CCNA Network Simulator has been updated to include Graphical User Interface (GUI). Conventionally, a network administrator needs to configure a router or a switch using CLI (Command Line Interface), with the exception of some Wi-Fi routers that allowed GUI configuration. Cisco, as part of its product enhancements, has been working on improving the user interface, and have come up with Cisco Configuration Professional, a GUI tool that allows network administrators to configure and troubleshoot Cisco network devices using a visual GUI interface. Certexams has introduced a limited version of the GUI based Network Configurator that allows users to do mundane tasks such as assigning IP addressses and subnet masks, setting up DHCP, assigning host name, etc. The GUI is intended to provide some hands-on experience of working with CCP (Cisco Configuration Professional) and simulates the CCP navigation.
A typical screenshot of the feature may be seen the figure. As seen in the figure, the GUI consists of a left pane that outlines the configuration tasks, and when selected, the right pane provides the work area, where the user may select or type-in appropriate configuration. Several labs have been given to familiarize the user to configuring the network using GUI. However, this being the first release, more enhancements may be expected to Network Configurator. More configuration tasks, as well as new labs will be added in due course of time.
MPLS has become very popular during recent years to accommodate gigabit switching speeds over wide area networks. Traditional IP routing uses enormous processing overhead and slows down packet switching speeds. MPLS allows packets to be forwarded by looking at the label (Just like switch looks at Layer 2) rather than having to be passed up to Layer 3 (the IP header). Each packet gets labeled on entry into the service provider’s MPLS network by the ingress router. All the subsequent routing between nodes is based only on the MPLS label that was attached by the previous MPLS enabled router. The router doesn’t have to look at IP header, thus saving enormous processing load. Alter the packet traverses though the MPLS network, the egress router removes the label(s) and forwards the original IP packet toward its final destination.
Network Simulator with Designer for CCNA has been updated to include MPLS commands and several MPLS labs. For complete list of labs included, please visit the page here:
The software consists of hundreds of labs for hands-on practice. The simulator is intended for beginners who desires to have hands-on experience in designing and implementing router/switch network in a simulated environment.
CertExams.com has recently updated its Network Simulator with Designer for CCNA (CCNA NetDSim). The product is useful for students and IT professionals preparing for CCENT/ICND2/CCNA certification.
The updated version includes
1. .NET conversion – The existing VB6 version has been updated to .NET platform, resulting in lessor footprint (smaller file size), and better compatibility with Win 7 and Win 8 OSes.
2. Bug fixes, a few known bugs have been fixed.
CertExams.com recently updated Lab Simulator for Network+ exam. The labsim has been updated to .NET version from the current VB6 version. The update is expected remove a few known bugs, like incompatibility with Adobe 11 software.
Various important features of the software are given below:
Several ready made lab exercises -currently 100+ labs are included with scenario type labs for NAT, Gateware configuration, etc
Workstation, Server, Access Point, Router and Switch (IOS) network simulator.
Configure Wireless Access Point, DHCP Server, and Switches.
Detailed help files that provide step by step instructions on using the simulator have been provided.
The demo version is limited to a fewer labs, and upto global configuration mode is supported in demo version.
Network designer provides drag and drop feature for inserting devices and connectors. GUI based device configuration.
Detailed Lab Manual provided.
Download free demo exam from the product web page:
The conversion of Network Simulator from VB6 to .NET has been completed successfully. It may be recalled that several of new softwares such as Adobe stopped supporting VB6 applications in their latest versions (Adobe 11) and necessitated .NET conversion of VB6 projects. The software is in beta testing and may be downloaded from certexams.com
CertExams.com CCNA™ Network Simulator cum Designer is a CCNA™ router and network simulator offers best price-performance ratio. You can design, build and configure your own network. The software supports 200+ router/switch commands with over 100 labs, enabling the candidate to build, test and preview a large variety of networks! CCNA™ Simulator w/Designer is suitable for:
Anyone studying for the Cisco® CCNA™ 640-802 exam
Deployment of routers andswitches in a LAN/WAN network environment
Corporate trainers and employees
Students at colleges, universities, and technical institutes
AP cabinet, headed by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, has finally resolved to announce the capital of Andhra Pradesh. It is going to be developed around Vijayawada on the banks of river Krishna.
It may be recalled that the state had been divided by creating a new state of Telangana, and the state of Andhra Pradesh remained without capital for over 6 months. The existing capital of AP (Hyderabad) had been announced as the capital of Telangana.
Vijayawada, along with Guntur, Tenali, and Mangalagiri (called VGTM) is going to form the new capital of Andhra Pradesh. The whole region is likely to be part of greater Vijayawada.
The state is still looking at the center for implementing the promises that it had agreed to while dividing the state. Most notable among these are:
1. Financial help in the development of new state capital
2. Declaration of residual state of AP with Special Ss, which means that the companies enjoy tax holiday for a pre-determined period of time (about 5 to 10 years).
3. Special package to backward districts in AP
4. Completion of Polavaram Dam
however, no significant funds have been allocated for so far for development of state by the Modi government so far. Also, the special status is still pending. It remains to be seen whether the AP govt will succeed in getting required resources and assistance for the central government to fulfill its promises to the people of AP.
CertExams.com has recently released a thoroughly revised version of Cisco CCENT network simulator. For candidates aspiring for CCENT certification, CertExams.com CCENT netsim provides a good hands on practice. The advantages of using CCENT NetSim include the following:
CCENT Certification is awarded by Cisco Systems on successful completion of qualifying exam(s). CCENT is intended for candidates who have just started working on Cisco ruoters, switches, and other networking devices. Visit CCENT Network Simulator page at http://routersimulator.certexams.com/ccent-network-simulator-designer.html