Wednesday, September 30, 2009




Hi Group!


YouTube's still having some issues with uploading videos ( and for those of you who asked, yes, I did check Layer 1 first when troubleshooting on this side - the computer was on! ;) ).

While we're waiting for that to be resolved so we can upload a new batch of Cisco certification exam training videos and practice exams, here are some more videos straight from our YouTube Computer Certification Channel!


As you're watching these videos, keep this offer in mind...


You can still get a free CCNA Security Study Package, valued at $67, with any purchase of my CCNA and CCNP Study Packages or Video Boot Camps. Just click the banners below, and in minutes you're on the road to earning your CCNA Security certification at absolutely no additional charge!

"Wanted to let you know that I passed the CCNA Security exam today. Thanks for your excellent training materials which certainly played a significant role in me going into the exam room today well-prepared and with optimism!" - Robert DelVecchio, CCNA Security Certified!



"Scored a 922 on the CCNA Security exam today, thanks to your Study Package!" - Herbert Spencer, CCNA Security Certified!



Enjoy these videos, and I'll see you later today with even more new videos! It's an exciting time here at TBA, and I'm glad you're here with us - because our success is all due to you!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"


chris@thebryantadvantage.com



CCNA and CCNP candidates alike should take this Video Practice Exam on RIP!










For you CCNA and CCENT candidates, here's a look at the differences and similarities between multicasts, broadcasts, and unicasts:











Pings seem simple enough ... but it's the simple topics that seem to have the most details! Here's a look at those important details to help prepare you for Cisco certification exam success and using pings to their fullest in the real world.














For CCNA and CCNP candidates alike, here's a look at Cisco router password and their encryption... or non-encryption!










Ever wonder how I hop around from one router to another in my videos? I use an Access Server in my Cisco router pods -- and it's a good idea for every CCNA and CCNP candidate to know how to configure and troubleshoot an AS. Here's a two-part video set to help you learn these vital skills.

Here's part 1...






... and part 2!









... and what's a study session without some Video Practice Exams? :)

For you CCNP candidates, here's a BGP practice exam:








And no matter which exam you're studying for, it never hurts to review the OSI model! This video does a little more than just review that subject, though, so have a look!






Enjoy these videos, and I'll see you later today with more!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hi Group!

I'll have more all-new Cisco certification training videos for you later today - and in the meantime, enjoy these Video Practice Exams and tutorials!

October's going to be the biggest month in the history of TBA, including...


-- The release of my CCNA Mastermind Webinar in its new On-Demand format, where you'll be able to watch all 25+ hours of this world-class CCNA training webinar on YOUR schedule.

Thousands of you around the world have wanted to attend my live Mastermind Webinars in the past, but weren't able to due to time zone differences and other commitments.

In just a few weeks, you'll be able to get your CCNA The Bulldog Way - and you can watch the Webinar sessions whenever you like!

This service was scheduled to launch September 30, but the addition of a few new features we've never offered before have taken a little more time to implement than I thought they would. (Hey, I'm honest about it! :) )

When the service is launched in the next few weeks, you'll be *very* pleased with the results - and to make up for the delay, I'm going to offer the CCNA Mastermind On-Demand Webinar at a *very* special Grand Opening price.

Keep watching the blog for the Opening Day specials!

... we'll also be launching our Microsoft Server 2008 Certification Resource Site, and soon you'll be able to earn your Server 2008 certifications with The Bryant Advantage via our Study Packages, hard copies, and On-Demand Webinars!

More details on that to come over the next 30 days as well!


And remember - you can still get a free CCNA Security Study Package, valued at $67, with any purchase of my CCNA and CCNP Study Packages or Video Boot Camps. Just click the banners below, and in minutes you're on the road to earning your CCNA Security certification at absolutely no additional charge!

Enjoy these videos, and I'll see you later today with even more new videos! It's an exciting time here at TBA, and I'm glad you're here with us - because our success is all due to you!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com






Here's a look at the use and configuration of VTP:




Yesterday, we took a look at static routing... but what's a "floating static route", and what's it floating on? Find out in this three-part series!

Here's part 1...



Part 2...




... and Part 3!



Receive Three Free Days Of CCNP Rack Time For BSCI And BCMSN Labs, A $37 Value, FREE With This Exclusive CCNP Study Package Bundle!
You also receive a free CCNA Security Study Package, a $67 value, at no additional charge!

It's All Yours In Minutes After You Order! Click This Banner And Let's Get Started On The Way To Your CCNP!



... and what's a study session without some Video Practice Exams? :)

Here's one for you on direct connections and encapsulations...







... and a Video Practice Exam on Frame Relay!





Enjoy these videos, and I'll see you later today with more!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com

Monday, September 28, 2009

Hi Group! Welcome back! :)

We're back at it today after yours truly nailed the IE recert last week, and while I spent the last few days celebrating that pass, we're also celebrating the release of new features and training methods to help YOU get certified in both Cisco and Microsoft Server 2008 - and here's just a hint of everything coming up in the next 30 days!

-- The release of my CCNA Mastermind Webinar in its new On-Demand format, where you'll be able to watch all 25+ hours of this world-class CCNA training webinar on YOUR schedule.

Thousands of you around the world have wanted to attend my live Mastermind Webinars in the past, but weren't able to due to time zone differences and other commitments.

In just a few weeks, you'll be able to get your CCNA The Bulldog Way - and you can watch the Webinar sessions whenever you like!

This service was scheduled to launch September 30, but the addition of a few new features we've never offered before have taken a little more time to implement than I thought they would. (Hey, I'm honest about it! :) )

When the service is launched in the next few weeks, you'll be *very* pleased with the results - and to make up for the delay, I'm going to offer the CCNA Mastermind On-Demand Webinar at a *very* special Grand Opening price.

Keep watching the blog for the Opening Day specials!

... we'll also be launching our Microsoft Server 2008 Certification Resource Site, and soon you'll be able to earn your Server 2008 certifications with The Bryant Advantage via our Study Packages, hard copies, and On-Demand Webinars!

More details on that to come over the next 30 days as well!

But I know what you're thinking..."That's all great, but how about something now to make up for the last 30 days?" :)

Fair enough! I'll be posting 100% NEW CCNA and CCNP training videos right here on the blog and on our YouTube Computer Certification Training Video channel all this week... and in the meantime, enjoy these five videos that you just might have missed!

And remember - you can still get a free CCNA Security Study Package, valued at $67, with any purchase of my CCNA and CCNP Study Packages or Video Boot Camps. Just click the banners below, and in minutes you're on the road to earning your CCNA Security certification at absolutely no additional charge!

Enjoy these videos, and I'll see you later today with even more new videos! It's an exciting time here at TBA, and I'm glad you're here with us - because our success is all due to you!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com






Static routes can be a bit confusing to use at first, but they're an important part of your CCNA and CCNP studies - and you'll find they come in handy in the real world as well! Here's one of my more popular series, a three-part Cisco video training session on static route configuration and troubleshooting.

Here's Part 1...






Part 2...






... and Part 3!



Receive Three Free Days Of CCNP Rack Time For BSCI And BCMSN Labs, A $37 Value, FREE With This Exclusive CCNP Study Package Bundle!
You also receive a free CCNA Security Study Package, a $67 value, at no additional charge!

It's All Yours In Minutes After You Order! Click This Banner And Let's Get Started On The Way To Your CCNP!



... and finally, another YouTube favorite, my two-part series on Telnet and its many, many details! :)

Here's Part 1...






... and part 2!





Enjoy these videos, and I'll see you later today with more!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Congratulations to... me! :)

As most of you know, I've been working on my IE recertification, and I'm happy to announce I took care of that on Friday!

So you'll all just have to put up with "Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933" for at least two more years! ;)

The best part is that I passed the exam, but you'll be doing the celebrating later today and throughout October!

What do I mean? First, I'll have plenty of new videos here on Monday - and I do mean PLENTY of them - and the daily Cisco and Microsoft practice exam questions return on Monday as well!


Also coming up this week...

.... a major announcement concerning our new Microsoft Server 2008 Certification Resource Center!

... and another major announcement, this one regarding the new On-Demand CCNA Mastermind and CCNA Security Mastermind courses - my famous Webinar training will soon be offered in On-Demand format, where you can watch all of the sessions on YOUR schedule, and as often as you like!

We'll also have my famous EtherChannel Webinar available in On-Demand format in the next 10 days or so.. so watch for it! This is the Webinar that books solid every time I teach it live ... and soon you'll be able to watch it whenever you like!

The next 15 months are going to be the best yet here at The Bryant Advantage - and it's all thanks to you!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933 :)
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/ (Our Cisco and Microsoft Server 2008 certification site)

http://www.networkpluscertification.com/ (Our new Network+ 2009 website)

http:// ??? (Coming in late September and early October - the Revolution in computer certification training will begin!)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Here's your chance to "Bulldog" Etherchannels for both the real world and the CCNA/CCNP exam room - join me online and LIVE today for a free Etherchannel Webinar!

In today's Webinar, I'll review important STP theory with you along with the theory of Etherchannels - and then I'll build one LIVE right there in the Webinar!


During that configuration, I'll show you vital details you'll see in no other training material - and these are the details that help you succeed in the real world and the exam room!

Today's Webinars are scheduled for 4 PM and 9 PM Eastern Standard Time. These Webinars regularly hit the capacity limit, so click these links right now and get your free seat!


To join me for the 4 PM Eastern Standard Time Etherchannel Webinar, just click this link to register!

Chris, Sign Me Up For The 4 PM EST Webinar!



For a seat in the 9 PM EST Webinar, click this link to register!



Chris, Sign Me Up For The 9 PM EST Webinar!


See you at the Webinar - and the Bulldog is about to be unleashed! :)

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/ (Our Cisco and Server 2008 certification website)
http://www.networkpluscertification/com (Our new Network+ 2009 certification site)
http:// ??? (Coming September 30 - The Bulldog's On The Way!)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Thought For The Day:

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful.

Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path.

You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

-- Winston Churchill

Friday, September 11, 2009

I'll Have Three New CCNA And CCNP Videos For You This Weekend...




... in the meantime, enjoy this "Greatest Hits" collection of some of my most popular videos from my YouTube Cisco Certification Video channel!

Everyone who works with Cisco routers - and plans to get certified :) - needs to know how to build an Etherchannel. Here's a video that shows you just how to do that, and for a FREE Webinar on Etherchannels and STP that goes into even more detail, just click this link!

Bryant Advantage CCNA And CCNA Webinars

Here's the video!


Here's a Video Practice Exam for you CCNA Security certification candidates!



For A Limited Time - Receive Three Free Days Of CCNP Rack Time For BSCI And BCMSN Labs, A $37 Value, FREE With This Exclusive Bundle! It's Yours In Minutes After You Order - Click This Banner And Let's Get Started On The Way To Your CCNP!

Here's a great video for you CCNP candidates working on the BSCI exam - a BGP practice exam!







For the BCMSN candidates out there, here's a Video Practice Exam on Etherchannels!







For you ISCW and CCNA Security candidates alike, here's a Video Practice Exam on the IOS Firewall Set!




I'll have something new for you ONT candidates over the weekend, along with two new CCNA training videos -- and a sneak peak at our new On-Demand Webinar Service is also on the way.


I've added more great features to this new service - more details in the next blog post, and even MORE details are coming up in the next few days!


Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/ (Our Cisco Certification Website)

http://www.networkpluscertification.com/ (Our New Network+ 2009 Website)

http:// ?? (Details In Just Days - The Revolution In Computer Certification Training Is Almost Here!)

Thursday, September 10, 2009


It's Coming...

... My Famous CCNA Mastermind Webinar presented in On-Demand format, for you to
watch on YOUR schedule - over 25 hours of training!

.... Four LIVE hours of CCNA training a month, 100% taught by Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933, at
convenient times for all of my worldwide CCNA students

... Exclusive CCNA Video Practice Exams available nowhere else, to sharpen your skills and
maximize your performance on exam day

.... Exclusive video and PERSONAL CCNA coaching sessions from Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933

... Personal online support for your studies and an opportunity to have your CCNA questions answers while you watch the Webinar videos

... LIVE chats with yours truly

.... and you get all of this, a true revolution in CCNA training, for one single monthly price that will make this training affordable for everyone.

This exclusive CCNA Mastermind Webinar interactive instruction goes online four weeks from today, and I'll have "sneak peeks" for my blog and Bulldog newsletter readers in the meantime.

Questions? Send 'em to chris@thebryantadvantage.com... and get ready for a true revolution in CCNA training.

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/ (Cisco CCNA and CCNP certification website)

http://www.networkpluscertification.com/ (Our new Network+ 2009 website)

http:// ??? ( Just wait and see....)


Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Here's Your Written CCNA Practice Exam For Wednesday, September 9!

I'll post these questions and show you the answers on LIVE Cisco routers and switches in today's CCNA 5-Minute Video Practice Exam, which I'll post later today!



For A Limited Time - Receive Three Free Days Of CCNP Rack Time For BSCI And BCMSN Labs, A $37 Value, FREE With This Exclusive Bundle! It's Yours In Minutes After You Order - Click This Banner And Let's Get Started On The Way To Your CCNP!













And now... today's questions on "a little of this" and "a little of that!"!


