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October 1, 2019
In this episode of "The Broadcast Storm" we're going to take on another line item from the new CCNA (200-301) exam blueprint. Specifically, we'll be contrasting three Wireless LAN (WLAN) security protocols: WPA, WPA2, and WPA3. Happy listening!  
September 15, 2019
In this episode of "The Broadcast Storm" we're going to consider a topic on the new CCNA exam blueprint (Exam# 200-301). It's not a new topic, but it is critical that we understand it. The topic is Administrative Distance. Administrative Distance (AD) is the believability of a routing source. So, if a router has information from multiple routing information sources about how to reach a specific network, the router will believe (and inject into its IP Routing Table) the network learned from the routing information source with the LOWEST Administrative Distance. Of course, there are lots of routing information sources a router could have, and we'll compare their ADs in this episode.
September 1, 2019
In this episode of "The Broadcast Storm," you'll learn about some of the technologies being used by Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE 802.11ax) to enhance your wireless experience.  
August 15, 2019
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we'll review the results of a 465-participant survey about Cisco's new certification tracks. You can review the survey results in detail at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-RKG5ZPWY7/  
August 1, 2019
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we check out Cisco's new DevNet certification track and identify who each certification is for.
July 15, 2019
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm we give you an overview of Cisco DNA Center, which is a topic that appears on the newly announced CCNA 200-301 exam (to be released Feb. 24, 2020). At the time of this recording, Cisco's DevNet Sandbox makes a couple of Cisco DNA Servers available for you to explore for free (without needing to set up a VPN connection). One server gives you read-write access, while the other gives you read-only access. Here are the links and login credentials: Cisco DNA Center Server with Read/Write Access https://sandboxdnac.cisco.com/ Username: devnetuser Password: Cisco123! Cisco DNA Center Server with Read-Only Access https://sandboxdnac2.cisco.com/ Username: devnetuser Password: Cisco123!
July 1, 2019
In this episode of "The Broadcast Storm," we discuss the changes Cisco recently made to their Professional-level certification tracks. We also explore a great set of "CCNP Migration Tools," Cisco makes available. You can check out that menu of tools here: http://bit.ly/ccnpmigration  
June 15, 2019
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we'll discuss the topics appearing on Cisco's newly announced CCNA certification exam. To help you complete your current CCNA R/S studies before February 24, 2020 (or to help you get a jump start studying for the new CCNA), I'm conducting a FREE 3-day "CCNA Foundations" course containing 12 hours of content. Get more information, and sign up using the following link: https://kwtrain.com/ccna-foundations  This link gives you an overview of the new CCNA program: http://bit.ly/newccna This link shows you the exact topics on the exam: http://bit.ly/200-301  
June 1, 2019
In this episode, you'll learn why twisted pair networking cable needs to be twisted. Also, you'll learn the characteristics of various twisted pair cabling "Categories" and sample use cases for each Category.
May 15, 2019
In this episode, you'll learn the benefits of 5G cellular technology and what distinguishes 5G from its 3G and 4G predecessors.
May 1, 2019
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we'll discuss a collection of options for getting hands-on practice with Cisco router and switch platforms. Following are links to some of the options mentioned in the podcast: Pearson’s Network Simulator: https://kwtrain.com/netsim Cisco Packet Tracer: https://kwtrain.com/pt CCNA R/S Packet Tracer Labs: https://kwtrain.com/packettracer Cisco VIRL: https://kwtrain.com/virl CCNP R/S Cisco VIRL Labs: https://kwtrain.com/virllabs Cisco Learning Labs for ICND1: https://kwtrain.com/icnd1labs Cisco Learning Labs for ICND2: https://kwtrain.com/icnd2labs Cisco CCIE Lab Builder: https://learningnetworkstore.cisco.com/cisco-ccie-lab-builder Getting Started with the CSR 1000v Video: https://youtu.be/EKpvpS9qxss *NOTE: Some of the above links are affiliate links.
April 15, 2019
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we consider three paper planners you can use to boost your productivity: Brendon Burchard's "The High Performance Planner": http://bit.ly/kwtrain-hpp Michael Hyatt's "Full Focus Planner": http://bit.ly/kwtrain-ffp Ziglar's "The Performance Planner": http://bit.ly/kwtrain-zpp  
April 1, 2019
In this episode of "The Broadcast Storm," you'll learn the theory of IP multicasting, for both IPv4 and IPv6. If you'd like to watch a video that reviews this theory and also includes a comprehensive configuration demo, check out this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjt2L9jAYNA  
March 15, 2019
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn what Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Networks (DMVPNs) do for us and the theory behind how they work.
