Good to know

Cisco announced changes into the CCNP Security certifications with last day April 21, 2014, to test for exams:

642-637 SECURE – Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches

642-618 FIREWALL – Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions (FIREWALL)

642-648 VPN – Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions (VPN)

642-627 IPS – Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS )

New CCNP Security certification exams after April 21, 2014, will be:

Course Name Exam Number
Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security Solutions (SENSS) 300-206 SENSS
Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions (SITCS) 300-207 SITCS
Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions (SISAS) 300-208 SISAS
Implementing Cisco Secure Mobility Solutions (SIMOS) 300-209 SIMOS

If you already started with CCNP Security exams, see how to continue to CCNP Security certification on this link: CCNP Security Certification Exams Migration Path. Useful: Link1Link2,

Also, the new Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist certification exam is Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis (SCYBER) exam 600-199.

Future is When?

During the period we have to deal with the demand for capacity in networks. Finding bottle-necks in design and waiting for something new to come on the market. But most of all is driving in two directions: one is all wireless (I appreciate efforts for all IP infrastructure, no matter how it comes, so I support it as well) and another direction is all optic.

First one is easier to implement and the second one is always needed and desired. It is a hell-off a battle for an operator, what to choose, short-time solution or long time solution. But greed for bandwidth is increasingly evolving, we must agree.

We have shared applications, but not even close to sharing video content on longer distances. Evolving of optical media, like multicore fibers (more on), can lead to significantly increase shared capacity on longer links, making even possible grouping of operators and making bigger players on the field.

So, the future is when?

Question is now?

Nowadays we are dealing in the evolving role of mobile services, to the population. The trend is going on acceptance of Android, Windows Mobile and iOS on mobile devices. So is the software market prepared for new applications.

Actually, it is on the run. Going exponentially. Small applications, that can be useful. And there are more coming. And people are accepting this with a gesture:

– Ok. This is something.

We are at the point that we can’t underestimate the influence of the applications on our mobile devices.

All we need is free Wi-Fi access and we have anything we want: free telephone calls, free video calls, free social networking. All for free. But that is who we are and what we like to accept.

Is that will be the next challenge for Wi-Fi acceptance in the companies and make all in our hands. And all the cheap Wi-Fi routers everywhere?

What about operators and their services? Is it that payment model is crushing and we are in the middle of nowhere?


Choosing proper Project Management Software

We know that we have a need for a useful software tool, to complete our requirements. Sometimes we expect a lot, but in any case, modern times gives opportunities to choose between different vendors or even free software.

Our advice is to use just a few software management tools, that can be compatible and easy to manage.

One of many free management tools is OpenProj. So, why to recommend between the others. Most important it is compatible with Microsoft Office Project, so you’ll avoid compatibility problems if you need to share project file.

Secondly is free. Easy to navigate, simple to use, allows a clear view of your project tasks and activities.

We recommend it. So, you can try it.