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Great News!Cisco is allowing Online Testing now, so no more waiting!

Cisco Online non-proctored exams are not new, Systems Engineer exams are a good example of non-proctored online exams that you can do it from your home. Today we are excited to announce a new option to help you meet your certification goals, particularly during these challenging times. Effective April 15, 2020, CIsco will begin delivering certification exams using online proctoring from Pearson VUE. Online proctoring provides you with the ability to pursue the new Cisco Certification exams including the new DevNet track without delay. You also can save time and money since no travel is required.

All written, proctored Cisco Certification exams can be taken online with a few exceptions:

  • 100-110 ENU CCENT (Invitation Only)
  • 352-011 ENU Cisco Certified Design Expert Practical Exam
  • 352-001 ENU Cisco Certified Design Expert Qualification Exam

Online proctored tests can be delivered in most countries around the globe. There are country exceptions for standard restricted countries and China, Japan and Slovenia.
Please note that while exams may be published in multiple languages, greeters, proctors and support staff speak English only.

Cisco Certifications have set the standard of excellence in the IT industry, and we continue to uphold that standard to ensure our certifications deliver the agility you need, the value you expect and set you up for success.

Is the exam price going up?

NO! It’s exactly the same price as if you attend a Pearsonvue Authorized center, however, have in mind:

  • You don’t need to travel, not more time wasted in commuting, fuel, and stress to be on time
  • Some Centers are really busy, so booking in advance is no longer needed

Cisco online testing requirements

To successfully test remotely, qualified candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Access to a quiet, private location
  • Reliable device with a webcam
  • Strong Internet connection
  • OnVUE software
  • Government-issued identification

Before you register, you must perform and pass a system check to participate in online testing.

Fortinet NSE Certifications expiring have been extended six months

The current situation has significant impacts on all training and education organizations. As our network of certified professionals spans the globe, I know that everyone is at varying degrees of shutdown, based on your local conditions and government mandates. We felt it important to notify you of changes Fortinet has made, and will be making, to the NSE certification program to adjust to this situation.
As of March 9th, all training classes, delivered by Fortinet, that were scheduled to take place as traditional classroom ILT sessions were converted to Virtual ILT sessions.
On March 16th, Pearson VUE closed most of its proctored testing centers around the world. It is unclear when access to NSE certification exams will be widely available, either through remote proctoring or test centers re-opening. As a contingency, Fortinet is extending NSE certification expiry dates for six months, from the date of the test center closures, March 16, 2020. This extension applies to all NSE levels. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with you any additional changes.
We’re also pleased to announce that on March 30th, we launched a free training initiative, focused on NSE 1 and NSE 2 training for the general public. These two courses cover important cybersecurity best practices, and will be a valuable resource for your customers to ensure their remote workforce remains secure.

In addition, we will offer a new free course called FortiGate Essentials targeted to technical

individuals. The FortiGate Essentials course consists of a subset of NSE 4 training modules and will be made available as self-paced training. While this does not replace an NSE 4 certification, it may serve as a good resource as you prepare for the NSE 4 certification.

F5 is committed to support candidates

The measures that local governments and businesses have made in response to COVID-19 have in many cases included restrictions to travel. F5 understands that this has greatly affected and limited our candidates’ ability to schedule and attend exam certification appointments.

We understand this global pandemic causes great stress and we don’t want to add any more stress to our candidates looking to renew their certifications. If you are unable to, or uncomfortable about, taking your re-certification exams, we do not want you to worry about the status of your F5 certification; please, simply take care of yourself and your family. Although we cannot provide an exact plan of action given the uncertainty about the scope and duration of the current situation, we want to assure you that no candidate will lose certification as a result of these extraordinary events.

In an effort to provide assurance during uncertain times, F5 is committed to support candidates’ careers through certification and contribute to their wellbeing. We are a strong community, and we will work together to get through this.

 

Please read here for more details https://devcentral.f5.com/s/articles/COVID-19-Response-F5-Certifications-Q-A

Cisco extending the timeline for the CCIE certification

Cisco is extending the timeline for the CCIE lab exams and CCIE certification migrations, from February 24th to April 27, 2020. This means that you can take the existing CCIE lab before April 27, or choose to take the new CCIE lab on or after April 27th.

As you may be aware, on January 30, the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected. Cisco has a well-established process to coordinate our efforts during outbreaks like this, and they have been tracking the situation and taking appropriate action during recent days and weeks.  The safety of our  customers, partners and employees is always our priority.

One of the actions taken as a result of the continued spread of the virus, was to close CCIE labs in Hong Kong and Beijing, from February 1 through February 14, 2020. These closures impact the timeline for the transition of the CCIE lab exams planned on February 24, 2020, not just for those planning to test in Beijing or Hong Kong, but for  our customers globally  who have been affected by travel restrictions, business closures and other related circumstances.

Cisco made the decision to delay the migration of existing CCIE certifications to new CCIE certifications until April 27, 2020, when it will transition to the new CCIE lab exams. All other elements of the portfolio transition will take effect as planned on February 24.

 

For more details please read here Current CCIE Lab Exams Extended, Migration to Occur on April 27, 2020

 

Juniper Open Learning: JNCIE-ENT Certification Exam Preparation

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:00 AM PST If you are considering taking or actively preparing for the Enterprise Routing and Switching, Expert (JNCIE-ENT) exam (and joining the #JNCIEClub2019), then join us for a free certification prep session. This session will address many of the common questions candidates have prior to taking a JNCIE exam and it will give you an opportunity to ask your own questions. As a BONUS, registrants will also receive a 25% discount voucher for the purchase of a JNCIE-ENT Self-Study Bundle. You will receive your discount voucher via email within 1-2 days after the event has run. Hurry up, seats re filling fast.

