Archive for June, 2011

Jun
29

Well well well, I guess its my turn to announcement that I PASSED my CCIE Voice Lab, yes it’s late but I will never forget to write back to the people who helped me to the success. INE was the door that I knocked to guide me to the success and glory, and yes they did a great job. I passed my CCIE Voice lab and I got my number, feeling was very good. It took me only 24 hours to get my salary doubled! Yes I jumped to six digits salary in less than 24 hours of passing my CCIE Voice!

I have to admit, Mark Snow’s Voice ATC and Deep Dives are not only a MUST to pass the exam, but they are the way to make me a real expert out in the field. Believe it or not, I use his Deep Dives & ATC to help me at work when I deploy UC projects.

A word for UC engineers: This training is a must if you wanna become a successful sharp engineer.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank INE and all internal staff, the Brians and especial thanks to Mark Snow. INE says: “Experts at Make Me an Expert” that is True.

No I am not going away! I just purchased the AAP, It is a must if you want to pass the CCIE Lab and to be a real expert in the field. I just moved my direction to the INE’s R&S which is all covered by AAP.

Enough for now, time to go to start watching Brian McGahan’s ATC for R&S!

Thanks,
Mutasem (Monty) Bashkami – CCIE Voice# 26926

Our sincere congratulations go out to Monty, and we can’t wait to help him attain his CCIE R&S as well!
Monty also told us that his brother just passed the CCIE R&S using INE’s materials, and is now on his way to studying for the CCIE Voice, and we can’t wait to help him attain his goal as well.

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Jun
23

INE is proud to announce the upcoming release of the following new additions to our All Access Pass Video-on-Demand library:

  • CCNA Security - Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (640-553 IINS)
  • CCNP Security - Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (642-637 SECURE v1.0)
  • CCNP Security - Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions (642-617 FIREWALL v1.0)
  • CCNP Security - Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions (642-647 VPN v1.0)
  • CCNP Security - Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System v7.0 (642-627 IPS v7.0)
  • CCIE Security Advanced Technologies Class for Blueprint v3.0
  • CCIE Service Provider Advanced Technologies Class for Blueprint v3.0

All of these classes will be delivered by me, Brian McGahan – 3 x CCIE #8593.  Release dates for the CCNA Security and CCNP Security videos will be early and late July 2011 respectively.  The CCIE Security Advanced Technologies Class will be running as a live online class from July 25th – July 29th 2011, with an estimated release date of August 5th 2011 for the videos.  The CCIE Service Provider Advanced Technologies Class will be running as a live online class from August 29th – September 2nd 2011, with an estimated release date of September 9th 2011.

Subscribers to the All Access Pass will have immediate access to the streaming videos as they become available, and can attend the live online sessions of CCIE Security ATC and CCIE Service Provider ATC at no additional charge.  Seating is limited for the live class sessions, so contact sales@ine.com as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.  Download versions of each of the classes will be available for purchase as a standalone product, or as a discounted upgrade for AAP subscribers.

We will also releasing a new CCNA course delivered by Brian Dennis – 5 x CCIE #2210, and both CCNA Voice & CCNP Voice courses delivered by Mark Snow – 2 x CCIE #14073.  More details about these releases will be available soon.

 

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Jun
22

Almost 1 year of study has come to logical end . I’ve passed my voice lab. I want to thank you all on this forum, especially Mark Snow. Thanks :)

Nizami Mammadov, CCIE #22247 (RS, SP, Voice)

Our congratulations go out in a big way to Triple CCIE Nizami Mammadov, who just completed his Voice after doing the RS and SP, and all this by the ripe old age of 24. He’s already moved on to Security, and INE is here to help him along the way, just as we are here to help you!

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Jun
21

Due to the overwhelming requests for international Routing & Switching bootcamps, we have added two on the schedule for this year! It gets even better. These new bootcamps will be taught by CCIEx5 #2210 Brian Dennis.

Join us in London, September 5th – 16th, 2011 for the CCIE Routing & Switching 10 Day Bootcamp. The absolute best way to prepare yourself for the CCIE lab exam. Spend the first five days solidifying your understanding of technologies such as IGP Routing, IPv6, IP Services, IP Multicast, MPLS VPN, BGP, IP Multicast and many more as well as strategies for passing the lab exam. Then spend five days taking mock lab exams and get crucial feedback on your readiness for the actual CCIE lab exam.

