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June 15, 2019
Breaking Down the NEW CCNA
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we'll discuss the topics appearing on Cisco's newly announced CCNA certification exam. To help you complete your current CCNA R/S studies before February 24, 2020 (or to help you get a jump start studying for the new CCNA), I'm conducting a FREE 3-day "CCNA Foundations" course containing 12 hours of content. Get more information, and sign up using the following link: https://kwtrain.com/ccna-foundations  This link gives you an overview of the new CCNA program: http://bit.ly/newccna This link shows you the exact topics on the exam: http://bit.ly/200-301  
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8 min
June 1, 2019
Categories of Twisted Pair Cabling
In this episode, you'll learn why twisted pair networking cable needs to be twisted. Also, you'll learn the characteristics of various twisted pair cabling "Categories" and sample use cases for each Category.
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9 min
May 15, 2019
Fundamentals of 5G Technology
In this episode, you'll learn the benefits of 5G cellular technology and what distinguishes 5G from its 3G and 4G predecessors.
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8 min
May 1, 2019
Options for Hands-On Practice
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we'll discuss a collection of options for getting hands-on practice with Cisco router and switch platforms. Following are links to some of the options mentioned in the podcast: Pearson’s Network Simulator: https://kwtrain.com/netsim Cisco Packet Tracer: https://kwtrain.com/pt CCNA R/S Packet Tracer Labs: https://kwtrain.com/packettracer Cisco VIRL: https://kwtrain.com/virl CCNP R/S Cisco VIRL Labs: https://kwtrain.com/virllabs Cisco Learning Labs for ICND1: https://kwtrain.com/icnd1labs Cisco Learning Labs for ICND2: https://kwtrain.com/icnd2labs Cisco CCIE Lab Builder: https://learningnetworkstore.cisco.com/cisco-ccie-lab-builder Getting Started with the CSR 1000v Video: https://youtu.be/EKpvpS9qxss *NOTE: Some of the above links are affiliate links.
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11 min
April 15, 2019
Selecting a Paper Planner
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we consider three paper planners you can use to boost your productivity: Brendon Burchard's "The High Performance Planner": http://bit.ly/kwtrain-hpp Michael Hyatt's "Full Focus Planner": http://bit.ly/kwtrain-ffp Ziglar's "The Performance Planner": http://bit.ly/kwtrain-zpp  
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6 min
April 1, 2019
Understanding Multicast Operation
In this episode of "The Broadcast Storm," you'll learn the theory of IP multicasting, for both IPv4 and IPv6. If you'd like to watch a video that reviews this theory and also includes a comprehensive configuration demo, check out this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjt2L9jAYNA  
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22 min
March 15, 2019
Overview of DMVPNs
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn what Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Networks (DMVPNs) do for us and the theory behind how they work.
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10 min
March 1, 2019
My Secret to Making BIG Decisions
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn the difference between "System 1" and System 2" thinking and a tool to make tough decisions logically.
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7 min
February 15, 2019
Overview of AWS
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is fast becoming one of the hottest topics in the IT industry, and in this episode, you'll get an overview of what AWS is all about.
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7 min
February 1, 2019
CCIE Collaboration Lab Structure
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn what to expect if you're going to be taking your CCIE Collaboration Lab. Specifically, you'll learn what equipment will be at your desk in the lab and about the four minimum scores you must meet to pass the exam.  
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8 min
January 15, 2019
Fundamentals of Cisco Expressway
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll get an overview of Cisco's Expressway servers and learn how they can help Cisco Jabber clients perform "firewall traversal."
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7 min
January 1, 2019
6 Steps to Accelerate Your Learning
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll discover six steps to learning your next technical topic FAST.  
