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Sep
21

Hi, my name is Gilad Gressel and I’d like to tell you about my new course: Deep Learning with Python.

Deep learning is an old technology that has recently been sweeping through the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Deep learning powers many of the cutting edge technologies that appear to be “magic” in the world today. Voice recognition, image detection, facial recognition, AI game playing agents (Dota, Chess, and Go), all of these are examples of deep learning in action.

Why Would You Be Interested in Deep Learning?

You might be interested in studying deep learning simply because you want to know what the “magic” is, what the hype is all about. That’s a fine reason to take this course, but I urge you to dig a bit deeper. If you have ever stared at a bunch of data and known “there is a pattern here, but I can’t find it,” then this is the course for you!

About The Course

In this course you will learn what is going on in a deep learning program, what it can do and what it’s limitations are. If you are wondering if you can apply deep learning to your field of expertise – the chances are that yes you can. If you simply watch the introductory trailer you will know what is required to make this work (hint: data).

This course is an introduction to deep learning. It assumes zero prior knowledge and has no prerequisites aside from the ability to code comfortably in any language. That said, we will be coding in Python, so you will either need to learn it (it’s easy) or already know it. I won’t assume you know much of any math, except what you would have learned in high school.

This is a practical course, although the course runtime is listed at 3 hours and 30 minutes, there is another 3 hours of additional video just going through code with you! To be clear – these are not boring “here is how you code this” videos, there are detailed experiments that will reveal what the different levers and knobs of a deep learning network actually do. All that extra course video is to help you learn how deep learning works.

In this course you will code your own image recognition model (for handwritten digits), predict housing prices and perform sentiment analysis on the IMDB movie database dataset. During all these exercises I will be helping you understand how your decisions will affect the performance of your deep learning models. I am going to help you understand what affects what when you build your deep learning models, and we’ll do this all in practical coding sessions.

A Bit About Me

I’m a mostly self-taught machine learning practitioner. I have published papers in machine learning applied to security topics, both in Europe and the U.S. My passion is to understand a topic deeply enough that I can explain it to my mother.

I sincerely invite you to join me in this course, we’ll explore this fun topic together and rest assured that you will succeed and have a great time.

Sep
19

Tune into Gabe Rivas’s most recent course release, Network Foundation Protection: Management Plane, the second in a series of eight CCNA security courses.

Network Foundation Protection is a security framework that provides with strategies to protect three functional areas of a device: Management Plane, Control Plane, and Data plane. In this Course we will focus on the management plane functionality and we will look at ways to protect and secure management access to network devices. We will compare the Pros and Cons of using an in-band vs an out-of-band management network and we will learn how to use network management protocols such as SNMP, NTP, SCP, RADIUS, TACACS+, Telnet, SSH, HTTP, and HTTPS to name a few. We will also learn the difference between the Cisco ACS and ISE servers and configure TACACS+ on ISE and an IOS device to provide with AAA for device administration. As a bonus, we will look at commonly used tools that can help you determine Cisco product vulnerabilities, best recommended software, and how to search bugs.

Prerequisites

If this was a single course covering the entire CCNA Security blueprint, the pre-requisite would have been the CCENT Certification or equivalent knowledge. Since this is just a subset of the CCNA Security blueprint, for this specific portion it is recommended that you start with the INE Security concepts course and have the following pre-requisites: Basic network fundamentals, basic knowledge of infrastructure devices, and basic knowledge of infrastructure services.

Why You Should Watch

This course covers topics for the CCNA Security certification, so if you are pursuing this certification you’ll definitely want to watch this video. Regardless of certification achievement, this course will give you a lot of foundational network-infrastructure security knowledge, enough to become a hero at work! With the knowledge obtained from this course, you will be able to maximize device uptime and implement secure management solutions.

Who Should Watch

This course was designed for anyone interested in pursuing the CCNA Security Certification, or simply interested in gaining knowledge about network security in the management plane functionality of infrastructure devices.

About The Instructor

Gabe started his network engineer career in 2010 as a Co-Op at Cisco Systems in Herndon, VA. He landed a full-time position as a network consulting engineer and moved to Raleigh, NC, where he worked at Cisco from 2011-2013. Gabe then moved to a network support role working at ePlus Technology, a Cisco Gold Partner, from 2013-2016. Gabe is currently working at Cisco again as a test engineer, and has been teaching CCNA R&S, CCNA Security, and CCDA classes at Wake Technical Community College since 2015. Certifications that Gabe holds are: CCNA R&S, CCNA Security, CCNA Wireless, CCDA, CCNP R&S, and CCDP. Gabe is currently busy developing CCNA Security courses for INE and studying for his CCNP Security certification.

