Aug
29

 

Interested in AWS? You're in luck, this week we added not one, but TWO Amazon Courses to our streaming library!

AWS Certified Solution Architect - Professional



Instructor: Ankush Kilam

Duration: 5hrs 25min

This course provides you with advanced technical skills needed to pass the AWS CSA Pro exam. With the AWS CSA Pro certification under your belt, you will join an exclusive club of certified professionals who are in high demand by employers worldwide. The training course is made up of 5-20 minute videos. The video lessons keep-it-simple and explain things clearly and succinctly. Together I'll walk you through each of the major domains of Amazon Web Services, step by step.



AWS Certified Developer - Associate



Instructor: Robert Kulagowski

Duration: 7hrs 7min

This course will help you study for the AWS Certified Developer - Associate exam. Through a combination of lectures, quizzes and practical exercises, you'll get the information necessary to earn your certification. You will learn CloudFormation, Cloudfront, DynamoDB, EBS, EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, IAM, S3, SNS, SQS, SWF and more

You Can watch both of these courses by logging into your INE Members Account

Aug
27

Learn in-depth information about social engineering techniques and countermeasures in the course Certified Ethical Hacker: Social Engineering, available as a stand alone download or with your INE All Access Pass!


Not Like in Hollywood

When we think of hacking, we often picture a grim fellow opening a laptop, typing really fast and bam! he’s infiltrated the Pentagon. Watching those films when you know one or two things about system and network security is a hilarious experience! If you have been following the Certified Ethical Hacker series, you would know better by now. Hacking is not for the faint-hearted, not just because of the technical difficulty (indeed there are several needed skills to be developed), but because of the resilience needed. I’m talking about the fact that a successful hack comes after many failed attempts in most scenarios.

Because hacking into systems as an outsider is so difficult there’s a key toolkit that every hacker needs to master as much as they master sniffing, session hijacking, application hacking, or any other technical specialty- I’m talking about Social Engineering.

It's a Dark World

A highly empathetic person might have a hard time with the concept of Social Engineering. It’s pretty much abou abusing people’s trust and weaknesses, but if you think about it, a certain degree of empathy paired with a cold stomach might as well do the trick. The fact is, systems and their security will continue to evolve, but humans are still humans. From the old times when con artists would sell colored water at a fair claiming miraculous powers, to our modern social engineers convincing people to “download a security application,” few things have changed when it comes to human mind manipulation.

Statistics are shocking proof of this: more than 90% of total email traffic is malicious. According to TrendMicro 91% of successful breaches started with a “spear phishing” attack. In a study conducted by Frierich-Alexander University 78% participants clicked on a malicious link even though they knew about the risks of clicking on an unknown link sent via email.

Think about it, if you want to get into a network why spend countless hours building your penetration strategy entirely from the outside rather than grabbing the “low-hanging fruit?” The saddest thing is, people are the low-hanging fruit because of emotional factors such as: empathy, fear, laziness and insecurity. What makes us human also makes us vulnerable.

Because of the above facts, I’ve known hackers who spend a good amount of their time (myself included) reading psychology books to understand the human mind. This is an effort worth your time and something recommended to all security professionals.

No Patch Has Been Made For The Human Mind, but Impact Can Be Minimized

There’s no real “patch” to guard people’s minds from attackers, but there are ways to minimize the risk. These ways encompass technical controls, policy controls and user awareness training. However, it goes without saying that even after investing in all of this, an organization concerned with their security needs to have proactive monitoring of their systems and network, and a good incident response strategy. If you’re a valuable target, chances are you’ll be Socially Engineered.

Aug
24

Do you want to obtain your CCNP Collaboration or perhaps enhance your Cisco Collaboration skills for the real world? The CCNP Advanced Technologies v1 course from INE is targeted at network and voice professionals who want to take their Cisco Collaboration knowledge to the next level.


This course is intended for network and voice professionals looking to further improve their knowledge or prepare themselves for the CIPTV1 exam. In this course we will be looking at CUCM and VCS Dial Plan, Voice + Video Calling, IOS Gateway, Conferencing, QoS, On Cluster Calling with CUCM and Media Resources. This course will be delivered in lecture based format with plenty of hands on practical demonstrations.

