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Building a strong Vocabulary – 6th Jan 2017

Here are the 5 words for 6th Janury 2017 1.) Venerate – To worship, to adore or AWE You pretend to venerate your boss. 2.) Vex – If something vexes you, it brings you trouble or difficulty. In other words, it annoys, worries, distresses, irritates, bothers, or puzzles you. 3.) Emancipate – Set someone free...
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Building a strong Vocabulary – 5th Jan 2017

Here are the 5 words for 5th Janury 2017 1.) Ecclesiastic – A person related with Clergy (which means any post which maybe bishop or a clerk in a church). 2.) Shrewd – smart or clever in a practical sort of way. A shrewd person can take a normal salary a long way. 3.) Confound...
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Building a strong Vocabulary – 4th Jan 2017

Here are the 5 words for 4th Janury 2017 1.) Oblivious – When you are unaware of your surroundings Josh was so oblivious about his education that he went for a movie instead of his exam. 2.) Accord – harmony of people’s opinions or actions or characters. The word accord is all about agreement, or...
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Building a strong Vocabulary – 3rd Jan 2017

Here are the 5 words for 3rd Janury 2017 1.) Thither Fancy way of saying in that direction – Its the sound and the music that attracts the crowd Thither. Synonym is Hither which means in the direction of the speaker. 2.) Confer – Multiple meanings – a.) when consulting someone or a group b.)...
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Building a strong Vocabulary – 2nd Jan 2017

Here are the 5 words for 2nd Janury 2017 1.) Patronize – Come from Latin meaning ” Master, Protector” Can be used for a place that you visit often for eg Patronize the Local Deli but if someone tries to patronize you then its showing that you are inferior and experience is unpleasant. For e.g....
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PMP CERTIFICATION EXAM PREP – PROJECT SCOPE MANAGEMENT STUDY NOTES

This is one of the another set of notes for passing PMP Certification. I am pretty sure these notes will help in your PMI PMP exam prep. These series of notes for all the knowledge area currently being tested in the PMI PMP certification exam are just for your review and will serve as keystone...
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Portfolio, Program, Project and PMO – Understanding The Org Hierarchy

Portfolio, Program, Project and PMO – Understanding The Org Hierarchy Now this is the second series of article in Real World Free Project Management Training with Example. If you are new to this series, then let me tell you in brief that it is my effort to help new project managers on how project management...
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Real World Free Project Management Training With Example

This Real World Free project management training series is primarily aimed for new project managers who are searching for ways to understand how things are done in the industry. The internet is full of resources but as my per my knowledge no one teaches you how things are done really. In this series we will be working...
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PMP Study Notes – Project Scope Management

During My PMP preparation I was always looking for some interactive way of studying but was not able to find any. The only thing which didn’t bore me was Head First PMP. I love their full series and I have a couple of them. So I cut th long story short, I wanted an easy...
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Common Project Management Mistakes to AVOID – Part1

The stature of projects have changed in the last decade. Project costs  have gone from millions to billions of dollars, from 100 members to 1000s of team members,from one office to global.  With the humongous sizes of project its easy to commit a mistake or overlook some important aspects of a project. The point which...
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Managing Large Projects and How They are Different

I Want to Manage Large Projects.Every Project Manger STOP  Be careful what you wish for. Managing a large project is a complete different story than managing multiple small projects. For eg. managing a deck project at home is completely different than making a dam. Imagine the number of stakeholders, the risk factors, cost, political and environment...
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Managing a mobile app development project. iOS or Android. My 2 cents of advice.

Monday morning – I open my email and see an email from Tim,  business analyst hey saying “Hey AKASH  we have bagged another Mobile application project and by the sounds of it, is  going to be the next big thing”. The e-mail gave tears of happiness to accounts team, the sales manager and business development...
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Resume Broken or Disconnected SSH Session

Thats a common phenomenon that you break or disconnect your existing ssh connection to your host.  It could be painful if you were editing a script and didnt save it. By all means you would like to reconnect and start or resume  from the same place where your ssh session broke or disconnected. Linux has...
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How to Justify All Posts in your WordPress Blog

We know by default the wordpress justifies text left, but that left justification leaves the text uneven towards the end of the line and across images. You can justify each paragraph manually in the wysiwyg editor but thats also a tedious task. Imagine if you had 1000 posts and now you would have to edit...
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Tips for Managing Change Requests in Your Project

By definition change request is a procedure to edit the scope of a project. Sounds simple but by experience its one of the most challenging tasks for a project manager.  Change request could be due to a variety of reasons its not just because of the lack of clarity in scope or someone missing our...
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Managing Multiple Projects At Same Time – MISTAKES AND SOLUTIONS

Being a Project management consultant for years I have heard several questions from project managers regarding managing multiple projects, So I thought it would be a good idea to post it on my blog. Following are some of the actual questions I have heard. “How to manage multiple projects at same time” “What is the...
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Understanding The Concept of Vmware Virutal Distributed Switch (vDS)

