Jun
03

I put together a new playlist on our All Access Pass geared toward helping those that have decided to study primarily with the new CCIE Collaboration in mind. What will be included in this playlist is primarily new technologies, specifically those that haven’t yet been covered elsewhere in our CCIE Voice v3 products. As the weeks go on, I will continue to update this list with more and more videos covering new technologies in UC v9.1. Keep in mind that until I have this list complete with everything that is newer than UCM 7.x, that you can and should still study all of our CCIE Voice v3 products, as everything except for H.323 RAS/Gatekeeper will still be completely relevant and a very much needed base for your understanding. Once I complete this list, I will probably leave it up for those only wanting to learn the new stuff, like those of you that are already CCIE Voice v3 certified (if you certified on CCIE Voice v2 or v1, and haven’t really used it in a while, you’re going to want to watch all the material over again as quite a LOT changed from v2 to v3). Also, once I complete this playlist with all the new technologies, I will be recording a completely new top-to-bottom CCIE Collaboration Advanced Technologies Class, that will include everything. And of course, the workbook is being completely re-written as well in our new online format, which you can see a sample of here and here. This video playlist is meant to not only hold you over until then, but also to be able to release material to you in a timely, incremental fashion.

To start with, here is 4.5 hours of material on Call Control Discovery over Service Advertisement Framework (CCDoSAF). At a most basic description, this is dynamic routing of DNs over an enhanced, named instance of EIGRP. It is currently much more detailed and complex than ILS (a newer and much more scalable dynamic routing protocol built-in natively to UCM), but it is also¬†currently far more powerful and allows for things like SRST integration for failover usage with PSTN Aliases, as well as cluster-to-cluster PSTN failover, should the primary SIP/H.323 trunk route go down. Cisco pushes ILS much more in production and it is getting much more support with UCM 10.x, but since the new lab tests on 9.x, and the fact that no CCIE Lab exam has ever been that much interested in real-world design –favoring complexity over ease of configuration and good design– and the fact that it is very much on the new blueprint, I’d say you best get used to it now, even if it is going away. Also, I recorded these videos on a UCM v8.5 cluster, but that shouldn’t matter as this feature hasn’t changed since then.

The link for CCDoSAF on the UCM 9.1 Features and Services Guide can be found here.

The link for the playlist is here.

I start off with a general overview including a few slides just for concept, and then I move into hands-on demonstration of the following topic areas:

  • CUCM Inter-Cluster Call Routing
  • CUCM Call Routing with PSTN Failover
  • CUCM Call Routing during SRST Fallback
  • CUCM to CME Call Routing
  • Inter-Cluster RSVP via SIP Preconditions

Enjoy.

About Mark Snow, CCIE #14073:

Mark Snow has been actively working with data and traditional telephony as a Network Consulting Engineer since 1995, and has been working with Cisco Call Manager and voice-over technology since 1998. Mark has been actively teaching and developing content for the CCIE Voice track since 2005, and the Security track since 2007. Mark's story with both data and voice technology started out quite young, as he began learning around the age of five from his father who was a patented inventor and a research scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories. Mark started out on Unix System V and basic analog telephony, and went on from there to large data networking projects with technologies such as Banyan Vines, IPX and of course IP, and large phone systems such as Nortel 61c, Tadiran Coral, Avaya Definity and of course Cisco Unified Communications Manager in both enterprise and 911 PSAP environments across the US and internationally. Mark is also an accomplished pilot and punched his ticket in 2001. When Mark isn't learning, labing, consulting or teaching, he can be found either piloting or possibly jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, hanging off a rock somewhere or else skiing out west. He also might just be enjoying a quiet day at the beach with his wife and two wonderful young kids, Ryleigh and Judah.

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13 Responses to “CCIE Collaboration Transition Technologies”

 
  1. Viki says:

    Mark,

    Is this playlist will not available for the customers who purchased the downloads?

    Thanks,
    Viki

  2. John says:

    thank mark….

  3. Antonio says:

    Great Mark , as usual ;)

    Cheers

  4. Will says:

    Will the CCIE Voice retain Gold/Silver partner certification status being retired, The CCIE ISP/SNA would be similar situation being retired. Do you have any idea about this. I been following you since you were at IPexpert…I have been off and on with trianing but at the level to sit for my first attempt just trying to see what would be best since financially it’s difficult…I know this may be a hard answer to give being that your promoting both tracks.

  5. Will says:

    Mark,

    Will the CCIE Voice retain Gold/Silver partner certification status being retired, The CCIE ISP/SNA would be similar situation being retired. Do you have any idea about this. I been following you since you were at IPexpert…I have been off and on with trianing but at the level to sit for my first attempt just trying to see what would be best since financially it’s difficult…I know this may be a hard answer to give being that your promoting both tracks. Sorry for the extra post used the wrong email.

    • It will not. Any valid CCIE will be adequate for Partner Gold/Silver status. Even someone who only has an older (retired) CCIE ISP Dial as their only CCIE can fulfill the role of one CCIE for Gold/Silver, provided that they keep that CCIE current simply by taking and passing any CCIE Written exam at least every two years. What remains to be seen is how (in the future) this effects the Master UC Specialization requirement (currently) for a CCIE Voice to be on staff. This may change to CCIE Collaboration in the future, but nothing has been announced as of yet. Cisco promised to send someone to talk to the current (this week – Jun 3, 2013) audience of the UC Partner Beta Training for UCM v10, but so far has fallen short of that promise, now claiming that someone from the certifications team will address this in the following week. Stay tuned, as more news about this transition (or possibly lack thereof) continues, I will post it here first.

  6. Mateusz says:

    Mark, is there any plan to develop materials for CCIE Colab ? How long does it take to release such materials ?

  7. [...] exam every two years to maintain their CCIE status). For more information, read this excellent¬†post by INE’s Mark [...]

  8. Howie says:

    Mark,

    Do you think the new blueprint will make the 2800s obsolete?

    I can’t imagine there being much new stuff on the router part.

    • For the lab? Yes. There won’t be any in the lab exam, and I can’t imagine much that you will be able to do with them except to emulate your PSTN/WAN/ITSP, since the lab runs 15.3M code and you can’t go beyond 15.1T on a 2800.

  9. Seif CCIE#26440 says:

    Hi Mark

    i`m studying for the CCIE Collaboration exam (i`ve already did all the CCIE voice labs for INE) and i`ve already purchased the INE deep dives module along with the workbook

    Any target date when the content will be updated as i`m eager to start studying again for the Collaboration exam?

    Thanks

 

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