Skills Update: February 19, 2021
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Skills Update: February 19, 2021

In the last week, we released 48 skills for these certs and technologies:

  • Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks (300-420 ENSLD)
  • Cisco Network Services
  • Core Data Workloads and Data Analytics Concepts
  • Juniper JNCIA-Junos (JN0-103)
  • Configuring Junos Devices
  • AWS Cloud Automation
  • Advanced Network Automation with Cisco and Python
  • Cisco DevNet Associate (200-901 DEVASC)

Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks (300-420 ENSLD)

Design High Availability in Campus Networks

Jump into campus network design with Jeff Kish as he explores the foundational concepts of designing network resiliency, including FHRPs, BFD, SSO, and NSF.

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Explain the Hierarchical Network Model

Join Jeff Kish as he unpacks the Hierarchical Network Model, a design methodology that builds robust and modular networks.

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Design Multicampus L3 Infrastructures

Join Jeff Kish as he uncovers the facets of L3 multicampus design: routing convergence, L3 tuning, route redistribution, and VRFs.

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Design Campus L2 Infrastructures

Jeff Kish unpacks Campus Infrastructure design by exploring L2 and L3 access layer deployments, as well as STP tuning and edge services like Power over Ethernet.

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IS-IS Foundations and Design

Join Knox Hutchinson as he introduces the foundational concepts of the OTHER link-state routing protocol, IS-IS.

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Describe SD-Access Architecture

Join Jeff Kish as he jumps into campus network design and explores the foundational concepts of designing network resiliency, including FHRPs, BFD, SSO, and NSF.

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Design an SD-Access Fabric

Join Jeff Kish as he explores the design methodologies used when creating a Cisco SD-Access fabric, including underlays/overlays, network segmentation, and multicast!

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Compare WAN Connectivity Options

Come alongside Jeff Kish as he explores the many WAN options available for connecting remote sites, including VPNs, Metro Ethernet, Dark and Lit Fiber, and 4G/5G.

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Design Networks with BGP

Join Knox Hutchinson as he covers BGP design considerations for large enterprise networks.

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Design Site-to-Site VPNs

Come along with Jeff Kish as he dives into VPN technologies that can be used to build WAN architectures, such as DMVPN, L2/L3 VPNs, IPsec, GRE, and GET-VPN.

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Design Enterprise WAN High Availability

Join Jeff Kish as he explores different methods for improving the resiliency of Wide-Area Networks, including multihoming and failover design.

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Determine IPv6 Migration Strategies

Join Knox Hutchinson as he covers strategies for migrating your network towards IPv6 support.

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Describe Cisco SD-WAN Architecture

Join Jeff Kish as he walks through the Cisco SD-WAN architecture, including the primary components of vManage, vSmart, vBond, vEdge, and cEdge.

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Design Cisco SD-WAN

Join Jeff Kish as he walks through the Cisco SD-WAN architecture, including the primary components of vManage, vSmart, vBond, vEdge, and cEdge.

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Understand Model Driven Programmability

Join John McGovern as he explores the world of Model Driven Programmability and YANG!

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Design End-to-End QoS Policy

Join Jeff Kish as he explores designing networks with an end-to-end QoS policy in mind, including queueing techniques, traffic shaping and policing, and general QoS design principles.

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Select QoS Strategies

Join Jeff Kish as he explores how we design our networks with an end-to-end QoS policy in mind, including queueing techniques, traffic shaping and policing, and general QoS design principles.

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Understand YANG-Based Network Automation

Join John McGovern as he explains using YANG for modern network automation as well as the application of OpenConfig, IETF, and Native models.

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Understand the NETCONF and RESTCONF protocols

Join John McGovern as he highlights and contrasts the differences between the NETCONF and RESTCONF protocols for automating networks.

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Cisco Network Services

Network Management and Telemetry Techniques

Join Knox Hutchinson as he covers the design fundamentals for the different tools and protocols used in network management.

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Multicast Routing Foundations and Design

Join Knox Hutchinson as he explains how the fundamentals of multicast networking work

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Core Data Workloads and Data Analytics Concepts

Describe Types of Core Data Workloads

Join Ben Finkel as he covers two types of data processing workloads in the cloud: streaming and batch. Gain an understanding of the pros and cons of each and learn when to use each method.

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Describe Data Analytics Core Concepts

In this skill we’ll discuss the core concepts of data analytics including reporting, charting, and visualization. We’ll understand how businesses use procedures such as ETL and ELT to support analytics.

