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Jul
10

Tomorrow’s CCIE Routing & Switching Advanced Technologies Class v5 is postponed, as baby 3.0’s shipping date has arrived ;)   Class will tentatively return the week of July 21st, however I will post more information and updates about workbook changes before that.

In the meantime the current CCIE RSv5 ATC streaming playlist can be found here, and the download playlist can be found here. Some videos are still in post processing and will be posted within the next few days.

Although we’re only in week 47 of the class (or so it seems), we’ve put a huge dent in the overall topic scope so far.  You can see our current progress in the overall CCIE RSv5 Expanded Blueprint here.  Some of topics that haven’t been covered in the v5 ATC officially yet can be found in the CCIE RSv4 ATC and the RSv4 to RSv5 Transition Technologies addendum at the end of that playlist.

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Jul
08

Tomorrow (2014-07-09) at 08:00 PDT (15:00 UTC) I will be starting our next major section of the CCIE Routing & Switching Version 5 Advanced Technologies Class – MPLS. This class is free to attend for all at http://live.ine.com – simply sign up for a free INE members account here or sign up for a free trial of our All Access Pass - which includes streaming video access to our entire video library – including all of the new CCIE RSv5 ATC videos up to this point.

For me personally when I was first learning MPLS, the biggest hurdle I found was sorting through all the buzzwords and acronyms. For the life of me no matter how many books I read, I couldn’t figure out why MPLS would even be needed in the first place. Tomorrow’s class will cut to the chase, as essentially MPLS 101 for CCIE Candidates.

Specifically I will be first starting with the main MPLS use case, tunneling BGP over the core. Through live examples on the Cisco IOS CLI I will show why MPLS is the preferred transport method for Service Providers that offer both public and private IPv4 & IPv6 transit services, and then expand into further use cases such as Layer 3 VPN and Layer 2 VPN services, and talk about where MPLS is even applicable in the Enterprise.  As always, questions are welcomed and encouraged during the class – the more you put into class ultimately the more you get out of it.

I hope to see you live during class tomorrow at http://live.ine.com!

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Jul
07

Despite Outlook’s reminder to me this morning, CCIE R&S v5 Advanced Technologies Class will continue this morning at http://live.ine.com at 08:00 PDT (15:00 UTC).  ;)

Today’s class continues with advanced BGP design and implementation.  The tentative topic schedule for this week is as following:

  • Advanced BGP
  • IGP and BGP Convergence Optimizations
  • MPLS VPN
  • IPsec VPN

Additionally the vast majority of previous class sessions are now available on the CCIE RSv5 ATC Playlist here.  Specifically the current recordings cover the following:

  • 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
  • EIGRP Stub Routing
  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol & Operation Overview
  • OSPF Single Area Configuration
  • Troubleshooting OSPF Adjacencies
  • OSPF Areas and LSAs
  • OSPF Media Dependencies & Network Types
  • Configuring OSPF Network Types
  • OSPF Virtual Links
  • OSPF Stub Areas
  • Configuring OSPF Stub Areas
  • Traffic Engineering with OSPF Stub Areas
  • Configuring OSPF Not So Stubby Areas (NSSA)
  • Controlling NSSA Redistribution
  • Default Routing with OSPF NSSA
  • OSPF NSSA Translator Election & Forwarding Address
  • OSPF Path Selection
  • OSPF Authentication
  • OSPF Authentication Enhancements
  • OSPF Summarization Overview
  • Configuring OSPF Summarization
  • Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) Overview
  • Basic DMVPN Configuration
  • DMVPN Phase 1,2,& 3
  • DMVPN Phase 1 Configuration
  • Routing protocols over DMVPN Phase 1 :: Part 1
  • Routing protocols over DMVPN Phase 1 :: Part 2
  • DMVPN Phase 2 Configuration
  • Routing protocols over DMVPN Phase 2
  • DMVPN Phase 3 Configuration
  • IPv4 Route Redistribution Overview
  • Basic Redistribution Examples
  • Why Routing Loops Occur
  • Preventing Routing Loops/ Feedback
  • Redistribution Case #1
  • Redistribution Case #2
  • Redistribution Case #3

 

 

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Jun
28

This Friday concludes the 3rd week of INE’s Live CCIE RSv5 Advanced Technologies ClassClass will tentatively continue on Monday June 30th 2014 at 08:00 PDT (15:00 UTC), with advanced BGP  designs and applications.  Tentative class dates for next week beyond this are Tuesday July 1st and Wednesday July 2nd with the same start time of 08:00 PDT.

