Posts from ‘CCIE Security’
Starting tomorrow, September 24th 2013 at 10:00 PDT (17:00 GMT), I will begin the running the new CCIE Security Advanced Technologies Class for the newest version 4.0 blueprint. Online streaming of tomorrow’s class is free for anyone to attend. Simply login to http://members.ine.com and then browse to the streaming url of http://ine.co/scv4. A link to the streaming page is also located in the members dashboard.
Tomorrow’s class will start with an introduction about the scope of the CCIE Security v4 blueprint, including the hardware and software versions, as well as the specific technologies within the scope, and then will continue with the technical topics of IOS Firewall, including stateless ACL filtering and stateful filtering with both CBAC and ZBPF.
The format of this class will be a little different than previous iterations of ATCs for Security, R&S, SP, etc. Instead of running a 5-day class with 8 – 10 hours per day, the class will be spread out over the next 4 – 6 weeks in smaller increments. This will allow you to plan your study schedule more accordingly, and ideally not have to take a full week or more of vacation time or PTO in order to attend the sessions. More details of the specific class schedule will be discussed during the class intro tomorrow.
Beyond tomorrow’s class, anyone with a currently active All Access Pass subscription or that has previously purchased the CCIE Security ATC Download will be able to attend the live streaming sessions. Streaming and download versions of the class recordings will be available sometime around November, but more updates will be posted as the live class progresses.
I hope to see you in class tomorrow!
The SCv4 rack scheduler has been updated to account for additional SCv4 racks. These new racks will be available for rental after the SCv4 CCIE Bootcamp in Chicago but you can of course schedule them now in your members site account.
Lastly as I stated previously the pricing is still the old pricing of 10 tokens for 2.5 hours.
The scheduler for the CCIE SCv4 racks is now live. This means you can schedule your sessions for our new SCv4 racks through our members site. Additionally the feedback we received from the beta testers was overwhelmingly positive in regards to our new virtual machine management interface along with the fact we included ALL of the hardware and software from the CCIE SCv4 lab blueprint which is unmatched.
Lastly as I stated previously the pricing will remain for now the old SCv3 rack price of 10 tokens per session.
UPDATE – Tomorrow afternoon (July 3rd) the rack scheduler will be updated to include 8 additional SCv4 racks.
We’re moving the SCv4 racks to beta this weekend and through next week. If you would like to try out the racks free of charge, send an email to me directly (bdennis @ ine.com) and I’ll see about getting you accommodated. I’ll reply to the emails I receive by tomorrow late afternoon (EST).
Additionally I’m going to have added to everyone’s members site account who purchased the SCv4 workbook, SCv4 Workbook Bundle or SCv3 workbook the after October 2012 enough tokens for ten sessions on the new SCv4 racks. These will appear next week in your account. Also I’ll keep the SCv4 racks priced at the old SC rack pricing of 10 tokens for the next few months.
Lastly many of you have asked about adding the primer videos to the SCv4 Ultimate Bundle which I’ve done. If you purchased an SCv4 Ultimate Bundle you should see the primer videos in your account and if not just hop on chat with Sales or email them and they’ll get it added.
Good luck with your preparation!
A few weeks back I posted about the top contributors for IEOC in May receiving prizes (iPads, Mac Air, etc) from INE. Below are the top contributors for IEOC in their respective categories along with the overall top contributor and the one additional contributor that I’ll give an iPad or Galaxy Tablet to for helping with workbook support.
Top Overall IEOC Contributor:
Additional Top Contributor in regards to the workbooks in general:
We’ll do the same prizes for June that we did for May so don’t miss out!
Edit: The INE party will be at the Hard Rock *Hotel*, not the Hard Rock *Cafe*.
I would like to thank the over 600 people who RSVP’d for INE’s 2013 Party at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando during Cisco Live. Registration is closed as of today for our party but I wanted to be the first to let everyone know about the grand prize giveaway we are doing. On top of the standard giveaway prizes (iPads, MacBook Airs, AAP Memberships, Bootcamps, etc) we are giving away a Harley Davidson 2013 XL 1200X Forty-Eight to a lucky winner during our party.
On top of the Harley Davidson 2013 XL 1200X Forty-Eight we’re having a second grand prize giveaway. Details on the second grand prize giveaway will be revealed after the drawing for the winner of the Harley Davidson at the party.
As a side note I don’t personally ride anymore but that bike really does look cool when it’s all blacked out.
Our new CCIE Security Version 4 Technology Labs and Solutions are now available in your members’ site account for customers who owned the previous CCIE Security Volume 1 or 2 workbooks. The labs are in the new HTML format like our Data Center material to ensure you always have the most up to date material along with allowing for advanced features (bookmarking, highlight tasks, etc). The full scale mock labs are in development now and are included with the Security workbook as we are doing away with the volume naming structure (Volume I, II, III, etc) and have gone to a single workbook.
Here is what is available in your members’ site account:
Section 1: System Hardening and Availability
The top contributors in May for the following forums will receive their choice of either an iPad or Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. The top overall contributor for IEOC for May will receive their choice of an Apple Macbook Air (13″ 256GB) or Google Pixel with 4G LTE.
Additionally the best CCIE success story (most details, inspirational, etc) post on IEOC in May will also receive their choice of either an iPad or Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.
Just a couple slides to show everyone from Cisco’s OpenFlow presentation that looks interesting for just about everyone reading this post.
The CSR1000v is here now. IOS XR4U (XR VR) has been around for a while. Is vIOS IOU? How about vNXOS, is it Titanium or something new? Seems that vIOS will be IOU and vNXOS is Titanium.
From what I’m hearing this is being delivered as an “appliance”. A web interface is used to deploy topologies simular to GNS3 and web IOU. The future looks bright!
Here is our updated and simplified CCIE bootcamp reseat policy:
Bootcamp Retake Policy
INE invites all students to retake a Bootcamp course for only a $500-per-week rack rental fee. Routing & Switching Bootcamps are excluded from the fee and are free of charge. How do you know whether seats are available for a Bootcamp retake? It’s simple! As long as the Bootcamp is not labeled “Sold Out” on our website, you can retake it. Unlike other training companies, we do not limit the number of seats for students retaking a course.
It really doesn’t get any better and simpler than this. For the non-R&S CCIE bootcamps if you calculate the reseat fee out the $500 is cheaper than you renting the rack yourself for a week especially for our Service Provider bootcamps and new Data Center Bootcamps.