Friday, November 09, 2018

My gift to you:  A totally free Access List Mastery Video Boot Camp.

No credit card needed, no registration required - just a desire to nail your #Cisco exams.

Chris Bryant's CCNA Access List Mastery Course

Dig in.


Sunday, November 04, 2018

Hey Bulldogs!

I've launched an all-new and all-free course over on the new website, and it's intended for CCENT, CCNA, and Network+ candidates alike!

The course is Success With Switching Fundamentals, and the first four lessons have already been posted.   Start digging in right now, and I'll see you Monday, November 5 with the next installment!

Switching Fundamentals 1:  CSMA/CD and Hubs

Switching Fundamentals 2:  Bridges, Switches, and Domains  


(Collision and Broadcast domains, that is)

Switching Fundamentals 3:  Building The MAC Address Table

Switching Fundamentals 4:  When Switches Filter Frames


Friday, November 02, 2018

Two new CCNA / CCENT / Network+ tutorials await you over on the main site as we launch a new (and free!) Switching Fundamentals course!

CCNA and Network+ Exam:  Collision Domains and CSMA/CD

CCNA and Network+ Exam:  Bridges, Switches, and Broadcast Domains

Dig in, and I'll see you next week with the next installments of that course!

Chris B.



"Three free CCNA and CCENT courses on one page, along with other goodies? I'd get there now and visit often if I were you!"



Thursday, September 27, 2018

My all-new Network+ N10-007 Tutorials page launches today!

Even if you're not working on this certification, please share this information with someone who is.  There's one great free course there now on TCP and UDP, and I'll post new material there regularly in October and November 2018.


This material also happens to be great CCENT and CCNA material, so dig in and I'll see you tomorrow!






Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Aaaaaaaaaaand I'm back... with an all-new CCNP SWITCH and TSHOOT course on Etherchannels!

You future CCENTs and CCNAs should read at least the first two of these.  Great stuff for your exam prep.

Part 1:

CCNP SWITCH Etherchannels:  The Fundamentals

Part 2:

CCNP SWITCH Etherchannels:   PAgP and LACP

Part 3:

CCNP SWITCH Etherchannels:  To XOR Or Not

Part 4: 

CCNP SWITCH Etherchannels:   Troubleshooting Tips


Get started with that and I'll have more CCNP SWITCH material for you right here next week -- and my CCNP SWITCH Study Guide on Amazon is just a click away!

Have a look at the Cisco Press CCNP SWITCH book while you're at it!


Chris B.


Monday, September 03, 2018

Big news for all CCNP SWITCH Bulldogs -- I'm starting an all-new (and free) course on building, verifying, and troubleshooting EtherChannels -- and you are cordially invited.

Lesson 1 of this free course is on my website now.  Head on over so you'll be ready for more lab work when Lesson 2 is posted on Tuesday, September 4.

CCNP SWITCH Course:  EtherChannel Fundamentals

See you Tuesday with more.

Chris B.


Sunday, September 02, 2018


There's a free course over on my website that you really should take advantage of.  


You'll also see free courses there on TCP, UDP, and EIGRP, plus some individual tutorials that are well worth your time.

No credit card needed.  No registration required.

You might want to join my mailing list while you're there, but you don't have to.

The only thing you need to bring is a burning desire to learn.

Chris B.


The final two lessons in my 100%-free CCNA course on Cisco routers and access lists have been posted:



You really should take this full course.  No credit card needed.  No registration required.


You'll find courses on TCP, UDP, and EIGRP there as well.  Head on over!

Chris B.


Saturday, September 01, 2018

I'm posting over 100 free CCNA and CCENT tutorials for you in September and October over on my new website.   Here are four of them, a full TCP/UDP tutorial series that is excellent study material for those two exams as well as the CompTIA Network+ exam.

And this fall, I'm launching the most powerful Network+ Video Boot Camp and Study Guides ever written.

Right now, let's get to this important material - and if you prefer videos, I'll have this same material covered for you in Video Boot Camp format later this weekend!

CCNA And Network+ Tutorial:  TCP 3-Way Handshake

CCNA And Network+ Tutorial:  TCP Sequence Numbers

CCNA And Network+ Tutorial:  TCP Flow Control

CCNA And Network+ Tutorial:  TCP and UDP Headers


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Hey Bulldogs!

Got a free video course for you - no registration required, no credit card required. 

The only thing required is that you're ready to master access lists.

They're all over your Cisco certification exams and every real-world network - so this is a great deal even if you're not working on your CCNA, CCENT, or CCNP.

Chris Bryant's Access List Mastery Course

Head on over!

Chris B.

Friday, August 24, 2018

An outstanding tutorial and refresher on standard ACLs for you!

