Jan
13

Many times, students believe that they could use a bit of a boost when it comes to solving the very complex and difficult Practice Lab Exams featured in our famous Volume II workbook here at INE. To respond to this, Keith Barker and I came up with an idea for a new INE product unlike anything that had been created before.

We created a fully interactive video guide to lab exam strategy and actual solutions for the first five labs of the workbook. But we did not stop there. We also recorded bonus lessons on topic areas that students always seem to want extra guidance with. Such areas as:

  • Am I fast enough when it comes to making configurations?
  • What is the best way to master DOC-CD navigation?
  • What are appropriate strategies for Troubleshooting?
  • What should I do if I am struggling with Redistribution tasks?

Here are some sample lessons from the Interactive Video Companion for Volume II so you can see this remarkable product for yourself. I am also publishing the complete outline here so you can examine that as well.

Samples:

Lab 1 – Layer 2 Private VLANs

Version 4 Challenge – Speed Drill

Version 4 Challenge – MPLS L3 VPN Troubleshooting

The Course Outline:

Lab 1 – Dos and Donts – 20 minutes
Lab 1 – Lab Strategy – 30 minutes
Lab 1 – Backup Link – 20 minutes
Lab 1 – Spanning Tree Manipulation – 10 minutes
Lab 1 – Spanning Tree Security – 15 minutes
Lab 1 – Private VLANs – 30 minutes
Lab 1 – Layer 2 Traffic Engineering – 20 minutes
Lab 1 – OSPF Prefix Adv – 10 minutes


