Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hellllllllllloooooooooooooo Bulldogs!

With all of the new features coming up here in the next few months...


  
... our CCNP ROUTE Bulldog Boot Camp DVD and Study Guides

(the TSHOOT page will be up soon!)

.... our third website, which among other things will contain all of our 125+ YouTube Cisco Certification Videos organized by protocol and exam

.... and just one or two other things I can't disclose yet.... heh heh heh

... it's been just a little nuts, and I just realized we haven't congratulated quite a few of you Worldwide Bulldogs who have recently passed your CCNA and CCNP exams! 

And when I say worldwide, I mean worldwide.   You Bulldogs are getting it done throughout the US and across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans!


Let's take just a moment to congratulate ... 

Idan Membo of Zambia, Africa, who recently passed his BSCI and BCMSN exams and is now working on finishing up the CCNP...

One of our many UK friends, Fred Gibson of Nottinghamshire, who passed his BSCI exam ....

Another of our British Bulldogs, Dion Heskett of London, earned his CCNA Security certification...

Dumisani Ngubane of Pretoria, South Africa, is now a CCNA after passing the ICND2 with a 945!

Stephan Klaes of Cologne, Germany showed NO mercy to the CCNA exam - passed with a 974!

Daniel Jones of Parkville, Maryland is now a CCNA...

The West Coast of the US is represented by Jean-Claude Boursiquot, who is also now a CCNA!

TL Stegall of Louisiana is now a CCENT after scoring a 950 on the ICND 1 exam...

Hey, it's the UK again!   And quite a landmark here... Jamie Lovett of Lovatt destroyed the BSCI with a perfect score of 1000!    (And I'll take you up on that offer of several pints one day, Jamie!)

I'm really proud of each and every one of you - and of those who aren't listed on today's blog post.  (We have to cut it off somewhere!) 

And when you're ready to join these and the thousands of Bulldogs Worldwide who have helped make The Bryant Advantage a resounding success - and make it possible for us to celebrate our 5th anniversary this summer - we're ready to help you crush these exams and increase your earning power!

Now we gotta get back to work on all this great new stuff!   Enjoy your day and I'll see you later today right back here with some videos!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933

"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/  (Cisco certification tutorials and more!)

http://www.networkpluscertification.com/  (You guessed it)

http:// ??  (Our 3rd website, coming this summer.)

We're changing the game.







Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hiya Bulldogs!

Enjoy these classic CCNA and CCNP training videos, and I'll see you later today with more!  (And visit our YouTube Cisco Certification Video Training channel for over 120 more videos!)



Let's see what we have behind the curtain today...





Here's a CCNA Video Practice Exam on Layer 2 features:

NOTE:  As of 1 PM EST, YouTube was having some serious issues, so the videos below may not load.  If they don't, head over to the CCNA / CCNP Tutorials page for plenty of illustrated tutorials, and then get back over here later!




Another CCNA Video Practice Exam, this one on static routes and RIP - don't underestimate these two topics!




Here's another Video Practice Exam on the all-important L1 and L2 of the OSI model:



And if route summarization confuses you - and even if it doesn't :) -- watch this video!



See you later today!


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

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

http://www.networkpluscertification.com/

http:// ?? Our third website - coming soon.

We're changing the game.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Hey Bulldogs!

Along with the new CCNP material, we're busy at work fine-tuning our newest website, where among many other things you'll find all of our YouTube Cisco Certification Training Videos organized by exam and protocol.


We have over 125 videos on our YouTube channel now with plenty more to come, and we're working hard on making them all easier to find in sync with the topic you're studying!

We'll also have all-new CCNA and CCNP videos later this week and leading into the US holiday weekend - and in the meantime, enjoy these "Greatest Hits" videos and click the link above to visit our YouTube channel - over 430,000 Bulldogs just like you already have!

Here's one of our most popular videos for both you CCNA and Net+ candidates:










Better know that config register inside and out!





Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Hi Bulldogs!

It's Monday, May 24, and we're busy at work on our upcoming CCNP SWITCH DVD and Study Guide!

We'll have tutorials and free videos for that exam in the days and weeks ahead.

For right now, here's the third part in our Cisco SDM One-Step Lockdown tutorial series - highly recommended for all of you Bulldogs out there, even if you're not working on the CCNA Security or CCNP ISCW exams.

I also recommend you start with Part 1 of this fully-illustrated tutorial.  (This tutorial has over 35 SDM illustrations, so this is your opportunity to get acquianted with SDM if you haven't seen it before!