Question 1:

What value does a Cisco switch record on incoming frames in order to dynamically build its MAC table?



Question 2:

What exactly does ARP do?



Question 3:

You've assigned IP addresses to your router interfaces and they're open as well. What is the single router code you'll see in the current routing table?


Question 4:

Which of the following values can you use (successfully, that is) at the end of a static route?


A. local IP address

B. remote IP address

C. local MAC address

D. remote MAC address

E. "connected"

F. local exit interface

G. receiving interface type on the remote route



Question 5:

You send a ping and the return is "U.U.U". What's the likely problem?


Answers right here tomorrow and later today on the blog in my latest 5-Minute Video Practice Exam!


Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/ (Our Cisco Certification Website)

http://www.networkpluscertification.com/ (Our New Network+ 2009 Website)

http:// ?? (Details In Just Days - The Revolution In Computer Certification Training Is Almost Here!)
It's Wednesday, September 9, And Here's A New CCNA / CCNP 5-Minute Video Practice Exam For You!

I'll have another video for you later today! :)

I'll have a MAJOR announcement regarding some new features we're adding to our CCNA Mastermind On-Demand Course - literally hundreds of you are asking for more details, and since the service will open four weeks from today, I'm finally at liberty to start disclosing more details - look for that later today!

Be sure to check out my YouTube Cisco Certification Channel and subscribe to be immediately notified of each of the literally dozens of new videos we'll be posting in the weeks ahead!

Cisco And CompTIA Certification Videos

Let's get to today's CCNA / CCNP Video Practice Exam on EIGRP!










Enjoy these, and I'll see you later today with yet another brand-new Cisco training video!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/ (Cisco, Server 2008 Certification Help)

http://www.networkpluscertification.com/ (Our New Network+ 2009 Website)

http:// ? ? ? (Coming September 30 - The Bulldog Will Be Unleashed!)

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Today's 4 PM EST Frame Webinar Is Sold Out - You Can Still Register For Today's Free 9 PM EST Webinar!

Just click this link to register for today's exciting and FREE one-hour Frame Relay Webinar, which starts at 9 PM EST:

Sign Me Up For Today's Frame Relay Webinar!

After you register, be sure to click the links below to sign up for the rest of September's free Webinars - before they fill up, too!







To see the rest of September's free Cisco certification Webinar schedule and to register before they hit capacity, just click this link!


Bryant Advantage CCNA Webinar Page

See you at the Webinars!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"

Monday, September 07, 2009

It's Monday, September 7, And Here's A New CCNA / CCNP Video Practice Exam For You!

I'll have another video for you later today! :)

While you're here, be sure to register for September's FREE CCNA and CCNP Webinars - we'll cover Frame Relay, Etherchannels, Hexadecimal Conversions, and more!

You don't need a dime or any special equipment - just an Internet connection, speakers, and a desire to earn your Cisco certifications!

CCNA And CCNP Free Webinar Registration

And be sure to visit my YouTube Cisco and CompTIA Certification Channel, too!

Cisco And CompTIA Certification Videos

Let's get to today's CCNA / CCNP Video Practice Exam!










Enjoy these, and I'll see you later today with yet another brand-new Cisco training video!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/ (Cisco, Server 2008 Certification Help)

http://www.networkpluscertification.com/ (Our New Network+ 2009 Website)

http:// ? ? ? (Coming September 30 - The Bulldog Will Be Unleashed!)
Looking For Network+ 2009 Certification Videos And Tutorials?

(Or know someone who is? :) )


Spread the word about our new Network+ 2009 certification website, http://www.networkpluscertification.com/ !

There are a few videos and tutorials there now, and well over 100 new videos and tutorials will be posted there beginning the first week of October.

And watch for my all-new Network+ 2009 Webinar Course, coming in December 2009, which will feature...

.... over 25 hours of online video training for you to watch and study on YOUR schedule

.... hours of Video Practice Exams you'll find nowhere else (not even on my YouTube Cisco And CompTIA Video channel!)

.... weekly live chats with yours truly, and a brand-new private forum where you can have all your Network+ 2009 questions answered by The Computer Certification Bulldog himself - me! :)

... and even more great features, and as always, it'll be affordable for everyone!

If you're wondering why I don't have something like that for the thousands of CCNA candidates who visit this site daily - well, stick around for about four weeks and you'll have your opportunity at a CCNA course just like the Network+ course I just described!

