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I'll start off by noting that I failed the 640-554 exam late last month. I found there was quite a bit of content which I either didn't cover as much as I thought I'd need to, or the material I used to study didn't cover the knowledge as deep as I needed. After knuckling down and studying into the topics…

There's a document which I found online recently on how to effectively report a fault to programmers which I found could be used when reporting almost any fault. Here's a brief snippet from the article which I found interesting.   There are a lot of things you might do when an error or bug comes up. Many of them make…

I've been thinking about where I wanted to direct my focus within the networking industry of late.   I've always been interested in security and privacy, so studying the Cisco Security pathway made sense. Working in a NOC type environment has a use for security, but it doesn't come up all that much past access lists, securing the router, VPN's and…

The '60 Minutes' TV show recently had a presentation which documented staff from DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency), a U.S. based company, hacking a car. Conspiracy theorists (See: Michael Hastings) and automation driven industries are likely going to be very interested in these developments. Imagine what could be done, especially if these cars are connected globally like many 'Internet of…

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