March 1, 2019
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn the difference between "System 1" and System 2" thinking and a tool to make tough decisions logically.
February 15, 2019
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is fast becoming one of the hottest topics in the IT industry, and in this episode, you'll get an overview of what AWS is all about.
February 1, 2019
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn what to expect if you're going to be taking your CCIE Collaboration Lab. Specifically, you'll learn what equipment will be at your desk in the lab and about the four minimum scores you must meet to pass the exam.  
January 15, 2019
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll get an overview of Cisco's Expressway servers and learn how they can help Cisco Jabber clients perform "firewall traversal."
January 1, 2019
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll discover six steps to learning your next technical topic FAST.  
December 15, 2018
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn about three First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRPs) supported on Cisco routers and multilayer switches: - Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) - Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) - Global Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)  
December 1, 2018
Sign up for Kevin's live and online "CCNP R/S SWITCH (300-115) Crash Course," being conducted Dec. 17, 18, & 19, 2018 with the following link: http://bit.ly/switch-dec-18 In this episode of "The Broadcast Storm," you'll learn how to build on the DHCP Snooping configuration (covered in the last episode) to protect your network from IP spoofing (originating on a local subnet) and a gratuitous ARP man-in-the-middle attack. As promised in this episode, here's are sample configurations for both IP Source Guard and Dynamic ARP Inspection: IP SOURCE GUARD EXAMPLE: SW1# conf term SW1(config)#int range fa 0/2-24 SW1(config-if-range)#ip verify source SW1(config-if-range)#end SW1#   DYNAMIC ARP INSPECTION EXAMPLE: SW1# conf term SW1(config)#ip arp inspection vlan 1 SW1(config)#int gig 0/1 SW1(config-if)#ip arp inspection trust SW1(config-if)#int range fa 1/0/13-14 SW1(config-if-range)#ip arp inspection trust SW1(config-if-range)#end SW1#
November 15, 2018
Sign up for Kevin's live and online CCNP R/S SWITCH (300-115) Crash Course," being conducted Dec. 17, 18, & 19, 2018 with the following link: http://bit.ly/switch-dec-18 In this episode of "The Broadcast Storm," you'll learn how to protect your network from a rogue DHCP server (even one that's been connected to your network accidentally). As promised in this episode, here's a sample configuration for DHCP Snooping: SW1#conf term SW1(config)#ip dhcp snooping SW1(config)#ip dhcp snooping vlan 1 SW1(config)#int gig 0/1 SW1(config-if)#ip dhcp snooping trust SW1(config-if)#end SW1#
November 1, 2018
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn a memory aid for listing the 8 primary Path Attributes (PAs) that BGP uses to make it's path selection decisions. Get your FREE 3-Day Trial of The Cert Accelerator here: http://kwtrain.com/ca  
October 15, 2018
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn the job of each OSPF Link State Advertisement (LSA) type. Get your 3-Day FREE Trial of The Cert Accelerator here: http://kwtrain.com/ca  
October 1, 2018
In this episode, you'll be introduced to the theory and operation of Private VLANs on Cisco Catalyst switches. Here is the link to Kevin's upcoming SWITCH Crash Course: http://bit.ly/switch-oct-18
September 15, 2018
This podcast episode introduces you to the Storm Control feature found on Cisco Catalyst switches. Here is the link to the SWITCH (300-115) Crash Course: http://bit.ly/switch-oct-18  
September 1, 2018
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we'll review 5 big changes in CUCM 12.0. For a more comprehensive listing of updates, check out the following link: http://bit.ly/cucm12-changes  
August 15, 2018
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll get a better sense for what CompTIA's CySA+ certification is all about. Links: Register and Download Exam Topics and Sample Questions: https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/cybersecurity-analyst (NOTE: Look for section on the page entitled "Get Practice Questions and Exam Objectives.")   FREE CompTIA CySA+ Mini-Course: http://kwtrain.com/cysa+  
August 1, 2018
In this podcast episode, you'll learn the basics of Cisco's 1000v virtual router. To download your own evaluation copy of Cisco's CSR 1000v, visit the following link (and login with your Cisco account credentials): http://bit.ly/csr1000v To watch a demonstration of the CSR 1000v being installed on a VMware ESXi server, you can check out Kevin's YouTube video: https://youtu.be/EKpvpS9qxss  