CIPTV1 - Implementing Cisco IP Telephony & Video’ will cover professional to advanced level concepts and demonstrations around a large portion of the Cisco Unified Communications portfolio, including some of the below products and topics:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Dial Plan and Media Resources
  • Cisco VCS Dial Plan
  • IOS Gateways – Digital Voice, Dial-Peers, Translation Rules
  • Conferencing with Cisco Conductor and Cisco Telepresence Server
  • Quality of Service
About The Instructor:

Dean Babbage is a Voice and Network Professional actively working in the Cisco Partner community. He carries around 17 years of experience in the industry working in a variety of support, delivery and consultancy roles. He is also a double CCNP within Routing & Switching and Collaboration, as well achieving CCNA status in Wireless, Security and Data Center. When is not spending time with his family, he is dedicated to blogging and recording training videos around all things Cisco UC, as well as being committed to preparing for the CCIE Collaboration exam in the not too distant future. You can reach him on the social media platform of choice.

Aug
22
Aug
20

Security Concepts is an introductory security course, meant for those at the CCNA level. This 5 hour course is taught by Gabe Rivas and is a great prep course for those who are studying for the 210-260 IINS Exam.

About the Course

This course is the first of an 8 course CCNA Security Certification Curriculum.At INE, We believe that breaking the course up into smaller topics makes it easier to manage and digest your learning experience.

In this introductory course, we will walk you through basic security concepts that are meant to build a solid network security foundation and help you dive into more practical and advanced topics. We will start by helping you understand the meaning of Asset, Vulnerability, Threat, Risk, and Countermeasure terms. Then we will break down the CIA triad and show how it helps organizations develop sound security policies. We will also cover monitoring tools that assist in detecting events in real-time as well as cover concepts about common security zones. As we move forward, we will cover social engineering topics, network attacks, different kinds of malware found in today’s networks, data loss, cryptography and hashing, and finally we will go over common network topologies seen in a LAN, CAN, WAN, DC, and SOHO.

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 you only need to have basic network fundamentals knowledge and basic knowledge of infrastructure devices. There is nothing really complicated as a pre-requisite here.

Why You Should Watch

This course is great for anyone pursuing their CCNA Security certification. Regardless of certification achievement, some of the concepts covered in this course are useful to everyone that deals with computers and the more advanced concepts will be useful to anyone in the IT field, regardless of role (e.g. programmer, network designer, help desk technician). 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

Anyone interested in pursuing the CCNA Security certification or simply interested in gaining basic knowledge about network security.

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. He then moved to a network support role working for ePlus Technology, a Cisco Gold Partner, from 2013-2016. Gabe is currently working at Cisco again, since 2016, as a test engineer and a professor of CCNA R&S, CCNA Security, and CCDA at Wake Technical Community College. Certifications that Gabe holds include: CCNA R&S, CCNA Security, CCNA Wireless, CCDA, CCNP R&S, and CCDP. Gabe is currently busy developing the CCNA Security course for INE and studying for his CCNP Security certification.

Aug
17

This course covers the basics of implementing inter-VLAN routing by explaining the theory behind two common methodologies, as well as their implementation on Cisco routers and switches. By the end of this course students will be able to explain the differences between "Router-On-A-Stick" and "Switched Virtual Interfaces," as well as how to implement inter-VLAN routing using either of these techniques.


Why You Should Watch:

Virtually all organizations that implement VLANs into their switched networking topologies also need to know how to route IP traffic between those VLANs. Knowing the techniques available to accomplish this kind of routing is essential whether you are managing a network, or simply pursuing a networking certification (like the Cisco CCNA).

Many learners are confused about the differences between VLANs and SVIs (Switched Virtual Interfaces) as well as their inter-relationship. This course is meant to clarify any confusion you may have between those differences, and teach you both the theory and implementation (utilizing Cisco IOS software) of Inter-VLAN Routing.


Who Should Watch:

This course is intended for anyone wanting to learn about inter-VLAN routing with an emphasis on the techniques to do so using Cisco routers and switches. A basic familiarity with the Cisco IOS command line and the basic high-level concepts of VLANs, switches, routers and IP routing are recommended.