Sep
14

Tune into Joseph Holbrook’s Associate GCP Cloud Engineer Course to learn about the requirements of the GCP Cloud Engineer Associate Exam.

About the Course:

An Associate Cloud Engineer deploys applications, monitors operations, and manages enterprise solutions. This individual is able to use Google Cloud Console and the command-line interface to perform common platform-based tasks to maintain one or more deployed solutions that leverage Google-managed or self-managed services on Google Cloud. The GCP Cloud Engineer Associate is one of Google’s newest certifications, this course will walk you through everything you need to know to ace your certification exam.

Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of cloud technologies
  • Basic Knowledge of GCP Cloud
  • A will to learn GCP Cloud
  • Access to a free trial account with GCP
  • Ability to use Codelabs and Quiklabs
Sep
12

Tune into our newest addition to our course library: Ubuntu Server (18.04): Installing and Managing openLDAP Directories, with Andrew Mallet to learn the basics of Ubuntu server.

About the Course:

OpenLDAP is a directory service that predates many proprietary systems and provides a universal authentication mechanism for client system to authenticate to and white pages system to search. In this course we will take you through the basics of openLDAP Leading to an install. From there you will learn how to develop your system further by adding and searching entries. Next we will move on to authentication to openLDAP from other Linux clients and services such as Apache HTTPD. Finally we will look at scaling out our system by including replication to add failover and fault-tolerance to the Directly.

Sep
10

In this course, you’ll learn the technologies behind Docker, while following the requirements for the Docker Certified Associate exam. This Course is taught by Andrew Crouthamel and is 3hours and 17 minutes long.



In this training series, you will learn how Docker works, and how it compares to existing virtualization technologies. You will learn how to install and configure Docker, retrieve and create containers, as well as their required pieces, such as virtual networks, data volumes, and repositories. Lastly, you will learn how to orchestrate numerous dockers in clusters, and create your own container registries.

Interested in watching? You can view this course by logging into your members account. You can also purchase this course for download at ine.com.

Sep
07

DevOpsDays is a technical conference for developers, system administrators and anyone else, whether expert or beginner, involved in technology. With technology and responsibilities crossing over spaces, DevOps is a movement that has rapidly spread through the technical community along with the adoption of agile techniques. DevOps Days take place all over the world as self-organized events which community members who are passionate about their work attend. The format of presentations, Ignites and Open Spaces is unique to this event. It is highly interactive and invigorating for attendees.


Come say hi, give us your feedback, and you could win a Nintendo Switch!

We’d love to get feedback from you, our customers, on what courses you’d like to see next. We’re constantly working to create new content which caters to a variety of technical certifications. We need your help deciding the best topics to add to our ever-exanding DevOps course library. As a token of appreciation, everyone who visits our booth and assists us by suggesting DevOps course topics will be entered into a contest to win a Nintendo Switch.

 

INE is also looking for talented individuals to propose and execute new courses.

Interested in working with us? We’re looking for instructors and web developers. Our instructors teach to an audience of over 200,000 technology professionals and are amongst the most well-known in the industry. Come chat with us about how you can become part of the INE team.

Sep
05

Considering Windows Server 2016 MCSA Certification? In this helpful course, get the details about Windows Server 2016 70-741 exam, in the MCSA certification.

Why You Should Watch

In this course we will perform tasks related to the networking features and functionalities available in Windows Server 2016. Students should have familiarity with implementing and managing DNS, DHCP, and IPAM, as well as deploying remote access solutions such as VPN and RADIUS, managing DFS and branch cache solutions, configuring high performance network features and functionality, and implementing Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions, such as Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) and Network Controller.

What You’ll Learn

This course will cover the following exam topics:

  • Implement a Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Implement DHCP and IPAM
  • Implement Network Connectivity and Remote Access Solutions
  • Implement an Advanced Network Infrastructure

About The Instructor

Melissa Hallock has been in the IT field since 1996 when she first began working with hardware. While working on a Bachelor of Applied Science in Networking, she landed her first IT job in a Forbe’s top 100 growing companies as a LAN Technician and worked with all things Microsoft. Later she migrated to Linux and Mac operating systems. Having always worked in an education setting as a tech, she decided to start teaching and began teaching at the second largest private college in Michigan. She quickly became the most sought out instructor and decided to pursue a Master of Information Systems. After she completed her masters’, she expanded her teaching to also cover several programming courses.

