rolling out even more bootcamp dates, locations and types, all of which can now be found at bootcamps.ine.com.

What You’ll Find On Our Bootcamps Site:

  • Full description and details about CCIE Routing and Switching, Data Center, Collaboration, Service Provider and Security certifications and exams
  • Full description and details about CCNP and CCNA Routing & Switching certifications and exams
  • Full description and details about GCP Cloud Architect certification and exam
  • Detailed description of prerequisites for all tracks and vendors
  • Recommended path, outlining exactly what products you’ll need for each track and in what order to use them to ensure you pass your exams the first time
  • All of our bootcamp offerings for all tracks and vendors, including details about pricing, dates, and what to expect from each bootcamp
  • Detailed descriptions of each of our bootcamp locations


Ready to get started on your certification journey? Check out our Bootcamps Site for yourself.

We’ve Added a New AWS Big Data Course to Our Video Library!

Cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) are leading the way to cloud adoption across all industries, changing the way organizations interact with their data. Board rooms already know they need to move to the cloud so it’s important to understand the how’s and the why’s of your cloud journey. AWS has built and made available powerful tools and services to support the most demanding big data workloads. You no longer need to be a data scientist to take advantage of complex data analytics tools, as AWS has made these tools within reach both from a technical and cost perspective to the masses.


Why You Should Watch:

If you’d like to learn how to minimize the complexity of big data pipelines, this course is for you.
Growing your skills in big data and analytics positions you to help fill the massive skills gap that exist for this high wage in-demand job sector.


What You’ll Learn:

The AWS Certified Big Data Specialty course is designed to give students a solid foundation of AWS Services related to a big data pipeline. The hands-on exercises in this course demonstrates the speed of innovation that can be gained using the AWS Cloud services. Continue reading

Interested in Virtualization? Check Out Our Newest Addition to the INE Library: Virtualization – Introduction to Hypervisor (KVM)

Virtualization is a key skillset for any Linux Administrator or Engineer. Not all workloads are useful in the cloud, and companies are quickly realizing this in terms of increasing cloud bills. You can bring those workloads in house, but what about licensing? KVM is a favorite of home labs because of the low cost of entry (free). KVM is also a favorite of shops that know how powerful open source is. Gain a greater understanding of how any virtualization platform works by utilizing common linux tools to manage and orchestrate your virtual machines. KVM forms the basis for upstream virtualization projects like oVirt and RHEV as well. Learn how to setup a virtualized environment only armed with an install usb from your favorite linux distribution.

 

Any workload can be run on a KVM virtual machine platform. Docker/Kubernetes? No problem. Databases, front end web services, workloads requiring dedicated hardware such as GPU’s or HBA’s, KVM can run any of these workloads with near bare metal performance.


What You’ll Learn:

  • Setting up the hypervisor machine
  • Installing your first virtual machine
  • managing network storage memory and cpu resources
  • Virtual machine snapshots
    Virtual machine cloning


You can watch this course on our streaming Continue reading

We’ve Added a New Serverless Computing Course to Our Video Library!

Tired of creating and maintaining server instances for every app, language, and framework you use? Want to focus on pure function code, instead of wasting time on server management? Learn how to run your functions as a service, in a DevOps-free environment, with our Introduction to Serverless Computing.

 


In This Course You’ll Learn:

  • What Serverless Computing is, and how it differs from conventional server hosting
  • How to save on operational costs by reducing DevOps, and only paying when your functions are active
  • Ways to easily run functions as microservices, which automatically scale as load increases
  • How to create serverless functions in AWS Lambda, Azure functions, Google Cloud Functions, and
    Algorithmia


About The Instructor:

Jon Peck is a full-stack developer, consultant, teacher, and startup enthusiast. With a Computer Science degree from Cornell University and two decades of industry experience, he now focuses on bringing scalable, discoverable, and secure machine-learning microservices to developers across a wide variety of platforms.

Speaker (conferences): DeveloperWeek, SeattleJS, Global AI Conf, AI Next, Nordic APIs, DeveloperWeek, ODSC
Speaker (tech schools): Galvanize, CodeFellows, Metis, Epicodus, Alchemy
Organizer: Seattle Building Intelligent Applications Meetup
Educator: Cascadia College, Seattle C&W, independent instruction
Lead Developer: Empower Engine, Giftstarter, Mass General Hospital, Continue reading

Check Out Our New Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP) Course!

