Sep
14

Tune into Joseph Holbrook’s Associate GCP Cloud Engineer Course to learn about the requirements of the GCP Cloud Engineer Associate Exam.

About the Course:

An Associate Cloud Engineer deploys applications, monitors operations, and manages enterprise solutions. This individual is able to use Google Cloud Console and the command-line interface to perform common platform-based tasks to maintain one or more deployed solutions that leverage Google-managed or self-managed services on Google Cloud. The GCP Cloud Engineer Associate is one of Google’s newest certifications, this course will walk you through everything you need to know to ace your certification exam.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of cloud technologies
  • Basic Knowledge of GCP Cloud
  • A will to learn GCP Cloud
  • Access to a free trial account with GCP
  • Ability to use Codelabs and Quiklabs
Sep
12

Tune into our newest addition to our course library: Ubuntu Server (18.04): Installing and Managing openLDAP Directories, with Andrew Mallet to learn the basics of Ubuntu server.

About the Course:

OpenLDAP is a directory service that predates many proprietary systems and provides a universal authentication mechanism for client system to authenticate to and white pages system to search. In this course we will take you through the basics of openLDAP Leading to an install. From there you will learn how to develop your system further by adding and searching entries. Next we will move on to authentication to openLDAP from other Linux clients and services such as Apache HTTPD. Finally we will look at scaling out our system by including replication to add failover and fault-tolerance to the Directly.

Sep
10

In this course, you’ll learn the technologies behind Docker, while following the requirements for the Docker Certified Associate exam. This Course is taught by Andrew Crouthamel and is 3hours and 17 minutes long.



In this training series, you will learn how Docker works, and how it compares to existing virtualization technologies. You will learn how to install and configure Docker, retrieve and create containers, as well as their required pieces, such as virtual networks, data volumes, and repositories. Lastly, you will learn how to orchestrate numerous dockers in clusters, and create your own container registries.

Interested in watching? You can view this course by logging into your members account. You can also purchase this course for download at ine.com.

Sep
07

DevOpsDays is a technical conference for developers, system administrators and anyone else, whether expert or beginner, involved in technology. With technology and responsibilities crossing over spaces, DevOps is a movement that has rapidly spread through the technical community along with the adoption of agile techniques. DevOps Days take place all over the world as self-organized events which community members who are passionate about their work attend. The format of presentations, Ignites and Open Spaces is unique to this event. It is highly interactive and invigorating for attendees.


Come say hi, give us your feedback, and you could win a Nintendo Switch!

We’d love to get feedback from you, our customers, on what courses you’d like to see next. We’re constantly working to create new content which caters to a variety of technical certifications. We need your help deciding the best topics to add to our ever-exanding DevOps course library. As a token of appreciation, everyone who visits our booth and assists us by suggesting DevOps course topics will be entered into a contest to win a Nintendo Switch.

 

INE is also looking for talented individuals to propose and execute new courses.

Interested in working with us? We’re looking for instructors and web developers. Our instructors teach to an audience of over 200,000 technology professionals and are amongst the most well-known in the industry. Come chat with us about how you can become part of the INE team.

Sep
05

Considering Windows Server 2016 MCSA Certification? In this helpful course, get the details about Windows Server 2016 70-741 exam, in the MCSA certification.

Why You Should Watch

In this course we will perform tasks related to the networking features and functionalities available in Windows Server 2016. Students should have familiarity with implementing and managing DNS, DHCP, and IPAM, as well as deploying remote access solutions such as VPN and RADIUS, managing DFS and branch cache solutions, configuring high performance network features and functionality, and implementing Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions, such as Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) and Network Controller.

What You’ll Learn

This course will cover the following exam topics:

  • Implement a Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Implement DHCP and IPAM
  • Implement Network Connectivity and Remote Access Solutions
  • Implement an Advanced Network Infrastructure

About The Instructor

Melissa Hallock has been in the IT field since 1996 when she first began working with hardware. While working on a Bachelor of Applied Science in Networking, she landed her first IT job in a Forbe’s top 100 growing companies as a LAN Technician and worked with all things Microsoft. Later she migrated to Linux and Mac operating systems. Having always worked in an education setting as a tech, she decided to start teaching and began teaching at the second largest private college in Michigan. She quickly became the most sought out instructor and decided to pursue a Master of Information Systems. After she completed her masters’, she expanded her teaching to also cover several programming courses.

Melissa also has several certifications including the A+, Networking +, Cloud +, MCTS, and MCP.

You can view Melissa’s Windows Server 2016 Networking for Certification Exam 70-741 on our streaming site, or purchase it at ine.com.

