Thursday, July 29, 2010



Hi Bulldogs!

Yours truly has just a bit of a rough throat today, so I'm going to give my voice a rest - which means you get two new 3-Minute Boot Camp videos on Friday!

You get seven CCNA Summer School Sessions today, though -- three for the CCNA, two for the CCNP SWITCH, and two for the CCNP ROUTE exam!

(Thanks for the response to those new videos - they're already among the most popular videos I've ever posted.)

And speaking of popular ... thanks for helping us pass 500,000 views on our YouTube Cisco Certification Video Training Channel!




Visit and subscribe to that tremendous Cisco study resource right now, and join us on Twitter, Facebook, and our RSS feed by clicking the following buttons...



CCNP ROUTE exam tutorials later today!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933
"The Computer Certification Bulldog"

Wednesday, July 28, 2010




Hi Bulldogs!

Working with Blogger on an issue yesterday took just a bit longer than I thought, so I'll be back here later today with *two* new CCNA and CCNP SWITCH 3-Minute Boot Camp Videos and CCNA Summer School Sessions.

The first 3-Minute Boot Camp has been added to this post, along with a very special CCNA / CCNP Summer School Session.  (As opposed to "a very special episode of 'Blossom'".)

While you're waiting, click the buttons below to join me on Twitter, Facebook, and my YouTube Cisco Training Video Channel - and subscribe to the RSS feed at absolutely no additional cost!




Today's First 3-Minute Boot Camp:

CCNA And CCNP 3-Minute Boot Camp:  Destination MACs

And how would you like several free training videos on OSPF - including videos on some of the trickier OSPF concepts along with some Video Practice Exams to test and refine your skills?

They're all right here:

CCNA And CCNP Videos:  OSPF

Chris Bryant

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

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Hi Bulldogs!

Although it sometimes feels like we're renovating a house and building a new one at the same time, we here at TBA are jacked about our upcoming new DVD releases, our newest website, AND renovating the Bryant Advantage website...

.... and it's all thanks to you. 

And yes, I know no one wants to hear about the labor pains - you just want to see the baby.

Lots of those babies here soon.

(Hmm.  Maybe I need to find another way to say that....)

We're also renovating the blog, but that's a little further down the list right now.   I just want to make sure all of you know that we're on Twitter, YouTube, and this new thing...

.... called "Facebook".  

Heh. :)

Seriously, my fan page is now up on Facebook.  Get out there and like me!

(Hmm.  Repeat earlier comment about other ways to say things...)

We just started our "100 Videos In 100 Days" drive -- scroll down for the first in that series, and while you're waiting for the next one, join us on Twitter, Facebook, and my YouTube Cisco Certification Video Channel!

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

Monday, July 26, 2010


Hiya Bulldogs!

Today's a HUGE day here at TBA - thanks for joining us!

Our "100 Videos In 100 Days" drive starts today, and I'll post the first video in that series later today.  (That's been posted - just scroll down!)

I have some CCNA Summer School sessions for you as well..


.. just another way to thank all of you for your support of TBA.

More "thank yous" are on the way.

Here are your CCNA Summer School Sessions for today ...

CCNA Tutorial:  Cisco Switch Trunks

CCNA Tutorial:  Frame Relay DLCIs

And here's a brand-new CCNA and CCNP SWITCH exam 3-Minute Video tutorial for you...





Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933

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

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Thanks For 500,000 Views On My YouTube Cisco Training Channel --

Starting Monday, A New CCNA / CCNP Video Will Be Posted Every Day For The Next 100 Days!


So get out there, start watching, and subscribe so you don't miss one!

The Bryant Advantage Cisco Training Video YouTube Channel

See you there.  Oh, and one more thing....

... today, Sunday, July 25 is the absolute last shot you have at this exclusive discount:

 

 Save 15% On Membership To The Only On-Demand CCNA Boot Camp Featuring My Clear, Comprehensive Instruction!


See you there.



