Techy post: CCP Labs

Hey guys, It’s been a while right? I made a huge switch in my life and I’m just settling into it. More about that later. Right now, the CCP series continues on Intense School.

I have started with the labs in CCP so we have configuration tasks and I walk through them with you in the articles.

Here is the article on the CCP Interface familiarization and the first Lab has two parts: Part 1 and Part 2.

Also, this series is mostly beneficial to those preparing for the CCNA Security exam so if you want to learn more about the CCNA Security exam, classes are available at Intense School!

Techy post: Cisco Configuration Professional Series

Hey hey hey, I told you in the last techy article that a series was coming up on the Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP) tool. It’s finally here. The first and second part of the CCP series can be found here and here.

If you are preparing for any certification exam or just looking to expand your knowledge base, you should make a stop at the Intense School resource site as there are loads of articles written by several professional on there.

Also, this series is mostly beneficial to those preparing for the CCNA Security exam so if you want to learn more about the CCNA Security exam, classes are available at Intense School!

Bible study: 2 Kings 18-19

Sometime last week, my pastor preached about Hezekiah and the value of personal prayer using the text 2 Kings 18-19. But while reading that text in Church, I felt I needed to know more about what happened, so I did further study on it.

This article and the ones that follow in this series, will be details of my discovery. I will run the Bible text like a commentary and then identify lessons in italics as we go on. Be blessed.

2 Kings 18:1-8: Hezekiah was a king that walked before God in truth of heart. He “clave” to the Lord and God made him prosper. We see this ring true throughout the Scriptures that when you stick to God, you will prosper. Isaac in Genesis 26:12-13, King Uzziah in 2 Chronicles 26:5, Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:33.

2 Kings 18:14-16: Sometime later, King Hezekiah ran into a problem because the King of Assyria had come against him. Even after Hezekiah had given him gold and silver, that wicked king was still relentless. This tells me something: Don’t try to appease/beg the enemy – Satan – but stand your ground on the Word of God. James 4:7.

2 Kings 18:17-35: So that wicked king sent 3 of his top officials to scare the people of Judah. This is another device of the enemy: FEAR. 1 John 4:18. So we need to be careful what we feed our ears, minds and hearts with. Even seemingly innocent friends/family can instill fear in us unknowingly by the things they say.

2 Kings 18:36: However, the people did not reply these officials because Hezekiah had told them not to. I believe this is a tactic for success in life: SELF CONTROL. People will provoke you just so you react but we need to restrain ourselves. 2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP)

We will continue with this text in the next article. Feel free to share your own Bible study text with me/the readers. Just let me know :)

Techy post: GNS3 connection to host machine

Hi guys, it’s that time again where I feed my techy appetite. Those in the networking world would agree with me that GNS3 was one of the best things that ever happened to us and it keeps getting better. Not only is it useful for certification exams, it is very useful as a quick lab setup for a test environment.

In these articles (part 1 and part 2) on the Intense School site, I have walked through connecting GNS3 devices such as routers and firewalls, to your host machine and even to a LAN to which your host machine is connected to. Go over there and find out the benefits of these for yourself.

I actually wrote these articles as a precursor to an upcoming series on the Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP) tool especially useful for those planning to take the CCNA Security exam. If you want to learn more about the CCNA Security exam, classes are available at Intense School!

Wedding budget spreadsheet

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This post is in response to some comments that we’ve gotten over time from our friends who will like to have an idea of how much a wedding costs.

Tolu and I being quite techy started off creating a spreadsheet for our wedding budget. Putting down cost helps so that you are not deceiving yourself being overly happy (low cost) or giving yourself a headache (high cost) over arbitrary costs. We used Google Docs so that we can collaborate and edit at the same time.

Here is a blank (no price) Wedding Expenses Spreadsheet to help you get started and give you a general idea of the things a couple will usually have to buy. We recognise that there are different types of wedding planning e.g. couple bearing ALL the cost; couple bearing some cost and family of couple also being involved; so you can tweak it as required.

Life nugget:

Luke 14:28 “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?”

Techy post: CCNA Security Frequently Asked Challenges (FACs): ICMP Inspection on ASA

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I’m actually very excited about the new series I started on the Intense School’s blog. It’s on the challenges candidates preparing for the CCNA Security exam mostly face. I decided to call it “Frequently Asked Challenges” so that it is not confused with FAQs- because we will be dealing with technical questions rather than general exam questions.

In the first article, we look at ICMP inspection on the Cisco ASA. Head over there and find out more.

If you want to learn more about the CCNA Security exam, classes are available at Intense School!

Techy post: Traffic filtering in a VPN Tunnel

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Okay, a background to this post: Since April 2013, I’ve been writing technical articles (all of them have been about Cisco really) for Intense School, a training institute in America. They have a blog here for free technical articles. You can also view my profile and recent articles here.

That being said, a new article of mine has just been posted. It’s the last article in a 10-article series focusing on VPN on the Cisco ASA. I really went deep in those articles, reliving my CCIE study days. #GloriousDays

If you want to learn more about the Cisco ASA in general, classes are available at Intense School!