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Juniper JNCIA-Junos (JN0-103)

Introducing Juniper Certifications and Labs

Join Knox Hutchinson as he introduces the Juniper certification tracks and ways that you can build Juniper hardware or software labs,

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Understand and Configure Junos Routing

Join Knox Hutchinson as he breaks down how Juniper devices determine next hops and exiting interfaces, as well as how to configure a Junos device for static and dynamic routing.

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Multi-Vendor OSPF Deep Dive

Join Knox Hutchinson as he covers how to configure OSPF between Juniper and Cisco devices.

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Understand Junos Firewall Policies

Join Knox Hutchinson as he covers how a Juniper device can classify and filter data plane traffic.

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Understand Junos Route Policies

Join Knox Hutchinson as he discusses one of the more complicated parts of Junos configuration – the Route Policy.

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Configuring Junos Devices

Create a Junos Base Configuration

Join Knox Hutchinson as he explains how to create a base config on a Junos device.

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Configure Junos Interfaces

Join Knox Hutchinson as he introduces the wild world of Juniper interface configurations!

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Operate and Maintain a Junos Device

Join Knox Hutchinson as he explains the basics of how to navigate a Junos CLI and configuration hierarchy.

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AWS Cloud Automation

Automating EC2 Image Builder with the AWS Tools for PowerShell

Join Trevor Sullivan as he explores EC2 Image Builder; a powerful service that enables you to automate operating systems and container image builds.

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Use Ansible with EC2 Image Builder to Automate Image Builds

Join Trevor Sullivan as he explores how to integrate Ansible Playbooks with EC2 Image Builder recipes for a fully automated image building experience.

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Build Reproducible Desktop Environments with Amazon WorkSpaces

Join Trevor Sullivan as he uses Amazon WorkSpaces to deploy cloud-based desktop environments running Linux or Microsoft Windows.

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Deploy Amazon EC2 Image Builder Components with AWS CloudFormation

Join Trevor Sullivan as he explains using AWS CloudFormation to rapidly deploy components, recipes, and pipelines in Amazon EC2 Image Builder.

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Manage AWS Fargate Containers with PowerShell

Join Trevor Sullivan as he explores the AWS Fargate service, a service that enables you to deploy containers without needing to separately deploy and manage the underlying infrastructure.

Gain an understanding of using the AWS Tools for PowerShell SDK to deploy containers onto AWS Fargate with an automated and repeatable approach.

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Leverage EC2 Image Builder to Automate Container Image Builds

Join Trevor Sullivan as he explores Amazon CloudWatch, a managed service that enables you to insert high-resolution metrics and set up metric alarms based on thresholds.

Gain an understanding of how to ingest metrics into Amazon CloudWatch with PowerShell, and create alarms and thresholds.

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Manage Amazon CloudWatch Metrics with PowerShell

Join Trevor Sullivan as he explores how you can use EC2 Image Builder pipelines to automatically build your Linux container images.

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Automate OS Image Builds in AWS with Hashicorp Packer

Join Trevor Sullivan as he uses Packer, an open-source tool developed by Hashicorp that empowers you to perform automated operating system image builds in the cloud.

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Deploy and Manage AWS Infrastructure Resources with Terraform

Join Trevor Sullivan as he uses Terraform, an open-source and cloud-agnostic tool developed by Hashicorp that provides a powerful infrastructure-as-code deployment model.

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Create Amazon EC2 Instances with PowerShell

Join Trevor as he covers the AWS Tools for PowerShell which you can use to automatically spin up EC2 instances running Windows, Linux, or MacOS.

Gain an understanding of deploying EC2 instances running on ARM or x86 CPU architectures.

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Build Container Images with Docker and AWS CodeBuild

Join Trevor Sullivan as he uses AWS CodeBuild to run compilation steps on software packages, run automated tests, and build Linux container images.

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Automate Cloud Resource Compliance with AWS Config

Join Trevor Sullivan as he uses AWS Config to apply resource configuration policies across one or more AWS accounts.

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Build AWS Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) with PowerShell

Join Trevor Sullivan as he covers using PowerShell along with the AWS Powershell module to create and manage VPC resources.

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Advanced Network Automation with Cisco and Python

Automate Layer 2 Troubleshooting

Join John McGovern as he demonstrates how to leverage the power of the Python programming language to automate layer 2 network troubleshooting.

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Implement Automated IP Conflict Detection

Join John McGovern as he demonstrates how to leverage Python to automate the detection of duplicate IP addressing within large networks.

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Automate IP Routing Validation

Join John McGovern as he demonstrates how to automate IP routing lookups for network validation.

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Cisco DevNet Associate (200-901 DEVASC)

Getting Started with Git

Join Ben Finkel as he covers the fundamentals of Git, including the installation process.

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