Jun
24

Earlier this year in April, we reported to you about a major change in policy to retakes of the CCIE Written and Lab exam. Just today Cisco updated that policy with a major blow for anyone who has been preparing under the old pretenses. Namely that: “These policy changes will be applied retroactively from the date of a candidate’s first lab attempt.” The seemingly innocuous announcement can be found on their CCIE Lab Policy page, just above the table indicating how long you must wait between attempts. This means that if you already have, for instance, two attempts (and unfortunate fails) going into August 2 (when the new policy goes into effect), you would have to wait 90 days from the time of your last attempt to retry the exam. This still gives folks a chance to get another attempt (or 2, possibly) in before this Aug 2 deadline, regardless of the number of previous failed (or missed, if you simply didn’t show) attempts. But of course the real goal of Cisco here is to try to get you to study harder before even attempting your first CCIE Lab – which isn’t a bad idea for everyone.

So as always – Happy Labbing and STUDY HARD!

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Jun
23

New videos are now available on the CCIE RSv5 Advanced Technologies Class playlist.  Also, the RSv5 ATC continues this week at 08:00 PDT (15:00 UTC) daily with Advanced OSPF, DMVPN, Redistribution, and BGP.  You can join the class here at http://live.ine.com.

The following videos are now available on the playlist, with more to come shortly:

  • CCIE RSv5 Advanced Technologies Class Introduction
  • CCIE RSv4 to RSv5 Changes
  • CCIE Preparation Resources & Strategy
  • LAN Switching Introduction
  • VLANs & Trunking
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
  • VTP Version 3
  • EtherChannel
  • Layer 2 EtherChannel Configuration
  • Layer 3 EtherChannel Configuration
  • Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Optional Spanning-Tree Features
  • Rapid Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Multiple Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • WAN Circuits
  • PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE)
  • IPv4 Routing
  • Policy Based Routing
  • IP SLA & Enhanced Object Tracking
  • GRE & IP in IP Tunneling
  • Classic EIGRP
  • EIGRP Named Mode
  • EIGRP Classic Metric Calculation
  • EIGRP Wide Metrics
  • EIGRP Traffic Engineering & Unequal Cost Load Balancing
  • EIGRP Classic Authentication
  • EIGRP Automatic Key Rotation
  • EIGRP Named Mode Authentication
  • EIGRP Summarization
  • EIGRP Traffic Engineering with Summarization
  • EIGRP over DMVPN

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Jun
20

Edit: thanks everyone for attending class this week!  Next class is scheduled for this Monday, June 23rd at 08:00 PDT (15:00 UTC).  The playlist for ATCv5 videos from this week will be updated after the weekend with new videos.

INE’s CCIE Routing & Switching Advanced Technologies Class is free to attend today! Visit either http://ine.co/atclive or http://ine.co/atcios on mobile.  Today’s class focuses on Advanced OSPF.

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Jun
16

INE’s CCIE RSv5 Advanced Technologies Class continues right now at 08:30 PDT (15:30 UTC).  This week’s topics will focus on IPv4 IGP Routing, starting today with EIGRP.  Click here to join the class.

All Access Pass members can attend the class for free as well as those who purchase the download version of the class. The first batch of recordings for the RSv5 ATC playlist can be found here.

I hope to see you in class!

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Jun
10

In this short video I outline how to use the Configuration Rollback and Replace feature, which can save you a great deal of time when you’re switching between blank configs or initial configurations for INE’s CCIE Routing & Switching Version 5 Workbook.

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Jun
04

Today it’s official, the CCIE RSv5 Lab Exam and Written Exam are now live! Additionally the recordings in INE’s CCIE RSv4 to RSv5 Transition Technologies Class playlist along with the first week of the CCIE RSv5 Advanced Technologies Class playlist are now available on the INE Members Site.

All Access Pass members will have streaming access to both playlists, while if you purchase the new CCIE RSv5 Advanced Technologies Class you will have download access to both playlists.