Cisco CCNA Tutorial:  SDM And One-Step Lockdown

And like those pages note, you can still get your CCNA Security certification for a mere $20 -- click this banner to learn more.  



Enjoy those tutorials and over 400 CCNA and CCNP tutorials on the main site, and I'll see you later today!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hey Bulldogs!

Brand-new CCNA and CCNP SWITCH tutorials and videos coming up Monday, as we continue the march to CCNP exam success with our new SWITCH, ROUTE, and TSHOOT DVDs and Study Guides!

And those of you working on the current CCNP path, there are plenty of CCNP tutorials waiting for you  - over 100 of them!  

I'll see you Monday with those new videos - and in the meantime, enjoy three more Greatest Hits videos from our YouTube Cisco Certification Video Channel!  (Click that link to visit our channel, and be sure to subscribe - over 425,000 viewers have already done so!)

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/











Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hey Bulldogs!

Before you scroll down to the ton o' videos I've posted the last few days, take this quick one-question practice exam!

Which of the following is celebrating its 5th year in business?

A.  YouTube

B.  The Bryant Advantage

C.  All of the above

D.  10001101

(Hey, I had to put a binary string in there - explaining those is how we got started in this business!)
It's "C".  

Thanks to students, friends, and Bulldogs just like you, we've more than defied the odds -- we've thrived -- and we'll be celebrating our 5th birthday this summer!

And we're planning a lot of great surprises, improvements, and additions to our courses and websites over the next few months.

But for today - I simply want to say thank you.

More to come ....

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
chris@thebryantadvantage.com
Hiya Bulldogs! 

Judging from some emails I received this past week, there's still a bit of confusion over the upcoming CCNP changes.

To clarify the entire situation, just take a few minute to watch this video on the upcoming changes and which exams count on the new track... and which ones do not.

(And also for those who asked, the CCNP Guaranteed Pass is still in effect!)

For those of you working on any of the current CCNP exams, there are over 100 free tutorials for those exams over on the main site, including Video Practice Exams!

CCNP BSCI Tutorials: http://bit.ly/cw65Ff
 

CCNP BCMSN Tutorials: http://bit.ly/cdcry8


CCNP ONT Tutorials: http://bit.ly/cz7KcY


CCNP ISCW Videos: http://bit.ly/aY049f


Following that one in the blog are two videos I recently created discussing the differences and similarities between the BSCI and CCNP ROUTE exams and between the BCMSN and CCNP SWITCH exams.

I'll start posting both written and video CCNP SWITCH exam tutorials this upcoming Monday - and you can still reserve your CCNP SWITCH Bulldog Boot Camp DVD and Study Guide for that exam at the lowest possible price. 

Now to the videos!  And CCNA candidates, no worry, I've got some videos for you later today as well!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/


The CCNP Changes video:




The CCNP BSCI - CCNP ROUTE comparison video:




And the CCNP BCMSN - CCNP SWITCH comparison video:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hey Bulldogs!


I just sent this out on our Twitter feed and wanted to make sure that you saw it.


It's a powerful article on how to make consistent efforts pay off BIG.



Anyone who's ever asked the questions "How long will it take me to pass this exam?" or "Is it really worth it to study a little every day?" needs to read this.



http://bit.ly/98IoMf


Enjoy the article - and put that information to work!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Hi Bulldogs!

Happy Wednesday, May 19!  :)

Got some more of our classic CCNA and CCNP training videos from our YouTube Cisco Training Video channel - plus a couple of unusual non-Cisco motivational videos!

As you can see to the right, the countdown to  CCNP SWITCH Bulldog Boot Camp DVD and the new CCNP SWITCH Study Guide releases are both on - and best of all , you get a free and immediate download of the Study Guide Preview Edition when you reserve your DVD, ebook, or hard copy Study Guide!

Let's get to the videos!

First, a non-Cisco but highly motivational song - the one I listen to on the way to the testing center.  Actual song starts a minute into the vid, but that first minute is great for visualizing success.





Now that we're in the proper frame of mind, let's get to today's videos!

I get asked about the logging synchronous and exec-timeout commands often, so I made this video to show you exactly what they do.  Good stuff for both your studies and your home lab!




Here's a Video Practice Exam on switching fundamentals...





And our Cisco switches can't talk to each other unless they're trunking - and here's a video to show you the ins and outs of creating a trunk!