Saturday, July 24, 2010


We're Not Taking The Summer Off ... And Neither Are You!

Hi Bulldogs!

Before we get to today's CCNA and CCNP Summer School Sessions, I wanted to congratulate every single one of you who have been working so hard this summer to pass your exams.

In my five years of running The Bryant Advantage, I've never seen this many summer passes before - and that goes for the CCNA as well as those of you beating the July 31 CCNP buzzer.

And from my email, I also know that plenty of you are studying away for a future exam - and I'm congratulating you now, even before you take the test, because you're grinding away while others rest.  Great work!

(And if you are resting, no worries, we're here to help you get that Big Mo back!)

Let's get to today's Summer School Sessions.  I'll post a few now and a few more over the rest of Saturday and on Sunday.

Each one of these takes less than ten minutes to read and can add more than ten points to your CCNA exam score....

... in some cases, much more.  Let's get started!

CCNA Tutorial: Mapping The OSI and TCP Models

CCNA Case Study:  Directly Connected Serial Interfaces

For more, just scroll down in the blog, and I'll post two more sessions later today!

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


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Friday, July 23, 2010


Hiya Bulldogs!

Great stuff coming up today and this weekend...

.... so be sure to visit often over the next few days.  You'll be glad you did.


Right now, here are four CCNA Summer School Sessions...

... they'll each take less than ten minutes to read and will add more than ten points to your CCNA exam score.


Don't feel left out, CCNP candidates - a new CCNP SWITCH tutorial will be posted later on Saturday!  And maybe just Sunday, too!

CCNA Tutorial And Video:  NVRAM, RAM, And More  (Includes video!)

CCNA Tutorial:  Static Routing Case Study 

The afternoon sessions:

CCNA Tutorial:  Intro To Loopback Interfaces

CCNA And CCNP Exam:  Troubleshooting RIP

Enjoy!

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

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Hiya Bulldogs!

Two new CCNA Summer School sessions are ready for you -- and I'll have two more for you later today.  Let's get to it!


CCNA And CCNP Tutorial:  Telnet


CCNA Tutorial:  Router Modes


Speaking of telnet, here's a CCNA/CCNP Training Video from my YouTube Cisco Certification Channel:







See you later today with more CCNA Summer School Sessions...


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

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Hiya Bulldogs!

Two new CCNA Summer School sessions are ready for you ...

... before we get to those, let's take a moment to congratulate more of our Bulldogs around the world who have been nailing their Cisco certification exams!

Rob Limmer of Essex, UK is now CCNA Security certified!  (Join him for $20 .. http://bit.ly/bYOMX7 ) ....

Eric Massey of Dallas, Texas beat the CCNP buzzer - he just passed his ONT and earned his CCNP!

Brad Hart, also of Texas, earned his CCENT and is now working on his CCNA...

Patrick Kelly of Dublin, Ireland nailed the CCNA exam with a whopping 987!

Charles Moore of Kingston, Surrey, England is now a CCNA...

Tim Chambers of Blacklick, Ohio passed the CCENT and is currently working on the ICND2 to finish his CCNA...

Congratulations to all of these Worldwide Bulldogs!

Now let's get to the CCNA Summer School links for the first part of the day - I'll have two new ones up later today as well.  Enjoy!

CCNA And CCNP Tutorial: Standard ACLs

CCNA Tutorial And Video:  Setup Mode



One More Chance To Save 15% On My CCNA On-Demand Boot Camp - This Discount Expires Thursday Morning!


See you later today with more CCNA Summer School Sessions!

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

Hiya Bulldogs!

My screwup is your gain.

The screwup's a long story, trust me.

But the part about "your gain" isn't.

I've never run a sale on our On-Demand CCNA Boot Camp, since I like to make the price affordable in the first place.

So this is one rare opportunity.

Click that link or the banner below.

Since some of you missed this on Tuesday - and granted, I didn't give any notice - I'm running it again on Wednesday.  

See you there.