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9 min
December 15, 2018
Introduction to First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRPs)
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn about three First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRPs) supported on Cisco routers and multilayer switches: - Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) - Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) - Global Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)  
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18 min
December 1, 2018
Understanding IP Source Guard & Dynamic ARP Inspection
Sign up for Kevin's live and online "CCNP R/S SWITCH (300-115) Crash Course," being conducted Dec. 17, 18, & 19, 2018 with the following link: http://bit.ly/switch-dec-18 In this episode of "The Broadcast Storm," you'll learn how to build on the DHCP Snooping configuration (covered in the last episode) to protect your network from IP spoofing (originating on a local subnet) and a gratuitous ARP man-in-the-middle attack. As promised in this episode, here's are sample configurations for both IP Source Guard and Dynamic ARP Inspection: IP SOURCE GUARD EXAMPLE: SW1# conf term SW1(config)#int range fa 0/2-24 SW1(config-if-range)#ip verify source SW1(config-if-range)#end SW1#   DYNAMIC ARP INSPECTION EXAMPLE: SW1# conf term SW1(config)#ip arp inspection vlan 1 SW1(config)#int gig 0/1 SW1(config-if)#ip arp inspection trust SW1(config-if)#int range fa 1/0/13-14 SW1(config-if-range)#ip arp inspection trust SW1(config-if-range)#end SW1#
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9 min
November 15, 2018
Protecting Your Network with DHCP Snooping
Sign up for Kevin's live and online CCNP R/S SWITCH (300-115) Crash Course," being conducted Dec. 17, 18, & 19, 2018 with the following link: http://bit.ly/switch-dec-18 In this episode of "The Broadcast Storm," you'll learn how to protect your network from a rogue DHCP server (even one that's been connected to your network accidentally). As promised in this episode, here's a sample configuration for DHCP Snooping: SW1#conf term SW1(config)#ip dhcp snooping SW1(config)#ip dhcp snooping vlan 1 SW1(config)#int gig 0/1 SW1(config-if)#ip dhcp snooping trust SW1(config-if)#end SW1#
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7 min
November 1, 2018
BGP Path Selection - Simplified
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn a memory aid for listing the 8 primary Path Attributes (PAs) that BGP uses to make it's path selection decisions. Get your FREE 3-Day Trial of The Cert Accelerator here: http://kwtrain.com/ca  
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9 min
October 15, 2018
OSPF LSA Types - Simplified
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn the job of each OSPF Link State Advertisement (LSA) type. Get your 3-Day FREE Trial of The Cert Accelerator here: http://kwtrain.com/ca  
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17 min
October 1, 2018
Introduction to Private VLANs
In this episode, you'll be introduced to the theory and operation of Private VLANs on Cisco Catalyst switches. Here is the link to Kevin's upcoming SWITCH Crash Course: http://bit.ly/switch-oct-18
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8 min
September 15, 2018
The Storm Control Feature on Cisco Catalyst Switches
This podcast episode introduces you to the Storm Control feature found on Cisco Catalyst switches. Here is the link to the SWITCH (300-115) Crash Course: http://bit.ly/switch-oct-18  
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8 min
September 1, 2018
5 Changes in Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) Version 12.0
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we'll review 5 big changes in CUCM 12.0. For a more comprehensive listing of updates, check out the following link: http://bit.ly/cucm12-changes  
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4 min
August 15, 2018
Overview of CompTIA's CySA+ Certification
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll get a better sense for what CompTIA's CySA+ certification is all about. Links: Register and Download Exam Topics and Sample Questions: https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/cybersecurity-analyst (NOTE: Look for section on the page entitled "Get Practice Questions and Exam Objectives.")   FREE CompTIA CySA+ Mini-Course: http://kwtrain.com/cysa+  
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8 min
August 1, 2018
Introduction to Cisco's CSR 1000v Router
In this podcast episode, you'll learn the basics of Cisco's 1000v virtual router. To download your own evaluation copy of Cisco's CSR 1000v, visit the following link (and login with your Cisco account credentials): http://bit.ly/csr1000v To watch a demonstration of the CSR 1000v being installed on a VMware ESXi server, you can check out Kevin's YouTube video: https://youtu.be/EKpvpS9qxss  
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8 min
July 15, 2018
My Takeaways From Cisco Live US 2018
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, I share my biggest takeaways from Cisco Live US 2018. Also, here's the link to watch a replay of my Cisco Live presentation: http://bit.ly/kw-clus18 Enjoy! Kevin  
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17 min
July 1, 2018
Interview with Network Chuck
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll hear an interview I did with CBT Nuggets instructor Network Chuck, as he shares his philosophy of and strategies for Cisco certifications. You can follow Network Chuck through any of the following: YouTube: http://bit.ly/2HSeiwG Website: http://bit.ly/2t1yPdC (NetworkChuck.com) Twitter: http://bit.ly/2JImENa Instagram: http://bit.ly/2JGf3P4 Facebook: http://bit.ly/2ldoXsZ  
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15 min
June 15, 2018
Introduction to Tranceivers
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn about various types (and speeds) of transceivers, which can be used to connect into a piece of networking equipment (e.g. an Ethernet switch). Specifically, we'll discuss the following transceiver types: GBIC SFP SFP+ Quad SFP Quad SFP+ BiDi Transceivers This topic is from my newly released CompTIA Network+ Complete Video Course, which contains over 17 hours of training. If you'd like to check it out and get a 50 percent discount off the purchase price, navigate to the following link, and enter the Discount Code of WALLACE50 during checkout. http://netpluscourse.kevin.live Discount Code: WALLACE50  
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6 min
June 1, 2018
WLAN Antennas
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we discuss different types of wireless LAN (WLAN) antennas. This topic comes from my new CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) Complete Video Course. If you'd like to check it out, use the Discount Code of WALLACE50 to save 50 percent. Here's the URL: Network+ Complete Video Course: http://netpluscourse.kevin.live Discount Code: WALLACE50  
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7 min
May 15, 2018
My Productivity Habits
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn what I do on a weekly and daily basis to stay productive. To get an 80% discount on the Your IT Career Success Blueprint video course, visit: http://success.kevin.live and enter the Discount Code: SUCCESS Here are the apps I mentioned in this episode: DayOne: http://dayoneapp.com/ Things: https://culturedcode.com/things/ YouVersion Bible: https://www.youversion.com/the-bible-app/ Calm: https://www.calm.com/ AirMail: http://airmailapp.com/      
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10 min
May 1, 2018
Fundamentals of Disaster Recovery
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn collection of disaster recovery terms. Specifically, you'll learn: 4 Types of Backups 3 Types of Backup Sites These topics come from CompTIA's new Network+ exam blueprint. You can purchase Kevin's brand new Network+ (N10-007) Complete Video course using the following link: http://netpluscourse.kevin.live Also, use Coupon Code WALLACE50 to take 50% off the price. Enjoy!
