NIL awarded at Cisco Learning Partner Summit in Dubai

December 8th, 2010 by Bojana Stucin

At the annual Cisco Learning Partner Summit in Dubai last week, two awards were bestowed on NIL.

  1. NIL Group was awarded `Cisco Learning Partner Channel – Cisco Relevance FY10`.
  2. Cisco awarded NIL its extensive involvement with Cisco learning needs, including courseware development both official and derivative works, worldwide delivery of quality Cisco training, providing Cisco customers, channel partners and Cisco members with tailored  Cisco learning solutions.

  3. NIL Africa was awarded `Learning Partner Middle East and Africa FY10 Award for Innovation`.
  4. NIL Africa has received this award as a recognition of NIL’s Data Centre enablement programme success with the region. Read more about NIL’s Data Centre Enablement Programme.

Use Your Routers as Traffic Generators

July 7th, 2010 by Andraz Piletic

While I was testing some new Remote Labs for a renewed CCNP curriculum (for a TSHOOT course, to be precise), I came across a very interesting but undocumented command that turns a router into a traffic generator. Even though this command was introduced awhile ago, in IOS version 11.2, please keep in mind that such activity heavily utilizes even a modern router’s CPUs, and its use should be avoided in production networks unless you’re performing stress tests. If you’re looking for a way to perform regular measures of bandwidth availability in your production network, look for a solution like Bandwidth Monitor.

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Improve Your Presentations with Presenter View

June 28th, 2010 by Andraz Piletic

Whether you are delivering a pitch to potential customers or upper management, or you find yourself in front of a dozen students while lecturing in a Cisco course, there is a good chance that you’re using PowerPoint slides for your presentation. While your audience can normally observe the slide show on a large plasma TV or as a projected picture on a table or an empty wall, usually you’re the only one who is able to see your computer screen. Instead of displaying exactly the same content on your monitor as your audience sees, take advantage of having your own “private” screen, and display the relevant information you need as a speaker, rather than as a spectator.

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Improving WebEx VoIP audio quality

June 7th, 2010 by Andraz Piletic

In recent weeks, I have participated in a few WebEx conferences. While those organized by Cisco mostly relied on traditional telephone connections for audio delivery, others used an integrated VoIP solution, which has a more attractive price.
While good old telephony works pretty well no matter where you are or what you are doing, this is not always the case with voice-over-IP (VoIP) solutions, and WebEx is no exception.
It is pretty obvious that the host of the session needs a decent Internet connection to enable all participants to experience a satisfying level of quality. Things start to get more complicated when a few participants are having audio problems and cannot hear the presenter clearly, while other users don’t experience any audio problems. This was the case for Ivan Pepelnjak recently, while he was delivering one of his new seminars.

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Service Control Engine (SCE) Portal

March 29th, 2010 by Milan Jelicic

NIL has developed a policy management server that enables service providers using the Cisco Service Control Engine (SCE) to monitor and control subscribers and their quotas on SCE devices. For each subscriber, the policy management server maintains the quota amount and keeps track of quota usage. Each subscriber’s quota is maintained based on the subscriber’s assigned subscription plan (package). Periodically — for example, monthly or weekly — the quota can be replenished automatically, based on the service provider’s policy.

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Trends in Service Provider Networking – virtual classroom

March 23rd, 2010 by Bojana Stucin

Have you recognized the opportunities as well as the challenges that emerged as the Service Provider networks had transitioned from traditional TDM environment into IP-only? The 2-hour presentation, organized in April and June, explains the transformation process and addresses the business shifts that followed. Choose a date and attend any WebEx session in next months.

Virtual classroom will be led by Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE and author of highly successful MPLS books published by Cisco press and Service Provider courses now offered by Cisco Systems.

Check also NIL training schedule for other courses.

FREE WebEx sessions

February 12th, 2010 by Bojana Stucin

Two workshops from Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Cisco Nexus Product Family are being organized in March 2010. If you are interested in attending any of them, read the details and register. All you need is a computer and an internet connection.

The workshops will be led by Mitja Robas, the lead developer of Cisco Data Center and Cisco Unified Computing System courses. Welcome to join us at these interesting presentations.

Check also newest courses from Nexus area (NIL Cisco Nexus 5000, Nexus 2000, and Nexus 1000v Implementation, NIL Cisco Nexus 5000 and Nexus 2000 Implementation) or choose among courses in schedule.

First-Mile Wireless: Which (G)eneration?

January 8th, 2010 by Robert Lesar

The jungle of acronyms – from 2G (GSM, GPRS, EDGE) through 3G (UMTS) toward 4G (LTE), interleaved with Wi-Fi, WiMAX and similar terms – makes both potential users and specifically service providers offering first-mile wireless service rather uncomfortable. The January IP Corner article provides an overview of first-mile wireless technologies, their benefits and drawbacks, focusing on future trends in access, driven by the Video over Mobile Wireless environment.

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NIL Adds Unified Computing System (UCS) Training to Complete its Data Center Learning Solutions

December 22nd, 2009 by Marjan Bradesko

NIL is proud to announce that it is among the first Learning Partners in the world to deliver the complete Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) training. NIL actively participated in the development of this training and has recently been approved for the Cisco UCS Special Practice program, which recognizes NIL’s capabilities in the area of UCS and the Data Center in particular.

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IPcorner technical articles

December 4th, 2009 by Bojana Stucin

For those who don’t follow NIL’s monthly published technical articles, just a short reminder. Tilen Mlakar in november article focuses on security measures of the unified communications traffic, network components and end points where the applications or their parts reside. For all data center engineers, Jaroslav Rajic in december article analyses the advantages and limitations of two distinct approaches of designing the Data Center interconnect.

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