Cisco Training Tips

Looking for good tips on Cisco hardware? Over on In the Trenches Podcast I am running a series of segments on a variety of topics called Cisco Corner. Recent topics have ranged from ACLs, NTP to User Privileges.

Another very cool Cisco training aid is the Cisco Training Videocast. Mr. Root does a great job of working in what common mistakes to watch for and how to fix them. I have used Cisco gear for years and still learned a new trick of using reload in 10 as a way to reset a remote device if your config changes do not work and you loose remote access.



Looking for a good way to get some CPE credits for your CISSP renewal? Here are some ideas for both type A and type B CPEs.

Type A

Sans Webcasts have great content. Add in that they keep track for you in your portal account what casts you have viewed and provide a link to download a PDF of your CPE certificate. Just make sure to enter your CISSP number in your account settings.

The Cyberspeak Podcast by a couple of computer forensics and law enforcement professionals. Great humor and always interesting content. The show lasts an hour so you can claim each show for 1 CPE under the self-study category. Just be sure to retain the MP3 file and a screen shot (or pdf) of the show description for your CPE records in case you get audited.

Type B

The Manager Tools Podcast is an awesome show on management style, development and tools. Always useful items to serve your professional development needs. Like Cyberspeak above. Keep the files and the show description for your records. Again falls under self-study (webcasts). A one hour show for 1 CPE each episode.

The Manager Tools guys have a great book list on their site. You can claim one book a year. Just be sure to retain the book for your CPE records. All their books are management and personal development so the one book each year gets you 5 CPEs toward your total.