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I do not want to delve too deeply into the signaling and framing of the DS1 or the PAM/PCM process because it largely won’t be required for the exam.  For example, I’m pretty sure that knowledge of the Quantizing Scale or being able to define “plesiochronous” won’t be necessary. I’ll wait while you look them up. You know you want to. As you are well ... Read more

First of all, I think I need to stamp these next two posts with a disclaimer that I’m a bit rusty on WAN. It’s been a few years since I worked for the phone company, so be gentle…   I’m off to a bit of a slower start than I would have liked. Between work and some of the stuff at home, the 6 days of study per week hasn’t yet come to fruition. I have gotten ... Read more

Since my last post, I have received my study materials for the CCNA certification. I have ordered several different types of materials as an experiment to see if any of them work as well for me as using just a study guide. I generally do not attend the courses, so a good study guide and some network gear is all I’ve ever used. The addition of network simulators will be very cool to test ... Read more

Now that I’ve decided to pursue my CCNA recertification, I have some decisions to make about how I will go about studying for it. There are so many different resources to choose from but for me, a typical study process looks like this: Review the exam objectives and identify strengths and weaknesses based on my understanding of what is being covered. If there are pre-tests readily ... Read more