The next live class session for RSv5 ATC is Monday June 16th, starting at 08:00 PDT (15:00 UTC).  Anyone with streaming or download access to the RSv5 ATC can attend the live class sessions.

As the class progresses the new recordings will be posted to the playlist on a weekly basis. Currently the playlists contain the following topics:

CCIE RSv4 to RSv5 Transition Technologies Class

  • CCIE RSv4 to RSv5 Transition Technologies
  • CCIE RSv4 to RSv5 changes
  • Embedded Packet Capture (EPC)
  • IPsec VPNs Overview
  • Configuring IPsec VPNs
  • IPsec Verification & Troubleshooting
  • IPsec GRE & VTI Tunnels
  • DMVPN Overview
  • DMVPN Configuration
  • DMVPN and IPsec
  • DMVPN Phase 1
  • DMVPN Phase 2
  • DMVPN Phase 3

 CCIE RSv5 Advanced Technologies Class

  • Introduction
  • CCIE RSv4 to RSv5 Changes
  • CCIE Preparation Resources & Strategy
  • LAN Switching Introduction
  • VLANs & Trunking
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
  • VTP Version 3
  • EtherChannel
  • EtherChannel Configuration
  • Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Optional Spanning-Tree Features
  • Rapid Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Multiple Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • WAN Circuits
  • PPP over Ethernet Server

 

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May
26

Whe you are plugging along with your studies or enjoying a cookout today – I thought I’d post a short video to make you smile today. If you couldn’t make it out to INE’s Rewired party at Cisco Live this past week in San Francisco, or if you just had to leave early and catch the end of the CCIE Party, you missed something special. This is our very own Brian McGahan shredding it up with the band. I think he was sad that he couldn’t stay to see Lenny Kravitz play, and felt the need to participate in his own way. He may have imbibed before this took place, so you’ll forgive him ahead of time if there is a time or two where he’s off tempo.

Anyway, enjoy! And Happy Memorial Day!

May
24

Today is the start of INE’s new CCIE RSv5 Advanced Technologies Class. Today’s session, starting at 08:00 PDT, is free for all to attend. Come join us at http://ine.co/stream1

May
23

The first of the new “Foundation Labs” in our CCIE RSv5 Workbook series is now available on the members site, as seen below:

These Foundation Labs are designed to refine your configuration skills on the core technologies used in the CCIE lab exam. Each lab guides you through the critical steps necessary for building and verifying a working networking topology. The labs are designed to increase your speed and refine your task-management skills, capacities that are crucial when working in a timed full-scale lab environment.

Currently Lab 1 is still in Beta, as there are some other topics I’m going to add to it. I figured I’d post it now anyways, just in case you have the day off today because of the long Memorial Day weekend, and you wanted to get a head start on some new material. The rest of the lab tasks will be posted shortly.

Also don’t forget that tomorrow is the kickoff for the new CCIE Routing & Switching Advanced Technologies Class v5. AAP members can attend for free. It’s not too late to sign up for an AAP or buy the standalone download of the RSv5 ATC, both of which will get you access to the live class tomorrow. Class starts at 8am PDT and will run just a few hours, as mainly I’m going to be talking about what the overall scope of the new class will be, and other key changes with new technologies, the new topology, etc.

Everyone is welcome to attend the class tomorrow even if you don’t have an AAP, so if you have any questions that you’d like answered in real-time then I would highly recommend attending.

Hope to see you there!

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May
23

UPDATE:

Revisions have been made to our materials that obsolete some (but not all) of the information in this document.
Please see the latest updates here.

Introduction

Many of you have been asking us for an update to our CCIE Voice to CCIE Collaboration materials transition. This document will serve to update you both on where we currently are with new materials, as well as give you a transition path and material to work on until we have everything fully transitioned over to the new Collaboration blueprint.

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