Technical activity for the month of February

I should have written this a while back but better late yeah…

Here are a list of articles written on the Intense School site for the month of February: Continue reading

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Techy articles for the month of January

Hey my techy readers,

I will now be writing only one article per month summarizing all the techy articles I write for Intense School so that should drive down the number of techy posts on this blog tremendously. Did I hear you guys shout hallelujah? *hehe*

For the month of January, we have the following topics:

  • Route maps: Learn the fundamentals of route maps here.
  • Bridging VPNs: This series has four parts: part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4. It looks at the following scenario: Site A and Site B have a site-to-site VPN connection between themselves. Site C is a new site that needs to also have VPN access to Site B but for some reason, this new VPN access has to go through Site A which will then route it to site B.
  • Site-to-Site VPN with overlapping subnets (on Cisco ASA): This one has two parts but only the first part has been posted for now. It discusses what to do when you need to set up a VPN tunnel between two subnets using the same IP address space.

I actually didn’t write a lot in the past month because I was busy with other stuff. Let’s see how February plays out. Happy new month in advance!

Psst…the Cisco Mentoring Program has launched!

I often get messages from people just starting out their Networking career and others who are well on their way: they would like to talk to someone who has gone ahead on the path they are currently treading. Other times, they have questions (technical and otherwise) they would like answered. Generally speaking, what they want in one word is a “Mentor”.

Rather than randomly looking for a Cisco mentor, I decided to make it official. I recently launched Continue reading

Conclusion of CCP Series

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CCP Series: Easy VPN

The CCP series I ran on the Intense School site was a long one spanning over 20 articles and 11 labs. We have finally come to the end of that series with the last lab on Cisco Easy VPN. Although many “techy” people may not like using GUI on Cisco, the Cisco Configuration Professional is actually a good way to learn about different features and it may also come in handy when setting up a quick lab.

The labs in the CCP series are related to the Cisco Security exams (CCNA, CCNP Security, CCIE Security) and if you want to learn more about these exams, classes are available at Intense School!

Techy Post: Thin-client SSL VPN

This week on the Intense School site, we have a new article in the Cisco Configuration Professional Series. This article discusses how to configure thin-client SSL VPN using CCP. Thin-client SSL VPN, also called port forwarding, provides secure access to fixed TCP port services such as SSH, Telnet, and SMTP.

The labs in the CCP series are related to the Cisco Security exams (CCNA, CCNP Security, CCIE Security) and if you want to learn more about these exams, classes are available at Intense School!

Techy Post: NTP and Digital Certificates

In the last techy post, I told you there will be more articles in the CCP series. Well, they are here now. Three new articles have been added to the series:

  • NTP: This is the 6th lab which deals with synchronizing the clocks of the routers in preparation for digital certificates. It also contains a bit of troubleshooting so be sure to check it out.
  • Digital Certificates: This 7th lab has two parts: Part 1 and Part 2. Go over there and find out the issues we encountered while configuring the tasks and how we solved them.

 There are many more useful articles at the Intense School page. The labs in the CCP series are related to the Cisco Security exams (CCNA, CCNP Security, CCIE Security) and if you want to learn more about these exams, 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!