This course covers WLAN Security Basics, Wifi Attack Vectors, 802.11 Security Design Considerations, and 802.11 Authentication.

 

Instructor: Steve Evans

Course Duration: 2hr 44min


What You’ll learn:

The first module discusses the need for Wi-Fi security and provides the background of decision and standards making bodies. It also discusses 802.11 in the Enterprise. In the second module, you will learn typical modes of attack on Wi-fi implementations and how different attack methods expose the vulnerability of the Wi-Fi network. Module 3 describes the need for performing a risk assessment, as well as establishing a security policy. It also discusses management and monitoring of the enterprise Wi-fi network. The last module details the different 802.11 authentication methods used from password based to enterprise based. It provides details on the complexities of more stringent authentication methods.

Ready To Watch? Click here to view on our streaming site. Don’t have an All Access Pass? No problem, you can also purchase this course at ine.com.

We’ve Added a New Microsoft Administration Course to Our Video Library!

Considering Windows Server 2016? In this helpful course, get the details about Windows Server 2016 basic functionality and features that we use as administrators on almost a daily basis.

 


Why You Should Watch:

If you are interested in Administering Windows Server 2016 and need to know the basics, this is where you start! This course covers all the basic aspects of utilities you will use as a system administrator, how to get to them, and how they work.


What You’ll Learn:

This course covers installation methods, service packs, troubleshooting, basic features of Active directory, data storage, remote services, network monitoring, reliability and availability, permissions, security, and virtualization.


About the Instructor:

Melissa Hallock has been in the IT field since 1996 when she first began working with hardware. While working on a Bachelor of Applied Science in Networking, she landed her first IT job in a Forbe’s top 100 growing companies as a LAN Technician and worked with all things Microsoft. Later she migrated to Linux and Mac operating systems. Having always worked in an education setting as a tech, she decided to start teaching and began teaching at the second largest private college in Michigan. She quickly became the Continue reading

Don’t Miss Keith Bogart’s CCNA Kickoff Tomorrow!

Perhaps you’re interested in starting your CCNA certification journey, or exploring careers in the IT field, but aren’t sure where to start. If this sounds like you then this webinar is for you!

Tune in on Thursday, April 5 at 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST for Keith’s CCNA kickoff session and get all of your questions answered.

 

This kickoff session for those who are interested in, or have started to study for the CCNA certification. In this free session, we will cover common trouble areas that most people experience when getting started with their certification, such as: how to approach making a study schedule, strategies for not becoming overwhelmed during the study process, deciding whether to take one test or two to get your CCNA, what to expect when you walk into the testing center, which topics to study and how in depth, and what study tools can be useful. Keith will also discuss the testing experience and the CCNA Certification test format.

We’ve Added a New VMWare Course to Our Video Library!

VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand service that enables you to run applications across vSphere-based cloud environments with access to a broad range of AWS services. Powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, this service integrates vSphere, vSAN and NSX along with VMware vCenter management, and is optimized to run on dedicated, elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure. With this service, IT teams can manage their cloud-based resources with familiar VMware tools. This course is 2 hours and 25 minutes long and taught by Joseph Holbrook.

 


Why You Should Watch:

VMWare Cloud on AWS allows you take advantage of what you already know and have in your existing infrastructure. Your existing skills, investment in training, operational practices, and investment in software licenses remain relevant and applicable when you move to the public cloud. As part of that move you can forget about building & running data centers, modernizing hardware, and scaling to meet transient or short-term demand. You can also take advantage of a long list of AWS compute, database, analytics, IoT, AI, security, mobile, deployment and application services.


What You’ll Learn:

This course covers the VMware Cloud on AWS service overview, Prereqs, Licensing, SDDC, Hybrid Linked Mode, NSX, Compute Options, Connectivity Continue reading

Why Does Training Your Employees Matter?

In today’s competitive job market, many employers find themselves asking the question “How do I keep my employee’s satisfied?”


What’s the Secret to Retaining Top Talent?

We’ve all heard that the job market is changing. With millennial’s making up a third of the workforce and growing, according to Forbes Magazine, it’s becoming increasingly common for individuals to jump from job to job and even switch industries. In the midst of this change, many employers may wonder if training employees is a waste of time. Why would you want to spend valuable resources training someone who is just going to leave in a couple of years?

