Anand Software Updates CCNA Android App

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Anand Software and Training recently updated it CCNA Android app practice tests to include additional questions, and fixed a couple of bugs. A randomization option has been provided in the Learn Mode also (it’s already available in Exam Mode).  The CCNA Android app, which provides a simulated exam environment that looks exam-like is useful for candidates appearing for CCNA certification exam. The CCNA app contains 400+ most relevant questions with answers and flash card explanation for each question.

Recent changes are given below:

  1. Question database update (addition of new questions)
  2. Randomization of questions
  3. Bug fix – a bug showing “night mode” has been fixed

Important features of the android app with screen shots are given below:

CCNA Android app login

Given here is the login screen shot. Login allows that two or more people take the exam, yet maintain separate statistics. The login is not linked to the website, and it’s local to the mobile. You can download the demo version for viewing various features of the exam.

 

 

 

CCNA ExamThis screenshot provides the exam mode screen of the CCNA app. The question types include Multiple Choice Single Answer and Multiple Choice Multi Answer. Given in the figure is a MCSA question.

 

 

 

CCNA Android app review screenShown beside is the review screen of the CCNA prep exam. This screen may be invoked after completion of the practice exam. As can be seen in the figure, your answer (in case it is wrong) is shown in red, and the right answer is shown in green color. The review of wrong answers after the exam is over, enables candidates to see where exactly he has made a mistake in answering the question.

 

Exam mode selectionHere, you select the mode of the practice test. Two available modes are Learn mode, and Exam mode. If you have just started you preparation, you can start with Learn mode. If you have finished with your preparation and like to feel how the actual exam, then take Exam mode.

 

 

 

The question bank is updated from time to time to reflect most recent exam topics, and additional features are added to the app to make it more responsive and up to date. Please email us for leaving any feedback.

App download link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.anandsoft.ccnaexamsim125full

Free (limited to 60 questions) app download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.anandsoft.ccnaexamsim125

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CCNA Cram Notes & Cheatsheets

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Checkout the cram notes below:

Download and post your reviews. The full version will have several sample questions with answers and explanations. You may download it here (password protected, and you need to buy the full version):

Software Defined Networking (SDN) – An Intro

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Software Defined Networking (SDN) has been gaining momentum over the past few years. Important features of SDN include:

  • Separation of data and control plane,
  • a well defined vendor-neutral interface between the data and control plane (e.g. OpenFlow), and
  • a logically centralized control plane that provides a network view for the control and management applications. One important reason that industry is inclined towards SDN because it enables graceful scaling of network infrastructure and minimize obsolescence.  Basic differences between SDN and legacy network is shown in the diagram below:

As shown in the figure above, the user will see standardized hardware which is controlled by proprietary software (Controller), which in turn is accessed by Open APIs such as REST and HTTP. The advantage is that the network admin need not know the specific hardware command syntax and only need to know the overall design and Openflow.

We can imagine the entire SDN as having an SDN controller with North-bound and South-bound interfaces as shown in the diagram below:

As can be seen in the diagram, the SDN controller is usually proprietary to the vendor. The SDN application is a standardized application  that talks to the SDN controller, which in turn talks to the networking hardware.

The advantages of SDN include the following:

  1. Centralized network provisioning. Because it separates conceptually, the control and data planes, SDN can be used as a firewall and load-balancing traffic between networking nodes.
  2. Comprehensive infrastructure management. It is possible to provision the infrastructure such as servers, networking elements, etc. for more efficient and scalable operation.
  3. Vendor Neutrality: Enables use of old and new equipment with low obsolescence because the data plane is separated from the control pane.
  4. Enhanced security. By separating data plane from control pane, it is possible to enhance the overall security of the network. Further, SDN controller, being the brain of the Software Defined Networking, can be programmed to introduce additional layers of obscurity.
  5. Cloud infrastructure – By using SDN, the infrastructure can easily be migrated to cloud platform.

The SDN course is offered at several leading universities in USA, and typical course ware is given below:

  • API between Control Plane and Data Plane:OpenFlow
  • Controller Design:ONIX, POX and Floodlight
  • SDN Abstraction
    • Protocol Independent Forwarding
    • Composition and Trace Tree
    • Verification
    • Network Update
  • SDN Application
    • Traffic Engineering: Google B4, Microsoft SWAN, SDX
    • Wireless Networks: SoftCell, SoftRAN, OpenRadio, OpenRF
  • SDN Virtualization
    • FlowVisor
    • Open vSwitch
    • NFV
  • SDN Endhosts, Middleboxes, Debugging, fault tolerance and Security
    • SDN Control of Endhosts and Middleboxes
    • SDN Debugging, fault tolerance and Security

 

SimulationExams Releases Comptia A+ Practice Tests with Labsim

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A+ Practice Tests with LabsimSimulationexams.com released practice tests with lab exercises for Comptia A+ certification exams preparation. This is a combined product that offers both the practice exams as well as the labs for hands-on practice. The software is useful for practicing A+ exams along with simultaneous labs preparation. The practice tests features are given below:

  • 300+  exam-like questions
  • Custom exam settings
  • Detailed explanations and online feedback
  • Learn mode and exam mode to suit your requirement
  • Identify weak areas
  • Key concepts flashcards for each question
  • Check for updates online
  • Online feedback (from within the exam) and support site
  • Licenses never expire

The Labsim provides several labs for hands-on experience. Practice safely without having the fear that the system might crash due to wrong settings! Since the labsim is a virtual networking environment, you can safely practice settings such as changing the control pane/networking/user controls without crashing the system or the Wifi router. A few screenshots of the labsim is given below:

a) Labsim Intro Form: Given below is an introductory text about the labsim

a+ labsim main window Currently about 75 labs are available with free demo version and detailed lab manual. Download the free version and install: A+ practice tests with labsim

 

The main window of the labsim is shown below:

The left pane shows the available labs. You can expand the labs in any given topic by clicking on the + sign. The right pane shows the selected lab. In this specific instance of lab, you are required to drag and drop relevant text to corresponding graphic element in the diagram. The topics covered in the labsim are given below:

  • PC Hardware
  • Networking
  • Laptops and mobiles
  • Operating systems
  • Printers and Scanners
  • Security
  • Troubleshooting

Each of the above topics contain several labs for practice. It may be noted that chapter-end questions are provided in the Essentials manual.

Checkout complete details about the labs by going to the product URL: Comptia A+ Practice Tests with Labsim

Goodluck!

Top 10 IT Certifications of 2018

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According to Firebrand.com, 2018 the top IT certifications are different from last years and CEH has garnered the top slot. These are the top 10 IT certifications of 2018:

  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • (ISC)2 CISSP
  • Cisco CCNA (Routing and Switching)
  • The Open Group TOGAF 9.1 Certification
  • (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
  • GDPR Practitioner
  • Certified Data Protection Officer – CDPO
  • Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
  • AXELOS PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner
  • ISACA CISA

Cyber security, data protection, networking, cloud technology and project management have been placed under high demand certs.

Read full article here:

http://blog.firebrandtraining.co.uk/2017/12/top-10-it-certifications-2018.html

CCNA Practice Exam Update

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Simulationexams.com has updated CCNA Practice Exam  recently to fix a couple of bugs that appeared on a few systems using Windows 10. As a result, some of the Simlet type of questions were not working. Additionally, a few questions had been updated.

SimulationExams.com Website Update

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The website simulationexams.com has been updated recently. The update provides a better navigation to our products such as labsims and Android/IOS apps. Please check out the new simulationexams.com menu. The labsims available are:

Some of the important android/ios product links are given below:

http://www.simulationexams.com/android-ios-apps.htm

Check out the product pages for more details.

Comptia Releases New Security+ exam…

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Comptia® recently released revised Security+® exam, SY0-501. The new version of CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501) emphasises on hands-on ability to both identify and mitigate security threats, attacks and vulnerabilities.

CompTIA Security+ is vendor-neutral and widely used by private and public employers and government agencies to validate essential cyber security skills for employees and/or contractors. As per the Comptia website, “On average, a test taker can expect to spend up to one-third of the 90-minute exam completing performance-based items.” So, one can expect a lot of performance based questions in the exam, and it’s almost impossible to pass the exam without having to answer the performance based questions.  As per the official website: “These items include simulations of technology solutions and story-based items that require advanced cognitive thinking on the part of the test taker,”

CompTIA Security+ is ANSI accredited and complies with the ISO/IEC 17024 standard for personnel certification programs. The certification is also approved by the U.S. Department of Defense for Directive 8140/8570.01-M

Comptia has more than two million IT certifications issued and probably stands first in the world.

The practice tests offered by simulation exams .com include Comptia Security+ practice tests. We are in the process of 501 exam practice tests and the same would be available at the earliest.

Disclaimer: Simulationexams.com is not associated with Comptia® organization. Security+® is a trademark of Comptia®.

New PMP Exam Effective from 26 March 2018

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With release of September 2017 PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition, PMI is updating the PMP® exam to ensure consistent use of terminology and to harmonize process groups, tools and techniques between the Guide and the exam.

Although it does not test your knowledge of the PMBOK Guide®, it is one of the primary references for the exam. As per the official note, the PMP exam content outline will not be updated.

Disclaimer: Simulationexams.com is not associated with PMI® or PMP® program. PMP® is the trademark of PMI® and duly recognized.

Comptia A+ Exam Simulator Update

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SimulationExams.com recently updated Comptia A+ Exam Simulator to include several more questions and flash card explanation. A couple of known bugs had been fixed in this revision. Check out the product page at:

http://www.simulationexams.com/exam-details/aplus-essentials.htm

A+ practice exams, offered by simulationexams.com provides 300+ questions with flash cards, and detailed stats. A+ Labsim is also available for candidates preparing for A+ Certification, and you may download the free trial version of the same.