Monthly Archives: May 2015

Cisco announced a Cloud and IoT Certs

Cisco announced a Cloud and an IoT Certs.

CCNA Industrial

Prerequisites

Cisco Industrial Networking Specialist or CCENT

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
200-601 IMINS2 Managing Industrial Networking for Manufacturing with Cisco Technologies (IMINS2)

CCNA Cloud

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
210-451 CLDFND Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND)
210-455 CLDADM* Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM)*

*More information available July 2015

CCNP Cloud

Prerequisites

Valid CCNA Cloud certification or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s)* Recommended Training*
300-504 CLDINF Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure (CLDINF)
300-505 CLDDES Designing the Cisco Cloud (CLDDES)
300-506 CLDAUT Automating the Cisco Enterprise Cloud (CLDAUT)
300-507 CLDDACI Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure (CLDDACI)

*More information available August 2015

References:

Cisco Introduces New Cloud and IoT Certifications to Address Key IoE Skills

CCNA Industrial Syllabus

CCNA Cloud Syllabus

CCNP Cloud Syllabus

Watch out Leap Second in 30 June 2015

A few vendors are reporting issues (even an unexpected reboot), be ready with a big mug of Coffee can be a long night! Many vendors are reporting to disable NTP before the adjustment.

A leap second is a one-second adjustment that is occasionally applied to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to keep its time of day close to the mean solar time, or UT1. Without such a correction, time reckoned by Earth’s rotation drifts away from atomic time because of irregularities in the Earth’s rate of rotation. Since this system of correction was implemented in 1972, 26 such leap seconds have been inserted. The most recent one happened on June 30, 2012 at 23:59:60 UTC.A leap second will again be inserted at the end of June 30, 2015 at 23:59:60 UTC.

Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_second

Cisco Systems Leap Second

Error code: ssl_error_bad_mac_alert

Sometimes managing different devices with old certificates using a fresh browser can be a headache for sure. Because of SSLv3 POODLE Vulnerability most of browsers disabled the SSLv3, so the only way i got to connect was changing about:config in Firefox the following values:

security.tls.version.min=0
security.tls.version.max=0

Possible Values

0

SSL 3.0 is the minimum required / maximum supported encryption protocol. (Default up to FF/TB 33.0 and SM 2.30 for minimum version.)

1

TLS 1.0 is the minimum required / maximum supported encryption protocol. (This is the current default for the minimum required version.)

2

TLS 1.1 is the minimum required / maximum supported encryption protocol.

3

TLS 1.2 is the minimum required / maximum supported encryption protocol. (This is the current default for the maximum supported version.)

Do not forget to change for original value again!

Juniper vMX Update about QoS, Application Packages and Bandwidth Licenses

This was presented on Q115 Education and Certification webcast from Juniper, bringing it to my Lab for 90 days with all features is awesome!

vmx_features

vmx_qos

vmx_licenses

vmx_bandwidth_sku   vmx_products

References:

Juniper vMX

Juniper Networks Redefines Networking Industry With First Carrier-Grade Virtual Router

Juniper Networks doubles down on virtualization

Q115 Education and Certification webcast

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I got my Check Point CCSA cert on R77

I´ve been working for a long time with Check Point but i did not take any exam, but this was in my objectives for a long time…. So i decided about 1 month ago to start studying for this and was not hard to be honest. The funny thing on Check Point is every Major release it changes the exam Title but that doesn´t mean you don´t know how to work with.

Material

I used the CBT Nuggets GAIA R76 for this and was enough to pass even not be for R77 (minor changes),  i would play more with authentication stuff when i will have time.  This was the first time i used CBT and worth every euro i spent.

Check Point also provide a study guide for this exam, which you can find here.

Videos Overview

1. Welcome! (7 min)
2. Check Point Fundamentals (16 min)
3. Installing GAiA (31 min)
4. Linking the Manager & Firewall (26 min)
5. Pushing Policy (34 min)
6. NAT (34 min)
7. Policy Packages & Database Versions (32 min)
8. SmartView Tracker (28 min)
9. SmartView Monitor (20 min)
10. LDAP (22 min)
11. Identity Awareness (35 min)
12. App Control and URL Filtering (31 min)
13. HTTPS Inspection (26 min)
14. CLI (27 min)
15. IPsec VPNs (Site to Site) (36 min)
16. Backup and Recovery (16 min)
17. Smart Update (14 min)
18. Additional Check Point Features (27 min)
19. CCSA Exam Success (16 min)

Exam

Exam: 156-215.77
Duration
: 100 +30 extension
Questions: 70 to 100
Minimum to Pass:70%
Valid for: 2 Years

The questions are a random number and because i´m a lucky man i got 100 questions, it freezes me at the beginning but after do 75 of them and with spare time to review i thought i would have a good chance to pass.

I leave here my notes guys to help you out.

And yes, i PASSED! Check Point needs 6 to 8 weeks to issue your certificate and Kit, so keep calm and you will get soon your certification in UserCenter.CCSAReferences:

Security Administration (Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) R77)

CBT Check Point Security

Check Point Training FAQ