Posts from ‘product updates’
With the CCIE SCv5 blueprint now being live, we’re in the process of updating our Security product line in order to meet the new exam requirements. First of all, the following products will be released:
- Advanced Technologies Class
Advanced Technologies Class
The Advanced Technologies Class will run live online, starting 1st of May. This course series is now available for preorder here, and the full schedule is shown on the product page. The live course is also open to any All Access Pass subscriber. Given the current blueprint, which includes pretty much all Cisco Security products, most probably this will be the biggest video series we have ever released so far across all CCIE tracks; expect more than 150 hours of CCIE level training. First and most important, we’re going to deep dive into all core technologies:
- ASA Firewall
- IOS Firewall
- FirePOWER Threat Defense
- IPsec VPN’s (IKEv1 and IKEv2)
- SSL VPN’s
At the same time we’ll cover all the remaining topics (small but many), including technologies which will be tested mainly in the written exam (like CWS, SMA or Lancope). Oh….of course we’ll also cover in detail interesting topics like APIC-EM.
For the Evolving Technologies section, which is tested only in the written exam but it’s common across all CCIE tracks, we’ll be releasing a common and separate video series which will be attached to all ATC’s. We’ll be announcing a timeline soon for it.
The CCIE Security v5 Advanced Technologies Class is now available to preorder here: link. Preordering allows you to participate in the live classes as we’re recording them, and also allows you to download them shortly after they’re recorded.
So, see you in class
There will be a single unified workbook, containing:
- Technology Labs (aimed to learn technologies)
- Troubleshooting Labs (aimed to simulate the troubleshooting section of the lab exam)
- Diagnostic Labs (aimed to simulate the diagnostic section of the lab exam)
- Configuration Labs (aimed to simulate the configuration section of the lab exam)
- Mock Labs (aimed to simulate the entire lab exam)
A timeline for the workbook will be announced soon, here on our blog.
By the end of this month, we’ll have the Security racks upgraded to meet the new blueprint requirements. Expect an upcoming blog post with details on the rack build and rentals.
Full Scale Lab 1 has been added to the CCIE Routing & Switching v5 Workbook. More Foundation, Troubleshooting, and Full Scale Labs will be coming soon, including additional updates before the end of the weekend. I will post more information about additional content and its release schedule shortly.
This lab uses a 20 router topology which will be available through our rack rental system shortly. In the meantime if you have your own lab built on CSR1000v, IOU/IOL, etc. the initial configs are available to download on the lab 1 tasks page. For technical discussion of this lab, please visit the Full Scale Labs section of our Online Community here.
We are excited to announce the arrival of INE’s CCNP Routing & Switching 10-Day Bootcamps!
Both live on-site and online interactive Bootcamp formats are available for purchase. As an added bonus, if you purchase the CCNP Routing & Switching 10-Day Bootcamp, you will receive a complimentary 1-Year All Access Pass!
Visit INE’s website for course dates/locations. Be sure to reserve your seat today, and let one of our Training Advisors know if you require additional assistance. We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming CCNP Routing & Switching 10-Day Bootcamps!
Week 1 Topics Include:
- IP Routing Overview
- EIGRP Protocol Overview
- EIGRP DUAL Calculation
- EIGRP Authentication & Summarization
- Advanced EIGRP Features
- EIGRP Troubleshooting
- OSPF Protocol Overview
- OSPF SPF Calculation
- OSPF Media Dependencies
- OSPF Areas & LSA Types
- OSPF Single and Multiple Area
- OSPF Authentication and Summarization
- Advanced OSPF Features
- OSPF Troubleshooting
- BGP Protocol Overview
- BGP Attributes & Bestpath Selection
- BGP Peering & NLRI Advertisements
- BGP Route Reflectors & Confederations
- BGP Authentication and Summarization
- BGP Troubleshooting
- Route Filtering &Traffic Engineering
- Running Multiple Routing Protocols
- Understanding Distribute-Lists, Prefix-Lists & Route-Maps
- One-Point Route Redistribution
- Multi-Point Route Redistribution
- Fixing Routing Loops
- Route Redistribution Troubleshooting
- Policy-Based Routing & Path Control
- IPv6 Overview
Week 2 Topics Include:
- Enterprise Campus Network Architecture
- Layer 2 Switching vs. Layer 3 Routing
- VLAN Design
- Private VLAN
- DTP & Trunking
- VTP Overview & VLAN Pruning
- VLAN Troubleshooting
- STP Protocol Overview
- Rapid STP & Multiple STP
- STP Advanced Features & Security
- STP Troubleshooting
- Layer 2 & Layer 3 EtherChannel
- EtherChannel Troubleshooting
- Inter-VLAN Routing
- DHCP Protocol Overview
- Multilayer Switching Overview
- High Availability with NSF & SSO
- Layer 3 Redundancy Protocols – HSRP, VRRP, GLBP
- First Hop Redundancy Troubleshooting
- Layer 2 Security Features (802.1x, VACL, Port Security)
- DHCP Snooping, Dynamic ARP Inspection & Source Guard
- Layer 2 Security Troubleshooting
- Layer 2 Voice & Video Support
- Wireless Design Overview
- Wireless Standards & Protocols
- WLC Deployments (Local & HREAP)
With so many requests for these classes, but also with so many telling us of their limited travel budgets, we made the decision to change our previously Seattle-based courses for CCNA Voice and CCNP Voice to online courses. They will still be packed with all of the same material to fully prepare you for all your exams. We have also reduced the price of the course to only $499, and once the course is over, you will have the ability to download this course at no additional charge. These will be live classes taught by CCIEx2 #14073 Mark Snow.
