Darby WeaverThis is an interview with Darby Weaver. Darby Weaver is a Global Network Architect who serves as a Systems Integration Consultant and Network Planning/Design Engineer for National and International private, public, and government entities. Darby specializes in Network Design (LAN/WAN/Data Center/WLAN) Routing and Switching, Security, and Wireless Technologies.

Darby is certified as a CCNP, CCDP, CCSP, CCNP Voice/Wireless, MCSE+I, MCSA/E + Security/Messaging, Sniffer Certified Master, ITILv2, and a number of other certifications. He has also passed the CCIE Routing and Switching and the CCIE Security Written certifications. He has served as a SME for the CCNP/CCIE Wireless Written Exam certifications and has served as a CCIE Routing and Switching Version 4 Lab Prototype tester for Cisco and Pearson VUE. He has been certified on a variety of Cisco certifications since 2000.

Darby is prolific writer of exhaustive technical and non-technical articles all over the Internet and serves or has served as a Moderator or Admin of several online communities over the last 11+ years or so, including the CCIE Flyer, Sadikhov.com, Cisco.com forums and many others.

In this interview you will find:

  • How to achieve true CCIE level expertise?
  • Does CCIE certification has big value on the job market?
  • How to get a $25-35k raise using proven techniques?

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SAP CertificationThis is a guest post written by Cleo Isco who currently works as customer relations manager at ERP Certifications. Prior to joining ERP Certifications, Cleo worked as an SAP MM/SD consultant for 10+ years. His professional interests include SAP and online education.

In this article you will find information, why SAP certifications are so important and where you can find more information about them.
Enter Cleo.
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Backup Academy CertifiedAre you Backup Academy Certified Professional? I am. I can tell you one thing: this certification and the training process is fantastic. Did I mention it’s 100% free. I spent several hours watching video trainings from one of the best experts in the industry: Rick Vanover, David Davis, Eric Siebert, Andrea Mauro and much more.

Today I have a pleasure to watch and recommend you two new amazing videos that help you with your professional career:

So don’t waste your time. Start watching these training and become a Backup Academy Certified Professional.


Server VirtualizationToday I have an amazing oportunity for all virtualization fans. Now you have a chance to learn everything you need about Windows Server Hyper-V & System Center and…. get a free voucher for the Microsoft Virtualization Specialist Certification Exam 74-409.

The only one thing you must do is registration for the event. Use this link and have fun. Let me know after the event and your exam (in the comment section below) what was your passing score !!!

Have a nice day.
Thanks to my friend Emilio Da Silva for sharing this link.


VMware vCloud DirectorTill last month I was thinking VMware vCloud Director is a niche product. When I was speaking with one of my new potential clients, I asked him what tools they use. The answer was: 1. Blah 2. Blah 3. V Director…. You mean VMware vCloud Director – I asked. Yes, yes – he said.

So it’s time to upgrade my skills and try to understand (finally) how vCloud Director works.

From VMware website:

VMware vCloud Director applies the principles of pooling, abstraction and automation to all data center services like storage, networking, and security. By dramatically simplifying the provisioning of these services, VMware enables IT to provision complete and operationally ready infrastructure without worrying about the physical configuration of hardware.

But what does it mean. Let’s find out using these online videos and trainings.
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Number of CCIEsCisco Live Orlando is going to start June 23-27, 2013. Today you can find all sessions from this event on Cisco Live 365 (amazing resource). There are two sessions really interesting.

One of them is TECCCIE-8000.

This session covers CCIE Routing & Switching Program updates, and provides you an in-depth overview of what is covered in both the written and the lab exams.

Unfortunately this sessions isn’t available yet.

Second session is BRKCCIE-9163 – CCIE Service Provider (note: Cisco removed this presentation a few hours after publishing this article). In this presentation you can find one great slide: Number of CCIEs – Status March 2, 2013.
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Emilio Da SilvaThis is an interview with Emilio Da Silva. Emilio is a great expert focused on Huawei, HP and Apple technologies. I’ve never met a person who works as much as Emilio.

In this interview you will find:

  • Why Emilio decided to invest his time into partner certifications?
  • Is it possible to earn money with certifications?
  • What if you work for an end customer?

Let’s jump into the detail…
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Joe CannataThis is an interview with Joe Cannata. Joe is the Sr. Manager of Certification in Brocade Networks. He is an amazing and very helpful person. Today we talk about past, present and future of Brocade certifications.

In this interview you will find:

  • How to become Brocade Certified Network Engineer (BCNE) if you have a CCNP certification?
  • How many exams you must pass to become a Brocade Certified Distinguished Architect?
  • Will we see new SDN certifications from Brocade?

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How to Effectively Build a Networking Career From The Ground Up – with Rick Mur (4xCCIE, JNCIE)

Interviews with IT Pros

Two years ago we did the first interview on our site with Rick Mur. Today it’s time to speak with Rick one more time. We are going to speak about his new achievements and his method of learning, but mainly about building a networking career from the ground up. Rick Mur has 4 CCIE certifications […]

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5 YouTube Channels Each IT Expert Must Know (+5 Extra)


Before I ask you about your favorite YouTube channels, I want to share with you my opinion about this type of free learning method. I love social media. Thanks to platforms like LinkedIN or Twitter I have access to news about new technologies or certifications. For IT professionals like you or me, there is something […]

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