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IT Insights Blog — Cisco CCNA

The End (of Cisco Certification) Is Near

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It's the end of the world as we know it.

Singer and songwriter Michael Stipe of R.E.M. once explained that he wrote the lyrics to the hit single "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" as an aggregation of everyday experiences: "The words come from everywhere. I'm extremely aware of everything around me, whether I am in a sleeping state, awake, dream-state, or just in day-to-day life, so that ended up in the song along with a lot of stuff I'd seen when I was flipping TV channels."

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The IRS Giveth

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Tax booty

For most people here in the United States, during most of the calendar year, the Internal Revenue Service taketh away. Tax withholding, for nearly all Americans, is as automatic as pouring milk on cold cereal, or contributing to a 401k. It's practically the same thing as contributing to a 401k: you agree to give someone else money with the expectation of getting some back later on.

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CCNA or Network+?

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Which is best for me?

Scrolling through online forums about certification has told me a lot about what is on the minds of people wanting to certify. Those starting down the certification path usually have the question of what certification will best help them achieve their career goals. In that vein of thinking, I’m going to tell you how to choose between the CompTIA Network+ certification and Cisco's CCNA certification.

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25 Years of TestOut

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Happy 25 Years!

WOW! What a week this has been. The country has gone to the polls and elected a new president, the stock market is up, and TestOut just celebrated its 25th Anniversary. Back in 1991, Noel Vallejo was working for a major IT company. One afternoon he was called down to HR and informed that he was one of a large number of employees who were soon to be ex-employees. He went home with no idea what to do. His twin daughters were too young to know what was going on, but his wife cried with worry about how they were going to make it.

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Faster than a Speeding Cheetah

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Speeding cheetah

The cheetah is the fastest land animal on earth. At a full sprint, a grown cheetah can reach speeds of 71 mph, about as fast as a car on your local interstate. Cheetahs prey on herd animals like zebra, wildebeest and gazelle. As the prey of these speedsters, you become very familiar with the principal of “survival of the fittest.”

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