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9 min
April 15, 2018
Network Defense Best Practices
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn 14 best practice recommendations for better securing your network. These recommendations come from CompTIA's new Network+ exam blueprint. You can purchase Kevin's brand new Network+ (N10-007) Complete Video course using the following link: http://netpluscourse.kevin.live Also, use Coupon Code WALLACE50 to take 50% off the price. Enjoy!
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19 min
April 1, 2018
A Look at the New Network+ Exam
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn what to expect on CompTIA's brand new Network+ exam. Register with CompTIA to Download Exam Objectives: http://kwtrain.com/net+objectives   Pre-Order Kevin's Network+ (N10-007) Complete Video Course: http://netpluscourse.kevin.live  
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10 min
March 15, 2018
Interview with Anthony Sequeira
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, world-renowned Cisco trainer Anthony Sequeira joins us to discuss: The Troubleshooting Section of the CCIE R/S Lab Overview of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Anthony's CCIE R&S Prep Club What Anthony has Learned from Tony Robbins What Anthony is Working on Now Links: Anthony's CCIE R&S Prep Club: http://www.ajsnetworking.com/membership-join/ Anthony's Blog: http://www.ajsnetworking.com Subscribe to The Broadcast Storm: Spotify: http://bit.ly/spotify-the-broadcast-storm iTunes: http://kwtrain.com/podcast
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33 min
March 1, 2018
Understanding Jumbo Frames
In this podcast episode, you'll learn the structure of a Jumbo Frame. You'll also discover some of the benefits and drawbacks of Jumbo Frame technology. ANNOUNCEMENT: Kevin Wallace Training, LLC is proud to announce a new course: CCNA Cyber Ops Video Training Series led by our security trainer, Charles Judd. Even though the course is not scheduled to be complete until June 2018, you can get immediate access to all of the videos Charles has already created. Multiple new videos are added each week, all of which are downloadable and never expire. Also, as a Broadcast Storm listener, you can get a 25 percent discount on and get immediate access to the pre-release version of CCNA Cyber Ops Video Training Series. Just visit http://cyber.kevin.live and enter the discount code STORM to take 25 percent off.
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10 min
February 15, 2018
Fundamentals of Software Defined Access (SD-Access)
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn how Cisco's SD-Access feature allows a policy to follow a user around a multisite wired and wireless network. Check out Kevin's new video course on IT career success here: http://success.kevin.live  
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7 min
February 1, 2018
Cisco Announces Major CCIE Collaboration Update
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn the details surrounding Cisco's recent announcement to update both the Written and Lab exams in the CCIE Collaboration track, from version 1.0 to version 2.0 on July 23, 2018. To help those who want to complete the version 1.0 lab prior to the cutoff date, I'm offering a 75 percent discount on my "CCIE Collaboration Lab Walkthrough" video training series, or my "Ultimate Collaboration Bundle." Just use the discount code NEWCOLLAB at checkout to get your savings. You can learn more about those two training programs (and also purchase) here: http://kwtrain.com/collabsales If you want to read Cisco's official details about version 2.0, you can check them out here: http://bit.ly/collab20  
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14 min
January 15, 2018
The Difference Between OSPF Neighbors and Adjacencies
In this podcast episode, you'll learn the difference between an OSPF Neighbor and an OSPF Adjacency. Also, to sign up for Kevin's free "SDN Mini-Course," visit: http://kwtrain.com/sdn  
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6 min
January 1, 2018
3 Ways to Filter OSPF Routes
In this podcast episode, you'll learn three different locations and strategies for filtering OSPF routes. To register for Kevin's live and on-line ROUTE (300-101) Crash Course, on January 16, 17, and 18, 2018, visit http://bit.ly/route-jan-18    
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6 min
December 15, 2017
CCIE Time Saver - "Router Preconfigs"
This podcast episode walks you through a collection of commands that you can copy/paste into your routers (and possibly switches, depending on which commands you select) during your CCIE lab attempt. As a reference, below is a configuration example, illustrating the commands discussed in this episode: =========================== conf t line con 0 exec-timeout 0 0 logging synchronous exit line vty 0 15 exec-timeout 0 0    logging synchronous exit no ip domain-lookup alias exec src show run | s router       alias exec sib show ip interface brief end =========================== This episode also referenced Kevin's free Software Defined Networking (SDN) video training series, available here: http://kwtrain.com/sdn
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6 min
December 1, 2017
CCIE Lab Insider Tips from a Proctor
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn some little-known insider tips about the CCIE Lab, which I learned by interviewing a CCIE Lab proctor. If the CCIE Collaboration Lab is in your future, I've got some free training that you'll definitely want to check out. Just enter your name and e-mail here: http://kwtrain.com/framework  