CCNA 200-125 Tutorial:  Standard ACLs

More throughout the day!

Chris B.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

This gentleman (and Twitter follower) says my CCNP 3-in-1 Video Boot Camp is the best $10 he's spent this year.

Click this link and I guarantee you'll agree - or I'll give you your ten bucks back!

Chris Bryant's CCNP Video Boot Camp  -- Covers SWITCH, ROUTE, and TSHOOT!

See you there!

Chris B.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Get yer Bulldog Brain clicking with this CCNA / CCENT practice exam!

Configuration Modes: A CCNA and CCENT Practice Exam

See you later today with more!

Chris B.

Friday, August 17, 2018

More new material for your CCNP ROUTE and TSHOOT success story!  

You can tag a route with a numerical value as it's redistributed.  Sounds interesting, but why exactly would we want to do that?  You'll find out in this lab, where I'll show you a real-world scenario where you just might want to tag routes -- and then I'll show you how to perform and verify your tagging.

CCNP ROUTE Redistribution Tutorial:  Tagging

You may have missed this one - it's one of the best labs I've ever written for you CCNP Bulldogs.   No hype.  Just pure knowledge.  Take a deep breath for this deep dive.

CCNP ROUTE Redistribution:  Using Route-Maps

These are just two of the tutorials I've posted in my free CCNP ROUTE Redistribution Course.  Best of all, you don't have to register to get started.  

Just get started!

Chris Bryant's CCNP ROUTE Redistribution Course


Dig in!

Chris B.
CCNP Mega-Post here -- be sure to save this one.  Tons of free info to help you pass the CCNP here.  

CCNP ROUTE Redistribution Course  (Free, with no registration required!)

Two CCNP ROUTE study guides to check out:

Chris Bryant's CCNP ROUTE Study Guide

Cisco Press CCNP ROUTE Study Guide

And a batch of free CCNP ROUTE videos to round it out.  Follow those links and let's get your CCNP certification done!

Chris B.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Whether you're working on your CCENT and CCNA now, or gearing up for fall studies, you need to take advantage of this:

** 10 CCNA / CCENT Practice Exams For $10 **

Purchase my CCNA Practice Exam Pack on Udemy and get my Subnetting Perfection Practice Pack FREE!

That's 10 practice exams total for just $10 -- including all the subnetting practice you'll need to be ready for the exams and to subnet in the real world.

Just email your receipt for the CCNA Practice Exam Pack to bogo@thebryantadvantage.com and we'll set you up today with the free pack.

Thank you!

Chris B.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Got another all-new CCNP ROUTE and TSHOOT tutorial for you.

This one's very important and a bit long -- so bookmark it and go through it when you have time.  

Lots of good stuff for the exam here.

CCNP ROUTE Tutorial:  Route Maps and Redistribution

Check out two study guides for the CCNP ROUTE while you're at it, and I'll see you tomorrow with another CCNP lab (and later today with a new CCNA practice exam).

Chris Bryant's CCNP ROUTE Study Guide

Cisco Press CCNP ROUTE Study Guide




Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Today's all-new CCNA and CCENT practice exam is in a rather challenging format.

CCNA And CCENT Practice Exam:  Administrative Distances


More of that format -- MUCH more -- to come. 

Chris B.

PS - Test yourself with the other CCNA practice tests on my site.  A new one every weekday!


Important password encryption fundamentals here:

CCNA And CCENT Exam:  Password Encryption


More great tutorials here:

CCNA And CCENT Tutorials From Chris Bryant


Dig in!  

Chris B.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Every CCNA and CCENT candidate needs to bookmark this page:

CCNA 200-125 and CCENT 100-105 Tutorials

Plenty of ACL and EIGRP tutorials there now.

I'll post over 100 new tutorials on that page by year's end.  

Visit often.   And join me on Twitter while you're at it -- that way, you're notified immediately of new tutorials on that page. 

Chris Bryant's CCNA Twitter Feed


Over 100 of them over the next 16 weeks or so.

Chris B.

#BulldogIt


The videos in my new CCNP ROUTE and TSHOOT Redistribution Video Boot Camp keep on coming!  

Follow that link for the full list of videos.   The first three videos in the course are listed below.

No registration required.   Just start watching and start learning!

CCNP ROUTE Redistribution 1:  Single-Protocol Lab

CCNP ROUTE Redistribution 2:  RIP <> OSPF Lab Begins

CCNP ROUTE Redistribution 3:  RIP <> OSPF Lab Continues


There's a $1500 "collectible" copy of my CCNP ROUTE Study Guide on Amazon.  

Don't buy that -- buy this instead.   Guaranteed to help you nail ROUTE!