About The Instructor

Keith Bogart has been in the IT field since 1998. Keith started as a Customer Service Representative at Cisco Systems, and then transitioned into the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC). For almost twenty years Keith has served as both a Technical Instructor as well as Course Developer for Cisco Systems and (for the past few years) INE. Keith is a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert, as well as a Cisco Certified Networking Associate. Keith is currently employed as a Technical Instructor and Course Developer at INE.

Aug
15


Since 2003 we've been helping IT professionals reach their career goals with help from top notch instructors and training materials. One of our most popular training resources - INE Bootcamps, continue to wow students and are a major step in the journey towards earning your certification. Thinking about signing up but aren't sure what to expect? Take it from our current students, participating in an INE Bootcamp is the best way to ensure you'll succeed in passing your certification exams.



CCNA Routing & Switching

I would arguably say that Keith is the best CCNA instructor in the nation. The interaction in this class is key. Listening to a lesson doesn't ensure comprehension, so Keith offered periodic quizzes; not only did this make the course increasingly interactive but also verified your understanding of the technologies discussed.

I very much look forward to going to the CCNP bootcamps. Thank you again Keith and staff for making my learning experience a great one!
Thomas Osborne - CCNA



CCNP ROUTE

The instructor Keith is very knowledgeable, patient, and polite. He covered everything possible with the amount of time we had. I also like the format of having to take routing and switching separately.  
Sirak Zewdie - CCNA



CCNP SWITCH

Keith is a very detailed instructor and kept the class engaged throughout the week.  He goes through material in the workbooks, but he also makes sure you have a real world understanding by either showing us through examples on the hardware or drawing it out.  He makes sure there is an understanding before moving forward.    
Theresa



CCNP Routing & Switching

Keith is a very good mentor. This was my first time attending an in class session and it was a great, informative experience for me. Keith is one gem of an instructor. He was kind, patient and very informative all through the course. The way he explains concepts with his hand gestures and whiteboard diagrams helped me understand them with ease. The lab sessions were the best. I personally loved the way the course was structured and would definitely recommend it for students who are planning to take it. Overall it was more than a lifetime experience for the money I paid.
Satish Devan

Keith was an amazing instructor. Luckily my class had so few people that he knew us by first name. Keith was knowledgeable in every aspect of the CCNP R&S track. You could even throw "scenarios" at him and he would work out the problem in his head. Then he would show you how the logic of the protocols would behave. Keith was able to go very in depth on the routing protocols and that really helped me feel more comfortable with large networks!  
Victor Halili ~ CCNA 2x & CCNP



CCIE Routing & Switching Written

I would like to thank INE and Rohit Pardasani in particular for the great experience I had. This course has provided me with a good idea on how the CCIE exam should be approached in terms of study and preparation. I will highly recommend this training to anybody that is on the same journey as I am. Also, many thanks to the Coordinator in providing all the information needed and answering my questions, this made everything as smooth as I hoped.
Berry Batist

I enjoyed Rohit personally. I would look for him if seeking another workshop. The content/material informed and challenged me. I feel better prepared. 
John Wattenbarger ~ CCNP R&S and Passed CCIE Written October 2017



CCIE Routing & Switching Lab

Dave Smith exceeded my expectations concerning his depth of knowledge of the material covered. I especially appreciated his incorporation of first-hand experience and historical context of the technologies. Relevant anecdotes help to solidify "why" something does what it does, rather than just memorizing. His enthusiasm and passion for networking really do help keep you focused on and listening to everything he says. 
Scott Bridges ~ CCIE #55860, VCP-NV, RCSP-WAN

This will open your eyes to the way you have to be prepared. Knowing the technology is one thing, but knowing different ways to resolve issues with the technologies and why is another! I would strongly recommend that every CCIE candidate take this class!  
Vernado Deal ~ CCNP and CCNAx3 (Voice, R&S, Security)



