Posts from ‘CCIE Wireless’
Once you have ESXi 5.1 up and running download the CSR1000v OVA (Open Virtualization Archive) file here. Note that you will need to use your Cisco CCO login to download. Once the download is complete you need to open your vSphere Client and connect to your ESXi server. Once connected select the Deploy OVF Template option from the file menu.
Select the source of the OVA file you downloaded from your local machine.
I know that we live in a globalized world, full of virtual friends linked via social sites – and honestly that is great. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many people all over the world now that our world is indeed so much ‘smaller’ because of technology. I love it. I do. However, when I actually get to really meet those people, in person, face to face, I can’t help but feel something of a bit more connected to them. Shaking someone’s hand, actually seeing their face, still means something I think. I think this is why all of us in the networking community really enjoy coming together annually at Cisco Live – Networkers. We get to put faces with names, and see old faces that we have connected with in years past.
It’s one of the reasons I still very much like teaching live classes, and I believe why students still like attending them. You not only get a captive audience with the student/instructor for a solid two weeks, but you also get to see and hear and talk to someone in person. You get to hear their story. What makes them … them. What drives them. You get to actually know them. I also think that meeting in person is something intentional, and that if you had the inkling of maybe putting off your studies for a night after work, that if you were a part of a study group that actually met in person, you’d be less likely to cancel – maybe feel a bit more committed or obligated to show up.
So to that end, I would like to find out if there is anyone living in the Los Angeles / Orange County / San Diego area that would be interested in a CCIE study group one night per week. I propose Mondays, but I am open to any night Monday-Thursday, really. This would be a group where anyone studying for their CCIE in any track could come together and study for a few hours each week. Obviously, we’d break apart and each study in our own sub-groups dedicated to the track we are trying to attain. When we first meetup, we would devise an agenda for the coming months, and focus on those topics when we meet each week. And as is usual, the stronger in a given topic domain help out the weaker, and we all grow. We all have our strengths and weaknesses, and we all have something to gain from each other.
I would like to find out who all might be interested in meeting in this area, and actually in any area for that matter. While I can’t host the group in every city, I’d still be interested if there are more than just one person studying for a given cert in each city. I would venture to guess that there are.
For the LA/OC area, I would be more than happy to host, and provide all the coffee and a snacks each week. As I said above, we could have multiple people come together even if studying for different tracks. I would be quite happy to participate in the Data Center, Voice and Security groups primarily. Respond either in the comments below or by known unicasting me some email if you are interested, or even if you would be interested in hosting a group in another city.
After talking with a few people within Cisco here in RTP there seems to be a growing demand for Wireless CCIE training. The problem they brought up is that there isn’t any real options on the market other than the offerings from FastLane. A couple companies have advertised support and taken orders for the new Wireless CCIE 2.0 but never actually delivered on the products.
If there is enough interest for Wireless CCIE workbooks, ATC style videos, rack rentals, etc then I’ll look into getting something released. Worst case we could put together a community based solution with INE providing Wireless CCIE racks at no charge for anyone supporting the community and very reasonably priced for others.
Here is a link to the Wireless CCIE Syllabus on Cisco’s site for those who are unfamiliar with the Wireless CCIE.
With the recent advent of the new 2.0 version CCNA, CCNP and CCIE Wireless certifications, as well as the (probably more notable) CCIE Data Center being announced this week (something that we reported to you first 8 months ago), INE is proud to announce that we are developing training for both of these prestigious Cisco certification tracks. We should have CCNA, CCNP and CCIE Wireless products all covering the new 2.0 version by this summer, and we will be purchasing at least one complete Data Center rack and develop courseware surrounding that new CCIE as well. We will evaluate the market, and our costs to asses if it is feasible to procure more CCIE Data Center racks for rental at that time.
