I’ve received a lot of emails in regards to the R&S CCIE Troubleshooting Bootcamp that starts tomorrow so I’m going to post a quick FAQ here.

Q – What time does the bootcamp start?
A – The bootcamp will start at 10am (PST) on Monday Oct 1st and 9:30am Tuesday through Friday.

Q – What is the outline for the bootcamp?
A – Monday morning – Introduction and overview. Monday afternoon – Building a 28 router 4 switch topology from scratch. Monday evening – Lab 1 Tickets.
Tuesday morning and afternoon – Lab 1 breakdown and walk-through. Tuesday evening – Lab 2 Tickets.
Wednesday morning and afternoon – Lab 2 breakdown and walk-through. Wednesday evening – Lab 3 Tickets.
Thursday morning and afternoon – Lab 3 breakdown and walk-through. Thursday evening – Lab 4 Tickets.
Friday morning and afternoon – Lab 4 breakdown and walk-through.

Q – How do I join in on the bootcamp?
A – The link to join the live session will be in your members site account.

Q – What about the material for the bootcamp?
A – The material will be available for all AAP subscribers and anyone who attended an R&S CCIE 10 Day Bootcamp.

Q – Can we rent the TS racks for the bootcamp?
A – The TS racks are reserved for students who are attending the R&S CCIE TS Bootcamp and this bootcamp is sold out. We currently have 16 racks but are going to up it to 24 over the next two months. We have just opened up seats for the RTP TS Bootcamp later this month as we’re adding 4 more TS racks by the start and 9 overall. If you attended an R&S CCIE 10 Day Bootcamp and would also like access to a TS rack after the bootcamp just let me know.

Q – Can we do these TS labs in GNS3?
A – Yes but I’m going to rework them slightly by the time the first TS lab starts tomorrow evening around 5 or 6pm. I’ve been beating my head in all weekend trying to verify the labs in GNS3 but it’s 11:30pm Sunday night now and I’m just going to rework the topology slightly to work around some of the issues.

Q – Can we rent the TS racks after the bootcamp?
A – Currently most of the racks are being used by students who attended an R&S CCIE 10 Day Bootcamp but after the RTP TS Bootcamp at the end of this month we’ll open 10 or so to be rented. A TS lab will come with each of the rental sessions.

Q – Will you be covering tips and tricks for the TS lab?
A – No. I don’t teach tips and/or tricks. I leave those gimmicks for others to teach. I will of course cover strategy for the TS lab but the main focus is once again to understand how the technologies work. When you know how the technologies work, troubleshooting just comes naturally. This is why I spend at least 45 minutes to an hour covering each ticket.

About Brian Dennis, CCIE #2210:

Brian Dennis has been in the networking industry for more than 22 years, with a focus on Cisco networking for the past 16 years. Brian achieved his first CCIE in Routing & Switching in 1996, and is currently the only ten year CCIE that holds five CCIE certifications. Prior to working with INE, Brian taught and developed CCIE preparation courses for various well known training organizations. Brian not only brings his years of teaching experience to the classroom, but also years of real world enterprise and service provider experience.

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2 Responses to “R&S CCIE Troubleshooting Bootcamp – FAQ”

  1. ananth says:

    I just cannot wait for the course to start

    Waiting to hear from BD.

  2. ananth says:

    Also good that there are no tips and tricks.

    Pure technology from the master himself.

    I hate all these tips and tricks business.

    Learn the hard way and remember it for life.

    One more question Brian

    After this bootcamp -will the vol 2 will be updated


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