Lab 1 – OSPF Broadcast-Nonbroadcast – 30 minutes
Lab 1 – Version 4 Challenge – Speed Drill – 30 minutes
Lab 1 – EIGRP Advertisements – 12 minutes
Lab 1 – EIGRP Authentication – 5 minutes
Lab 1 – RIP Authentication – 10 minutes
Lab 1 – Redistribution – 30 minutes
Lab 1 – BGP Bestpath Selection – 20 minutes
Lab 1 – IPv6 Addressing – 10 minutes
Lab 1 – IPv6 Tunneling – 10 minutes
Lab 1 – EIGRPv6 – 10 minutes
Lab 1 – IPv6 Multicast – 15 minutes
Lab 1 – LDP – 12 minutes
Lab 1 – L3 MPLS VPN – 20 minutes
Lab 1 – RP Assignment – 15 minutes
Lab 1 – Multicast Testing – 20 minutes
Lab 1 – ip igmp access-group – 10 minutes
Lab 1 – Ext ACL TCP Flags – 12 minutes
Lab 1 – Filtering with ACLs – 20 minutes
Lab 1 – Controlling ICMP – 20 minutes
Lab 1 – Adv ACL Features – TTL – 20 minutes
Lab 1 – RMON – 25 minutes
Lab 1 – NTP – 20 minutes
Lab 1 – NTP Authentication – 25 minutes
Lab 1 – IP Accounting – 10 minutes
Lab 1 – HSRP – 25 minutes
Lab 1 – NAT – 12 minutes
Lab 1 – EEM – 18 minutes
Lab 1 – FRTS – 25 minutes
Lab 1 – Version 4 Challenge – Troubleshooting – 10 minutes
Lab 1 – Rate Limiting – 10 minutes
Lab 1 – CBWFQ – 20 minutes
Lab 1 – Cat QoS – 15 minutes
Lab 4 – Traffic Control (VTP Pruning) – 15 minutes
Lab 4  – STP Manipulation – 16 minutes
Lab 4 – UDLD – 15 minutes
Lab 4 – STP Path Manipulation 2 – 10 minutes
Lab 4 – Storm Control – 10 minutes
Lab 4 – Version 4 Challenge – DOC-CD Speed Drill – 10 minutes
Lab 4 – IP Prec to DSCP Map – 10 minutes
Lab 4 – Version 4 Challenge – Speed Drill – 40 minutes
Lab 4 – Version 4 Challenge – MPLS L3 VPN TS – 60 minutes
Lab 4 – QoS Trust Boundaries – 10 minutes
Lab 4 – Virtual Link Alternatives – 10 minutes
Lab 4 – OSPF Area Types – 20 minutes
Lab 4 – OSPF Version 3 – 20 minutes
Lab 4 – OSPFv3 Summarization – 10 minutes
Lab 4 – PE-CE Routing – RIP – 10 minutes
Lab 4 – VPN Tunneling – 20 minutes
Lab 4 – PE-CE Routing – BGP – 15 minutes
Lab 4 – Auto RP – 25 minutes
Lab 4 – Multicast Testing – 30 minutes
Lab 4 – Multicast Rate Limiting – 10 minutes
Lab 4 – Zone Based Firewall – 30 minutes
Lab 4 – Unicast RPF – 15 minutes
Lab 4 – Control Plane Policing – 15 minutes
Version 4 Challenge – DOC-CD Speed Drill 2 – 5 minutes
Lab 4 – SNMP – 10 minutes
Lab 4 – IOS Menu – 10 minutes
Lab 4 – ip alias Command – 10 minutes
Lab 4 – Load Balancing HSRP – 10 minutes
Lab 4 – busy-message Command – 10 minutes
Lab 4 – WRED – 10 minutes
Lab 4 – CBWFQ with NBAR – 10 minutes
Lab 4 – Traffic Policing – 10 minutes
Lab 4 – Compression – 30 minutes
Version 4 Challenge – Layer  3 Speed Drill – 30 minutes
Version 4 Challenge – Troubleshooting Redistribution – 60 minutes
Lab 2 – EtherChannel – 25 minutes
Lab 2 – 802.1X – 30 minutes
Lab 2 – SDM – 15 minutes
Lab 1 – Troubleshooting – Trouble Tickets 1 Thru 5  - 50 minutes
Lab 1 – Troubleshooting – Trouble Tickets 6 through 10 – 50 minutes
Lab 2 – Troubleshooting – Tickets 1 – 5 – 45 minutes
Lab 2 – Troubleshooting – Tickets 6 – 10 – 45 minutes
Lab 2 – OSPF Network Types and OSPF Authentication – 30 minutes
Lab 2 – EIGRP Features – 20 minutes
Lab 2 – RIP Filtering – 20 minutes
Lab 2 – IGP Redistribution – 20 minutes
Lab 2 – BGP Peering – 15 minutes
Lab 2 – BGP Filtering – 20 minutes
Lab 2 – BGP Summarization – 20 minutes
Lab 2 – BGP Tuning – 5 minutes
Lab 2 – IPv6 and Frame Relay – 20 minutes
Lab 2 – L2 MPLS VPNs – 10 minutes
Lab 2 – Static RP – 20 minutes
Lab 2 – PIM NBMA Mode – 10 minutes
Lab 2 – Router Hardening – 10 minutes
Lab 2 – Zone-Based Firewall – 20 minutes
Lab 2 – SNMP Version 2 – 10 minutes
Lab 2 – Reflexive Access Lists – 10 minutes
Lab 2 – RMON – 10 minutes
Lab 2 – Terminal Line Settings – 10 minutes
Lab 2 – IOS Password Encryption – 10 minutes
Lab 2 – Syslog – 10 minutes
Lab 2 – System Management – 10 minutes
Lab 2 – CBWFQ – 10 minutes
Lab 2 – Policy Routing – 10 minutes
Lab 2 – FRTS – 10 minutes
Lab 2 – Congestion Management – 10 minutes
Lab 3 – Troubleshooting – Tickets 1-5 – 45 minutes
Lab 3 – Troubleshooting – Tickets 6-10 – 45 minutes
Lab 3 – Integrated Routing and Bridging – 20 minutes
Lab 3 – L2 Path Manipulation-STP – 20 minutes
Lab 3 – OSPF Features and Redistribution – 40 minutes
Lab 3 – OSPF Virtual Links – 30 minutes
Lab 3 – BGP Path Manipulation – 30 minutes
Lab 3 – BGP Advertise Maps – 30 minutes
Lab 3 – IPv6 Addressing and Tunnels – 15 minutes
Lab 3 – OSPFv3 – 10 minutes
Lab 3 – MPLS Fundamentals – 10 minutes
Lab 3 – Creating VRFs – 30 minutes
Lab 3 -  PE to CE Routing OSPF – 30 minutes
Lab 3 – Muticast IGMP – 10 minutes
Lab 3 – IGMP Multicast Filtering – 5 minutes
Lab 3 – Multicast TTL-Threshold – 10 minutes
Lab 3 -  Reflexive Access Lists – 15 minutes
Lab 3 – TCP Intercept – 10 minutes
Lab 3 – DHCP Server – 30 minutes
Lab 3 – HTTP Access Control – 10 minutes
Lab 3 – IOS TFTP Server – 10 minutes
Lab 3 – Auto-Install – 15 minutes
Lab 3 – Command Privilege Levels – 15 minutes
Lab 3 – Debug at Privilege Level 1 – 10 minutes
Lab 3 – SNMP on Catalyst – 10 minutes
Lab 3 – GLBP – 20 minutes
Lab 3 – Frame Relay Traffic Shaping – 15 minutes
Lab 3 – MQC Policing – 20 minutes
Lab 3 – RSVP – 20 minutes
Lab 4 – Troubleshooting – Tickets 1-5 – 50 minutes
Lab 4 – Troubleshooting – Tickets 6-10 Part 1 – 45 minutes
Lab 4 – Troubleshooting – Tickets 6-10 Part 2 – 45 minutes
Lab 5 – L2 EtherChannel – 15 minutes
Lab 5 – Port-Channel Load Balancing – 15 minutes
Lab 5 – IGP Configuration – 35 minutes
Lab 5 – Redistribution – 35 minutes
Lab 5 – BGP Features – 35 minutes
Lab 5 – IPv6 Frame Mappings – 25 minutes
Lab 5 – IPv6 BGP Features – 15 minutes
Lab 5 – AutoRP Configuration – 25 minutes
Lab 5 – Multicast Features – 25 minutes
Lab 5 – Reflexive Access-lists – 15 minutes
Lab 5 – VLAN ACLs – 25 minutes
Lab 5 – Policy Based Routing – 25 minutes
Lab 5 – SNMP – 10 minutes
Lab 5 – Syslog Server – 10 minutes
Lab 5 – DNS – 10 minutes
Lab 5 – Privilege Levels – 12 minutes
Lab 5 – WCCP – 15 minutes
Lab 5 – EEM – 12 minutes
Lab 5 – MQC QoS – 10 minutes
Lab 5 – RTP Header Compression – 10 minutes
Lab 5 – MQC Bandwidth Limiting – 12 minutes
Lab 5 – Catalyst Nested QoS – 12 minutes
Lab 5 – Troubleshooting – Tickets 1-5 – 45 minutes
Lab 5 – Troubleshooting – Tickets 6-10 – 50 minutes