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

(And if you enrolled in the last 21 days, no worries. I'm taking care of you with extra time in your existing account.)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Hey Bulldogs!

Before you scroll down to today's CCNA Summer School sessions, accept my thanks for helping us go over 490,000 views and 2200 subscribers on our YouTube Cisco CCNA And CCNP Training Video Channel!

 


With over 100 videos on the way in the next 120 days for the CCNA as well as the new CCNP ROUTE, TSHOOT, and SWITCH videos, there's never been a better time to subscribe to our channel.



"SO GET OUT THERE AND CLICK SUBSCRIBE!  NOW!"



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

Hiya Bulldogs!

Two new CCNA Summer School sessions are ready for you ...

... before we get to those, let's take a moment to congratuate just a few of our latest CCNAs and CCNPs!  

(You Bulldogs have been doing a great job of beating the July 31 CCNP buzzer!)

Patrick Kelly of Dublin, Ireland nailed the CCNA exam with a whopping 987!

Charles Moore of Kingston, Surrey, England is now a CCNA...

Tim Chambers of Blacklick, Ohio passed the CCENT and is currently working on the ICND2 to finish his CCNA...

Jason Maki of Tokyo, Japan took the BCMSN exam to school with a 965...

Drew Thomas of Stafford, Virginia is now CCNA Security certified...  (click that link to join him for $20!)

Mike MacDonald of Grand Rapids, Michigan is now a CCNA!

Congratulations to all of these Worldwide Bulldogs!

Now let's get to the CCNA Summer School links for the first part of the day - I'll have two new ones up later today as well.  Enjoy!

Network Security Tips For The CCNA Exam  (And The Real World)

CCNA Exam Tutorial:  TFTP     (Good real-world stuff, too)



See you later today with more!

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

Monday, July 19, 2010

Full Speed Ahead!

Hiya Bulldogs!

It's Full Speed Ahead here at TBA, as many of you are working on beating the July 31 CCNP buzzer - and even more of you are studying away for your CCNA while others rest!

And if you're resting, that's okay.  Just don't rust - don't abandon your studies for the summer.  Keep your momentum!

To help you hit both your CCNA and CCNP goals, I've posted several new CCNA Summer School session links below...

... and I've made sure these cover two topics that really confuse many CCNA candidates.  You CCNPers should read these, too.

Those are coming up later in this post - but take just a moment to read the rest of this post before heading to the links.

Starting Tuesday, I'll post new CCNP SWITCH exam tutorials and videos as we continue the countdown to the August 30 release of our CCNP SWITCH DVD and Study Guide!


And on that subject... some of you have asked why I moved the deadline back a bit on the CCNP SWITCH material.


I had planned on releasing both the DVD and Study Guide here at the end of July, but I started hearing from more than one person that the Cisco blueprint and early CCNP SWITCH Study Guides seemed to be more than a little incomplete.


And this wasn't just the usual scuttlebutt - this was one blogger after another who said the early materials were woefully incomplete, particularly when it came to network design.

So rather than release potentially incomplete study materials - something I've never done and never will do - I decided to postpone the release of the CCNP SWITCH materials until the week of August 30 while I looked into the later Cisco materials for that exam.


I'll just say this - I'm glad I waited.  :)


I'm also very pleased that those of you who have taken advantage of the CCNP SWITCH Study Guide preorder offers (free shipping and big discounts) understood the situation and have been very patient in waiting.

The wait is over on August 30...


.... and right now, it's full speed ahead on that material as well as the CCNP ROUTE and CCNP TSHOOT DVD and Study Guide!


I also have an exclusive CCNA training opportunity coming for you ....


... a training opportunity that has never been offered by any company, any time.  It's truly unique.  And truly successful.

That's coming later this year as well. 


My friends, thanks again for supporting TBA.  You Bulldogs make us the success story we are - and the best of 2010 is truly yet to come.


Just watch.

Let's get to the CCNA Summer School links for today!

Here are two links that every CCNA and CCNP candidate out there needs to follow - two complex topics that I'll make very simple for you.

