Cisco Certification and Training

March 17, 2016

A Cisco certification exam is one of the toughest exams for IT professionals. Cisco specializes on networking hardware and equipments such as routers and network switches. That is why its certification program is geared towards this field of information technology.

Before you attempt to take the exams provided by Cisco, you need to understand its different levels of certification. A thorough understanding of the Cisco certification tracks is important if you want to easily get a credential and become a Cisco certified professional.

The Associate Level Certifications

The Associate level certification is one of the lower-tier certification programs of Cisco. It is ideal for entry-level networking professionals. There are two different certification paths in this level.

The first path is the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and the other one is the Cisco Certified Design Associate. It is essential for any networking professional to get certified in this level if they want to easily overcome other certification programs.

The Professional Level Certification

The next tier on the Cisco certification is the professional level. There are also two paths to this level namely the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and the Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP).

The professional level is naturally harder than the Associate certification program. There are also multiple exams that you need to pass in order top get a professional level Cisco certification. Only a small number of IT professionals in the world have credentials from Cisco in this level.

The Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert

This is the hardest certification program of Cisco and considered as the toughest credentialing program in the entire IT industry. There are few professional who hold CCIE credentials and these are the elite in the industry.

If you want to get a sure career boost and want to have a six digit income, then you should aim to have a CCIE credential. However, you have to invest more on your education and training if you want to get a CCIE certification.

How to Prepare for Cisco Certification

There are different methods of preparations for the certification. For each level, there is an appropriate approach in order to pass the Cisco exams. Here are the general approaches however, when you prepare for any Cisco certification exam:

1. Always train with a Cisco accredited training partner. Cisco has many training partners throughout the world. You have more chances of passing a certification if you train in one of its accredited training centers.

2. Always take a simulated Cisco exam. This will improve your confidence during actual certification exams. A simulated exam can also familiarize you with exam structure of Cisco.

3. Get hands-on experience or practice in a real network environment. You cannot pass any Cisco exam through brain dumping methods. You need to have solid knowledge of networking designs and systems. Cisco puts premium on practical expertise and the exams are biased towards those with actual experience.

Any Cisco certification exam will be difficult. But there is no reason why you cannot ace these exams if you prepare well and enrich your experience in the field of network design and implementation.

Children and Dogs – Keeping Them Safe Through Education and Training

March 17, 2016

Some studies have shown that nearly half of all dog attacks in the United States involve children under the age of 12. Children of ages 5 through 9 seem to have the highest rate of dog bite related injuries with the rate decreasing as they age. Nearly two thirds of the injuries to children 4 years old and younger are to the head and neck area. Dog bite incidents seem to increase during the summer months when dogs and people spend more time outdoors.

Educating young children about the precautions they need to take around dogs can help keep them safe. In my home town, our one and only Animal Control Officer goes into our schools, along with a local dog trainer, and gives presentations to children about how to care for, treat, and respect dogs and other pets. Because of this, our rate of animal abuse carried out by children has declined dramatically.

Children can relate to and need guidance in their relationship with animals. Most dog bites to children can be avoided by teaching the kids some simple rules:

1. Never approach a strange dog without asking the owner if they can pet it.
2. Never approach a dog chained or tied up to anything.
3. Never look a strange dog in the eyes.
4. Never tease or otherwise annoy any dog.
5. Treat all dogs with respect, gentleness and caring.
6. Never try to take a toy or treat away from a dog.
7. Never approach a dog while it is eating.

Other precautionary steps parents can take are:

1. Teach your children to interpret body language of dogs. If you don’t know and understand dogs’ body language yourself, it would be wise to study up a little on it. Dogs communicate everything to us through their body language. It is very important to learn and understand the subtle signs of a dog that indicate stress, fear, happiness, patience, protection, submission, dominance, and calmness.

2. Never leave a young child alone with any dog, even a family dog you have trusted for years.

3. Do not allow any kind of animal abuse from tail pulling to more drastic situations. Animal abuse carried out by children can be a sign of deep-seated emotional problems that should be dealt with immediately. If not dealt with, this can lead to more aggressive abuse carried over to humans.

4. Teach your children to respect and humanely treat all animals. Teach them the importance of passing this on to their friends.

5. Tell your children if they ever see anyone hurting an animal they are to tell an adult whom they trust. It is not okay to hurt any animal in any situation.

Dog owners should also be held responsible for their dogs’ actions. If they acquire the dog as a puppy, they should socialize it with all kinds of people young and old, people with hats, short and tall, and other dogs. Also, every dog should be trained either professionally or by the owner if they have dog training experience. Dogs should not be kept tied up and should always be on leash or under absolute control while in public. They should never be allowed to wander free on their own.

If you acquire an older dog from a rescue organization, it is even more important to get appropriate positive training, since most dogs are taken to a shelter because of behavioral problems. If your dog shows aggressive behavior, don’t wait until it advances to the point of someone getting hurt. Seek out professional training at the first sign.

Children should never be victims of dog bites. If parents, dog owners, and children themselves could learn and practice these simple rules, there would be no need to consider banning breeds. Children would grow up to promote the humane and healthy treatment and respect of the animals God has given us for our companionship and unconditional love.

Education And Training Services To Overseas Students In Uk – Australia – Canada

March 17, 2016

Education in Canada is under complete jurisdiction of the province and territories. Many of the universities are public funded which results in high quality education at lower tuitions rate. This university offers a broad range of courses and professional degrees.
They offer research oriented programs which attract the students a lot. Research assistantship is an award for those who have worked on a project that is assigned to him. These universities also offer financial add packages so that it can become earn while you learn experience and happen to be the best place for overseas study

Australia is also firmly committed to providing quality education and training and offers strong assurance to International students. Australia has taken the responsibility towards international students seriously to the extent that the regulations for providing education services to these students are set in federal government legislation. Australia provides the world’s most rigorous protection for international students through the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000.with this standard Australian university provides the education to international students to meet the consistent standard in education, facilities and services and be on par with the international standards.

Education in the UK is internationally recognized for its quality and variety. There is wide range of courses offered by various institutes across the globe. The UK continues to be the hub of the information and communications technology revolution and this is reflected throughout the teaching and standard equipment in schools, further and higher education institutions. There are many scholarships and awards available to the International students studying in the UK; they are offered by the EU, British Government and by individual schools and universities.

There is a huge competition building up in the overseas student market. Australia, UK, America and Canada have raised their game, and new competitors are emerging, such as China, which used to send large numbers of students abroad, is now recruiting overseas students to its shores.

Overseas education helps to open diverse opportunities for students to give their career a good start. Intellectually speaking, it might have given a well-informed and historically-minded researcher an insight into how class privilege shapes social perceptions.