What if I were to tell you that the secret to keeping talent is fueling it, enabling your employees to learn and grow by providing them with training opportunities.


We’re Biologically Wired to Learn

As humans, we crave learning. It’s an innate survival instinct that despite our modern way of life still prevails. Whether you know it or not, your employees are already learning in the workplace every day. They’re learning about job skills, company policies and procedures, company values and colleagues, just to name a few. Why not extend this learning culture to Continue reading

We’ve Added a New Google Cloud Platform Course to Our Video Library!

This course introduces AWS professionals to the core capabilities of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in the four technology pillars: networking, compute, storage, and database. It is designed for AWS Solution Architects and SysOps Administrators familiar with AWS features and setup, who want to gain experience configuring GCP products.

The Google Cloud Platform for AWS Professionals is 6 hours and 9 minutes long and is taught by Joseph Holbrook. If you’re interested in watching, you can view the course using your All Access Pass or buy the course at ine.com.

About the Instructor:

Joe Holbrook has been in the IT field since 1993 when he was exposed to several HPUX systems on board a US Navy flagship. He has migrated from UNIX world to Storage Area Networking (SAN) and then onto Enterprise Virtualization and Cloud Architecture. He worked for numerous companies like HDS, 3PAR Data, Brocade, Dimension Data, EMC, Northrup Grumman, ViON, Ibasis.net, Chematch.com, SAIC and Siemens Nixdorf. Currently he works as a Subject Matter Expert specializing in Cloud/IT Security focused on Data Storage infrastructure services and Data migrations to the Cloud.

He holds Industry leading certifications from Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Brocade, Hitachi Data Systems, Continue reading

INE Now Accepts Cryptocurrency Payments!

Got some Bitcoins burning a hole in your wallet? You can now use them, and other forms of digital currency, to pay for your training!

At INE, our goal is to offer the best training, anytime, anywhere, which now includes adding more ways to pay.

How It Works:
All Cryptocurrency transactions will be made via Coinbase, for your convenience.

Which Currencies Are Accepted?
We accept Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin.


Have questions about using cryptocurrency with INE?
Contact our sales team.

Check Out Our New CompTIA A+ Course

This course covers the CompTIA 220-902 exam objectives. It is ideal for technical support personnel, help desk technicians, computer technicians, junior system administrators and anyone looking to build the necessary skill set required to achieve the CompTIA A+ certification.


 

This course is taught by Phillip Inshanally and is 4 hours and 20 minutes long. Interested in watching? All Access Pass members can view this course by logging into their INE streaming account. For those who are not All Access Pass members, you can purchase this course at ine.com.

About The Instructor:
Phillip has been in the IT Industry for over 17 years and gained much experience consulting, designing, planning, implementing and documenting various network environments. Phillip has worked on deployments for local and global backbone projects with multiple networks on an enterprise and ISP level. Throughout his career, Phillip has also had the opportunity to work with many protocols including: Cisco PAR, Cisco BNG, OSPF, OSPFv3, EIGRP, EIGRPv6, ISIS, BGP, L2VPN, MPLS L3VPN, VPLS, QoS,GPON, E1, ADSL,SHDSL, Switching, DMVPN, IPSEC, VMAN, EAPS,REP, and ERPS.

We’ve Added a New CCIE Security Course to Our Video Library!

This course is part of INE’s CCIE Security v5 Technology Series. This series consists of several modules focused on many different aspects of the Group Encrypted Transport VPN (GETVPN) technology, such as operations, configuration, and redundancy. The course covers all important and exam-relevant topics and technologies, including GETVPN Data & Control Plane Components, Registration, IPv6 support, COOP KS, G-IKEv2, implementation, verification, and more, such as design considerations.


 

This course is taught by Poitr Kaluzny and is 2 hours and 38 minutes long. For those who are INE All Access Pass members, you can watch this course on the streaming site. This course is also available for purchase at ine.com.

About The Instructor

Piotr Kaluzny started his networking career during his studies. He was able to get his first job in production right after graduating in 2007 (Piotr holds MSc in Computer Science). He progressed his career by working in different routing & switching and security roles, with responsibilities ranging from operations and engineering to consulting and management. Since the beginning, Piotr has focused heavily on the security track. He passed the CCIE Security certification exam (#25565) in 2009 on his first attempt.



Piotr already has an extensive Continue reading

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