And for over 20 hours of additional CCNA Video Boot Camp content you'll find nowhere else, click this banner to learn more about our exclusive CCNA On-Demand Boot Camp!


Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Hi Bulldogs!

We're hard at work on the CCNP SWITCH Bulldog Boot Camp DVD and the new CCNP SWITCH Study Guide - be sure to click those links, reserve your copy today at the lowest possible price, and receive an immediate download of the CCNP SWITCH Study Guide Preview Edition! 





Here are five more videos from our YouTube Cisco Certification Video Channel - enjoy, and be sure to click that link and subscribe to our channel - almost 2000 Cisco certification candidates just like you already have!

Here's a video to help you master the many details of the seemingly innocent OSPF RID:







For both the exam room and your Cisco home lab, here's a video to help you keep your cable type straight!









Speaking of details, there are plenty of them with static routing - and here's a three-part CCNA and CCNP tutorial on this important topic.  Here's part 1...





Part 2...





... and part 3!




And for over 20 hours of additional CCNA Video Boot Camp content you'll find nowhere else, click this banner to learn more about our exclusive CCNA On-Demand Boot Camp!


Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"

Monday, May 17, 2010


Hi Bulldogs!

Bulldogs Worldwide are getting the job done!  Congratulations to Dumisani Ngubane of South Africa and Marat Seysenbayev of Russia, who both earned their CCNA this past week - with a little help from TBA! 

We're honored to help Dumisani, Marat, and all the other Bulldogs out there on the way to your CCNA and CCNP - and coming later this year, certain other certifications!

I'll have more info on our new CCNP SWITCH and ROUTE exam courses later today - and in the meantime, enjoy these videos from our YouTube Cisco Certification Video Channel - there's something here for everyone!

Here's a great CCNA / CCNP tutorial (he said modestly, of course) on configuring and troubleshooting directly connected Serial interfaces:




And you better know how to work with PPP and HDLC on those Serial interfaces - this Video Practice Exam will help you master this important topic.



Here's an EIGRP Video Practice Exam for you CCNA and NP candidates alike:




Never hurts to review your OSPF knowledge!




For over 125 additional Cisco training videos, visit our YouTube Cisco Certification Video channel - and be sure to subscribe - almost 2000 other CCNA and CCNP candidates have done just that!

And watch for our new Cisco training video website - coming this summer!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sports teams have their "home field advantage".

On your Cisco exam day, you can have that same advantage - and practically free points on your test!

Best of all, this advantage is easy to get.

Watch this video to find out how...

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/



Just a quick note here - we had some super-nasty thunderstorms here in Central Virginia yesterday afternoon and evening, so the scheduled video didn't get posted.  I'll have it for you later today.   Thanks!   :)

Hi Bulldogs!  It's Thursday, May 13, and coming up here today at TBA....

... a new CCNA Study Tips video

... a new CCNA Security / CCNP ISCW exam tutorial

... a new "Pay It Forward" - master binary math and subnetting for $20!

... SIX "Greatest Hits" CCNA and CCNP videos posted here on the blog

... and a bulletin from the Department Of "Here's What I MEANT To Say..."


Thanks to all of you for the great response to the "warning" video I posted on Monday!   The feedback was tremendous, and quite a few of you asked for more videos to help you get ready for the exam experience as well as the exam itself - particularly you first-time test takers.

I'll have a video up later today especially for those of you new or relatively new to taking Cisco exams, and I know you'll get a lot out of this one.

(If you missed the "warning" video, just scroll down to see it or visit our YouTube Cisco Certification Video Training channel.)

With over 120 videos on that channel (and closing in on 2000 subscribers!), it's easy to miss a great video - so at the bottom of this blog post, you'll find six of my most popular videos.  Enjoy!

Also, the bulletin I mentioned above....  frankly, we screwed up a bit ...

... and this screwup puts money in your pocket.

Right kind of screwup, right?  :)

I announced the presales pricing for the CCNP SWITCH exam DVD and Study Guide this past week, and the discounts applied for presales weren't quite what I meant them to be.

Don't worry, I'm not asking for more money... I'm enabling you to keep money in your pocket.

You now receive a $50 discount and free priority shipping when you reserve your DVD / Study Guide combo, plus you receive immediate access to the Preview Edition ebook.

You also receive a $20 presales discount and free priority shipping on the DVD alone, plus immediate access to the Preview Edition ebook.

And for those of you who have already reserved your copy, we'll adjust your payment so you get the right discount.