Sep
04

Log into your Members Account, or check out our online store the view or purchase Rohit Pardasani’s latest CCIE Security v5.0 Technologies video; CCIE Security V5 Technologies: ASA Firewall.

About The Course

This course is a deep dive in ASA and features of ASA firewall, and is a primary study resource for the CCIE Security v5 Lab Exam. Students looking for a thorough and well-structured learning tool will benefit from these videos, which help create a solid foundation of the concepts covered in the CCIE Security v5 Lab Exam.

In this course, we will walk you through the basics of ASA and help you dive into more practical and advanced topics. We will start by helping you understand the security levels in ASA and understand the Adaptive Security Algorithm. Then we will break down the ACL’s and objects and object-groups. We will further look at differences between ASA in router mode vs ASA in transparent mode. We will also focus on deep inspection of packets and later move on to creating virtual firewalls and running ASA in active/standby or active/active mode. Lastly, but not the least, we would focus on clustering.

Prerequisites

Basic understanding of firewalls and basic routing knowledge is a must.

Why You Should Watch

This course is a great study tool for anyone pursuing their CCNA, CCNP, or CCIE Security Certification. Regardless of certification achievement, some of the concepts covered in this course are useful to everyone that deals with firewall. Security is not an aspect to take for granted and both, regular users and IT professionals, should have a bare minimum knowledge of common security practices.

Who Should Watch

This course is intended for individuals who are just beginning their pursuit of the CCIE Security v5 certification or even CCNP Security Certification. This ASA Deep Dive could also be useful to those who are looking to become a master in ASA technology, as it is specifically designed to focus on the topics and technologies covered in ASA in the CCIE Security v5 Lab Exam.

About The Instructor

Rohit has been in the networking industry for more than 17 years, with a focus on Cisco networking for the past 15 years. Rohit not only brings his years of teaching experience to the classroom, but also years of real-world enterprise and service provider experience. Rohit has assisted hundreds of engineers in obtaining their CCIE certification, and has been conducting CCIE RS, CCIE SEC, CCIE SP and CCIE Collaboration for Cisco Systems worldwide. Rohit currently holds 5xCCIE’s (Routing Switching, Service Provider, Security, Voice and Collaboration). When not teaching or developing new products, Rohit consults with large ISPs and enterprise customers in India and UK. Rohit is currently pursuing his CCIE Data Center certification.

Aug
31

Cisco just rolled out the Evolving Technologies v1.1 update, which will affect anyone taking their CCIE certification exams on, or after, August 30, 2018. Fortunately, the v1.1 updates are fairly minor. The CCIE/CCDE Evolving Technologies section still includes three overall categories; Cloud, Network Programmability and Internet of things, and still makes up 10% of all CCIE/CCDE written exams. However, changes can be found in the specific topics tested in each of the evolving technologies categories.

Cloud – v1.1

Compare and contrast public, private, hybrid, and multi-cloud design considerations

  • Infrastructure, platform, and software as a service (XaaS)
  • Performance, scalability, and high availability
  • Security implications, compliance, and policy
  • Workload migration

Describe cloud infrastructure and operations

  • Compute virtualization (containers and virtual machines)
  • Connectivity (virtual switches, SD-WAN and SD-Access)
  • Virtualization functions (NFVi, VNF, and L4/L1)
  • Automation and orchestration tools (cloud center, DNA-center, and Kubernetes)

Network Programmability (SDN) – v1.1

Describe architectural and operational Considerations for a programmable network

  • Data models and structures (YANG, JSON and XML)
  • Device programmability (gRPC, NETCONF and RESTCONF)
  • Controller based network design (policy driven configuration and northbound/ southbound APIs)
  • Configuration management tools (agent and agent-less) and version control systems (Git and SVN)

Internet of Things (IOT) – v1.1

Describe architectural framework and deployment considerations for Internet of Things (IoT)

  • IoT technology stack (IoT Network Hierarchy, data acquisition and flow)
  • IoT standards and protocols (characteristics within IT and OT environment)
  • IoT security (network segmentation, device profiling, and secure remote access)
  • IoT edge and fog computing (data aggregation and edge intelligence)

To Learn more about the changes between v1.0 and v1.1 of Cisco’s Evolving Technologies, read the full article on Cisco’s Website.


Aug
29

 

Interested in AWS? You’re in luck, this week we added not one, but TWO Amazon Courses to our streaming library!

AWS Certified Solution Architect – Professional



Instructor: Ankush Kilam

Duration: 5hrs 25min

This course provides you with advanced technical skills needed to pass the AWS CSA Pro exam. With the AWS CSA Pro certification under your belt, you will join an exclusive club of certified professionals who are in high demand by employers worldwide. The training course is made up of 5-20 minute videos. The video lessons keep-it-simple and explain things clearly and succinctly. Together I’ll walk you through each of the major domains of Amazon Web Services, step by step.


AWS Certified Developer – Associate



Instructor: Robert Kulagowski

Duration: 7hrs 7min

This course will help you study for the AWS Certified Developer – Associate exam. Through a combination of lectures, quizzes and practical exercises, you’ll get the information necessary to earn your certification. You will learn CloudFormation, Cloudfront, DynamoDB, EBS, EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, IAM, S3, SNS, SQS, SWF and more

You Can watch both of these courses by logging into your INE Members Account

Aug
27

Learn in-depth information about social engineering techniques and countermeasures in the course Certified Ethical Hacker: Social Engineering, available as a stand alone download or with your INE All Access Pass!

Not Like in Hollywood

When we think of hacking, we often picture a grim fellow opening a laptop, typing really fast and bam! he’s infiltrated the Pentagon. Watching those films when you know one or two things about system and network security is a hilarious experience! If you have been following the Certified Ethical Hacker series, you would know better by now. Hacking is not for the faint-hearted, not just because of the technical difficulty (indeed there are several needed skills to be developed), but because of the resilience needed. I’m talking about the fact that a successful hack comes after many failed attempts in most scenarios.

Because hacking into systems as an outsider is so difficult there’s a key toolkit that every hacker needs to master as much as they master sniffing, session hijacking, application hacking, or any other technical specialty- I’m talking about Social Engineering.

It’s a Dark World

A highly empathetic person might have a hard time with the concept of Social Engineering. It’s pretty much abou abusing people’s trust and weaknesses, but if you think about it, a certain degree of empathy paired with a cold stomach might as well do the trick. The fact is, systems and their security will continue to evolve, but humans are still humans. From the old times when con artists would sell colored water at a fair claiming miraculous powers, to our modern social engineers convincing people to “download a security application,” few things have changed when it comes to human mind manipulation.

Statistics are shocking proof of this: more than 90% of total email traffic is malicious. According to TrendMicro 91% of successful breaches started with a “spear phishing” attack. In a study conducted by Frierich-Alexander University 78% participants clicked on a malicious link even though they knew about the risks of clicking on an unknown link sent via email.

Think about it, if you want to get into a network why spend countless hours building your penetration strategy entirely from the outside rather than grabbing the “low-hanging fruit?” The saddest thing is, people are the low-hanging fruit because of emotional factors such as: empathy, fear, laziness and insecurity. What makes us human also makes us vulnerable.

Because of the above facts, I’ve known hackers who spend a good amount of their time (myself included) reading psychology books to understand the human mind. This is an effort worth your time and something recommended to all security professionals.

No Patch Has Been Made For The Human Mind, but Impact Can Be Minimized

There’s no real “patch” to guard people’s minds from attackers, but there are ways to minimize the risk. These ways encompass technical controls, policy controls and user awareness training. However, it goes without saying that even after investing in all of this, an organization concerned with their security needs to have proactive monitoring of their systems and network, and a good incident response strategy. If you’re a valuable target, chances are you’ll be Socially Engineered.

Aug
24

Do you want to obtain your CCNP Collaboration or perhaps enhance your Cisco Collaboration skills for the real world? The CCNP Advanced Technologies v1 course from INE is targeted at network and voice professionals who want to take their Cisco Collaboration knowledge to the next level.

This course is intended for network and voice professionals looking to further improve their knowledge or prepare themselves for the CIPTV1 exam. In this course we will be looking at CUCM and VCS Dial Plan, Voice + Video Calling, IOS Gateway, Conferencing, QoS, On Cluster Calling with CUCM and Media Resources. This course will be delivered in lecture based format with plenty of hands on practical demonstrations.

CIPTV1 – Implementing Cisco IP Telephony & Video’ will cover professional to advanced level concepts and demonstrations around a large portion of the Cisco Unified Communications portfolio, including some of the below products and topics:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Dial Plan and Media Resources
  • Cisco VCS Dial Plan
  • IOS Gateways – Digital Voice, Dial-Peers, Translation Rules
  • Conferencing with Cisco Conductor and Cisco Telepresence Server
  • Quality of Service
About The Instructor:

Dean Babbage is a Voice and Network Professional actively working in the Cisco Partner community. He carries around 17 years of experience in the industry working in a variety of support, delivery and consultancy roles. He is also a double CCNP within Routing & Switching and Collaboration, as well achieving CCNA status in Wireless, Security and Data Center. When is not spending time with his family, he is dedicated to blogging and recording training videos around all things Cisco UC, as well as being committed to preparing for the CCIE Collaboration exam in the not too distant future. You can reach him on the social media platform of choice.

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