Ready to work with Cisco distribute-lists?  I've got you covered:

CCNP ROUTE Redistribution: OSPF Distribute-Lists

CCNP ROUTE Redistribution:  EIGRP Distribute-Lists

CCNP ROUTE Redistribution:   EIGRP / RIP Distribute-Lists

Dig in! 

Chris B.


Tuesday, August 07, 2018

The daily CCNA and CCENT Practice Exam is ready for you.

Follow this link and find out if you're ready for it!  : ) 


See you right here tomorrow with more.

Chris B.


Coming This September....


BIG news for you future CCNPs:

I'm posting a full CCNP ROUTE and TSHOOT Redistribution course over on my new website.  I've posted over 10 videos in that course so far, with the rest to come over the next week or so.  

There's over an hour of free route redistribution training ready for you right now.  

Here's the main page:


CCNP ROUTE and TSHOOT Redistribution

Definitely a keeper.   Bookmark that page and I'll post the rest of the course there for you over the next week.  No registration required -- just a desire to learn.

Chris B.
Get the ol' Bulldog Brain clicking with this CCNA and CCENT practice exam!

(Follow that link for more exams!)

CCNA CCENT Practice Exam:  Access Lists

Back later today with more!


Chris B.


Sunday, August 05, 2018

I was going to hold this until Monday, but I just can't. 

I just finished posting a huge new (and free!)  CCNA and CCENT Access List video course for you on my new website. 

(You future CCNPs should have a look at this, too.)

You don't have to register with anyone to watch it.

It's packed with labs that are guaranteed to help you pass your exams and work with ACLs in the real world.

I should know -- every lab in the course was inspired by a real-world networking situation.

Head on over and dive right in.

Chris Bryant's CCNA and CCENT Access List Course

See you Monday with more.

Chris B.

Friday, August 03, 2018

The question I'm asked most often about access lists isn't how to write them.

It's where to put them.


See what I mean when I answer that question here:

CCNA and CCNP Tutorial:  Where To Put Access Lists

Likely some exam points in that one.  Dig in.

Chris B.


Two more Cisco certification tutorials for you -- a little route redistribution, a little RIP and EIGRP filtering.  Something for every future CCNP!

(The links mention only ROUTE, but they're great TSHOOT study material as well.)



You really should grab a copy of Chris Bryant's CCNP ROUTE Study Guide, too!

(Hey, if I don't self-promote me, who will?)

Enjoy your day, and I'll see you Saturday with more (and new CCNA tutorials ,too!)

Chris B.



Thursday, August 02, 2018

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Follow this link for a great CCNA lab that'll make two tricky ACL concepts crystal clear.


See you tomorrow with another new lab!

Chris B.


I am blessed beyond belief to be able to do what I do for a living.

To those of you who have made that possible ... thank you.

#gratitude  #networking  #Bulldogit

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Do NOT miss this, CCNA and CCENT candidates...

10 CCNA practice exams for $10!

Get my CCNA Practice Exam Pack 1 and get my Subnetting Practice Pack FREE.


Email receipt to bogo@thebryantadvantage.com and we'll set you up with the free exam pack.

Grab them now, I don't know how long Udemy will let me do this. 

Chris B.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Yet another new ACL tutorial for you!  Some definite real-world applications in this one...

CCNA Lab and Tutorial: Telnet and Access Lists

Other great ACL and EIGRP tutorials and labs, among others, can be found on this page:

Chris Bryant's CCNA and CCENT Tutorials

Thanks for making my work part of your success story!


Chris B.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Whether you're working on your CCENT, CCNA, or CCNP, this Etherchannel Video Boot Camp is for you!

We'll spend about 2 minutes (literally!) reviewing Etherchannel theory, and then we're off to the races on live Cisco switches.  Enjoy!

Building an Etherchannel:  A CCNA and CCNP Video


Got another CCNP ROUTE and TSHOOT route redistribution tutorial for you...

CCNP ROUTE Tutorial:  RIP - EIGRP One-Way Redistribution

Head on over and I'll have another one for you tomorrow!  


Chris B.



Hey Bulldogs!

The fourth installment of my CCNP ROUTE and TSHOOT tutorial series on route redistribution.  In this lab, we'll use the distance ospf command and compare it with the regular ol' distance command.   This is a distinction you'll want to make before taking ROUTE (and I've done all the work for you!).

CCNP ROUTE Tutorial: Redistribution, distance, and distance ospf

To start the series from the beginning or to access the free EIGRP tutorials I have on the site, head over to the main ROUTE / TSHOOT page:

Chris Bryant's CCNP ROUTE And TSHOOT Tutorials


Dig in and I'll have the next installment posted here within 24 hours. 




POUND THE ROCK with this practice exam and I guarantee you'll be happy you did come exam day. Just hit it hard. You'll get this done.

