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New Year Resolutions for 2017

This is the right time on the year where we need to think what we want to do and define our goals to upcoming year, i consider this an important step to make you focus in your career and step away from the darkness (dead times). Comparing what i achieved this year it’s embarassing but i’m looking for a great 2017. This year i have to renew some of my Certs (2 years gone…) like Juniper and Checkpoint. This year i’m expecting to enhance my knowledge about Azure/AWS Platforms, Web Application Firewall, CyberSecurity, DNS RPZ , DDoS, SSL Decryption and maybe others a long run. Network Design and Automation stil my priority, but maybe my employer will challenge me next year, so i will add it later to my list :)

Likely maybe i will do some exams:

VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV)

Cisco CCIE Service Provider Written+Lab(?)

Cisco CCDE Written+Lab(?)

JNCIE-ENT

JNCIP-SP

JNCIS-SEC

Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)

F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator

F5 Certified Technology Specialists ASM

Beta versions?

Books

There are some books i’m still reading:

Art of Network Architecture, The: Business-Driven Design

MPLS Fundamentals – Cisco Press

CCDE Study Guide – Cisco Press

Lets the journey begins!

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Cisco DNA Learning Track

On this new track you can learn about about the building blocks of the Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA), including an introduction to REST APIs, how to code in Python, and how to use programmability in the context of controllers and device-level interface. You have 10 module and 32 learning Labs, free, free, free!

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Labs Available

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References:

DevNet Express for DNA

Renew your Expired Juniper Certification until March 2017

The JNCP is offering a recertification grace period to candidates whose certifications expired in 2016. Expired certifications may be renewed between January 1, 2017 and March 31, 2017 by taking the same or higher level exam or using the Continuing Education option. This means candidates with Specialist through Expert-level certifications that have expired do not have to start at the JNCIA-level.

To renew an expired certification, candidates must pass the appropriate exam or attend an appropriate course by March 31, 2017. See the Recent News section of the Certification Website for instructions on how to take advantage of this offer

VMware vSphere 6 Masterclass

ITMasters is offering a new course (VMware vSphere 6) , developed in partnership with ITPA, this short course is for administrators who are already comfortable setting up individual ESXi hosts, and configuring and maintaining VMs within.

Enroll here

Note: Course free of Charge! We love a bargain!

Starts in October 2016, scheduled time below.

  1. Wed, Oct 26, 2016 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM AEDT
  2. Wed, Nov 2, 2016 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM AEDT
  3. Wed, Nov 9, 2016 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM AEDT

References:

Free University Short Courses

My Recap from Cisco Vegas 2016

Let’s make it clear, i wish to be there! I read really some cool stuff this year in www.ciscolive.com, and i want to share with you my favourite topics:

  • Cisco HyperFlex Systems
  • Cisco Tetration Analytics
  • Cisco Spark
  • Cisco DNA
  • Security Related (Ransomware,etc)

References:

IO Visor Project

BRKCOM-1125 – Hyper-converged Computing

 PSODCN-2375 – Introduction to Cisco HyperFlex Systems )

Cisco Tetration Analytics Data Sheet – Cisco

PSOACI-2100 – Cisco Tetration Analytics: Real-time application visibility and policy management

BRKCOL-2235_Spark Call Extending Spark with Business-Class Communications

BRKSEC-2002 – It’s Cats vs Rats in the Attack Kill Chain!

BRKSEC-2010 – Emerging Threats – The State of Cyber Security

BRKDCT-3001 Leveraging Micro Segmentation to Build Comprehensive Data Center Security Architecture