CCIE Routing & Switching Graded Practice Labs

I thought this class was very beneficial in helping me prepare for my first CCIE lab attempt. It not only tested my knowledge on many aspects within the CCIE blueprint, but also included some of the question semantics and "gotchas" that should be expected on the lab. I do feel like I am better prepared for what I should expect on the actual lab, and I have identified some weak areas that I need to work on before I attempt my lab.
Scott Charles Kitchen - CCNP route & switch and CompTIA Security+



CCIE Collaboration Lab Exam

For my last CCIE, I finally decided to go to a real bootcamp. I've made a smart choice with INE's Collaboration bootcamp taught by 5xCCIE Rohit Pardasani. I highly recommend going to this class when you feel you are about 80-90% ready to take the lab. Rohit will set you on the right path to fill in the remaining gaps!  
Roman Rodichev ~ 8xCCIE #7927, Founder & Chief Solution Architect @ ieMentor



CCIE Security Lab

The class has taught me how to approach the CCIE Lab Exam in a whole different way by showing me better ways to understand technical concepts instead of just memorizing commands, which at the end will be key to continue my certification and career goals. This is by far the best technical training I have received and will certainly be back for more.
Borman Bravo



CCIE Data Center Lab

Brian McGahan is an amazing instructor. He not only explained difficult concepts with ease but also helped in strengthening my basics of networking. He is very friendly to students and addresses even the silliest doubt without any hesitation, which instills confidence to speak your doubts and know that there is someone there for true guidance. I have enjoyed every moment of the class. I would love to attend future bootcamps whose instructor would be Brian McGahan.
Zain Nachiz

The boot camp was outstanding, and Brian was very patient and informative. This one-week boot camp was the equivalent of months of studying on my own.
Matt - CCNP route/switch



CCIE Service Provider Lab

Rohit is an extremely knowledgeable professional. He gave me insight into routing protocols that I never had before.
Doug Gluntz ~ CCNP R&S, BCNP, ACWA



Aug
13

Keith Bogart is one of INE’s most esteemed and experienced instructors. Keith has been with INE for 4 years designing and instructing videos and bootcamps, as well as hosting live web-series, designing workbooks, and contributing to our IEOC Forum and INE Blog. Keith has a CCNA in Routing and Switching, CCIE in Dial-ISP, CWNA and is currently working towards his CCNA Security certification.

Before he was with INE, Keith worked as a service representative, technical assistance engineer and network consulting engineer at Cisco Systems. After 17 years at Cisco and a short time with a small start-up, Keith brought his talents to INE and became our #1 CCNA Routing & Switching instructor.


So what has Keith been up to?

On a typical day you can find Keith in our North Carolina office working on his latest project - a new CCNA Security Bootcamp. This bootcamp is still in its early stages of design, however, according to Keith, it's shaping up to be a 5-day Bootcamp that will be offered online at least twice in the first half of 2019.

Aug
10

This course is taught by Atindra Chaturvedi and is 6 hours and 38 minutes long. You view the video on our streaming site, or purchase it at ine.com.






The VMware NSX 6.4 product release expands the capabilities of VMware in the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) domain. This will be primarily a whiteboard discussion based course with some labs to set the context for the design discussion. Design aspects, limitations and good practice for the overlay network provided by NSX 6.4 will be covered. The latest advances in the data center network provided by Cisco with BGP EVPN and other technologies will be covered from the design perspective as an underlay for the NSX virtualized network. The course is geared to networking and virtualization professionals proficient at a CCNA or CCNP level of experience and knowledge.

Aug
08

Are you lost in a sea of AWS? Then get your head in the clouds with INE’s AWS Overview Course, brought to you by Peter and Geoff Douglas. This Video includes over 7 hours of content which will take you through every AWS service explaining the ins and outs of how you would use them.




This course it great for beginners or professionals. The Douglas brothers cover all of the services in AWS, walking you through overviews, deep dives and use cases. They also cover security and networking, the two essentials for getting up to speed, continuing through computing and storage. It doesn't stop there, the course also covers topics like Big Data and the Internet of Things.

Join Peter and Geoff in a conversational look at all of the AWS services and you will walk away with a better understanding of all that Amazon has to offer. With over 30 years combined experience, these brothers will share their real word experience on AWS and other insights that will help you make more informed decisions when choosing cloud services.

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