July 15, 2018
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, I share my biggest takeaways from Cisco Live US 2018. Also, here's the link to watch a replay of my Cisco Live presentation: http://bit.ly/kw-clus18 Enjoy! Kevin  
July 1, 2018
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll hear an interview I did with CBT Nuggets instructor Network Chuck, as he shares his philosophy of and strategies for Cisco certifications. You can follow Network Chuck through any of the following: YouTube: http://bit.ly/2HSeiwG Website: http://bit.ly/2t1yPdC (NetworkChuck.com) Twitter: http://bit.ly/2JImENa Instagram: http://bit.ly/2JGf3P4 Facebook: http://bit.ly/2ldoXsZ  
June 15, 2018
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn about various types (and speeds) of transceivers, which can be used to connect into a piece of networking equipment (e.g. an Ethernet switch). Specifically, we'll discuss the following transceiver types: GBIC SFP SFP+ Quad SFP Quad SFP+ BiDi Transceivers This topic is from my newly released CompTIA Network+ Complete Video Course, which contains over 17 hours of training. If you'd like to check it out and get a 50 percent discount off the purchase price, navigate to the following link, and enter the Discount Code of WALLACE50 during checkout. http://netpluscourse.kevin.live Discount Code: WALLACE50  
June 1, 2018
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we discuss different types of wireless LAN (WLAN) antennas. This topic comes from my new CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) Complete Video Course. If you'd like to check it out, use the Discount Code of WALLACE50 to save 50 percent. Here's the URL: Network+ Complete Video Course: http://netpluscourse.kevin.live Discount Code: WALLACE50  
May 15, 2018
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn what I do on a weekly and daily basis to stay productive. To get an 80% discount on the Your IT Career Success Blueprint video course, visit: http://success.kevin.live and enter the Discount Code: SUCCESS Here are the apps I mentioned in this episode: DayOne: http://dayoneapp.com/ Things: https://culturedcode.com/things/ YouVersion Bible: https://www.youversion.com/the-bible-app/ Calm: https://www.calm.com/ AirMail: http://airmailapp.com/      
May 1, 2018
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn collection of disaster recovery terms. Specifically, you'll learn: 4 Types of Backups 3 Types of Backup Sites These topics come from CompTIA's new Network+ exam blueprint. You can purchase Kevin's brand new Network+ (N10-007) Complete Video course using the following link: http://netpluscourse.kevin.live Also, use Coupon Code WALLACE50 to take 50% off the price. Enjoy!
April 15, 2018
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn 14 best practice recommendations for better securing your network. These recommendations come from CompTIA's new Network+ exam blueprint. You can purchase Kevin's brand new Network+ (N10-007) Complete Video course using the following link: http://netpluscourse.kevin.live Also, use Coupon Code WALLACE50 to take 50% off the price. Enjoy!
April 1, 2018
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn what to expect on CompTIA's brand new Network+ exam. Register with CompTIA to Download Exam Objectives: http://kwtrain.com/net+objectives   Pre-Order Kevin's Network+ (N10-007) Complete Video Course: http://netpluscourse.kevin.live  
March 15, 2018
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, world-renowned Cisco trainer Anthony Sequeira joins us to discuss: The Troubleshooting Section of the CCIE R/S Lab Overview of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Anthony's CCIE R&S Prep Club What Anthony has Learned from Tony Robbins What Anthony is Working on Now Links: Anthony's CCIE R&S Prep Club: http://www.ajsnetworking.com/membership-join/ Anthony's Blog: http://www.ajsnetworking.com Subscribe to The Broadcast Storm: Spotify: http://bit.ly/spotify-the-broadcast-storm iTunes: http://kwtrain.com/podcast
March 1, 2018
In this podcast episode, you'll learn the structure of a Jumbo Frame. You'll also discover some of the benefits and drawbacks of Jumbo Frame technology. ANNOUNCEMENT: Kevin Wallace Training, LLC is proud to announce a new course: CCNA Cyber Ops Video Training Series led by our security trainer, Charles Judd. Even though the course is not scheduled to be complete until June 2018, you can get immediate access to all of the videos Charles has already created. Multiple new videos are added each week, all of which are downloadable and never expire. Also, as a Broadcast Storm listener, you can get a 25 percent discount on and get immediate access to the pre-release version of CCNA Cyber Ops Video Training Series. Just visit http://cyber.kevin.live and enter the discount code STORM to take 25 percent off.