The CCIE Routing & Switching 10 Day Bootcamp includes a full years membership to the All Access Pass and the downloadable version of the Routing & Switching Advanced Technologies Class to ensure everyone is prepared before stepping foot in class. This combination of training is perfect for any candidate looking to complete their CCIE training by being ready to walk right into and pass the real CCIE lab exam! Book now and reserve your seat for as little as $1,497.50 when selecting a payment plan option at checkout!

London:

  • R&S 10-Day Bootcamp: Sep. 5th – 16th, 2011 + 1 Year AAP Membership - Buy Now Only $5,990
  • R&S Lab Preparation: Sep. 5th – 9th, 2011 – Buy Now Only $2,999
  • R&S Mock Lab Workshop: Sep. 10th – 16th, 2011 – Buy Now Only $2,999

Amsterdam:

  • R&S Lab Preparation: Sep. 26th – 30th, 2011 – Buy Now Only $2,999

 

Jun
20

We’re pleased to announce that our recently announced, highly acclaimed CCIE Voice Advanced Technologies Class is available for both streaming and download from our global CDN. The Voice ATC consists of 60 videos totaling just shy of 60 hours of hands down the best CCIE Voice training on the market today. You can download it now for just $299 or as an All Access Pass subscriber you can download it for only $149. For All Access Pass subscriber the online streaming version is included free of charge.

Each of the 60 videos can be individually downloaded without the need to download the whole class. This will enable you to selectively load them onto any computer or mobile device and watch them at your leisure. Although we do not place any DRM on the files themselves we do limit each purchase to two downloads per video.

Watch in the upcoming month for completely redone courses covering the CCNA, CCNA Voice and CCNA Security courses as well as CCNP Voice and CCNP Security courses.  All Access Pass subscribers will be able to stream them for free and download them for only $149. These all stream from CDN locations around the world, so latency in download and streaming alike is not an issue, no matter where in the world you access it from.

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Jun
15

Hi Brian-

A fellow CCIE candidate and I were recently discussing reflexive access lists and he brought up that in INE Vol 2, Lab 5, Section 6.1, the breakdown for reflexive access lists notes that traffic originated by the router is not reflected. He thought this may be because the traffic originating from the router is always control plane which I disagreed with, holding that the categorization is not strictly dependent on origin.

We consulted the Wendell Odom CCIE book and found this text, which further blurred the lines:

… But routers and switches must handle a variety of traffic, including BPDUs, routing updates, HSRP, CDP, CEF, process-switched packets, ARP, and management traffic such as SSH, SNMP, RADIUS. All of these are processed by the router or switch’s control plane…

Odom states that even SSH traffic can be considered control plane which seems contradicting to us.

We were hoping you could assist in drawing the line between the control plane and data plane. Is it determined by the source/destination of the packets, the use or intent of the packets, or is it more of a general abstract concept?

Thanks so much for the help!

Joseph

Hi Joseph,

It’s kind of a gray area. The control plane in general is anything that’s needed in order to get routing working on that device; in other words, it is the “signalling” of the network. Control plane packets are destined to or locally originated by the router itself. This is really what separates the concept of the control and data plane.

What Odom is saying is that a routing update, let’s say OSPF, going to the router is process switched, which means that the general purpose CPU has to handle it. Management protocols, like Telnet, SSH, SNMP, etc. could be considered part of the control plane, but are more properly considered part of the Management Plane, which is a specific subset of the control plane. This may give you an idea of what I mean.

As for the data plane, sometimes called the Forwarding Plane, this is basically anything that goes *through* the router, and not *to* the router. The protocol or application itself doesn’t really determine whether the traffic is control, management, or data plane, but more importantly how the router processes it.

