New Course Schedule

YYC Net Lab is now scheduling courses to start every three months: January 1st April 1st July 1st October 1st Each course will run for three months. The ending dates for the course are: March 31st June 30th September 30th December 31st Final exams will typically be scheduled for the last full weekend of the …

CCENT/CCNA curriculum changes

You may have heard that the CCENT and CCNA certification exams are changing.  This has happened before and is nothing to worry about.  Remember: Cisco wants more qualified networkers. Details are available here: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/ccna-rs-certification The current certification exams are going to expire: ICND1v2 (required for the CCENT): 2016-08-20 ICND2v2 (required for the CCNA): 2016-09-24 The …

March 1st: Meetup and CCNA1

YYC Net Lab is pleased to announce that we have opened registration for CCNA Routing and Switching course #1.  The course starts on March 1st and registration will remain open until the end of day March 7th. YYC Net Lab is also putting on a social event on March 1st where we will be giving …

CCNA1 registrations on hold until March 2016

YYC Net Lab currently has 18 students enrolled in various stages of the CCNA curriculum.  Although this may not sound like a lot, when you factor in that our instructors are 100% volunteers with full time jobs, it can quick occupy a fair bit of time.  Any current students will still be able to progress …

Subnetting Exercises

The following three problems are examples of common problems in the networking industry.  They get increasingly difficult.  If you can get through these without too much trouble, you’ll likely be fine for subnetting questions on the CCNA R&S 1 Final exam. Within minutes of me posting these questions, I’m sure that you’ll be able to …

TTL values explained

CCNA R&S Course 1 of 4, Lab 8.3.2.7 A student emailed in with a really good question asking about some specifics of TTLs.  Here’s a basic network diagram of the setup: To recap – the Time To Live (TTL) field is used to ensure that packets don’t float around a network forever.  They need to …

YYC Net Labs Meet & Greet

YYC Net Labs now has a Meetup.com Meetup http://www.meetup.com/YYCNetLab Our first meetup will be a mostly informal meet and greet to get to know our initial members. There will be plenty of time for mingling and casual conversation but we will facilitate a round or two of questions and answers and a bit of group …

YYC Net Lab is currently looking for additional board members!

We’re a small board currently compromised of the three founders. We’re looking to diversify our board and share some of the hats we wear. If you have board experience and would like to learn more about computer networking and certification training or you are already a technology professional and would like to learn more about …

CCNA Training

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve recently met all the criteria necessary to offer CCNA training through the Cisco Network Academy program! The CCNA curriculum is broken into four courses.  Official kick-off of the first course is 1 September 2014.  The course is designed to be self-paced with a time limit.  The first course will conclude …