February 15, 2018
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn how Cisco's SD-Access feature allows a policy to follow a user around a multisite wired and wireless network. Check out Kevin's new video course on IT career success here: http://success.kevin.live  
February 1, 2018
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn the details surrounding Cisco's recent announcement to update both the Written and Lab exams in the CCIE Collaboration track, from version 1.0 to version 2.0 on July 23, 2018. To help those who want to complete the version 1.0 lab prior to the cutoff date, I'm offering a 75 percent discount on my "CCIE Collaboration Lab Walkthrough" video training series, or my "Ultimate Collaboration Bundle." Just use the discount code NEWCOLLAB at checkout to get your savings. You can learn more about those two training programs (and also purchase) here: http://kwtrain.com/collabsales If you want to read Cisco's official details about version 2.0, you can check them out here: http://bit.ly/collab20  
January 15, 2018
In this podcast episode, you'll learn the difference between an OSPF Neighbor and an OSPF Adjacency. Also, to sign up for Kevin's free "SDN Mini-Course," visit: http://kwtrain.com/sdn  
January 1, 2018
In this podcast episode, you'll learn three different locations and strategies for filtering OSPF routes. To register for Kevin's live and on-line ROUTE (300-101) Crash Course, on January 16, 17, and 18, 2018, visit http://bit.ly/route-jan-18    
December 15, 2017
This podcast episode walks you through a collection of commands that you can copy/paste into your routers (and possibly switches, depending on which commands you select) during your CCIE lab attempt. As a reference, below is a configuration example, illustrating the commands discussed in this episode: =========================== conf t line con 0 exec-timeout 0 0 logging synchronous exit line vty 0 15 exec-timeout 0 0    logging synchronous exit no ip domain-lookup alias exec src show run | s router       alias exec sib show ip interface brief end =========================== This episode also referenced Kevin's free Software Defined Networking (SDN) video training series, available here: http://kwtrain.com/sdn
December 1, 2017
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn some little-known insider tips about the CCIE Lab, which I learned by interviewing a CCIE Lab proctor. If the CCIE Collaboration Lab is in your future, I've got some free training that you'll definitely want to check out. Just enter your name and e-mail here: http://kwtrain.com/framework  
November 15, 2017
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn theory and terms surrounding Storage Area Networking (SAN) technologies. FREE SDN Training: http://kwtrain.com/sdn  
November 1, 2017
What's better to have for your career, a college degree or a higher-level certification? That's a debate that's raged on for years. In this podcast episode, I share my perspective. For more Cisco career advice, help yourself to my free book, Your Route to Cisco Career Success: http://kwtrain.com/success  
October 15, 2017
This podcast episode introduces you to the Cyber Security concept of the Intrusion Kill Chain, which contains the following seven steps: Reconnaissance Weaponization Delivery Exploitation Installation Command and Control Actions on Objective CCNA Cyber Ops Complete Video Course Library: http://kwtrain.com/cybercourse   CCNA Cyber Ops Official Cert Guide Library: http://kwtrain.com/cyberbooks  
October 1, 2017
A common question I get, is how I would begin a career, if I had it to do all over again. Interestingly, the answer I give today isn't the answer I would have given just a couple of years ago. In this podcast episode, I walk you through the decisions I would make today, and why. Here are links to the video training programs mentioned in this episode: CCNA R/S Complete Video Course: http://kwtrain.com/ccnacourse Fundamentals of Network Programmability: http://kwtrain.com/fnpvideo CCNP R/S Complete Video Course: http://kwtrain.com/ccnpcourse  
September 15, 2017
For most of 2017, I've been studying Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Programming. One of the biggest challenges I had was tying together all of the multiple topics. To simplify these concepts for you, I created what I call my Network Programmability Framework (which is a variant of a Venn diagram). In this podcast episode, I'll walk you through this diagram. However, it might be helpful to have it printed out ahead of time. So, you can download a .PDF of the Network Programmability Framework by visiting: http://bit.ly/netprogframe Also, here are a couple of additional links mentioned in this podcast episode: Fundamentals of Network Programmability Video Training Course: http://kwtrain.com/fnpvideo SDN Free Mini-Course: http://kwtrain.com/sdn  
September 1, 2017
Cisco recently introduced a new certification, the CCNA Cyber Ops certification. This new certification helps prepare people for the upcoming drought of cybersecurity professionals. It's estimated that in 2019, there will be 6 million jobs in cybersecurity, with 1.5 million of those jobs unfilled. Links CCNA Cyber Ops Official Cert Guide Library FREE CCNA R/S (200-125) Practice Exam Download
August 15, 2017
In this podcast episode, I reflect on three of the biggest mistakes I've made in my career, in an effort to help you avoid similar missteps. When writing this post, I was surprised at the old memories and emotions that surfaced. Hopefully though, my transparency in describing these failures will serve you the listener. Click HERE to Learn More About the Diver Down - Routing and Switching Membership Program.