I list these dates as tentative because they are all dependent on Baby McGahan 3.0, whom is officially due on July 15th.  Essentially as it stands I am on permanent 24/7 on-call rotation for baby to arrive at any second.  E.g. don’t be surprised if I pick up my phone during class, and then immediately walk off camera with no explanation.  Baby 3.0’s arrival is eminent ;)

For those of you that have been attending live, I would like to thank you for your input during class, especially during Q&A sessions; the more you put into class the more you get out. My video team is hard at work on posting these new videos on the RSv5 ATC streaming playlist, and also the downloadable RSv5 ATC videos.  In the meantime, the previous RSv4 ATC playlist can be found here, which covers many of the core topics of RSv5 along with some of the Transition Technologies that I added to the end of the playlist.

Going forward, the following is a list of key *new* features to RSv5 that we have not yet covered (we will be covering them).  However, if you want to do some homework this weekend on any of these new topics, you can find a list of recommended books, documentation, cisco live presentations, etc. below that cover these.  The overall RSv5 ATC outline can be found here as our CCIE RSv5 Expanded Blueprint.

Happy labbing this weekend, I hope to see you all back for Monday’s class!

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Jun
24

Update: Redistribution case studies are now available in the workbook starting here.  More will be added to the list before class tomorrow.

If you’re not already an All Access Pass member then you can sign up here for a free trial here.  AAP access includes not only access to the live RSv5 ATC class I’m currently running and the streaming playlist of the RSv5 ATC, but also include streaming access to our entire video library of literally thousands of hours of content – and growing.

The direct URL for live class tomorrow is http://live.ine.com. Remember the big advantage of attending the class live is that you get to ask me questions in real-time.  I hope to see you there!

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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
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
07

INE’s CCIE Routing & Switching v5 Workbook is now available in initial beta release. The RSv5 Workbook combines our previous four volume format into a single product, offering Advanced Technology Labs to learn new technologies in a step-by-step approach, Advanced Foundation Labs to increase your speed and accuracy at core configuration tasks, Advanced Troubleshooting Labs to help you master a structured troubleshooting approach, and Full-Scale Practice Labs to simulate the CCIE Routing & Switching Lab Exam.

The RSv5 Workbook is delivered in an online format that allows you to instantly access the content in both HTML and PDF format. The format also includes advanced features such as bookmarking and notations that can be added and accessed from your PC, Mac, iOS, or Android device, and has no restrictions on access, printing, or time limits. A sample of the online format can be seen here. The RSv5 workbook uses an updated topology which includes IOS version 15.4 and Catalyst IOS version 15.0. Rack rentals are available for the v5 workbook here.  I would recommend to start booking your sessions now for v5, as they are currently 1/2 priced during the workbook beta, only 3 tokens per hour.

Right now about 200 new and updated Advanced Technology Labs are available in the beta release. During the beta period, updates will be continue to be posted on a daily basis, so keep an eye on the release notes section of the workbook for new updates. During the beta period new customers who purchase the RSv5 workbook will additionally get access to the RSv4 Workbook Volumes 1 – 4. Upgrades for previous RSv4 Volume I & Volume II Workbook customers are free, and should already be posted to your members account.

Additionally we now have a hard timeline for the CCIE Routing & Switching v5 Advanced Technologies Class. The RSv5 ATC will run as a live online class over the course of about 3 – 4 weeks, starting immediately after Cisco Live. All Access Pass members can attend the live class for free, and will have access to the recordings in streaming format afterwards. If you purchase the current v4 ATC download, you will also be able to attend the new v5 class live, and get access to the videos in both streaming format and download format afterwards. Special bundle pricing is available which includes the RSv4 & RSv5 Workbooks, RSv4 & RSv5 ATC, and Rack Rental Tokens.

Specifically the RSv5 Advanced Technologies Class has the currently planned initial schedule:

  • Saturday May 24th at 09:00 Pacific – RSv5 ATC Kickoff
  • May 27th – 30th 08:00 Pacific
  • June 16th – 20th 08:00 Pacific
  • June 23rd – 27th 08:00 Pacific

The first class session on May 24th is free for anyone to attend. In this session I will be covering introductory and overview topics such as key changes to RSv5 vs. RSv4, scope and depth of topics that will be covered, initial preparation strategy, initial preparation resources, etc. Initially I’m budgeting 3 weeks for the class, but it may run more or less depending on how the flow of topics go, as the scope is seriously immense – more so than ever before. Also note that if you have an AAP membership or you buy the class you don’t have to attend all sessions. Feel free to drop in and out as you like, but remember that when you attend the class sessions live you will be able to ask me questions in real-time, which you obviously don’t get when you’re watching the videos in recorded format afterwards.

I look forward to seeing you all in class!

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