I will now shut up about the entire thing for at least a day.  :)  

Finally, here's a special offer for those of you suffering from binary math and subnetting anxiety - learn how to use my exclusive binary and subnetting methods to pass your CCNA and NP exams - for $20!

(If you have my CCNA Study Package, you already have this material.   It's really good stuff, but you don't need to buy it again.)

Binary Math And Subnetting Mastery

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/


Here's a video to help you with the dreaded OSPF RID:




And speaking of OSPF, here's a Video Practice Exam to help you master the skills you'll need to pass the CCNA and CCNP exams:




Those of you working on the CCNP BSCI or CCNP ROUTE exams will enjoy this Video Practice Exam on BGP:



You can *never* get enough review of the OSI model - and one of our most popular videos ever gives you a quick review of that important CCNA exam topic.




Speaking of the fundamentals, here's an excellent review of TCP vs. UDP:



And to wrap this up, here's a Video Practice Exam on LAN Switching!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bulldogs, here's a bonus CCNA Security / CCNP ISCW exam tutorial for you on IP spoofing!

(And you CCNA candidates need to read this one, too - some really good network range reinforcement in this one!)

CCNA / CCNP Tutorial:  IP Spoofing

Enjoy!  (And you can still get the valuable CCNA Security certification for twenty bucks!)

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933

"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
Hey Bulldogs!

Whether you're working on your CCNA, CCNP, or any other vendor certification exam - if you're planning on testing in May, June, or July 2010, you must take four minutes to watch this video.    The information here can save you literally hours - maybe even days - of total aggravation.

And when you're done with this video, check our our Cisco certification tutorials page - over 400 videos, practice exams, and tutorials to help you get CCNA and CCNP certified!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933

"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/






Whether you're working on the 4-exam or new 3-exam CCNP track...

... we've got you covered with plenty of free tutorials, practice exams, and tutorials - and plenty more are on the way!


(CCNA candidates, scroll down one post - I have plenty of links for you, too!)


For those of you working to beat the July 31 deadline for the BSCI, BCMSN, ONT, and ISCW exams, here are our four main tutorials pages for those exams.  Over 150 free CCNP tutorials can be found on those pages, so start clicking!

CCNP BSCI Tutorials

CCNP BCMSN Tutorials

CCNP ONT Tutorials

CCNP ISCW Videos


And our CCNP Guaranteed Pass offer is still in effect - when you purchase any of our CCNP Study Packages, I guarantee you'll pass that exam before the July 31 deadline - and if you don't pass *for any reason*, I'll give you a free download of a CCNP Study Package for the new exam track!


When you purchase the BSCI Study Package, I guarantee you'll pass before July 31, or I'll give you a free download of my upcoming CCNP Routing Exam Study Package!


 



When you purchase the BCMSN Study Package, I guarantee you'll pass before July 31, or I'll give you a free download of my upcoming CCNP Switching Exam Study Package!





When you purchase either my ISCW or ONT Study Packages, I guarantee you'll pass before July 31, or I'll give you a free download of my upcoming CCNP Troubleshooting Exam Study Package!



AND..  when you purchase my CCNP Study Package Bundle, you save $70 over purchasing these four Study Packages separately, plus I guarantee you'll pass all four exams before July 31, or I'll give you a free download of all the new CCNP Study Packages you need to complete the track!



There's also big news concerning our upcoming CCNP Bulldog Boot Camp DVDs and hard copy CCNP Study Guides - and you can find out all about that by visiting our new CCNP ROUTE, SWITCH, and TSHOOT training pages!




CCNP ROUTE Exam Training


CCNP SWITCH Exam Training


CCNP TSHOOT Exam Training


Enjoy!   And you CCNA candidates - just scroll down one post for links to important CCNA tutorials and videos!


Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
You want free CCNA tutorials, videos, and practice exams?

Here are over 400 of 'em.

Start clicking.  :)

And be sure to scroll down to the next blog post - there's a *vital* video you need to watch if you're even thinking of taking a computer certification test in the next 90 days - Cisco or otherwise!

Enjoy!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com/
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
http://  ???  (Our new website - coming in June 2010!)

Static routing and floating static routes are all over both the CCNA and CCNP exam - and here's a free Video Tutorial and Video Practice Exam on static routing:

CCNA / CCNP Videos:  Static Routing


To help you master those tricky little "floating" static routes, here's a three-part Video Tutorial:

CCNA / CCNP Videos:  Floating Static Routes


Can't get enough CCENT and CCNA practice exams?  Here's a link to one of the site's most popular pages, and no wonder -- you'll find over 50 CCNA and CCENT practice exams there!