For example suppose we have a simple 3 router topology that is R1–R2–R3, and R1 and R3 are running BGP with each other. From R1 and R3′s perspective, these packets are part of the control plane, because they are locally originated/destined, and need to be process switched in order to look into the packet details and actually build the BGP table. However from R2′s perspective, these packets would be in its data plane, because the traffic is neither originated from or destined to it. If R2 was a distributed platform, say 7600, it would be able to CEF switch these BGP packets at the line card without having to consult the general Route Processor (RP). However regardless what architecture R1 and R3 used, this traffic would be process switched because it is their local control plane traffic.

The same would be true of Telnet in this case. If R1 Telnets to R3, on both of these routers the packets need to be handled by the control/management plane. However from R2′s perspective this is just data plane traffic that is transiting between its links.

As for the reflexive access list, it’s unrelated to this. The issue is that an outbound access-list does not affect locally generated traffic on the router. It’s an issue with the internal order of operations of the router’s processes.  Check this video for more information on the reflexive access list issue.

Jun
10

We’re pleased to announce that our recently released, highly acclaimed Routing and Switching CCIE Advanced Technologies Class is available for download. The RS ATC consists of 156 videos totaling over 80 hours of hands down the best CCIE training on the market today. You can download it now for just $299 or as an All Access Pass subscriber you can download it for only $149. For All Access Pass subscriber the online streaming version is included free of charge.

Each of the 156 videos can be individually downloaded without the need to download the whole class. This will enable you to selectively load them onto any computer or mobile device and watch them at your leisure. Although we do not place any DRM on the files themselves we do limit each purchase to two downloads. You can purchase an additional download for $29.95 in the future if needed under our Investment Protection Program.

Android customers should note that these are .mov files and you will need to download a player for them. We tested several freely available .mov players and didn’t run across any issues playing the downloaded videos. Additionally we’re going to upload a new version of the streaming videos next week to help with any compatibility issues regarding streaming to these devices. Update – June 11th 2100 GMT – All of the streaming videos are now working on Android enabled devices using the default browser.

If you’ve been wondering what we’ve been up to lately here at INE well you can now see that we’re once again changing the CCIE training industry. You can watch hundreds of hours of the best CCIE training for just $159 a month and download our newest courses for just $149 as an AAP subscriber.    We’ve just wrapped post-production on our brand new CCIE Voice ATC class and have made some sample videos available now and are releasing the full product next week.   This weekend you can pre-order the $299 downloadable version for $249 with the coupon code VATC50.

Also in the pipeline are completely redone CCNA, CCNA Voice and CCNA Security courses as well as CCNP Voice and CCNP Security courses.  All Access Pass subscribers will be able to stream them for free and download them for only $149.  These are scheduled for release in July.

 

Jun
02

Our Congratulations go out to James Ringland, who passed the CCIE Voice Lab Exam this past month!

They threw the kitchen sink at me but I passed. Thanks!

James Ringland, CCIE #28642 (Voice)

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Jun
01

Just yesterday, after 13 days of live, online class, we finally reached the end of our new CCIE Voice Advanced Technologies Class. Weighing in at just over 62 hours, it truly was a great class, and I certainly thank all of the many students who attended the live version, and made it the huge success that it was. Thanks for all of your insightful questions during the recording!

All of the uncompressed original files have been shipped off to our professional video engineers for editing and mastering before we have all of the content professionally transcribed for full intra-video search functionality, and then uploaded onto our new CDN and delivery format.

For those who might not have seen this new delivery format yet, please see this preview page with samples from this new class:

New CCIE Voice ATC Class — Preview!

For those of you who cannot wait until this new Voice ATC makes its way up to the new CDN network (probably within a week or two), you can watch it immediately in our existing streaming format in the meantime. If you have already purchased this product in the past, then simply login to your INE Members account, and launch it from the Voice tab. If you have not yet purchased this product, you may certainly do so from here from its INE.com Voice ATC web page (please note that the table of contents has not yet been updated on that page, but will be later today or tomorrow, and that there is indeed now 62 hours).

However, better yet — to gain access to not only this new Voice ATC, but also to all 115 hours of the Voice Deep Dives, the 20+ hours of the live CCIE Voice Bootcamp that we just held in Seattle last month, all of the content I am about to release pertaining to all of the new features in CUCM 8.0/8.5, not to mention access to every other video INE has ever recorded (for any reference you might ever need or want), consider simply purchasing an
All Access Pass for a mere $159/month.

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