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CCNA Security Lab update

CCNA Security Lab update

I am continuing to update my CCNA Security Lab and nearly have everything I need to go through all the Cisco Labs for the exam.  The equipment will also serve as the foundation of my CCNP Security Lab once I pass the CCNA Security exam this spring.  The last piece of equipment I need to complete the current lab is an ASA 5510, this one will be more difficult as they are not inexpensive as a switch or a router would be for the same lab. The...

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CCNA Security Lab

Cisco Security Lab As I am quickly approaching the day when I will take my CCNA Security exam I wanted to get more hands on experience with actual Cisco gear.  Something that I could try out everything I have learned, mess things up really bad, fix the problems and see how secure I can make the test network. My previous lab had most of what I needed, however I needed to mainly upgrade my routers as they just wouldn’t cut it for what...

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Cisco Configuration Professional and Internet Explorer 10 and newer

I noticed when using Cisco Configuration Professional it stopped working properly after I upgraded to IE 10.  Initially I resolved the issue by just downgrading back down to IE 9, however seeing I am using Windows 8.1 recently the IE version is now up to 11.  The problem you will notice with IE 10 and up is that only a small fraction of the screen is viewable, making the program unusable. The solution to this odd problem is quite simple...

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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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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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