Virtual Distributed Switch called as vDS is a feature of Enterprise Plus package of the Vsphere Suite. It is managed by vcenter server. It is used for standard settings across all the hosts in a cluster. Even if the VM is moved the port settings and all the configurations are moved with the VM. There...
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Configure vNetwork Standard Switches – Objective 2.1 -VCP5 Notes

I have written a very brief article on introduction to vsphere vnetworking which was really a very small primer read from the SCOTT LOWE’s Mastering Vmware Vsphere 5 book. The book is really awesome and gives you real insight into VSphere....
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Enable / size / disable memory compression cache

Vmware has developed some of the best memory handling techniques. It allows to overcommit memories to certain extent but still run the virtual machines with no problem. The techniques used by VMware by are Transparent Page Sharing Balloning Swapping and Memory Compression...
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Enable Configure or Disable Hyperthreading on Vsphere ESXi Hosts

Hyper-threading is a neat feature in the latest INTEL NEHALEM series. It allows each physical core to run 2 threads simultaneously which means 4 physical cores and 8 logical cores. Having double the logical processors does not boost the performance by 100% but it just makes processors more efficient and in some cases help to...
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Configure DNS and Routing On An ESXi Host – VCP5 NOTES

Apart from the virtualization of the machines another important thing in the virtual infrastructure is the networking. Proper DNS and routing is required for proper connectivity between hosts, Vcenter and other equipments....
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Troubleshooting NTP configuration and errors on an ESXi host

In my previous article Configure NTP on an ESXi Host I explained you how you can configure your ESXi host to synchronize clock from NTP servers but it can never be easy things do break problems do occur. IT industry is not like roaming in wonderland hence it becomes more important to troubleshoot thing rather...
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VCP5 – NOTES Configure NTP on an ESXi Host

This entry is part 1 of 0 in the series Objective 1.2 Install and Configure Vmware ESXi

This entry is part 1 of 0 in the series Objective 1.2 Install and Configure Vmware ESXiTime syncing is very important when it comes to production environment. All the devices must be synced to NTP or a time server so in case of anomalies, breakdowns or crashes or any other problem the logs can be...
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Understanding concepts of Vmware Virtual vNetworking – VCP 5 NOTES

Before designing a virtual network for the virtual machines it is very important to know the features, terms and options available in the vmware vsphere for the virtual network design. The prime components of a network design are always the switches. So I will start with the switches. The virtual switches present inside vmware vsphere...
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Understanding concepts of VSphere High Availability (HA) – My VCP 5 Notes

VMware VSphere High Availability (HA) is a super cool feature. It is different from the Vmotion. When doing vmotion a running guest is migrated from one ESX host to another ESX host. The condition that should be satisfied for the vmotion is that both hosts should be powered on. In case one ESXi Host fails...
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VPXD must be stopped to perform this operation : VMware vcentre server appliance error

I got this strange error message when I was configuring the VMware vCentre server appliance in my ESXi server test lab. The message read “VPXD must be stopped to perform this operation”...
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Vmware vSphere licensing and Identify available vCenter server editions

Apart from the new breakthrough features in the vSphere5 another breakthrough which is overlooked is in the licensing model. The VMware has completely revamped their licensing policy as compared to their previous editions. In vSphere4 the licenses were based on the C.P.Us and the number of cores. Apart from this other hardware limits were opposed...
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Lessons Learnt / Best Practices for a Business Analyst- BA’s

There is an old saying, which I guess everyone must have heard it before. The saying is “Learn from your mistakes”. Never knew that this saying which I heard from my grandma will be an important part of my project management and business analyst career. On the other side PMBOK actually clearly specifies it as a best...
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Best UML / Sequence diagram creator for your app, website or anything thats has a flow

If you would have served as a business analyst or a project manager you know the importance of workflows. Coffee/wine loaded client meetings (if you are not using cisco webex or skype) you jot down each and every point of discussion, record the session but in the end when you try to do the knowledge...
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RACI MATRIX and How It is Useful

In last 4 years I have worked in different roles, I have moved from being the database guy, then the core I.T. / Programmer to a management person. That core experience has given me a lot of insight and an upper hand in my role as an analyst and a project manager when compared to...
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How To Setup Logical Volume Manager (LVM) Step By Step

In my last post I explained about the concepts of the Logical Volume Manager (LVM). If you need some background on Logical Volume Manager (LVM) or you are new to LINUX you can read the post Understanding The Concept Of Logical Volume Manager – LVM. Now hope you have a fair background with linux and...
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Understanding The Concept Of Logical Volume Manager – LVM

Understanding Logical Volume Manager (LVM) was a painful task for me. It took me quite a long and several failed configurations to set it up correctly. To help others and myself actually (So that I nail it down) I am writing this post on the Concepts of Logical Volume Manager (LVM)....
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Scope Creep and How to Avoid it.

