The OSI Model: More Than Just a Certification Tool

If you’ve ever looked at certifications in the networking industry, you’ve probably seen the acronym OSI thrown around at least once, if not more. These letters refer to the Open Systems Interconnection Model, which defines how messages are communicated over the Internet and through other networks. In this post, we’ll explain why this model is … Read more

Cisco Certification – Your Ticket to a Successful Career

Cisco certification is probably one of the most rewarding career steps you can take in your IT profession, but it’s also extremely hard to get to this level. What’s more, there are many people who don’t even know they can get Cisco certified. After spending hours and hours studying, you will find that Cisco certification … Read more

Why You Should Get Your Cisco CCNA Certification

What kind of job can you get with a Cisco CCNA certification? That’s the most common question people ask when they first start looking into getting their CCNA certification. You may have some other questions, too, such as How hard is it to get the CCNA certification? or What should I expect on the exam? … Read more

Cisco Certifications: Which One is Right for You?

It can be confusing to figure out which Cisco certification path will work best for your needs and career goals. To help you get started, here’s an overview of the nine main Cisco certification paths, what each one entails, and why they are all important to the field of networking and IT in general. Networking … Read more

First-Timer’s Guide to Acing Your Exam

When you’re ready to move forward in your career, it can seem like the next step—the exam you’ve been preparing for—is an insurmountable wall. How can you pass an exam if you haven’t taken one before? Will this time and effort be worth it? What can you do to help guarantee that you will pass? … Read more

Examining Exam Questions: CCNA, CCNP, and Security

When you’re sitting down to write your exams, it can be hard to study without guidance. Because of this, many candidates look towards material that has been taken directly from the exam itself—such as exam questions and answers—to help them prepare better. In order to make the best use of this sort of material, you … Read more

How to use a PAT Tester: A Step by Step Guide

PAT testing – also known as Portable Appliance Testing – refers to the examination of portable electrical appliances and equipment to determine they are safe to use in a work environment.  Electrical equipment that is faulty or poorly maintained can result in burns, electric shocks and fires. PAT tests are a cost effective and simple … Read more