August 1, 2017
Cisco recently introduced the Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series switches. One unique feature of these switches is their ability to support containers. This podcast episode introduces you to the concept of containers and discusses how they can be more efficient than virtual machines. Links: Docker: docker.com Diver Down - Routing and Switching: kwtrain.com/dd  
July 15, 2017
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we discuss a new technology Cisco recently released that allows traffic to be scanned for malicious content, even if that traffic is encrypted. It's a feature called Encrypted Traffic Analysis (ETA), and in this episode, you'll learn the basics of how it works. Click HERE to watch Kevin's new video discussing the 3 reasons IT professionals struggle in their career.
July 1, 2017
In this podcast episode, you'll learn the "Big 3" topics on which you need to spend a disproportionate amount of study time on when preparing for your CCNA R&S exam (200-120). Links: Exam Topics CCNA R&S (200-125) Complete Video Course FREE 200-125 Practice Exam Kevin's Routing and Switching YouTube Playlist
June 15, 2017
In this podcast episode, you'll learn the theory behind number globalization and localization on a Cisco Unified Communications Manager server. This is an overview of the topic I'll be presenting on June 29, 2017 at Cisco Live US. Click HERE to see the session in the CLUS 17 Scheduler.  
June 1, 2017
A "siren call" is something that looks appealing, but is really dangerous. That's what brain dumps are for far too many Cisco certification candidates. In this podcast episode, you'll learn: (1) Cheaters can be caught. (2) Cheaters can destroy their career. (3) The appropriate philosophy for approaching a Cisco exam. Click HERE To Get Your Free Your Route To Cisco Career Success e-Book.
May 15, 2017
In this podcast episode, we'll review some of the basic concepts and strategies from the book Deep Work, by Cal Newport. Also, I'll give an example of how I recently applied these strategies to my study of network programmability. Useful Links: Deep Work, by Cal Newport Your Route to Cisco Career Success, by Kevin Wallace
May 1, 2017
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn the basics of encryption. Topics include: Symmetric encryption Asymmetric encryption Certificate Authorities (CAs) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Digital certificates Also, to get a free copy of Kevin's CCNA R/S (200-125) Practice Exam, click HERE.
