Cisco Information Technology Networking

It’s Cisco Study Time

cisco_logo.gifsamplenetwork.jpgSo you’re probably wondering why I haven’t posted on my Kubuntu install yet. Well, it’s because I’ve been spending most nights studying for the CCNP BSCI exam (BCSI – Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks, essentially the routing exam). My CCNA expires in June, so I’ve set out to try and pass one at the CCNP level to keep current. I’ve gone through the EIGRP and part of OSPF modules (I’m most familiar with OSPF, as that is the routing protocol of the last two customers I have done work for). My question, for anyone reading this: Is there a practice exam software that you recommend? In the past I’ve tried Boson and Self Test, but just wanted to get everyone’s thoughts on what is out there today that they find are good. I find the practice tests a good way to find out what I know, and what I need to focus on…

By the way, Kubuntu is indeed installed. I’m working out the kinks in the VMWare piece. Once that’s done, I’ll post my experiences.

Astronomy Education Science

Don’t Toss Those 3-D Glasses Just Yet

bluecusunsm.jpgIn case you had started spring cleaning and came across some old 3-D glasses, hold on to them for now. NASA just published pictures of the sun. While the sun is no stranger to the photo shoot, this is the first done in 3-D by STEREO – a spacecraft based binocular vision. In case you had already thrown out those old glasses, you can make your own here. This would make a great project for kids in science class as part of their study of the sun – that big flaming ball that is incredibly average amongst its peers, yet does a great job of playing its role of keeping things going here. I admit that I no longer own a pair. Perhaps a trip to A.C. Moore is in order…