To register for the webcast follow this ink https://learningportal.juniper.net/juniper/user_activity_schedule_info.aspx?id=153691&activity=11121


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Juniper Cross-Track Recertification for Associate-Level Exams

Do you have an associate-level exam that is coming up for renewal? Rather than retaking the same exam, you can now recertify your certification by passing another associate-level exam.

On September 21, the Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) updated the recertification policies to allow for cross-track recertification for all associate-level exams. If, for example, your JNCIA-Junos certification is coming up for renewal, consider attempting the JNCDA, the JNCIA-Cloud, or the new JNCIA-DevOps certification exam instead. If you pass, not only will you have earned a new certification, but you will have also recertified an existing one.

Plus, you’ll be on your way to earning our new JNCIAx3 or JNCIAx4 multi-certification badges.

Learn more on the JNCP Recertification webpage.

Dell Networking OS10 using GNS3

Dell EMC Networking OS10 combines the best of Linux, open computing, and networking to advance open networking disaggregation. OS10 is a transformational software platform which provides networking hardware abstraction through a common set of APIs.
You can enable consistency across compute and network resources for your system operator (sysops) groups that require server-like manageability, as well as leverage your existing network con€guration.
You can simulate OS10 devices using OS10 VM appliances. The OS10 VM appliances execute the same software deployed on OS10-enabled hardware devices, with the exception of the hardware abstraction layer. The OS10 VM hardware abstraction layer simulates hardware devices in a VM environment.

All CLI commands as well as RESTCONF and SNMP interfaces are available in the OS10 simulation environment. You can build sandbox environments to learn open networking concepts, and prototype network operations and scripts risk-free.

Dell OS10

OS10 simulation features

All OS10 CLI commands and north-bound interfaces (RESTCONF, SNMP) are available including:

  • System management (SSH, AAA, DHCP, and so on)
  • Management port

L3 data plane and control plane (using Linux functionality)

Partial support for L2 data plane and control plane (using Linux functionality):

  • LACP
  • VLAN
  • LLDP
  • VLT

OS10 feature limitations

  • No ACL or QoS support (NPU is not available) — ACL and QoS CLI commands are available (but have no effect on trafc)
  • Limited L2 functionality (NPU is not available on simulator) — no spanning-tree control plane functionality
  • No breakout mode for simulated ports
  • Defaults to S6000-ON hardware platform simulation

Requirements

  • Workstation or laptop with 16 GB RAM or larger recommended
  • 64-bit x86 CPU with 2 GHz or faster core speed (dual-core or larger recommended)
  • SDD with 64 GB available space
  • Virtualization environment — you can use either Windows, Linux, or VMware ESXi as a host system for the GNS3 Server VM environment
  • VMware ESXi server recommended for large network simulation

Download

https://cld.pt/dl/download/fff9c764-59cb-4521-8bd9-e9eeb38519c8/os10_virtualization_10.4.1.0v.zip

https://cld.pt/dl/download/2f61626b-f1fe-4415-8825-4357823e5ed8/os10_virtualization_guide.pdf

 

 

Read it, then try it—with Juniper vLabs

Juniper vLabs is a web-based platform that lets you try out Juniper products and features at any time, in a no-risk environment. Leveraging the vMX, vQFX, and vSRX product lines, vLabs provide a variety of standalone devices and preset topologies. Reservable in advance or on-demand, vLabs are free to access and open to everyone.

Juniper vLabs takes a “read-it-then-try-it” approach to learning. This offering guides you from product and solutions documentation to a live environment where you can get hands-on experience.

Enter Juniper vLabs.

 

https://youtu.be/Zt5fiVhNgFQ

Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops completed!

2 months in a rush was what i needed to finish my CCNA Cyber Ops, it’s composed by 2 exams:

  •  210-250 SECFND
  • 210-255 SECOPS

The e-learning was part of the Cisco scholarship, so i had all materials required to learn what was required for each exam. The SECOPS exam it was a bit more difficult due his nature of different language.

 

210-250 SECFND

This exam understand common security concepts, and start to learn the basic security techniques used in a Security Operations Center (SOC) to find threats on a network using a variety of popular security tools within a “real-life” network infrastructure.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe, compare and identify various network concepts
  • Fundamentals of TCP/IP
  • Describe and compare fundamental security concepts
  • Describe network applications and the security challenges
  • Understand basic cryptography principles
  • Understand endpoint attacks, including interpreting log data to identify events in Windows and Linux
  • Develop knowledge in security monitoring, including identifying sources and types of data and events
  • 210-250 SECFND

 

 210-255 SECOPS

This exam focuses on the introductory-level skills needed for a SOC Analyst at the associate level. Specifically, understanding basic threat analysis, event correlation, identifying malicious activity, and how to use a playbook for incident response.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Define a SOC and the various job roles in a SOC
  • Understand SOC infrastructure tools and systems
  • Learn basic incident analysis for a threat-centric SOC
  • Explore resources available to assist with an investigation
  • Explain basic event correlation and normalization
  • Describe common attack vectors
  • Learn how to identify malicious activity
  • Understand the concept of a playbook
  • Describe and explain an incident respond handbook
  • Define types of SOC metrics
  • Understand SOC workflow Management system and automation