April 15, 2017
This podcast episode compares three Cisco operating systems: Cisco IOS Cisco NX-OS IOS-XR To go deeper on this topic, check out a replay of Joe Rinehart's 2016 CiscoLive US presentation (CiscoLive account required): NX-OS, IOS, and IOS-XR, Unique and Similar at the Same Time Also, to see examples of a sample configuration in each OS, visit the accompanying blog post: Comparing Cisco IOS, NX-OS, and IOS-XR Blog Post Finally, to keep up with everything Kevin is doing, visit his website: Kevin's Website  
April 1, 2017
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we conclude our Understanding EIGRP series. The topics in this episode include: The EIGRP Router ID EIGRP Neighborship Requirements Here are the links mentioned in the podcast: Understanding EIGRP - Part 6 (Blog Post) ROUTE (300-101) Complete Video Course    
March 15, 2017
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we continue our look at EIGRP. Specifically, we focus on EIGRP Static Neighbors. You'll learn: How to configure an EIGRP static neighbor How to verify a EIGRP static neighbors When you should not use EIGRP static neighbors Here are the links mentioned in the podcast: Understanding EIGRP - Part 5 (Blog Post) CCNA R/S (200-125) Complete Video Course ROUTE (300-101) Complete Video Course Kevin's Website  
March 1, 2017
Yet another buzzword we hear a lot in our industry today is Internet of Things, or IoT for short. It's a technological revolution that I believe will dramatically impact the way we live our daily lives, not to mention the impact on our careers as networking professionals. However, there's much confusion surrounding IoT. So, in this podcast episode, you'll consider some examples of IoT products and services. Then, you'll learn about how IoT is poised for massive growth over the next few years, followed by a look at how IoT will impact our careers. Kevin's Website: http://kwtrain.com  
February 15, 2017
In this 4th installment of the Understanding EIGRP series, we consider EIGRP's Passive Interface option, which can allow an interface to participate in an EIGRP routing process (so that it's subnet can be advertised via EIGRP), while suppressing the sending of EIGRP Hello messages out of that interface. Also, here are the links referenced in this episode: Understanding EIGRP - Part 4 Blog Post CCNA R/S v3 Complete Video Course ROUTE (300-101) Complete Video Course Kevin's Site  
February 1, 2017
In this 3rd installment of the Understanding EIGRP series, we consider EIGRP timers. Interestingly, they don't work the same as OSPF's timers. Also, here are the links referenced in this episode: Understanding EIGRP - Part 3 Blog Post CCNA R/S v3 Complete Video Course ROUTE Complete Video Course Kevin's Site  
January 15, 2017
In this episode, you'll learn what Cisco IWAN is and what it can do for you. To go deeper in your Cisco IWAN studies, check out the Cisco Press book entitled "Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN)" available at: http://kwtrain.com/iwanbook  
January 1, 2017
This podcast episode is the second in a series of EIGRP podcast episodes. In this episode, you'll learn how EIGRP constructs a topology table, selects a best route, and potentially one or more backup routes. You'll also learn the theory behind EIGRP metric calculations.   Click HERE to view examples in the accompanying blog post. Kevin's complete video courses covering EIGRP include: CCNA R/S (200-125) Complete Video Course CCNP R/S ROUTE (300-101) Complete Video Course    
December 15, 2016
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, Kevin shares his decision to pivot his career focus, from traditional Cisco IOS commands to network programmability. Here are links to the books referenced in the podcast episode: Learn Python in one Day and Learn it Well: http://bit.ly/2hu7U35 Programming and Automating Cisco Networks: http://amzn.to/2hugZsI    
December 1, 2016
This podcast episode is the first in a series of episodes dedicated to EIGRP, a very robust and scalable dynamic routing protocol. Specifically in this episode, we'll debate whether EIGRP is a link-state routing protocol or an advanced distance vector routing protocol. Then, we'll review some of the things we love about EIGRP and discuss basic configuration and verification commands. To check out configuration and verification examples, here's a link to the accompanying blog post: BLOG POST: http://kwtrain.com/eigrp-1 Also, my new CCNA R/S version 3 (200-125) Complete Video Course is available here: CCNA R/S COMPLETE VIDEO COURSE: http://kwtrain.com/ccnacourse  
November 15, 2016
EtherChannel is a technology that lets you interconnect two Ethernet switches with multiple physical links and then logically bind those multiple physical connections into a single logical connection. This can give you increased bandwidth between your switches, load balancing, and fault tolerance. But... there's a catch. In this episode, you'll learn the basics of EtherChannel, dig into the binary math behind its load balancing algorithms, discover why EtherChannel might be giving you a false sense of security, and how to fix it. Finally, here's where you can pick up my brand new CCNA R/S (200-125) Complete Video course: http://kwtrain.com/ccnacourse  
November 1, 2016
Cisco DevNet has done us a huge favor and made a ton of Cisco gear available to us for free. To access the plethora of "sandboxes," visit: http://kwtrain.com/sandbox  
October 15, 2016