CCNA Exam Tutorial: OSPF Hub-And-Spoke Networks

Cisco Exam Tutorial: The ip default-network command

And here are two more for you...

CCNA Exam Tutorial:  Prefix Notation

CCNA Exam: Router Passwords

More on Tuesday!


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










Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hey Bulldogs!

Big news and special offers await you on my CCNP ROUTE Study Guide!

So get over there!

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

Bulldogs,

This video's generated more comment than any I've made in a long, long time - and it's only a day old.

Take three minutes and watch.

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





Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Bulldogs, thanks for your support of our YouTube Cisco Certification Training Video Channel  -- over 480,000 views and 2200+ subscribers, and with over 100 videos to come in the next 120 days, those numbers are going to do nothing but head straight up!

Thanks!  :)

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

You're In The Tunnel.

I tend to take my Cisco certification exams first thing in the morning, since I'm a morning person. 

Even if you're not, you've probably taken an early exam.  The scene in the testing center is always the same.

If you've every looked around a testing center waiting room when there are 20 or so people waiting to go in, you'll see something interesting.

At least five people who are about to go in are prepared to fail.   You can see it in their body language.  They're prepared to lose.

When you're minutes away from your exam, you must be prepared to win.

Have you ever seen an American football team in the tunnel right before they take the field?

I've been in that tunnel at most levels of football - high school, college, and  at NFL games as a spectator.  The higher the level of play, the higher the level of concentration on the part of the players and coaches is stunning.

They're totally focused on the job ahead of them, and no matter what happens..

... they know they are there to win.

It might not be easy.  Heck, it probably won't be. 

No matter how well prepared they are, it's a safe bet that they'll be surprised at something the other team does during the game.

Same goes for us.  No matter how well prepared you are for an exam, the odds are solid that we'll be surprised at something we're asked during the test.

That football team might give up a big play or two, just as we'll likely whiff on a question during the exam.

Mentally, none of that matters to the football team - they're prepared to overcome any obstacles and win.

And so are you.

After all, the football team doesn't show up at the stadium "just to see what the other team's going to do".

And you didn't show up "just to see what the exam is like".

You're there to win.

When you're in the waiting room at the testing center...

... that's your tunnel.

(Note: Don't slap the test proctor on the side of her helmet. Not good.)

Have the attitude that you've already earned the certification...

... and you're just there to make it official.


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

Hey Bulldogs!

You wanted even more CCNA Summer School sessions -- and we hear you!

Here are your sessions for today:


CCNA Practice Exam:  EIGRP Fundamentals

CCNA Practice Exam:  EIGRP  (Includes tutorial on the variance command)

CCNA Practice Exam:  Troubleshooting Cisco Configs

CCNA Practice Exam:  Cisco Router Commands

CCNA Practice Exam:  Network Troubleshooting



Later today, I'll post a new CCNP SWITCH tutorial as we begin the final countdown to the release of our new CCNP materials and Bulldog Video Boot Camp DVDs!

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

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


CCNA Summer School Video and Tutorial Added To This Post!

Hi Bulldogs!

Here's the latest session of our new Cisco Certification Summer School series! 

The CCNA Session is available now and the CCNP will be up later today.

In the meantime, I wanted all of you to know that our new CCNP Study Package Bundle is available to help you start studying for success just minutes from now...

... and even better, due to popular demand, our ROUTE, SWITCH, and TSHOOT Study Guides are also available in hard copy!

Get all three of my exclusive CCNP Study Guides, which all use the same proven methods of instruction that have helped CCNP candidates just like you earn this important certification for the past five years.  (You get an exclusive practice exam with each Study Guide, too.)





Got a heck of a free shipping offer right now, too.  Click this link and head on over.

The New CCNP Study Package Bundle

Let's get to today's CCNA Summer School session.  Here's a tutorial on NVRAM and Setup Mode, and to make sure you're ready to pick up any and all exam points on that topic, I've included a video on this subject from my Cisco Certification Training Video channel!

CCNA Summer School:  NVRAM And Setup Mode

CCNP sessions later today!

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

Monday, July 12, 2010


Cleveland lost a legend this week.

It wasn't a basketball player.

"Life seemed so sweet and so sad, and so hard to let go of in the end." -- Harvey Pekar, American Splendor, 2003




 
I have no doubt you're looking at the lines to get into the afterlife and wondering which line has the fastest cashier.  ;)
 
I know they opened the door for you the way you always opened it for Phoebe.   Take care, buddy.

Hi Bulldogs!

It's Monday, July 12, and it's time for another session of Cisco Certification Summer School!

Here are the links for today, and there's something for everyone -- CCNA and CCNP candidates alike.

Later today I'll also post a brand-new CCNP SWITCH exam tutorial...

.... and for those of you who are asking if our upcoming CCNP SWITCH Study Guide and Boot Camp DVD will cover *all* of the CCNP SWITCH exam topics, unlike some materials out there right now...

... you bet your Bulldog it will.

More on that later today as well.

Enjoy these links and I'll see you later today.

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





For today's CCNA Summer School session, I'll help you get over any anxiety you may have of recovering from a lost password on a Cisco router.  (And that anxiety's perfectly normal - believe me!)

CCNA Summer School:  Cisco Router Password Recovery

This CCNP SWITCH exam tutorial is a good read for you CCNA candidates as well:

CCNP SWITCH Exam:  DHCP Snooping

More later today!

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Hi Bulldogs!

It's Saturday, July 10, and another session of Cisco Certification Summer School is on the way!

There's something here today for CCNA and CCNP candidates alike - and starting Monday, I'll have a new series of CCNP videos and tutorials starting as we shift our focus to the new SWITCH, ROUTE, and TSHOOT exams.

Just one more thing before we get started here today....

... we've been here for over five years, and I've never seen a summer with so many CCNA and CCNP passes!  You Bulldogs around the world are doing a fantastic job - keep it up!

Let's congratulate just a few of our brother and sister Bulldogs on their successes.  Here are just a few of our newest CCNAs!

Brian Tivnan -- Dumfries, Virginia

Tim McWilliams --  Dundee, Oregon

Paul Laudenslager --  Virginia

Laura Hanson -- Littleton, Colorado

Josh Cech -- Wichita, Kansas

Dan McCarthy -- Germantown, WI

Kevin LaBlanc -- Chicago, Illinois

José Lallave --  Pennsylvania


Naturally, you CCNP candidates have been working hard on that July 31 deadline - and here are just a few of our most recent success stories!

Paul Paradiso of Brewster, New York just passed his BSCI exam...

Eric Leahy of Kildare, Ireland is one step closer to his CCNP after nailing the BCMSN exam with an 895!

Joe Parr of Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom just passed the ISCW with a 925....

Leonard Bernstein of Bronx, New York just nailed the BSCI exam with a 923!

Congratulations to Simon Foo of Tokyo, Japan! 950 on ISCW, 1000 on BCMSN = New CCNP !

Congratulations to Bil Phillips, who passed the tough BSCI exam with a 936!

Joe Parr of Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom just passed the ISCW and is working on the ONT...

Congratulations to Jamie Lovatt and Clyde Hause, who both clobbered the ONT exam recently, and both of them are now CCNPs!

Great job, Bulldogs.   Really great work!

I'll be back a little later today with this weekend's CCNA and CCNP Summer School sessions, and on Monday with those new CCNP SWITCH and ROUTE materials!

Chris Bryant
CCIE #12933

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

Friday, July 09, 2010


Hey Bulldogs!

We're back!  :)

Certification Summer School is back in session - below, you'll find links to vital study material for the CCNA and all current CCNP exams.

For you CCNA candidates, here's a three-part Cisco Video Training series on floating static routes.  It's about 23 minutes total, and you can't beat the cost:

CCNA Video Training:  Floating Static Routes

CCNP links coming right up! 

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

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