Melissa also has several certifications including the A+, Networking +, Cloud +, MCTS, and MCP.

You can view Melissa’s Windows Server 2016 Networking for Certification Exam 70-741 on our streaming site, or purchase it at ine.com.

Sep
04

Log into your Members Account, or check out our online store the view or purchase Rohit Pardasani’s latest CCIE Security v5.0 Technologies video; CCIE Security V5 Technologies: ASA Firewall.

About The Course

This course is a deep dive in ASA and features of ASA firewall, and is a primary study resource for the CCIE Security v5 Lab Exam. Students looking for a thorough and well-structured learning tool will benefit from these videos, which help create a solid foundation of the concepts covered in the CCIE Security v5 Lab Exam.

In this course, we will walk you through the basics of ASA and help you dive into more practical and advanced topics. We will start by helping you understand the security levels in ASA and understand the Adaptive Security Algorithm. Then we will break down the ACL’s and objects and object-groups. We will further look at differences between ASA in router mode vs ASA in transparent mode. We will also focus on deep inspection of packets and later move on to creating virtual firewalls and running ASA in active/standby or active/active mode. Lastly, but not the least, we would focus on clustering.

Prerequisites

Basic understanding of firewalls and basic routing knowledge is a must.

Why You Should Watch

This course is a great study tool for anyone pursuing their CCNA, CCNP, or CCIE Security Certification. Regardless of certification achievement, some of the concepts covered in this course are useful to everyone that deals with firewall. Security is not an aspect to take for granted and both, regular users and IT professionals, should have a bare minimum knowledge of common security practices.

Who Should Watch

This course is intended for individuals who are just beginning their pursuit of the CCIE Security v5 certification or even CCNP Security Certification. This ASA Deep Dive could also be useful to those who are looking to become a master in ASA technology, as it is specifically designed to focus on the topics and technologies covered in ASA in the CCIE Security v5 Lab Exam.

About The Instructor

Rohit has been in the networking industry for more than 17 years, with a focus on Cisco networking for the past 15 years. Rohit not only brings his years of teaching experience to the classroom, but also years of real-world enterprise and service provider experience. Rohit has assisted hundreds of engineers in obtaining their CCIE certification, and has been conducting CCIE RS, CCIE SEC, CCIE SP and CCIE Collaboration for Cisco Systems worldwide. Rohit currently holds 5xCCIE’s (Routing Switching, Service Provider, Security, Voice and Collaboration). When not teaching or developing new products, Rohit consults with large ISPs and enterprise customers in India and UK. Rohit is currently pursuing his CCIE Data Center certification.

Aug
31

Cisco just rolled out the Evolving Technologies v1.1 update, which will affect anyone taking their CCIE certification exams on, or after, August 30, 2018. Fortunately, the v1.1 updates are fairly minor. The CCIE/CCDE Evolving Technologies section still includes three overall categories; Cloud, Network Programmability and Internet of things, and still makes up 10% of all CCIE/CCDE written exams. However, changes can be found in the specific topics tested in each of the evolving technologies categories.

Cloud – v1.1

Compare and contrast public, private, hybrid, and multi-cloud design considerations

  • Infrastructure, platform, and software as a service (XaaS)
  • Performance, scalability, and high availability
  • Security implications, compliance, and policy
  • Workload migration

Describe cloud infrastructure and operations

  • Compute virtualization (containers and virtual machines)
  • Connectivity (virtual switches, SD-WAN and SD-Access)
  • Virtualization functions (NFVi, VNF, and L4/L1)
  • Automation and orchestration tools (cloud center, DNA-center, and Kubernetes)

Network Programmability (SDN) – v1.1

Describe architectural and operational Considerations for a programmable network

  • Data models and structures (YANG, JSON and XML)
  • Device programmability (gRPC, NETCONF and RESTCONF)
  • Controller based network design (policy driven configuration and northbound/ southbound APIs)
  • Configuration management tools (agent and agent-less) and version control systems (Git and SVN)

Internet of Things (IOT) – v1.1

Describe architectural framework and deployment considerations for Internet of Things (IoT)

  • IoT technology stack (IoT Network Hierarchy, data acquisition and flow)
  • IoT standards and protocols (characteristics within IT and OT environment)
  • IoT security (network segmentation, device profiling, and secure remote access)
  • IoT edge and fog computing (data aggregation and edge intelligence)

To Learn more about the changes between v1.0 and v1.1 of Cisco’s Evolving Technologies, read the full article on Cisco’s Website.


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