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14 min
November 15, 2017
Introduction to Storage Area Network Technologies
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn theory and terms surrounding Storage Area Networking (SAN) technologies. FREE SDN Training: http://kwtrain.com/sdn  
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7 min
November 1, 2017
Certification vs. Degree - My Take on the Age Old Debate
What's better to have for your career, a college degree or a higher-level certification? That's a debate that's raged on for years. In this podcast episode, I share my perspective. For more Cisco career advice, help yourself to my free book, Your Route to Cisco Career Success: http://kwtrain.com/success  
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9 min
October 15, 2017
Cyber Ops 101 - The Intrusion Kill Chain
This podcast episode introduces you to the Cyber Security concept of the Intrusion Kill Chain, which contains the following seven steps: Reconnaissance Weaponization Delivery Exploitation Installation Command and Control Actions on Objective CCNA Cyber Ops Complete Video Course Library: http://kwtrain.com/cybercourse   CCNA Cyber Ops Official Cert Guide Library: http://kwtrain.com/cyberbooks  
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10 min
October 1, 2017
What I Would Do If I Where Starting Over
A common question I get, is how I would begin a career, if I had it to do all over again. Interestingly, the answer I give today isn't the answer I would have given just a couple of years ago. In this podcast episode, I walk you through the decisions I would make today, and why. Here are links to the video training programs mentioned in this episode: CCNA R/S Complete Video Course: http://kwtrain.com/ccnacourse Fundamentals of Network Programmability: http://kwtrain.com/fnpvideo CCNP R/S Complete Video Course: http://kwtrain.com/ccnpcourse  
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11 min
September 15, 2017
The Network Programmability Framework
For most of 2017, I've been studying Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Programming. One of the biggest challenges I had was tying together all of the multiple topics. To simplify these concepts for you, I created what I call my Network Programmability Framework (which is a variant of a Venn diagram). In this podcast episode, I'll walk you through this diagram. However, it might be helpful to have it printed out ahead of time. So, you can download a .PDF of the Network Programmability Framework by visiting: http://bit.ly/netprogframe Also, here are a couple of additional links mentioned in this podcast episode: Fundamentals of Network Programmability Video Training Course: http://kwtrain.com/fnpvideo SDN Free Mini-Course: http://kwtrain.com/sdn  
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10 min
September 1, 2017
Overview of Cisco's CCNA Cyber Ops Certification
Cisco recently introduced a new certification, the CCNA Cyber Ops certification. This new certification helps prepare people for the upcoming drought of cybersecurity professionals. It's estimated that in 2019, there will be 6 million jobs in cybersecurity, with 1.5 million of those jobs unfilled. Links CCNA Cyber Ops Official Cert Guide Library FREE CCNA R/S (200-125) Practice Exam Download
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5 min
August 15, 2017
The 3 Biggest Mistakes I've Made In My Career
In this podcast episode, I reflect on three of the biggest mistakes I've made in my career, in an effort to help you avoid similar missteps. When writing this post, I was surprised at the old memories and emotions that surfaced. Hopefully though, my transparency in describing these failures will serve you the listener. Click HERE to Learn More About the Diver Down - Routing and Switching Membership Program.
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8 min
August 1, 2017
An Overview of Container Technology for Cisco Networking Professionals
Cisco recently introduced the Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series switches. One unique feature of these switches is their ability to support containers. This podcast episode introduces you to the concept of containers and discusses how they can be more efficient than virtual machines. Links: Docker: docker.com Diver Down - Routing and Switching: kwtrain.com/dd  
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6 min
July 15, 2017
How To Detect Malware In Encrypted Traffic
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we discuss a new technology Cisco recently released that allows traffic to be scanned for malicious content, even if that traffic is encrypted. It's a feature called Encrypted Traffic Analysis (ETA), and in this episode, you'll learn the basics of how it works. Click HERE to watch Kevin's new video discussing the 3 reasons IT professionals struggle in their career.
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7 min
July 1, 2017
The 3 Topics You Need to Know for Your CCNA R&S Exam
In this podcast episode, you'll learn the "Big 3" topics on which you need to spend a disproportionate amount of study time on when preparing for your CCNA R&S exam (200-120). Links: Exam Topics CCNA R&S (200-125) Complete Video Course FREE 200-125 Practice Exam Kevin's Routing and Switching YouTube Playlist
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5 min
June 15, 2017
Preview of my Cisco Live US 2017 Session
In this podcast episode, you'll learn the theory behind number globalization and localization on a Cisco Unified Communications Manager server. This is an overview of the topic I'll be presenting on June 29, 2017 at Cisco Live US. Click HERE to see the session in the CLUS 17 Scheduler.  
