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How to Configure LLDP

How to configure LLDP

LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) is an IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) standard protocol (IEEE 802.1AB) that defines messages, encapsulated in Ethernet frames for the purpose of giving devices a means of announcing basic device information to other devices on the LAN (Local Area Network) through periodic retransmissions …

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Top 10 certifications for Network Engineers in 2018

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Exactly two years ago today, I became a Network Engineer. I didn’t have any certification on my belt at the time but I was able to fully explain and provide a detailed answer to every question they had for me and that was enough to land me the job. Three …

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Personal Branding for Network Engineers

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When you think of a smartphone, what brand comes to mind first?Apple? Samsung? Probably. How about a soda/soft drink? You will probably think of “Coke”. In the same way, when people think about you (in a professional point of view), what comes to their mind? This is what a Personal Branding is …

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Software Defined WAN: the Wide Area Network is getting a facelift


The Networking world is being bombarded by so many “new” technologies that it is difficult to keep up with them all, from Software Defined Networking (SDN) to Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and now Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN). At the center of all these technologies is a focus on software …

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