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The Lab will be going through an upgrade over the year to include new equipment and tools for our clients to utilize. We recognize the advances in networking and server technology and want our lab to reflect the changes present today.

Welcome to the Applied Methodologies, Inc. Lab or AMILABS for short. AMILABS is the research and development arm of Applied Methodologies, Inc.  AMILABS is also an online network and general Computer Science research resource that is accessible from your office or home. The labís purpose is to provide you the tools and resources necessary to prepare for industry certifications like Ciscoís CCNA through CCIE or test a network/application change before committing such changes on your own production network. The lab can also be used for testing network, application, protocol and security technologies or learning new networking, protocol, server and application technologies.

What is AMILABS? AMILABS is an online data communications and general Computer Science laboratory that is available for students and professionals to study various networking and computer industry technologies. The lab consists of Cisco routers and switches, AT&T CSU/DSUs, Agilent, IBM and other vendors networking products. The lab also contains various servers running Microsoft and Linux operating systems. The lab provides a SCRATCH PAD environment for a student or professional to learn new or sharpen existing skills plus provide a general research environment. The lab grew out of AMIís Consulting business research arm and Cisco certification requirements and can be used for your CCNA through CCIE preparation. The lab can also help you prepare for Microsoft, Linux,  and any other general industry certification such as a the Red Hat Certified Engineer, CWNP or CISSP security exams. The lab also lends itself for testing hacking exploits on the operating system and protocol levels.

The lab can help you in upgrading your skills or act as a test bed for a solution you have been planning. So, welcome aboard and enjoy your research or training experience.

Lab uses

Stating that this labís uses are limitless is a little much. However, depending on your imagination and needs, you can use this lab to accomplish many things. Some uses are listed below:

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Cisco certification preparation CCNA through CCIE.

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Testing Cisco based network configuration changes before committing on a production network.

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Researching and testing Cisco based network configuration and IOS options.

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Researching and testing general networking and application protocols.

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Learn about 802.11a/b/g wireless protocols using online wireless protocol analyzers and study guides

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Computer and network operating systems research and testing.

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Security and hacking exploit research and testing.

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Application analysis research and testing.

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Application development and testing.

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Stress testing of routers, switches and servers for operational guidance, planning and experimentation with advance networking topics such as QoS, Encryption, IPv6, IPSEC, MPLS and Multi-Layer Switching.

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Learn about the different physical and data link protocols relevant to Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Token-Ring, HDLC, Frame-Relay, ISDN, Async and more.

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Learning environment for Computer Science and networking subjects for university students.

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Learning environment on tools such as protocol analyzers, compliers, debuggers, traffic generators, network management applications, utilities et. al.

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Learn to use the protocol analyzers to analyze VoIP or run a BERT test on a T-1 line.

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Application and traffic analysis and management for technologies such as VoIP, VIDEO and Multicasting.

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Testing new applications, Operating Systems or IOS versions.

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By using Cisco routers and protocol analyzers students can really understand the mechanics of how protocols such as BGP, OSPF, Frame-Relay and others really work by not only looking at the Cisco debugging output but also by reviewing real-time packet traces of the protocols in action. This combination of tools helps to enforce your learning or research experience.

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Enhanced VoIP testing and analysis with the combination of Cisco routers and protocol analyzers by Agilent. The student or researcher can initiate a VoIP call from the server and trace it while generating traffic plus analyze the RTP session and QoS capabilities if implemented. This capability is available on LAN and WAN segments.

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For the programmers out there, develop IP based applications using LIBNET, a high level packet creation API. You can create any kind of ICMP, IP, TCP, UDP packet and inject onto the lab network for stimuli analysis. You can also create RIP, OSPF and possibly EIGRP and BGP packets.

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NEW Wireless protocol analysis tools

And much more...

Have fun and enjoy your researchÖ

 Applied Methodologies, Inc.