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CCNA Security

I finally have some extra time to continue studying for my CCNA Security certificate.  I wanted to be finished with the book before my classes start again in January, so I figured if I do two chapters a day I will do just that.  Much of it is just a review as I have had experience using Cisco Firewalls in a production environment over the past year.  I also have my Cisco routers, switches and firewalls in my home lab that I use on a day to...

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C++ Project

I have been taking C++ programming this semester at Penn State.  I have really enjoyed the challenge and wish to keep learning more about the language and other similar languages.  I am going to move over to Objective C and start working on programing in Xcode so I can create an iPad app. The final project for the semester I was assigned was for me to create a program that would ask for up to 25 names, and then print out those 25 names in...

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Upgrade Cisco IOS on a 2811 Router

Upgrade Cisco IOS on a 2811 Router

While going through some examples on my CCNA Security book I found the version of IOS that I had on my 2811 Router would not support Network Objects.  So I went online Cisco.com to obtain a newer IOS for the router.  My model only has a 64 MB Flash card, so I had to take that into consideration when looking for a replacement IOS.  The other issue that I found was the previous IOS was hidden on the flash card, and showed only 31 MB free out...

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Configuring numerous Cisco Catalyst 4507R+E switches

The past few weeks have been busy for me as I had to prepare six new Cisco Catalyst 4507R+E switches for installation.  The lease had run out on the previous ones and were being sent back, and I had just about 10 days to turn it around.  I took the opportunity to upgrade the IOS on each of the switches while I was at it and then reconfigured each switch for their destined replacement. As you can see there were quite a few boxes that had to...

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Cisco Lab buildup

I have been spending the majority of my time just reading over Cisco Press books, and taking practice tests.  I have been wanting to get my lab back in running condition as well as add new components to assist in my security goals.  With the latest edition of the Digi CM 32 Console Terminal it now makes it much easier to access all my equipment via the console.  Before I would have to go into the closet and connect my laptop directly into...

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