Also we should note that we have just finished up 62 hours of a brand new CCNP Voice v8 bootcamp that will be available for stream or download next week, and that our new CCNP Security bootcamp is being filmed beginning on Monday, April 30, and should be available for stream or download the following week. Also that we will be adding 2 new CCIE Voice labs to our Volume II workbook here in the next month (one in about a week and one in about 3 weeks), and lastly (but by no means even close to least) that we are on track to release the new CCIE SPv3 workbook by the end of next week.
We look forward to working with all of you in your certification endeavors!
Just ahead of our brand new CCNA Voice live online bootcamp beginning this Monday, I thought it might be nice to provide an easy-to-follow graphic for those starting out in Voice (or on any other Cisco networking track). This graphic was from last year, but remains quite easy to follow for each and every Cisco track.
Be sure you have a high resolution set if you wish to see the entire thing, otherwise scrolling may be necessary.
Worried about topics like EEM, OER, IP SLA, SNMP and the seemingly endless list of Network Services that might appear in your CCIE R&S (or related track) Lab or Written Exam? The latest of the 3 Day Technology Bootcamps arrives just in time for the new year.
The 3-Day Network Services bootcamp will be help Live Online on Dec 27-29, 2010. Class will run each day from 11 AM EST US to approximately 6 PM EST US. We hope to see you in the Live Event, but a Class-On-Demand version will be available the week following.
CCIE instructors see the question time and time again – are we penalized for “over-configuration” in the CCIE lab exam? The answer – “not typically”. Let us walk through some examples to see exactly what we are talking about here.
First of all, I encourage students to ask two questions when they are about to “over-configure” something. Question 1 – can this additional configuration I am about to make actually gain me points (might Cisco be grading for it)? Question 2 – can this additional configuration I am about to make actually hurt me (cause point loss)? If the answers are a resounding YES and NO, then it is definitely a configuration you should consider making.
INE is thrilled to thank another valuable member of our hugely popular Online Community (IEOC.COM). This week it is Ivan Krimmel. You all know Ivan by his awesome screen name and avatar, NTllect. Ivan has selected to receive 150 rack rental tokens from Graded Labs. Congratulations Ivan. Enjoy your studies and thanks so much for all of the excellent work in the forum.
Ivan was introduced to Networking back in 2005, when he first saw several NT servers connected in a small LAN via a hub. This was in a local Microsoft CTEC. He was really excited by the potential that a network can bring to any enterprise. Ivan decided to start the MCSE track and in a half year of study, he was certified. While learning himself, he discovered that a good way to study something is to teach someone else. This is how Ivan became an MCT at a local Microsoft CTEC.
No jokes here folks – just the Top Ten Qualities for a Successful Lab Attempt! Did I miss any? Let me know in the Comments below! I know many of you will take care of the jokes for me.
10. Effective use of the proctors – for more information, see Tips for Working with the Proctors.
9. Proper diet – be sure to bring your own lunch and snacks.
8. Attention to the Core Knowledge Section – do not rush this section, and once complete, do not think about it again.
7. Use of the DOC-CD – knowing when to use it and how is critical.
6. Effective diagramming techniques – for more information, see May I Have a Diagram with that Please.
5. Positive mindset – no thoughts of failure, only thoughts of success.
4. Effective disaster management techniques – how quickly and effectively you react to a major issues is critical.
3. Precise and accurate verifications.
2. Precise and accurate troubleshooting.
And the Number 1 Quality for a Successful Lab Attempt:
1. Time management and overall lab strategy.
12-day CCIE R&S Bootcamp students often indicate that the most important day of the training is Day 3 of the 6-Day Mock Lab Workshop. This entire day is dedicated to a discussion about successful strategy for passing the CCIE Lab Exam. The strategy discussion begins with effective study techniques, and then guides students through everything from the night before the exam, to what is best to do during the lunch break!
Perhaps the most satisfying thing for the instructors during the event is watching students raise their score by more than 20 points on a mock lab following the strategy discussion. We confiscated this student video taken at the last Mock Lab Workshop and thought we would leak it here. We hope you enjoy.