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Updated VMware Cloud and Virtualization Concepts Micro-Course

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 09:33

NDG, in partnership with the VMware IT Academy, is pleased to announce a refreshed version of our Cloud and Virtualization Concepts micro-courseThe course now includes updated graphics and new material focused on container technology concepts—a popular advancement in virtualization technology. 

This content provides learners with the basic concepts related to virtualization, the software-defined data center, cloud computing, and containers. The micro-course takes approximately 8-12 hours to complete and is designed for the entry-level learner – no previous knowledge of virtualization required! Cloud and Virtualization Concepts is available for enrollment by individuals or for use in an instructor-led environment. 

Why study Cloud and Virtualization Concepts? 

  • Virtualization is the fundamental technology that powers cloud computing
  • Learn how virtualization makes today’s technologies more efficient and cost-effective
  • Our Cloud and Virtualization Concepts course gives learners the advantage of hands-on practice with virtualization software

The Cloud and Virtualization Concepts course will enable you to:

  • Explore creating a virtual machine and the benefits
  • Move from a physical environment to a virtual one
  • Describe types of virtualization used for data centers
  • Describe virtualization, virtual machines, hypervisors, and VMware vSphere® components
  • Describe the concepts of server, network, storage, and desktop virtualization
  • Understand how individuals and businesses benefit from virtualization
  • Access embedded videos and labs to help you along the way
  • Understand cloud concepts such as types of cloud computing and popular cloud deployment models
  • Understand container technology including concepts such as containers, Docker, and Kubernetes
  • Explore how containers and virtual machines enable cloud computing, DevOps,  and cloud-native development
  • Understand the relationship between virtualization technology and sustainability. 

For additional information and enrollment, please visit:  https://www.netdevgroup.com/online/courses/virtualization/cloud-and-virtualization-concepts

NDG Online offers a variety of courses in an engaging learning environment that learners access right through their web browser. Learn more about NDG Online courses and labs.

Updates to NETLAB+ Supported Content

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 14:33

We’d like to make you aware of several updates to our supported content offerings. The release notes pages linked below include instructions on updating the content on your NETLAB+ system (via the Course Manager in the NETLAB+ administrator interface).

General IT and Cybersecurity Release Notes – Updates for the following lab series:

  • NDG – Ethical Hacking v2 (Series-1)
  • UofSC – Introduction to BGP

Cisco Networking Academy Release Notes – Updates for the following lab series:

  • Cisco CyberOps Associate v1
  • Cisco – IT Essentials v7
  • Cisco CCNA1: Introduction to Networks v7.0

Palo Alto Networks Academy Release Notes – Updates for the following lab series:

  • Palo Alto Networks Firewall 9.1 Essentials – EDU 210

Access Your Labs and Courses from Your LMS

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 10:59

It has become increasingly popular in institutes of higher education to use a Learning Management System (LMS), education technology that provides a cohesive online environment and facilitates the sharing of resources such as syllabus information and other course-related content. The LMS environment can also be beneficial as a means of communication between instructor/student and for facilitating grading and assessment of assignments. An LMS may also function as a communications hub to support student collaboration.

Some of the most widely used LMS applications include Blackboard, Moodle, and Canvas; these applications are often branded and customized to reflect the school’s unique identity and contribute to fostering a sense of community, recognizing that the online environment beyond the classroom is vitally important in meeting the needs of today’s students.

Another compelling reason for a school to use an LMS is that it can act as a one-stop destination for students and instructors to access externally-hosted learning tools used to enhance the educational experience. Students will have the advantage and convenience of access to labs, along with other class materials, through a single sign-on.

Now that we’ve discussed the benefits, let’s take a look at how NDG’s remote lab solutions, NETLAB+ and NDG Online, can be configured for access through your school’s LMS (supported LMS options include Canvas, Blackboard, and Moodle).

NETLAB+ supports LMS-LTI integration, using Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI), a standard protocol developed by the IMS Global Learning Consortium for integrating any Learning Management System (LMS) with any learning application. LTI is essentially plug-and-play; the NETLAB+ administrator or instructor integrates access to NETLAB+ from their LMS using the LMS access key and common cartridge.

A selection of NDG Online labs and courses support access through your school’s LMS. Learners’ outcomes and grades will be posted to your LMS. Similar to NETLAB+, NDG Online uses LTI for integration; instructors and administrators integrate access to the NDG Online Lab Service from their LMS using the LMS access key and common cartridge provided by NDG.

Want to learn more? See the NETLAB+ VE LMS LTI Integration Guide for guidance on LMS access to your NETLAB+ system. For instructors using NDG Online, please see Getting Started with LMS.

VMware DCV-CTS Labs Now Available on NDG Online

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 14:36

NDG is pleased to announce the following addition to our course and lab offerings available on NDG Online:

VMware IT Academy Data Center Virtualization – Core Technical Skills

These labs enable learners to build an understanding of virtualization and vSphere concepts, along with knowledge of data center technology and basic troubleshooting concepts. Learners will also build a working knowledge of managing cloud resources and basic networking concepts. These labs align to the VMware VCTA – DCV certification.

NDG Online offers a variety of courses in an engaging learning environment that learners access right through their web browser. Learn more about NDG Online courses and labs.

Cisco CCNP Enterprise: Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI) v8 Labs Now Available for NETLAB+ VE

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 09:24

NDG is pleased to announce the latest addition to our supported curriculum content available for NETLAB+ VE. 

CCNP Enterprise: Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI) v8

Gain the knowledge needed to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot an enterprise network and explore advanced routing and infrastructure technologies. Learners taking the Cisco CCNP Enterprise: Advanced Routing course will be prepared for the Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (300-410 ENARSI) concentration exam to earn the Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Advanced Infrastructure Implementation certification.

The labs are supported in NETLAB+ using the Professional Multi-purpose Academy Pod (PMAP).

This new content is available to all NETLAB+ customers with a current maintenance agreement who are participants in the Cisco Networking Academy.

 

Cisco CCNP Enterprise: Core Networking (ENCOR) v8 Labs Now Available for NETLAB+ VE

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 14:46

NDG is pleased to announce the latest addition to our supported curriculum content available for NETLAB+ VE. 

CCNP Enterprise: Core Networking (ENCOR) v8

Learners perform hands-on activities covering switching, routing, wireless, and related security topics, along with the technologies that support software-defined programmable networks. Learners taking the Cisco CCNP Enterprise: Core Networking course will be prepared for the Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies exam (350-401 ENCOR) that earns a Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Core certification.

The labs are supported in NETLAB+ using the Professional Multi-purpose Academy Pod (PMAP).

This new content is available to all NETLAB+ customers with a current maintenance agreement who are participants in the Cisco Networking Academy.