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn about the three types of hashing algorithms available in moderns versions of Cisco IOS: Type 5: Message Digest 5 (MD5) Type 8: Password-Based Key Derivation Function 2 (PBKDF2) Type 9: SCRYPT Keep in Touch with Kevin on the Following Social Media Platforms: Blog: http://kwtrain.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/kwallaceccie Facebook: http://facebook.com/kwallaceccie YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/kwallaceccie LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/kwallaceccie Google+: http://google.com/+KevinWallace Snapchat: kwallaceccie
October 1, 2016
In this podcast episode, you'll get my take on the question of going deep in a Cisco track (e.g. getting your CCIE in that track) vs. going wide (e.g. getting multiple Associate level certifications). Here's a link to the Tony Robbins video I referenced in this episode: https://t.co/GcHN9MCTvn Also, please visit my blog to check out lots of other great training resources. http://kwtrain.com  
September 15, 2016
In this podcast episode, you'll learn a 7-step framework for preparing for your first (or next) Cisco exam. Below are links to products mentioned in the podcast:   Cisco Press CCNA Collaboration Books: http://kwtrain.com/ccnacollabbooks Pearson's CCNA LiveLessons: http://kwtrain.com/collab-na CCNA R/S v3 Complete Video Course: http://kwtrain.com/ccnacourse Topic on the CCNA v3 R/S Exam: http://kwtrain.com/ccnatopics Cisco Learning Labs for ICND1: http://kwtrain.com/icnd1labs Cisco Learning Labs for ICND2: http://kwtrain.com/icnd2labs Cisco Virtual Internet Routing Lab (VIRL): http://kwtrain.com/virl Cisco Packet Tracer: http://kwtrain.com/pt Pearson IT Certification's CCNA R/S Network Simulator: http://kwtrain.com/netsim Presence (by Amy Cuddy): http://amzn.to/2c0sXsz  
September 1, 2016
Here are some of my favorite productivity apps/websites: To-Do List Manager: Nozbe (https://nozbe.com) Document Manager: Evernote (http://evernote.com) used with the ScanSnap IX500 Series Scanner (http://amzn.to/2b6R6NU) Social Media Scheduling: Hootsuite (https://hootsuite.com) and Hopper (https://www.hopperhq.com) Calendar: Fantastical (https://flexibits.com/fantastical) e-Mail: AirMail (http://airmailapp.com) Note Taking (on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil): Penultimate (http://apple.co/2bor5Y1)
August 15, 2016
In this podcast episode, you'll learn 5 quick tips for making your technical resume stand out from the crowd, while avoiding common mistakes.  
August 1, 2016
In this podcast episode, you'll learn the fundamentals of Software Defined Networking (SDN). Specifically, you'll examine the pieces and parts making up an SDN network and consider how SDN technologies are forever changing the role of a Cisco professional.   CCNA R/S Complete Video Course: http://kwtrain.com/ccnacourse  
July 15, 2016
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you're challenged to identify the next technology or topic you need to learn and to block out time on your calendar to focus on your ongoing studies.
July 1, 2016
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn a couple of ways to add experience to your resume without first having a job.
June 15, 2016
In this podcast episode, Kevin shares his recommendation for five books essential to your Cisco career. If you'd like to purchase any of these recommended books, the links are below: Cisco Networking Simplified, 2nd Edition The Success Principles Awaken the Giant Within The Automatic Millionaire The Charge
June 1, 2016
On May 17, 2016 Cisco introduced an update to their flagship CCNA R&S certification. In this podcast, Kevin gets you up to date on the following: New Exam Numbers Last Dates to Take the Retiring Exams Removed Topics Added Topics To receive periodic updates on Kevin's production of his new CCNA R&S Complete Video Course, and to be notified when the course is released, visit the following link to enter your e-mail: http://kwtrain.com/ccnanotifyme  
May 15, 2016
In this podcast episode, you'll contrast Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which is an Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP), with Interior Gateway Protocols (IGPs). An example of BGP path selection is also discussed. *********************************************************** ROUTE Complete Video Course: http://kwtrain.com/routecourse *********************************************************** *********************************************************** BGP Peer Groups Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjbsPoZBCpU *********************************************************** *********************************************************** Check out all of Kevin's training products at: http://kwtrain.com/products ***********************************************************
May 1, 2016
In this podcast episode, you'll learn about different approaches for having storage (e.g. hard drives) available on the network. You'll begin by distinguishing between block level storage and file level storage. Then, the following Storage Area Network (SAN) options are contrasted: Direct-Attached Storage (DAS) Network-Attached Storage (NAS) Fibre Channel (FC) Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) *********************************************************** Also, check out Kevin's video covering these SAN concepts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RsLUTJ_Qtk *********************************************************** *********************************************************** Check out all of Kevin's training products at: http://kwtrain.com/products ***********************************************************
April 15, 2016
In this final installment of the "Your Route to Cisco Career Success" podcast series, you'll learn the benefits of having one or more Cisco certifications and what certification options are out there.
April 1, 2016
Interested in pursuing your CCNA Collaboration or CCNP Collaboration? If so, this podcast reveals the 6 fundamental collaboration systems you'll be working with (and studying) on a regular basis. After listening to the podcast, be sure to check out the companion video: http://kwtrain.com/6coresys
March 15, 2016
Here's a quick strategy for increasing your confidence and decreasing your stress before taking your next certification exam. The strategy comes from Amy Cuddy's book Presence, and her TED talk. You can check those out here: Presence Book: http://amzn.to/1OVhH9L TED Talk: http://bit.ly/1jPni4S Please let me know if this strategy works for your by leaving a comment on my Facebook page or Twitter: Kevin Wallace Training's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/kwallaceccie/ Kevin Wallace Training's Twitter: https://twitter.com/kwallaceccie    
March 1, 2016
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn the purpose of Quality of Service (QoS) and identify many of the QoS mechanisms available on Cisco routers and switches.
February 15, 2016
In this episode, you learn several ways to get hands-on experience with Cisco gear. Below are links to some of the solutions discussed in this podcast: CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator: http://kwtrain.com/netsim GNS3: http://www.gns3.net VIRL: http://virl.cisco.com Review of Cisco Learning Labs: http://kwtrain.com/cisco-learning-labs-review/ Review of CCIE Lab Builder: http://kwtrain.com/ccie-lab-builder-review Cisco Modeling Labs: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/cloud-systems-management/modeling-labs/index.html  
February 1, 2016
In this fifth installment of the Your Route to Cisco Career Success series, you're encouraged to develop your technical library. Also, you'll learn the different categories of Cisco Press books and see how to find technical documentation on Cisco's website.
January 15, 2016
Get an overview of two of the more popular time management strategies out there today, and also learn a simple 3-step time management approach to get you started towards a more productive way of life.
January 1, 2016
What you do the first thing of a morning can set the tone for your whole day. In this brief podcast, I share with you three elements of my morning ritual that have had a huge impact on my productivity.
December 15, 2015
In this third installment of the Your Route to Cisco Career Success podcast series, you'll learn how curiosity can help drive you forward in your career as a Cisco networking professional.
December 1, 2015
This episode of The Broadcast Storm gives you a peek into the new CCNA Collaboration certification. You'll learn what exams you need to take in order to earn this certification and what topics you'll need to learn. If you want to get started in your study, you can check out Cisco Press' CCNA Collaboration Library: http://kwtrain.com/ccnacollabbooks
November 15, 2015
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, which is Part 2 in the Your Route to Cisco Career Success series, you'll learn how to keep moving towards your goals, even in the midst of life's unplanned interruptions.
November 1, 2015
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn Kevin's four foundational directives that makeup his CCIE Collaboration Lab Framework of Success. To get a visual representation of this framework, checkout the corresponding blog posting, which can be found here: http://kwallaceccie.com/ccie-collaboration-lab-lessons-part-3
October 15, 2015
This podcast summaries Chapter 1 of my book, Your Route to Cisco Career Success, which discusses why and how to set goals to advance your career. You can get a free PDF copy of that book here: http://kwtrain.com/success  
October 1, 2015
If you're preparing for (or will be preparing for) the CCIE Collaboration Lab, you should know how to edit .xml configuration files and then store those files in the appropriate location. This episode of The Broadcast Storm shows you how you can leverage the TFTP server built into your CUCM server to move files between your devices.
September 15, 2015
In this fifth installment in the "Lessons I Learned from Disney" series, you are challenged to dream again, maybe for a CCIE certification, maybe for your dream job, or maybe starting your own company.
September 1, 2015
If you're going to be tackling the Cisco Collaboration CCIE Lab, doing the lab tasks sequentially (e.g. Task 1.1, followed by Task 1.2, etc.) might not be the best approach. This episode of The Broadcast Storm explains how to use "The Modified Device-Based Approach" to make a much more efficient use of your time on lab day.
August 15, 2015
While the first three installments of the "Lessons I Learned from Disney" series highlighted lessons learned when I was a cast member with Disney World, this podcast focuses on a lesson learned from studying Walt Disney's early career. His example shows us a new way to view the inevitable adversity we'll face in our careers.
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