See you in just a few minutes with the first of two new CCNA Video Practice Exams I'll be posting today!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/ (Our Cisco and Server 2008 certification website)

http://www.networkpluscertification.com/ (Our new Network+ 2009 certification site)

http:// ??? (Coming September 30 - The Revolution In Computer Certification Training Begins!)

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Thought For The Day:

"Why did the achievers overcome problems, while thousands are overwhelmed by theirs?

They refused to hold on to the common excuses for failure. They turned their stumbling blocks into stepping stones. They realized they could not determine every circumstance in life, but they could determine their choice of attitude toward every circumstance."

-- John Maxwell

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Hi Group!

I'll have a major posting here later today for all CCNA and CCNP candidates, along with all of my Network+ 2009 certification candidates as well - and in the meantime, click the links below to register for the September series of free CCNA and CCNP Webinars!

You don't need a microphone or a credit card to attend - just an hour of your time and the desire to get certified! And I know you have that desire, or you wouldn't be here! :)

Click these links, register right now before the online meeting rooms fill up, and I'll see you later today with.... oh, just come back and see! :)


CCNA / CCNP Training: Etherchannels

New Etherchannel Training Webinar Added Due To The Overwhelming Demand - Reserve Your Spot TODAY!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 4:00 And 9 PM EST

In this exclusive CCNA / CCNP Webinar, I'll show you the theory of Etherchannels - why we use them, their impact on your network and on the STP deployment, and more!

Then I'll create an Etherchannel LIVE during the Webinar, so you can see exactly how it's done, along with real-world tips to help you thrive in real-world networks AND on your CCNA and CCNP exams!

Click This Link To Register For The Sept. 22 4 PM EST Session:


September 22 Etherchannel Webinar, 4 PM EST

Click This Link To Register For The Sept. 22 9 PM EST Session:


September 22 Etherchannel Webinar, 9 PM EST









CCNA Webinar Training: Frame Relay Fundamentals


Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 4 PM EST and 9 PM EST



In this Webinar, we'll take a look at basic Frame Relay theory, and then I'll configure Frame Relay for you LIVE - including frame map statements, IP connectivity tests, show and debug commands, and important Frame Relay debug and show commands you need for the exam and for the real world!




Register For The 4 PM EST Webinar Here!


CCNA Frame Relay Webinar, 4:00 PM EST



To Register For The 9 PM EST Webinar, Click This Link:


CCNA Frame Relay Webinar, 9:00 PM EST







CCNA Webinar Training: Hexadecimal Conversion Workshop


Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 4 PM EST and 9 PM EST



In this Webinar, I'll show you exactly how to perform hexadecimal conversions to and from binary and decimal format - and to help you sharpen your skills ,every single student who attends this Webinar will receive a FREE Hexadecimal Conversion Workbook in ebook format!


Register For The 4 PM EST Webinar By Clicking This Link!


Sign Me Up For The 4 PM EST Hex Webinar!



Register For The 9 PM EST Webinar By Clicking This Link!


Sign me Up For The 9 PM EST Hex Webinar!







See you at the Webinars!





Chris Bryant

CCIE #12933

"The Computer Certification Bulldog"



http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/ (Our Cisco Certification Website)



http://www.networkpluscertification.com/ (Our New Network+ 2009 Website)



http:// ?? (Coming September 30 - The Bulldog Will Be Unleashed!)
Hi Group!

It's Wednesday, September 2, and later today I'll be posting....

... oh, just come back and see. :) You'll be glad you did - and that goes for CCNA, CCNP, and Network+ 2009 certification candidates!

Also, I'll be announcing a new free September Webinar today! September's EtherChannels webinar is already starting to approach capacity, so scroll down one post in the blog and click that registration link!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

It's Tuesday, September 1, And Here's A New CCNA / CCNP Video Practice Exam For You!

I'll have another video for you later today! :)

And since one of these videos mentions my Etherchannel Webinars, and those book solid every time, head over to my Free CCNA Webinar page right now and get registered for the next one!

On Wednesday, I'll open registration for September's Hex Conversion Workshop as well!

CCNA And CCNP Free Webinar Registration

And be sure to visit my YouTube Cisco and CompTIA Certification Channel, too!

Cisco And CompTIA Certification Videos

Let's get to today's CCNA / CCNP Video Practice Exam on switching and a little OSPF on the side!









Enjoy these, and I'll see you later today with yet another brand-new Cisco training video!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/ (Cisco, Server 2008 Certification Help)

http://www.networkpluscertification.com/ (Our New Network+ 2009 Website)

http:// ? ? ? (Coming September 30 - The Bulldog Will Be Unleashed!)

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