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8 Responses to “Product Spotlight: Interactive Video Companion for Volume II”

 
  1. Daniel says:

    Looks like an interesting product. Maybe I’ll get it when I’m further into my studies.

  2. Jason Wang says:

    Hi, looks like an interesting product and I’m thinking of buying it later today. I just viewed the sample: Speed Drill on Frame Relay/OSPF and I’m wondering for this exercise 1) how come you didn’t configure “no split-horizon” on the hub given that you aren’t using subinterfaces and a presume routing updates for OSPF are going to need to be sent.

    The second question I had regards the NBMA networks. I understand that they should be looked at as a bunch of PVCs and no broadcasts should be sent, but doesn’t appending the broadcast keyword on the frame-relay map statements counter that? In that case, what is the difference between the broadcast keyword appended on frame-relay map statements and broadcast networks in general since you would be allowing broadcasts ?

    Hope these questions aren’t too elementary. I’m going to be in the bootcamp in a week or so in Chicago. Obviously have a lot of studying to do between now and then.

  3. Jason Wang says:

    Sorry meant to say NBMAs connect multiplie devices but are nonbroadcast in nature. Collection of P2P links is P2M.

  4. Jit says:

    Hi Anthonhy, I have purchased this poduct. I think it’s geat. Do you know whether you & Keith will be adding anymore NEW Vol2 LABs? I would like to see more LABs that are 7/10 and above added – if possible.

    Cheers,

    Jit

  5. Harold W. Bowlin says:

    @Jason OSPF does not use the split-horizon technology. This is a feature utilized by RIP, Legacy IGRP, and EIGRP. OSPF uses different network types with areas. The NBMA method is used when your routing updates are traversing provider equipment in such networks as Frame and X.25 where there could be an issue with multicast routing updates. Using the neighbor command allows you to send unicast routing updates to your statically configure neighbors. The hello timers and dead timers are increased in this network type to 3x their default values to accomodate for slower congested links.
    To answer your second question, the broadcast keyword allows you to either send routing updates or to not send routing updates on a given link. In a typical Hub and spoke, you will have the broadcast keyword on all DLCIs from the Hub. Then on the spokes you will have the broadcast keyword for the hub DLCI only.

  6. Jit says:

    Thanks for getting back. Just my two cents: I think adding more Vol 2 LABs or tricky mock LABs will add a lot more value to the Interactive Video Companion series & as a result more students will buy it. In turn it will be good for INE.

    Rgds,

    Jit

 

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