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9 min
June 1, 2017
The Siren Call of Brain Dumps
A "siren call" is something that looks appealing, but is really dangerous. That's what brain dumps are for far too many Cisco certification candidates. In this podcast episode, you'll learn: (1) Cheaters can be caught. (2) Cheaters can destroy their career. (3) The appropriate philosophy for approaching a Cisco exam. Click HERE To Get Your Free Your Route To Cisco Career Success e-Book.
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10 min
May 15, 2017
Deep Work
In this podcast episode, we'll review some of the basic concepts and strategies from the book Deep Work, by Cal Newport. Also, I'll give an example of how I recently applied these strategies to my study of network programmability. Useful Links: Deep Work, by Cal Newport Your Route to Cisco Career Success, by Kevin Wallace
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11 min
May 1, 2017
Fundamentals of Encyrption
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn the basics of encryption. Topics include: Symmetric encryption Asymmetric encryption Certificate Authorities (CAs) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Digital certificates Also, to get a free copy of Kevin's CCNA R/S (200-125) Practice Exam, click HERE.
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13 min
April 15, 2017
Comparing Cisco IOS, NX-OS, and IOS-XR
This podcast episode compares three Cisco operating systems: Cisco IOS Cisco NX-OS IOS-XR To go deeper on this topic, check out a replay of Joe Rinehart's 2016 CiscoLive US presentation (CiscoLive account required): NX-OS, IOS, and IOS-XR, Unique and Similar at the Same Time Also, to see examples of a sample configuration in each OS, visit the accompanying blog post: Comparing Cisco IOS, NX-OS, and IOS-XR Blog Post Finally, to keep up with everything Kevin is doing, visit his website: Kevin's Website  
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10 min
April 1, 2017
Understanding EIGRP - Part 6
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we conclude our Understanding EIGRP series. The topics in this episode include: The EIGRP Router ID EIGRP Neighborship Requirements Here are the links mentioned in the podcast: Understanding EIGRP - Part 6 (Blog Post) ROUTE (300-101) Complete Video Course    
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9 min
March 15, 2017
Understanding EIGRP - Part 5
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, we continue our look at EIGRP. Specifically, we focus on EIGRP Static Neighbors. You'll learn: How to configure an EIGRP static neighbor How to verify a EIGRP static neighbors When you should not use EIGRP static neighbors Here are the links mentioned in the podcast: Understanding EIGRP - Part 5 (Blog Post) CCNA R/S (200-125) Complete Video Course ROUTE (300-101) Complete Video Course Kevin's Website  
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5 min
March 1, 2017
Fundamentals of the Internet of Things (IoT)
Yet another buzzword we hear a lot in our industry today is Internet of Things, or IoT for short. It's a technological revolution that I believe will dramatically impact the way we live our daily lives, not to mention the impact on our careers as networking professionals. However, there's much confusion surrounding IoT. So, in this podcast episode, you'll consider some examples of IoT products and services. Then, you'll learn about how IoT is poised for massive growth over the next few years, followed by a look at how IoT will impact our careers. Kevin's Website: http://kwtrain.com  
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12 min
February 15, 2017
Understanding EIGRP - Part 4
In this 4th installment of the Understanding EIGRP series, we consider EIGRP's Passive Interface option, which can allow an interface to participate in an EIGRP routing process (so that it's subnet can be advertised via EIGRP), while suppressing the sending of EIGRP Hello messages out of that interface. Also, here are the links referenced in this episode: Understanding EIGRP - Part 4 Blog Post CCNA R/S v3 Complete Video Course ROUTE (300-101) Complete Video Course Kevin's Site  
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6 min
February 1, 2017
Understanding EIGRP - Part 3
In this 3rd installment of the Understanding EIGRP series, we consider EIGRP timers. Interestingly, they don't work the same as OSPF's timers. Also, here are the links referenced in this episode: Understanding EIGRP - Part 3 Blog Post CCNA R/S v3 Complete Video Course ROUTE Complete Video Course Kevin's Site  
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6 min
January 15, 2017
What is Cisco IWAN (Intelligent WAN)?
