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Updates to Palo Alto Networks Pods for NETLAB+

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 08:19

Thank you for choosing NETLAB+ to support your educational programs. We’d like to make you aware of updates to virtual machines in two of the pods supporting Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy content on your NETLAB+ system.

Updated Pod Designs

Please refer to the release notes for details on the redeployment of the updated OVA/OVF VMs.

NDG Security+ v4 Labs Now Available for NETLAB

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 10:32

We appreciate you choosing NETLAB+ to support your educational programs. We are excited to bring you an addition to our supported lab content, NDG Security+ v4.

Security+ is a vendor-neutral certification that proves competency in network security and risk management. The NDG Security+ v4 labs focus on the principles and best practices in network security. Learners gain hands-on practice in the skills needed to secure a network and prepare for industry certification.

For details on how the labs map to the CompTIA Security+ Certification Exam Objectives and the CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Sixth Edition (Exam SY0-601), please see the NDG Security+ v4 lab page.

We’re grateful for the opportunity to continue serving you and your learners!

Updates for Cisco Network Security v1 Labs

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 14:22

Thank you for choosing NETLAB+ to support your educational programs.  We’d like to share with you information on recent updates to the Cisco Network Security v1 labs for NETLAB+ VE, including the addition of a Skills Assessment lab and virtual machine updates for the Multi-Purpose Academy Pod w/ASA (MAP w/ASA), as noted in the release notes.

The Network Security curriculum prepares learners to design, implement, and support security for networked devices and ensure their integrity. Hands-on labs allow learners to practice the skills needed to become Network Security professionals and play a vital role in protecting a company’s data from theft, damage, or disruption.

Updates to Labs Available for NETLAB+

Mon, 04/04/2022 - 08:35

Thank you for choosing NETLAB+ to support your educational programs.  We’d like to share with you information on recent updates to our supported curriculum content options for NETLAB+. The lab sets listed below have been updated to include additional content. 

High-Speed Networks: Network Tools and Protocols

The High-Speed Networks: Network Tools and Protocols labs provide hands-on training in the technologies used to build and configure high-speed networks. Additions to the lab list include 6 additional labs, Lab Exercises 1-8, and Problems 1-3.

Introduction to BGP 

The Introduction to BGP labs allow learners to gain skills using and configuring Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). BGP is an exterior gateway protocol designed to exchange routing and reachability information on the internet. Additions to the lab list include Lab Exercises 1-4.

The development of these labs was supported with funding from the National Science Foundation Award 1829698 “CyberTraining CIP: Cyberinfrastructure Expertise on High-throughput Networks for Big Science Data Transfers” at the University of South Carolina (UofSC). 

Red Hat OpenStack Administration I Labs Available for NETLAB+

Thu, 03/24/2022 - 12:48

Thank you for choosing NETLAB+ to support your educational programs. NDG is pleased to announce the following addition to our supported curriculum content options for NETLAB+. The lab content is accessed directly from the Red Hat Academy online portal. Instructions for accessing the labs are included within the NETLAB+ lab design, please also refer to the release notes.

Red Hat OpenStack Administration I: Core Operations for Domain Operators (CL110) v16.1 labs are designed for system administrators who intend to implement a cloud computing environment using the Red Hat OpenStack Platform. Learners will gain hands-on practice in how to operate and manage a production Red Hat OpenStack Platform (RHOSP) single-site overcloud and create secure project environments in which to provision resources and manage security privileges that cloud users need to deploy scalable cloud applications.

Please note that participation in the Red Hat Academy program is required. For more information on these and other labs supported by NETLAB+, please see our list of NETLAB+ content.

NETLAB+ Cisco DevNet Associate Lab Access and Packet Tracer Update

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 09:42

Thank you for choosing NETLAB+ to support your educational programs. We’d like to share with you the latest additions to our supported content offerings for NETLAB+ VE.

Cisco DevNet Associate v1 – New

Cisco DevNet Associate is an excellent tool for building the skills set needed for Software Development and Design, Understanding and Using APIs, Network Fundamentals, Application Deployment and Security, Infrastructure, and Automation. Using NDG’s remote access solution, learners access Cisco DevNet Associate lab content remotely, eliminating the need for students to install the DEVASC VM and CSR 1000v VM on their individual devices.

See information on installing the Cisco DevNet Associate v1 Pod, and please also refer to the Cisco DevNet Associate v1 page for guidance on Cisco DevNet Associate lab access from a lab session.

Cisco Packet Tracer v8  – Updated

Cisco Packet Tracer v8 Pod has been updated to support Cisco Packet Tracer version 8.1.1. Details are available in the release notes.

The Cisco Packet Tracer v8 Pod provides access to Packet Tracer Workbench. Cisco Packet Tracer is an excellent tool for building the skill sets needed for programming and configuring Cisco routers, switches, and access points. Using NETLAB+, users can access and use Packet Tracer remotely, eliminating the need for learners to install Packet Tracer on their individual devices.

See information on installing the Cisco Packet Tracer v8 Pod, and please also refer to the Packet Tracer 8 page for documentation resources to guide you in setting up a course in Cisco Netacad, instructions on scheduling a lab session, and guidance on accessing Packet Tracer Workbench from a lab session.

These additions are available to all NETLAB+ customers with a current maintenance agreement who are participants in the Cisco Networking Academy.

Updated Advisement on log4j and Virtualization Guidance

Mon, 02/28/2022 - 11:19

Thank you for choosing NDG to support your IT training program. Previously, we shared information with you regarding a workaround from VMware to address the log4j exploit. VMware has updated their workaround instructions, please see the VMware KB article  https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/87081 for details. NDG recommends that you plan to update your vCenter Server to the recommended version per the above KB article.

We’d also like to keep you informed of the status of virtualization support for your NETLAB+ infrastructure: