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Internetworking Fundamentals

OSI Model The OSI Model is the architectural model for all network communications. The seven layers are representative of the different protocols and services that are necessary to establish end-to-end connectivity between hosts. You have to have a thorough understanding of the OSI Model in order to establish a root-cause and troubleshoot connectivity errors. Application […]

Virtual Homelab

I had never heard of a homelab before and if someone had asked me about it I would have assumed that someone was running some sort of underground pharmaceutical ring out of their basement. Turns out in the world of IT there are a group of highly motivated individuals that run their own test environments […]

Hardware Virtualization

Growing up in the 90’s before the internet if you were any sort of gamer then nothing could have topped inviting over friends for some couch co-op. We spent countless hours chasing one another down in Goldeneye, hurling each other off the screen in Super Smash Bros. and popping everyone else’s balloons in Mario Kart […]