In this episode, you'll learn what Cisco IWAN is and what it can do for you. To go deeper in your Cisco IWAN studies, check out the Cisco Press book entitled "Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN)" available at: http://kwtrain.com/iwanbook  
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10 min
January 1, 2017
Understanding EIGRP - Part 2
This podcast episode is the second in a series of EIGRP podcast episodes. In this episode, you'll learn how EIGRP constructs a topology table, selects a best route, and potentially one or more backup routes. You'll also learn the theory behind EIGRP metric calculations.   Click HERE to view examples in the accompanying blog post. Kevin's complete video courses covering EIGRP include: CCNA R/S (200-125) Complete Video Course CCNP R/S ROUTE (300-101) Complete Video Course    
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13 min
December 15, 2016
It's Time to Pivot
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, Kevin shares his decision to pivot his career focus, from traditional Cisco IOS commands to network programmability. Here are links to the books referenced in the podcast episode: Learn Python in one Day and Learn it Well: http://bit.ly/2hu7U35 Programming and Automating Cisco Networks: http://amzn.to/2hugZsI    
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5 min
December 1, 2016
Understanding EIGRP - Part 1
This podcast episode is the first in a series of episodes dedicated to EIGRP, a very robust and scalable dynamic routing protocol. Specifically in this episode, we'll debate whether EIGRP is a link-state routing protocol or an advanced distance vector routing protocol. Then, we'll review some of the things we love about EIGRP and discuss basic configuration and verification commands. To check out configuration and verification examples, here's a link to the accompanying blog post: BLOG POST: http://kwtrain.com/eigrp-1 Also, my new CCNA R/S version 3 (200-125) Complete Video Course is available here: CCNA R/S COMPLETE VIDEO COURSE: http://kwtrain.com/ccnacourse  
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14 min
November 15, 2016
EtherChannel's False Sense of Security
EtherChannel is a technology that lets you interconnect two Ethernet switches with multiple physical links and then logically bind those multiple physical connections into a single logical connection. This can give you increased bandwidth between your switches, load balancing, and fault tolerance. But... there's a catch. In this episode, you'll learn the basics of EtherChannel, dig into the binary math behind its load balancing algorithms, discover why EtherChannel might be giving you a false sense of security, and how to fix it. Finally, here's where you can pick up my brand new CCNA R/S (200-125) Complete Video course: http://kwtrain.com/ccnacourse  
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13 min
November 1, 2016
Free Access to Cisco Gear... Seriously!
Cisco DevNet has done us a huge favor and made a ton of Cisco gear available to us for free. To access the plethora of "sandboxes," visit: http://kwtrain.com/sandbox  
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4 min
October 15, 2016
Know Your Hashing Algorithms
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn about the three types of hashing algorithms available in moderns versions of Cisco IOS: Type 5: Message Digest 5 (MD5) Type 8: Password-Based Key Derivation Function 2 (PBKDF2) Type 9: SCRYPT Keep in Touch with Kevin on the Following Social Media Platforms: Blog: http://kwtrain.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/kwallaceccie Facebook: http://facebook.com/kwallaceccie YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/kwallaceccie LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/kwallaceccie Google+: http://google.com/+KevinWallace Snapchat: kwallaceccie
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6 min
October 1, 2016
Should Your Certification Journey be Deep or Wide?
In this podcast episode, you'll get my take on the question of going deep in a Cisco track (e.g. getting your CCIE in that track) vs. going wide (e.g. getting multiple Associate level certifications). Here's a link to the Tony Robbins video I referenced in this episode: https://t.co/GcHN9MCTvn Also, please visit my blog to check out lots of other great training resources. http://kwtrain.com  
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6 min
September 15, 2016
Your Framework for Cisco Exam Preparation
In this podcast episode, you'll learn a 7-step framework for preparing for your first (or next) Cisco exam. Below are links to products mentioned in the podcast:   Cisco Press CCNA Collaboration Books: http://kwtrain.com/ccnacollabbooks Pearson's CCNA LiveLessons: http://kwtrain.com/collab-na CCNA R/S v3 Complete Video Course: http://kwtrain.com/ccnacourse Topic on the CCNA v3 R/S Exam: http://kwtrain.com/ccnatopics Cisco Learning Labs for ICND1: http://kwtrain.com/icnd1labs Cisco Learning Labs for ICND2: http://kwtrain.com/icnd2labs Cisco Virtual Internet Routing Lab (VIRL): http://kwtrain.com/virl Cisco Packet Tracer: http://kwtrain.com/pt Pearson IT Certification's CCNA R/S Network Simulator: http://kwtrain.com/netsim Presence (by Amy Cuddy): http://amzn.to/2c0sXsz  
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16 min
September 1, 2016
My Favorite Productivity Apps
Here are some of my favorite productivity apps/websites: To-Do List Manager: Nozbe (https://nozbe.com) Document Manager: Evernote (http://evernote.com) used with the ScanSnap IX500 Series Scanner (http://amzn.to/2b6R6NU) Social Media Scheduling: Hootsuite (https://hootsuite.com) and Hopper (https://www.hopperhq.com) Calendar: Fantastical (https://flexibits.com/fantastical) e-Mail: AirMail (http://airmailapp.com) Note Taking (on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil): Penultimate (http://apple.co/2bor5Y1)
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5 min
August 15, 2016
5 Tips for Your Technical Resume
In this podcast episode, you'll learn 5 quick tips for making your technical resume stand out from the crowd, while avoiding common mistakes.  
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5 min
August 1, 2016
Software Defined Networking (SDN) Simplified
In this podcast episode, you'll learn the fundamentals of Software Defined Networking (SDN). Specifically, you'll examine the pieces and parts making up an SDN network and consider how SDN technologies are forever changing the role of a Cisco professional.   CCNA R/S Complete Video Course: http://kwtrain.com/ccnacourse  
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14 min
July 15, 2016
Your Learning Calendar
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you're challenged to identify the next technology or topic you need to learn and to block out time on your calendar to focus on your ongoing studies.
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3 min
July 1, 2016
The "Job - Experience" Paradox
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn a couple of ways to add experience to your resume without first having a job.
