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Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks Exam Preparation

What should I do if my video will not play?

There are many things that can affect the quality of your video so we have put together these instructions to help you review all the things that need to be tested in order to trouble-shoot video quality.

The first thing we want to assure you is that we have done everything possible to make sure that our videos will play well.  Our videos are hosted in the cloud by Akamai.  Akamai has servers around the world to make sure that your videos are sent from the server that is closest to you.  By hosting our videos with Akamai we make sure that you receive the highest video quality. If you are experiencing video buffering or freezing at home or at the office there are a number of things you can do to help us troubleshoot.

  • Popup Blockers: Please check to make sure that your pop-up blocker is turned off when you go to our website. This will prevent the video window from opening.
  • Your Connection Speed: Internet speed needs to be 2.0 Mbps upload and download to successfully watch the videos.  You will want to check and see if your connection speed is 2.0 Mbps or higher.  You can do this by clicking on this link and running a speed test.
  • Jitter and Packet Loss: Your Jitter rate lets us know if your connection speed is consistent while your Packet Loss rate lets us know if your internet connection could be losing pieces of the video.
    • Go to https://www.dotcom-tools.com/ping-test.aspx to determine if there is any Jitter or Packet Loss on your connection.
    • This is measured by a letter scale with A being the best.
      • If your Packet Loss is below a B, your connection is losing pieces of the video and causing the video to skip.
      • If your Jitter is below a B, your connection speed is very inconsistent and may be changing while you are watching the video which will result in buffering issues.
      • If either of these is the case you will need to contact your internet provider.
  • Shared Internet Connection: If you are on a shared internet connection, test playing videos during non-peak hours when usage by others on your network is low.
  • Reset Your Browser: If you've tried all the previous steps, your browser may be retaining data that needs to be deleted, and this requires a reset. If you are using Chrome, use the instructions in this link to reset your browser. If you are using Internet Explorer (IE) you may need to reset it. You can do this by clicking on the cog icon on the top right of your page. Then click on tools, internet options, advanced and reset. If you are using Firefox, use the instructions in this link to reset your browser.
  • Other things to check:
    • At home or at work, test using different browsers and computers to see if you get the same result.
      • Make sure you have the latest version of the browser you are using.
    • If you are using Internet Explorer (IE) you may need to reset it. You can do this by clicking on the cog icon on the top right of your page. Then click on tools, internet options, advanced and reset.
    • Try from a different location using a different network.
    • If you are on a wireless connection try a wired solution.
    • If you are on a home network:
      • Test playing the videos when you are the only user on the network.
      • Try by-passing your router to eliminate it as the point of failure. A direct plug from your ISP to your computer will take care of this and will make sure that neither your router nor other users are affecting your connection.
    • If you are running Firefox, you can check your plugins here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
  • Make sure you do not have any other programs open. File sharing and peer to peer sharing programs, even when limited to low bandwidth, can make it almost impossible to stream properly.
  • Tracking Progress on Mobile Devices: The GogoTraining site is designed to use the native player found in your browser. If you are taking your course on a mobile device and want to make sure your progress is tracked, then you will need to play the videos from the native player that is in your browser. Do not download any third party apps to play the videos as they do not allow your progress to be recorded. If you have installed a third party app and want to receive a Course Completion Certificate, then you will need to uninstall the 3rd party app or see if the app has the ability for you to disable it for certain sites.
  • Submitting Debugging Information If you have tried everything else and still are having trouble viewing the videos, you can visit this page where you can help us debug your particular setup by following the instructions on the page and submit the debugging information to us.
Video Title
01: VoIP Network: Functions and Operations
51 min
02: Functions and Operations of AutoQoS
38 min
03: The SDM QoS Wizard
28 min
04: Configure/Verify/Troubleshoot AutoQoS Implementations
23 min
05: Level of Service
23 min
06: IPSec VPNs and GRE Tunnels
27 min
07: Describe, Configure and Verify VPN Backup Interfaces
49 min
3 hrs 59 mins

Timothy Landers

With over 15 years of IT experience, Mr. Landers has defined processes and procedures, defined project Scopes of Work (SOW) and detailed SOWs, and has managed tasks throughout all project lifecycle phases (Define, Design, Develop, Implement and Support). His experience includes selecting and developing Project Management methodologies, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and project management tools to manage scope, time, cost, quality, resource, communication, risk, procurement, and issue management (external and internal). He has experience with Cisco (CiscoWorks, routers, switches), Alcatel (routers, switches), IBM Tivoli, HP OpenView (Network Node Manager, Proprietary Overlay MIBs), Protocol analyzers, Cabling/Wireless (Fiber/Copper), Satellite uplinks, High-Speed modems, Telecommunications, Network Policying, etc. He has utilized project management tools such as Earned Value Management (EVM), Configuration Management (CM), End-to-End Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) Management [Agile, Cleanroom, Iterative, RAD, RUP, Spiral, Waterfall, XP, Scrum models], Activity-Based Costing (ABC), Change Management, Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC), Business Process Improvement (BPI), Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), Rational Unified Process (RUP), Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Strategic Planning (Balanced Scorecard, Rolling Forecasting, Supply Chain Management, etc.), Decision Analysis and Resolution (DAR), Quantitative Project Management (QPM), Requirements Development (RD), Projects in Controlled Environments (PRINCE2), Risk Management (RSKM), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Gantt charts, Critical Path Method (CPM) and PERT charts, etc. He has developed and maintained Use Cases, test cases, workflows, work breakdown structures (WBS), interoperable system designs, strategic IT Plans, functional specifications/ requirements, matrix staffing assignments, project charters, recommendations/justifications, e-mail correspondence, budget forecasts, financial analyses, cost estimates, Security documentation, Service Level Agreements (SLAs), Sarbanes-Oxley and COBIT fulfillment, and other collaborative, communications documentation for the purpose of defining, developing, and organizing infrastructure ERP and hardware components. And, he has numerous certifications as well as an MBA in Technology Management (graduating in the 95th percentile). Mr. Landers has over 8 years of IT instruction and courseware development experience and has taught over 40 technical courses that he also authored.

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How to Take Your Exam

Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks Exam Prepararation online training is designed to help you prepare for Cisco's Certified Network Professional (CCNP®) exam. This course maps to Cisco's Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks cour 642-845. The exam covers topics on Cisco hierarchical network model. Upon passing the exam, you will become a Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP®.

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