You may get more information, as well as register for the courses here.
Also, for our existing All Access Pass subscribers, you will be given access to this online streaming class. You will still need to register with sales, but no additional cost will be necessary.
Transcripts, complete with click-to-jump links, are now active for the following All Access Pass* video playlists:
- CCNA Voice
- CCIE Routing/Switching Advanced Technologies Course
- CCIE Voice Advanced Technologies Course
- CCIE Security Advanced Technologies Course
The way the transcripts work is that there is a separate transcript for each video. So if you want the transcript for the 8th video in a given playlist, then you need to click on video 8, then click the tab for “Transcripts”. Then you can perform a CTRL+F and find whatever keyword you might be looking for, then once found, click on the link for that line and you will jump directly to that spot in the video. Soon we will be implementing a global search tool that will allow you to search through all transcripts in a given playlist.
I will keep this page up-to-date, and simply re-post the same blog article, each time a new playlist has a clickable transcript become active.
If you haven’t already noticed, we recently updated the layout and flow of our All Access Pass* video playlists. Of the more notable changes is the fact that as you resize your browser window, the video player auto-adjusts accordingly. We also now have the transcripts incorporated – along with their click-to-jump linking feature that will take you directly to the part of the video corresponding to the portion of the transcript you are reading. Currently, transcripts are available on the CCIE Voice Advanced Technologies Class, and by the end of this week/early next week we hope to have the CCIE Routing/Switching ATC and CCIE Security ATC transcripts live as well, with many more to shortly follow. Of course if you login to your AAP subscription, you also have access to the bookmarking and note-taking feature. One last note – to make transcripts work with click-to-jump on the iPad, first begin the video with the play button, then click the link next to the portion of the transcript you wish to jump to.
*All Access Pass (AAP) is INE’s subscription model, giving you access to every single video we have to offer in every discipline we cover. Currently with over 2,200 videos, and more being added each month, there is no more comprehensive Cisco-centric learning library available. AAP is available on a monthly or annual subscription basis. A 2-year subscription also comes complimentary with every purchase to our 10-Day CCIE Routing & Switching or 10-Day CCIE Voice Bootcamps.
I have quite a number of updates to announce for INE’s Voice program. First I will briefly outline them all, and then go into a bit more depth on each.
Outline of New Updates to INE’s Voice Program
- New Live 10-Day Instructor-Led Bootcamps for CCIE Voice Coming to Middle East, South America, Europe and Eastern United States for 2012
- New Live 5-Day Instructor-Led Bootcamps for CCNA Voice and CCNP Voice Online for 2012
- L2VPN Extended to our Rack Rental Clients
- 8 Brand New Volume II Labs to be Released
- 3 New Alternate PSTN Dialplans and IP Addressing Schemes for All Volume II Labs
- New Web-based Change Function for CUCM BAT Import/Export TAR Files
- Free Personal Lab License for the Web-based Variphy Insight Remote Phone Control for INE Customers
- Transcripts Go Live for CCIE Voice Advanced Technologies Class
We have a new feature on our All Access Pass streaming video playlists that we believe will help tremendously help you in your studies – but we’ll leave you to be the judge of that. We have added the ability for you to save unlimited bookmarks (and take notes on those bookmarks) for each video playlist you have in your online, streaming All Access Pass. Please login to your members account, then navigate to one of the streaming video playlists in order to access the new bookmark feature (i.e. you won’t see it on the sample video playlists).
Here is a sample screenshot of the new feature in action. Click to see it larger.
By the way, one other important thing to note about this new feature is that if you take a bookmark, it is not specific to the streaming quality that you chose when saving the bookmark. So if you were watching in the “High” quality, and save a bookmark for a specific spot, you can always choose a different quality level (e.g. “HD”) and then click your bookmark, or vice-versa, to watch that bookmark at the different streaming quality. Also, you will be able to copy the links from those bookmarks, and send them to your peers studying with you, that also have an INE AAP membership, and they will be able to access that same spot to comment on something important that you found, and would like to share with them. You will find the appendix to the existing video URL very
similar to that of the way YouTube codes theirs, for easy use.
Enjoy, and be sure to tell us how you like the new feature and if or how it is helping you in your studies, in the comments section!
In order to maintain our products to the highest level of quality that our customers have come to expect, INE has implemented a new Product Feedback Tool. This tool allows you to submit bug reports for specific sections of individual products, such as the CCIE R&S Lab Workbook Volume II. This tool will allow us to better track issues reported from you, our customers, and respond to them in a more timely fashion. Currently the tool is available for CCIE R&S Lab Workbooks Volumes 1 – 4, and will be made available for other workbooks, such as CCIE Voice, Security, & SPv3 in the near future.
To use the tool first login to http://members.ine.com and select your product:
A while back, in May, we asked you all what you thought of adding closed captioning to all of our videos, and your response – both in comments and private emails – was overwhelmingly positive. This functionality would not only provide better assistance for those with difficulty hearing, but also give everyone the incredible ability to search anywhere within any video for a particular topic or keyword that had been spoken about in the audio track, and immediately jump to that timecode spot in the video. This would every single minute of every video we have the ablility to be searched and subsequently accessed within just a few moments vs. having to watch the entire video over and over each time you wished to return to a particular spot in it for some remedial learning.
Well, you needn’t wait much longer.