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3 min
June 15, 2016
5 Essential Books for Your Cisco Career
In this podcast episode, Kevin shares his recommendation for five books essential to your Cisco career. If you'd like to purchase any of these recommended books, the links are below: Cisco Networking Simplified, 2nd Edition The Success Principles Awaken the Giant Within The Automatic Millionaire The Charge
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6 min
June 1, 2016
CCNA R&S version 3 - What's New?
On May 17, 2016 Cisco introduced an update to their flagship CCNA R&S certification. In this podcast, Kevin gets you up to date on the following: New Exam Numbers Last Dates to Take the Retiring Exams Removed Topics Added Topics To receive periodic updates on Kevin's production of his new CCNA R&S Complete Video Course, and to be notified when the course is released, visit the following link to enter your e-mail: http://kwtrain.com/ccnanotifyme  
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12 min
May 15, 2016
Fundamentals of BGP
In this podcast episode, you'll contrast Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which is an Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP), with Interior Gateway Protocols (IGPs). An example of BGP path selection is also discussed. *********************************************************** ROUTE Complete Video Course: http://kwtrain.com/routecourse *********************************************************** *********************************************************** BGP Peer Groups Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjbsPoZBCpU *********************************************************** *********************************************************** Check out all of Kevin's training products at: http://kwtrain.com/products ***********************************************************
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11 min
May 1, 2016
Fundamentals of Storage Area Networking
In this podcast episode, you'll learn about different approaches for having storage (e.g. hard drives) available on the network. You'll begin by distinguishing between block level storage and file level storage. Then, the following Storage Area Network (SAN) options are contrasted: Direct-Attached Storage (DAS) Network-Attached Storage (NAS) Fibre Channel (FC) Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) *********************************************************** Also, check out Kevin's video covering these SAN concepts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RsLUTJ_Qtk *********************************************************** *********************************************************** Check out all of Kevin's training products at: http://kwtrain.com/products ***********************************************************
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8 min
April 15, 2016
Your Route to Cisco Career Success - Part 7 (A Certified Success)
In this final installment of the "Your Route to Cisco Career Success" podcast series, you'll learn the benefits of having one or more Cisco certifications and what certification options are out there.
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8 min
April 1, 2016
6 Core Cisco Collaboration Systems You've Gotta Know
Interested in pursuing your CCNA Collaboration or CCNP Collaboration? If so, this podcast reveals the 6 fundamental collaboration systems you'll be working with (and studying) on a regular basis. After listening to the podcast, be sure to check out the companion video: http://kwtrain.com/6coresys
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19 min
March 15, 2016
How to Reduce Nervousness Before Your Certification Exam
Here's a quick strategy for increasing your confidence and decreasing your stress before taking your next certification exam. The strategy comes from Amy Cuddy's book Presence, and her TED talk. You can check those out here: Presence Book: http://amzn.to/1OVhH9L TED Talk: http://bit.ly/1jPni4S Please let me know if this strategy works for your by leaving a comment on my Facebook page or Twitter: Kevin Wallace Training's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/kwallaceccie/ Kevin Wallace Training's Twitter: https://twitter.com/kwallaceccie    
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4 min
March 1, 2016
Fundamentals of QoS
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn the purpose of Quality of Service (QoS) and identify many of the QoS mechanisms available on Cisco routers and switches.
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25 min
February 15, 2016
Your Route to Cisco Career Success - Part 6 (Getting Your Hands Dirty)
In this episode, you learn several ways to get hands-on experience with Cisco gear. Below are links to some of the solutions discussed in this podcast: CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Network Simulator: http://kwtrain.com/netsim GNS3: http://www.gns3.net VIRL: http://virl.cisco.com Review of Cisco Learning Labs: http://kwtrain.com/cisco-learning-labs-review/ Review of CCIE Lab Builder: http://kwtrain.com/ccie-lab-builder-review Cisco Modeling Labs: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/cloud-systems-management/modeling-labs/index.html  
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8 min
February 1, 2016
Your Route to Cisco Career Success - Part 5 (Tomes of Wisdom)
In this fifth installment of the Your Route to Cisco Career Success series, you're encouraged to develop your technical library. Also, you'll learn the different categories of Cisco Press books and see how to find technical documentation on Cisco's website.
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7 min
January 15, 2016
Your Route to Cisco Career Success - Part 4 (Time Alchemy)
Get an overview of two of the more popular time management strategies out there today, and also learn a simple 3-step time management approach to get you started towards a more productive way of life.
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7 min
January 1, 2016
The 3 Things I Do To Start My Day
What you do the first thing of a morning can set the tone for your whole day. In this brief podcast, I share with you three elements of my morning ritual that have had a huge impact on my productivity.
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4 min
December 15, 2015
Your Route to Cisco Career Success - Part 3 (The Curiosity Key)
In this third installment of the Your Route to Cisco Career Success podcast series, you'll learn how curiosity can help drive you forward in your career as a Cisco networking professional.