Every company’s nightmare SCOPE CREEP. If you have been a business analyst or a Project manager then there is no point in your career that you have never dealt with SCOPE CREEP. If you are a new business analyst or a small development house then in a nutshell SCOPE CREEP is change or growth of...
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Converting PDF Documents and Ebook To Kindle prc Format

The e-book readers are the new generation devices for reading books. The Amazon kindle is one such ebook reader. The amazon kindle is based on e-ink which is a special display. The e-ink works without backlit hence not hurting your eyes. You might be fond of reading and you own a lot of ebooks. Now...
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GNS3 OSPF Practice Lab For CCNA and CCNP ROUTE

The OSPF protocol is a widely used protocol. The major reason being “it is not cisco proprietary”. The OSPF also has a good amount of weightage on the certification exam. While working on my CCNP ROUTE I came across a very interesting lab which involved almost all the basic and advanced configuration of OSPF. The...
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How To Configure Access Router In GNS3 LAB

When you are working in a Cisco Lab environment you cant keep on changing the console cable from one router to another for configuration for this purpose an access server is used.  Access server has several config cables coming out from a single port. These cables can be connected to different routers in the network....
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First Apple, Then Android Now Windows APP Store

All of you who are having any kind of smartphone must be aware about the online stores from where you can download the apps for your smartphones. Apple have their own APP STORE for iphone, ipod and the ipad. Google android has android market place to download apps for the android devices. Apples moved a...
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How To Make Linux More Secure Using Firewall – The Firestarter Firewall

The Linux operating system is gaining more and more popularity day by day. The popularity of its stability and security. Linux systems are considered more secure and actually they are. Security is provided at each and every level. The security level but still can be breached. To make it more secure a firewall is required....
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Secure VNC Connection Using SSH Tunneling In Linux

With the increase in malware and viruses the data sent over the network can be read quite easily. To make the connections more secure ssh was introduced (SSH- Secure Shell). The data sent over an ssh connection is encrypted and cant be read by any malicious script or a hacker. VNC is a remote desktop...
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Setup ITUNES streaming music server for iphone, Ipad and Ipod Using Firefly

Setup ITUNES streaming music server for iphone / ipod and at home using firefly Having a streaming music server for your itunes library or mp3 files is very good. Having a streaming mp3 server at home reduces redundancy and hassle to copy the files to your ipod, ipad, iphone or even an android device....
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How to Monitor and Manage Your Linux More effectively

How to Monitor and Manage Your Linux More effectively Linux operating system is gaining popularity day by day. The features lies in its security parameters and Stability. The Linux operating system comes in various flavors or more often called distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, Red Hat, Centos, Open SUSE, Debian etc....
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How To Connect A Cisco Router / Switch to Linux Terminal Using Minicom

When you need to connect a cisco router or a switch to a windows machine you can use the windows default dialer called hyperterminal. But connecting your cisco router or a switch can be hassle as there is no default dialer present in linux....
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Mounting a Samba Share in Ubuntu Linux Automatically

Samba shares allow users to stores file on a network. Storing files on a network reduces redundancy as the data stored can be accessed from multiple computers. Samba is an open source software that provide linux users to access windows directory and even connect to active directory components. Samba can be installed on linux systems...
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Load Your Website Fast With Google’s mod_pagespeed module for APACHE

With the increase in rich content media websites the time to load for webpages has increased drastically. With faster servers and even cloud setup can’t reduce the time to load for a website. Googlebot designed by google is the indexer/crawler used by google to index the websites. The googlebot crawls the websites and indexes the...
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Share Single Keyboard Mouse in Linux, Mac and Windows Using Synergy

I was having trouble since long time to switch between my linux boxes, every time i need to work on my other machine I need to disconnect my keyboard and mouse from one linux machine and connect it to another linux machine. I know lot of screen sharing software like teamviewer, vnc, freenx etc but...
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How To Backup Ubuntu Linux With Sbackup

Ubuntu is constantly becoming a popular linux distribution. Linux means stability and security. It does not mean that linux system will not crash ever. The linux system can also crash, due to file corruption, hardware failure etc etc. It becomes necessary to backup the linux so in case there is a system failure. Sbackup is...
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How to Enable Multitouch Feature Like MAC in UBUNTU Linux

Mac was the first device to introduce multitouch. Multitouch is a cool feature which makes navigation and usage a lot more easier. Synaptic is the market leader in producing touchpads and pointing devices. The synaptic has also launched a gesture suite which is like MAC’s multitouch. It is a new driver which supports multitouch....
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How To Get An Invite for Facebook Mail – New feature by Facebook

Facebook launched their new multi-purpose all in one message, email and chat feature. This service initially is based on invites and slowly all users will get a chance to use this new feature. If you want to use this feature you can go to this link and subscribe to Facebook Message feature and you will...
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How To Change The NAT IP Range – Networking In Vmware Workstation

Vmware workstation is the best virtualization solution available in the market. It offers a lot of excellent features which other competitors in the market are unable to offer. Networking in VMWARE is very important. VMWARE offers 4 modes of networking....
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Add and Manage Users and Groups In Linux Using Command Line

Managing Users and Groups In Linux Using Command Line is a basic task performed by a system admin. Adding new users to system can be done using GUI interfaces also but using command line make it simple and easy. Using command line to manage and add users becomes very handy when we are sitting in...
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