Don't take your exam.  BULLDOG it.


Chris B.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

My new CCNP ROUTE and TSHOOT Video Boot Camp course on route redistribution is also available on my website!   The first 3 videos have been posted, and I'll post one a day until we're done.



See you Monday with part 4.   Onward!

Chris B.
Route redistribution is one of the toughest subjects on the CCNP ROUTE and TSHOOT exams, and it doesn't get much easier in real-world networking.

With that in mind, I'm bringing you my full CCNP ROUTE Redistribution course on YouTube -- absolutely free.

It'll be 23 info-packed videos in all, and the first three are posted there now.  I'll post one new video to this playlist every day until we're done.   Head on over and watch the first three videos, and I'll see you Monday with Video 4!


Subscribe to my YouTube channel while you're there and you'll be notified of every new video, plus you'll make my day.   : )    See you there!

Chris B.
🎶🎶... summertime, and the grindin' is easy...🎶🎶
Well, it might not be easy, but grinding on your CCENT and CCNA *will* pay off. To help with that cause, here's another all-new practice exam for you!


For a full list of practice exams on my site, follow the following link ... and visit often, I'm posting five to seven new exams per week!


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Today's CCNA 200-125 practice exam covers RAM, ROM, and important boot process happenings -- and of course you future CCENTs should take this one as well!


For a full list of the practice exams on the new site, follow this link:

I'm adding five to seven new tests every week, so bookmark that page and come back often!

Chris B.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Take a deep breath, my CCNP Bulldogs, as we get ready to take a very deep dive into route redistribution.   (Of course, CCNA Bulldogs are welcome to come along!)

This lab involves two-way redistribution between RIP and OSPF.    You know we have to watch for routing loops when we have two-way redistribution, but we also have to be on the lookout for suboptimal routing.   I have a feeling we're going to find some in this lab!


I'll also show you two different approaches to resolving the problem, both using the OSPF distance command.    Head on over and get started!


CCNP ROUTE Tutorial: Admin Distances And Redistribution

Catch your breath after that one and check out the other free CCNP ROUTE tutorials I have waiting for you.   I'll see you tomorrow with another new redistribution lab!

CCNP ROUTE Tutorials and Labs

Have a look at my CCNP ROUTE Study Guide on Amazon, too - it's now available in hard and soft copy, and it's only on Amazon!

CCNP ROUTE Study Guide


Thanks for coming by,

Chris B.
Time for another new CCNA and CCENT practice exam!   

Today's test is on configuration modes.  Those can be tricky, especially when you're first getting started in your studies.    There's a short tutorial or two on that page, too, so head on over and I'll see you tomorrow with another new exam!

CCENT Practice Exam: Configuration Modes

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Take the CCNA one subject at a time -- master one before moving to another -- and before you know it, you've put all the pieces together and you're a CCNA. Congratulations!


Got another great CCNP ROUTE and TSHOOT tutorial for you!

This one's packed with important details on route redistribution involving OSPF and RIP.  Head on over!

CCNP ROUTE Tutorial: Route Redistribution, RIP, and OSPF

See you there!

Chris B.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Time for yet another new CCENT and CCNA practice exam!  With no further ado, let's get started!

CCNA 200-125 Practice Exam:  TCP and UDP

See you tomorrow with another new test, and right here later today with a new CCNP ROUTE post.

Chris B.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hey Bulldogs!

I've started a new CCNP ROUTE playlist on my YouTube channel, and we're going to tackle route redistribution in a LOT of depth in this series.  I just posted the first video...

CCNP ROUTE Video:  One-Protocol Redistribution

... and if you prefer the written word, I have this exact same material covered in an illustrated tutorial on my website.

CCNP ROUTE Tutorial:  Redistribution Rules

Thanks for watching and reading, and I'll see you tomorrow with another redistribution tutorial!

Chris B>

Monday, July 16, 2018

Hey Bulldogs!

Use these EIGRP tutorials on my main website to add some serious points to your CCNA and CCNP exam scores!   Whether you're just getting started, performing final review, or you're somewhere in the middle, there's something here for you.

EIGRP Success Fundamentals

EIGRP Successors In Action

Building And Keeping EIGRP Adjacencies

Split Horizon's Relationship With EIGRP

EIGRP And Equal-Cost Load Balancing

Unequal-Cost Load Balancing

Illustrated Guide To DUAL Queries

For you CCNP candidates, I'll start posting advanced EIGRP tutorials and route redistribution tutorials and videos on Tuesday, July 17.

For all my CCNAs-to-be out there, pop by here tomorrow and I'll have a new tutorial series for you, too.  Pop on by and see what it is!

Chris B.


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