CCNA And CCENT Practice Exams


We also have over 100 fully-illustrated CCNA and CCENT tutorials ready for you!   We've divided these into Layer 2 and Layer 3 topics - enjoy!

CCNA And CCENT Tutorials:  Layer 2

CCNA And CCENT Tutorials:  Layer 3


Many CCNA (and CCNP!) candidates trip up on the details of Etherchannels - so to help you master this topic and get certified, here's my famous Etherchannel Video Boot Camp!

CCNA Video:  Etherchannel Video Boot Camp


For even more videos, including our new line of CCNA 3-Minute Tutorials, visit our YouTube Cisco Certification Channel -  over 1800 NA and NP candidates just like you have already subscribed, and we're nearing the 400,000-view mark!

CCNA And CCNP Training Videos On YouTube




Recently, we posted a new batch of CCNA Security tutorials to go along with our exclusive $20 CCNA Security certification offer - visit this page and make sure you didn't miss one!

CCNA Security Tutorials

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Hi Bulldogs!

Apologies on the tease about more CCNA and CCNP Three-Minute Tutorials this weekend - on the fly, I just decided to spend a little extra time with my Mom this weekend.

I'll see you right here on Monday with those videos, and more, including some CCNP SWITCH exam tutorials this week as well.   All you Mothers, enjoy your day!

(Oh, stop giggling.  You know what I mean!)

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

Saturday, May 08, 2010



You don't have to wait until June 30 to start studying, though!



When you reserve either the Bulldog Boot Camp DVD or the Hard or Soft Copy Study Package, you receive the Preview Edition download *immediately after your purchase*, so you can start studying now and be truly ready to get to work with your DVD and/or Hard Copy on June 30!



And did I mention that all reserved DVDs and DVD/Hard Copy combinations get free worldwide shipping?



Reserve your copy today and start studying for CCNP SWITCH exam success just minutes from now...


CCNP SWITCH DVD / Study Guide Reservation Page

... ONLY from The Bryant Advantage!



Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Friday, May 07, 2010

Great News About TBA's YouTube Cisco Certification Video Channel!

Bulldogs,

Thanks to your amazing support of our YouTube CCNA / CCNP Training Video Channel, YouTube's given us the option of making additional money with our videos by letting them place ads on the screen while the video plays.

So already you're thinking, "Hey Chris, why is that good?  Those ads are really annoying!"

True.   I couldn't agree more.

The good news is that placing the ads in the videos is an option.

Even though we could make a few extra bucks by letting YT put ads on our videos, we're turning that opportunity down so all of our Bulldogs Worldwide (that's you!) can watch all of our CCNA and CCNP 3-Minute Tutorials, Video Practice Exams, and Home Lab Help videos without ads.

So enjoy those commercial-free videos, and we'll have more of them for you later today and over the weekend!

Also -- with over 125 videos on that site now and well over another 100 on the way this summer, many of you have asked if there's any way they could be better organized - by certification, by protocol, etc.

Yes, there is.

And it's coming soon.

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/
New CCNA Security / CCNP Tutorial Posted!

Hi Bulldogs!

Just a quick note to let you know there's a LOT coming up here later today, including...

... a new CCNA training video that can literally mean the difference between passing and having to pay for a retest ...  especially for those of you relatively new to networking exams.


... a new CCNA Security / CCNP ISCW exam tutorial on TCP Intercept ... and I recommend this tutorial to you CCNA candidates, too.  You won't see it on your exam, but you'll see it in many real-world networks.


... more information about the new website we're launching in the next 60 days, and about our CCNP SWITCH exam DVD and hard copy Study Guide


...  and more info on our popular CCNA On-Demand Boot Camp, which allows you to attend a CCNA Boot Camp with yours truly - without leaving home!


See you later today with all of that - and more!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Thursday, May 06, 2010



Here's a bonus CCNA 3-Minute Tutorial for you!

I would recommend all CCNA and CCNP candidates watch this one - there's a vital piece of real-world information here that you need to know.

I'll have another one up later today with some specific Cisco testing tips for newcomers and veterans alike!

To watch our previous 3-Minute Tutorials and over 100 other Cisco Certification training videos, just visit out YouTube Cisco Certification Training Video channel!

Enjoy your day!





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

http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

http://www.networkpluscertification.com/

http: ??   - Coming In June 2010!
Hey Bulldogs!

