Tejas, a supersonic fighter plane, indigenously developed by various government and semi government organizations in India, has finally became operational. Two Tejas fighter planes had been inducted into the Indian Air Force, to be followed by several more such aircraft in next few years.
Undoubtedly, it is mile stone in the history of Indian defense and technological capabilities, coming after the successful launch of GSLV rocket that placed a large satellite in the geo-stationary orbit recently. Hearty congratulations to our scientists, technocrats, and other teams that worked on making the project a success. Another feather in the PM Modi’s cap, a hard working prime minister that India is fortunate to have.
A screenshot of the fighter place may be seen below:
A fighter aircraft such as Tejas, include several electronic gadgets, most of which have been indigenously developed by DRDO (A short form for Defense Research and Development Organization), HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited), NAL (National Aeronautics Limited) and others. The capabilities include the following:
Maximum speed of 2,205km/hour and at maximum altitude of 15,200m. The range of the aircraft is 3,000km.
Weighs approximately 5,450kg, with a maximum take-off weight of 13,500kg.
Uses General Electric 85kN turbofan engine
A multi-mode radar that was jointly developed by DRDO and HAL
Anand Software and Training has recently updated its Android apps for A+ certification exams. The apps now conform to the latest exam objectives, and the free version offers 60 questions, whereas the full version will have 400+ most challenging questions.
CertExams.com, a leading NetSim and LabSim provider, recently updated it’s A+ Lab Simulator. The recent update includes several new labs as well as bug fixes. The details are the update are as given below:
Labs illustrating Windows 7 control panel features
Labs showing setting up remote desktop, etc.
Labs on creating/editing/deleting users/user groups and changing premissions.
Labs 1 and 2 have been corrected to show proper connectors
CertExams.com, a leading practice tests and network simulators provider, recently updated A+ Essentials practice exams (exam code: 220-901). The current version of the exam (220-801) will be retiring by the end of June 2016. 901 series has already been launched by Comptia in the month of Dec 2015.
The practice tests offered by CertExams.com will have 400+ question with detailed explanations. The question types include multiple choice questions (MCQs), drag-n-drop, and performance based questions. It may be noted that the objectives have been revamped thoroughly by Comptia. The A+ Essentials (901) consist of hardware, networking, and troubleshooting domains, whereas the practical application (902) consist of mainly Operating System software, operational procedures, and security. It is a good change because the confusion arising out of mixing of objectives in 801 series is not present in 900 series of the exams.
It may also be noted that OS X, Linux (mainly Ubantu), and Android OSes have been covered in the new exam objectives (220-902). It is a good change as the new OSes are becoming very popular these days as an alternative to popular Windows OS.
CertExams.com recently updated its Network+ LabSim to include a couple of more features. The entire lab manual has been updated. The new update provides a progress bar that indicates, in real time, whether you are doing the lab exercise in the right way. A progress bar always compares your configuration commands with the answer file and provides instant feedback, should you go wrong.
This feature is particularly useful when a user is configuring complex labs (multiple device configurations) as he would get a feedback on his configuration at intermediate steps instead of waiting till the entire lab exercise is completed.
Another feature that had been implemented is the ability to remember the most recent lab that a user had completed, and commence from where he had left when the user logs in next time. In other words, a user will be prompted whether to start afresh or continue from the previous lab exercise. This is a good feature update as the lab manual contains dozens of exercises and it is difficult to complete the manual in a single sitting.
Lastly, a few of the mistakes in the lab manual had been fixed.
Please download the Network+ lab simulator. The demo version is free, and the full version is priced very effordably.
CertExams.com has updated its Juniper JUNOS network simulator to support Graphical User Interface (GUI) based configuration similar to that of Juniper JWEB. The new software enables a user to configure Juniper networking devices such as a router or a swithc by using graphical interface. The advantage associated with graphical input is that a user doesn’t have to remember several CLI commands as in the case of CLI based configurations. It may be noted that the CLI command line interface still remains and quite useful in learning device configurations by networking professionals.
A review of 2015 achievements:
1. Released Android apps for all out exam sim products
2. Developed GUI config versions of our NetSim products
3. Code signed our executables using Comodo
4. Updated our websites TutorialsWeb.com, AnandSoft.com, and SimulationExams.com
5. Changed our work premises from Basco Court to Deviah Court
6. Updated our Visual studio to VS 2013 Community Edition, and made .Net 4.5 as the base frame work used for our Windows apps.
7. Added CCNA Security, and CCDA Exam Simulators
What to expect in 2016:
1. More exam simulators, like CCNA Cloud, CCNA Voice, CCNA Data Center, CompTIA Cloud
2. iPhone apps development
3. Server based licensing of our products
4. More exhaustive troubleshooting methods in our NetSim products, and updated reporting formats.
5. Addition of new software products
6. Product quality improvements
CertExams.com CCNA Netsim has been updated to simulate Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP) Graphical User Interface (GUI). The advantage of using CCP is that a user may configure a router or a switch by using graphical interface. A screenshot of the same is given below:
A GUI quickens the learning curve required by a network administrator by providing easy to configure graphical options (such as drop-down menu, etc), and one need not remember the conventional CLI commands. The GUI closely mimics the Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP) providing a simulated environment. It also enables a user to get hands-on experience in using Cisco’s most recent CCP graphical interface.
You may download the product here:
Upcoming: We are now working on code signing our software products to ensure that the software is delivered to the user without being tampered, thus providing 100% virus free, and fully trusted software products.
Chennai, the capital of TamilNadu, India has been submerged in water due to incessant rains and floor waters for the past several days. Millions of people rendered homeless due to these rains as most parts of the city of 10+ millions has taken about 1200 mm of rains during the past few days, a record in about 100 years.
Chennai airport has been closed for the past few days, and is not likely to open anytime soon. See a few aircraft submerged in water here.
The floods have submerged several parts of the city, and people have climbed to the roof tops to save themselves from the heavy flood of water. People are being moved to safer places in boats, see pic below:
See birds view of the City of Chennai flooded due to heavy rains and subsequent floods:
We wish the people of affected parts of the state a full and fast recovery!