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8 min
December 1, 2015
CCNA Collaboration Overview
This episode of The Broadcast Storm gives you a peek into the new CCNA Collaboration certification. You'll learn what exams you need to take in order to earn this certification and what topics you'll need to learn. If you want to get started in your study, you can check out Cisco Press' CCNA Collaboration Library: http://kwtrain.com/ccnacollabbooks
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5 min
November 15, 2015
Your Route to Cisco Career Success - Part 2 (When Life Gets in the Way)
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, which is Part 2 in the Your Route to Cisco Career Success series, you'll learn how to keep moving towards your goals, even in the midst of life's unplanned interruptions.
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12 min
November 1, 2015
Collaboration Lab Strategy #3 - Your Framework to CCIE Collaboration Lab Success
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, you'll learn Kevin's four foundational directives that makeup his CCIE Collaboration Lab Framework of Success. To get a visual representation of this framework, checkout the corresponding blog posting, which can be found here: http://kwallaceccie.com/ccie-collaboration-lab-lessons-part-3
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11 min
October 15, 2015
Your Route to Cisco Career Success - Part 1 (Goals - Your Destination Address)
This podcast summaries Chapter 1 of my book, Your Route to Cisco Career Success, which discusses why and how to set goals to advance your career. You can get a free PDF copy of that book here: http://kwtrain.com/success  
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11 min
October 1, 2015
Collaboration Lab Strategy #2 (Using a CUCM Server as a TFTP Server)
If you're preparing for (or will be preparing for) the CCIE Collaboration Lab, you should know how to edit .xml configuration files and then store those files in the appropriate location. This episode of The Broadcast Storm shows you how you can leverage the TFTP server built into your CUCM server to move files between your devices.
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8 min
September 15, 2015
Lessons I Learned from Disney - Part 5 (Dreams Come True)
In this fifth installment in the "Lessons I Learned from Disney" series, you are challenged to dream again, maybe for a CCIE certification, maybe for your dream job, or maybe starting your own company.
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9 min
September 1, 2015
Collaboration Lab Strategy #1 (Using the Modified Device-Based Approach)
If you're going to be tackling the Cisco Collaboration CCIE Lab, doing the lab tasks sequentially (e.g. Task 1.1, followed by Task 1.2, etc.) might not be the best approach. This episode of The Broadcast Storm explains how to use "The Modified Device-Based Approach" to make a much more efficient use of your time on lab day.
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11 min
August 15, 2015
Lessons I Learned from Disney - Part 4 (The Advantage of Adversity)
While the first three installments of the "Lessons I Learned from Disney" series highlighted lessons learned when I was a cast member with Disney World, this podcast focuses on a lesson learned from studying Walt Disney's early career. His example shows us a new way to view the inevitable adversity we'll face in our careers.
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5 min
August 1, 2015
3 Lessons I Learned from John Chambers
On July 26, 2015, John Chambers stepped down from his 20-year tenure as CEO of Cisco Systems. In this podcast, I pay tribute to his 20 years of leadership of Cisco by sharing 3 life lessons I've learned from him.
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6 min
July 15, 2015
Lessons I Learned from Disney - Part 3 (Balancing Urgency with Impact)
This purpose of this podcast episode is to help you better make the troubleshooting decision to fix an issue immediately or to fix the issue later, based on the impact the fix would have on users. As an example of balancing urgency with impact, Kevin recounts a troubleshooting issue he had at Walt Disney World.
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5 min
July 1, 2015
3 Memorable Quotes from Cisco Live 2015
I recently returned from Cisco Live 2015 in San Diego California. While I learned tons of cool technical stuff there, this podcast episode highlights three quotes that really resonated with me and will hopefully impact you too.
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5 min
June 15, 2015
How Can a Tomato Help You Study for Cisco Exams
This episode of The Broadcast Storm tells you about a simple (but very effective) time management hack. It's called the Pomodoro Technique. More information: http://pomodorotechnique.com/ Keviin's latest products: http://kwtrain.com/products    
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3 min
June 5, 2015
Lessons I Learned from Disney - Part 2 (Who Broke Mickey's e-Mail)
In this episode, you'll learn the importance of having a change management system in place, as illustrated by Kevin's story about a very long night at Disney World.
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6 min
June 1, 2015
3 Tips to Ace the Technical Interview
In this episode of The Broadcast Storm, Cisco trainer Kevin Wallace shares 3 tips for acing the technical interview: (1) Establish rapport. (2) When asked for a weakness, share a true (and emotional) story of regret, along with the lesson you learned. (3) When asked a technical question about a technology with which you are not familiar, be ready to share a cool story about an advanced technology you did configure.  
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7 min
May 23, 2015
Lessons I Learned from Disney - Part 1 (Praise in Public - Coach in Private)
Welcome to The Broadcast Storm podcast from Kevin Wallace, CCIEx2 #7945 (R/S and Collaboration). In this first episode, Kevin introduces you to the podcast's format and reveals a managerial lesson he learned while working as a Network Design Specialist at Walt Disney World (which had over 500 Cisco routers and thousands of Cisco Catalyst switches).
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7 min
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