For some reason our Twitter and YouTube gadgets are suddenly appearing at the bottom of the blog - so pardon the mess while we work on that. :)

Much more importantly, congratulations to three brand-new CCNAs!

Jean-Claude Boursiquot of Los Angeles, CA

Neville Brown of Ontario, Canada

Jay Haun of West Palm Beach, Florida

Since you might not see them in our Twitter conversation, I wanted you to see them here!  Great work, Bulldogs!

To help you join them, I'll have a special "Test Tips" video up later today.   See you then!

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


Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Warning:  This post is (almost) Cisco-certification free.  Strictly nostalgia and a bit of trivia.   Those seeking only Cisco certification help should scroll down one post. :)

I was chatting with a Bulldog from Winnepeg MB this morning (Angel Castaneda, who just earned his CCNA) when he mentioned that Winnepeg is considered by many to be the Slurpee Capital Of The World.

The Slurpee Capital Of The World.

There's another Canadian city that claims this title - do a quick search on "Slurpee Capital Of The World" and you'll see what I mean.

The reason the entire Slurpee thing struck a chord with me is that when passing a 7-11 yesterday (they're getting kind of rare in Virginia these days; my old 7-11 is now a Martial Arts school), I noticed they were putting Slurpees in Marvel superhero cups as a promotion.

They ran a promotion just like that in the 70s - and as a Marvel Comics fanatic ("True Believer"), it was my duty to get as many of those cups as I could.

I drank a lot of Slurpees that summer.  

So naturally after having this discussion today, I had to go out to eBay and see what they had in old Marvel cups - and among them, I found this:



I'm pretty sure I never got all of those cups.  

(By the way, that part about keeping them out of the dishwasher was really sound advice.)

But I did find it funny that as different as my preteen years are from the kids of today, a superhero Slurpee cup is still a powerful lure. 

To buying Slurpees, that is!

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



".. take two!"

From The Department Of New Tutorials And Big Announcements....

Hey Bulldogs!

Before we get (really) started with this post, I wanted to tell you to be sure to scroll down and read a very important article regarding CCNA and NP testing for the next three months.

Now, as to the other big news - yesterday's release of the CCNP SWITCH Study Package Preview Edition.

Plenty of you have ordered your copy - and for that, all of us here at TBA thank you!

But plenty more of you wanted to know about the hard copies we'll be offering, and about the Bulldog Boot Camp DVD we'll have for this course, and how purchasing this Preview Edition affected your costs for those items.

So - just click that link or this one to learn how to reserve your copies of the CCNP SWITCH Bulldog Boot Camp DVD and hard copies of my upcoming CCNP SWITCH Study Guide - and get free worldwide shipping!

Both include online access to the materials as soon as they're issued, so you can begin studying immediately ...

.... and both the DVD and DVD/Hard Copy bundle will give you free worldwide shipping when you reserve your copy now.

That's right.  Free international shipping - and I don't mean some mystery "5th class shipping", either.

I mean the good shipping.

And The Bulldog Boot Camp DVD is ONLY from The Bryant Advantage.

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

From The Department Of New Tutorials And Big Announcements....

Hey Bulldogs!

Before we get (really) started with this post, I wanted to tell you to be sure to scroll down and read a very important article regarding CCNA and NP testing for the next three months.

Now, as to the other big news - yesterday's release of the CCNP SWITCH Study Package Preview Edition.

Plenty of you have ordered your copy - and for that, all of us here at TBA thank you!

But plenty more of you wanted to know about the hard copies we'll be offering, and about the Bulldog Boot Camp DVD we'll have for this course, and how purchasing this Preview Edition affected your costs for those items.

So - later today I will clear up any and all confusion on this point.

And we'll post pre-sales prices for both the Hard Copies of the CCNA SWITCH Study Package and our new CCNP SWITCH Bulldog Video Boot Camp.

Both include online access to the materials as soon as they're issued, so you can begin studying immediately ...

.... and both the DVD and DVD/Hard Copy bundle will give you free worldwide shipping when you reserve your copy now.

That's right.  Free international shipping - and I don't mean some mystery "5th class shipping", either.

I mean the good shipping.

See you here later today with the details....ONLY from The Bryant Advantage.

Oh yeah .. here's a new CCNP / CCNA Security tutorial for you, too!  Enjoy!

CCNA / CCNP Tutorial: Configuring NTP

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"
chris@thebryantadvantage.com
http://www.thebryantadvantage.com/

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