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I recently finished up recording a brand new CCNA Voice v8 online bootcamp, and it is available for both streaming and download. I also spent a number of hours today revising the extremely popular blog post outlining INE’s “CCIE Voice in a Year” study plan.

We are still taking enrollment for our brand new CCNP Voice v8 live online bootcamp, so be sure to register if you haven’t already.
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I am running this week’s Voice Trivia Contest a bit early (launching it on Thursday instead of Friday) to try to give more people a chance to win that might not otherwise see this over the weekend, however we will still end the contest on Monday morning, as usual.

Here are the facts for this week’s Voice Trivia Contest:

  • Tobias has a phone on which he needs to be able to have two BLF SD buttons that accurately show the presence status of Gob, Buster and Lindsay’s primary DNs. This needs to include status updates for when either Gob or Lindsay’s primary DN is ringing, but not when Buster’s primary DN rings.
  • Gob, Buster and Lindsay’s primary DNs are all in the same Partition.
  • Tobias has a SUBSCRIBE Calling Search Space that contains that Partition all three phones’ primary DNs are in.
  • Tobias also needs to be able to view Call Lists (Missed Calls, Corporate Directory, etc.), but when he views them, he should only see the BLF status change for Lindsay’s DN, and not for Gob or Buster’s DNs.
  • To aid in that, two Presence Groups have been setup. One for Tobias and Lindsay which have been assigned to both their Phone devices and their Lines. One for Gob and Buster, which have been assigned to both their Phone devices and their Lines. The Presence Groups both explicitly have Disallow Subscription to each other’s group reciprocally.
  • All is good with Tobias’s BLF SDs on his phone display, and he can see all of their status changes appropriately – including seeing when Gob or Lindsay’s DNs ring, but not Buster’s.
  • However, there is an issue. When he pulls up the Corporate Directory and searches for everyone, he sees BLF status updates for both Lindsay and Gob, but not for Buster. Remember that he should not see Gob’s BLF status updates either.

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Austin has devised a dial plan that meets the needs of his company (Backyard Adventures, Inc), and one of the core components of it meets a requirement set forth by his company’s executive branch – namely, that although people in U.S. offices of his company dial a ’9′ as a PSTN access code prior to dialing any additional digits for outside public calls, the executive branch dictates that they do not want the IP phones that dialed such a number to see that preliminary ’9′ on the phone’s display, once the call has been placed.
(e.g. If Pablo dialed 9-206-501-5111 for a local call in Seattle, then his display should only show 2065015111 once the call has been placed)

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Pablo is using his Cisco 7961 IP phone. He goes to look at his ‘Missed Calls’ and sees that he missed a call that had come in from a local PSTN number. The number in his missed call looked exactly like this:

He needs the ability to look at this missed call and simply press the ‘Dial’ softkey –and nothing more– to return the call immediately – with no inter-digit timeout, and of course successful call routing back to the PSTN caller.

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INE knows Voice. As the only CCIE vendor on the market employing 4 CCIE Voice Instructors, we are constantly trying to pool our collective brain-trust to find a better way to communicate what we know to you, to help you achieve your goals in passing this rigorous practical exam. We’ve all been mulling over for some time now the best possible way to get this information from our heads, to yours. We gave the idea a go where each of us would perform a vulcan mind-meld with the student, however there are still a few roadblocks in the way of us being able to achieve success with this method. The biggest issue we kept running into was that once Petr would step into the room and begin his knowledge transfer, the candidate’s brain would often overheat and we ended up taking a few too many to the hospital to have their brains cooled down with liquid nitrogen. Needless to say – we haven’t quite worked out all of the technical glitches out of our method just yet.

So instead the idea was collectively reached that we should instead develop a brand new product that allows us to perform a sort of “Deep Dive” with each candidate. The concept of this “deep-dive” method goes far beyond what most candidates expect and subsequently receive when purchasing some fashion of Self-Paced On-Demand or Classroom Bootcamp style training. Instead we take one subject, whatever that subject may be for the day, and we vet it fully. To that end I mean that we don’t stop collectively learning until the concept is grasped fully by all candidates.

The format of each class module will be focused around roughly a 4-5 hour window of instruction per topic, however some topics will inevitably go longer. If a topic spans more than the time allotted in a single day’s module, then and there another day to complete the materials will dynamically be scheduled, and any attending students will automatically be added to the continued new module.

The specific breakdown for each module will look like this:

  • I will lead the discussion for each and every class module
  • We will collectively discuss and fully understand all concepts involved in the technology topic for a given day
  • We will then define a very specific set of  Tasks to be accomplished
  • We will whiteboard the Tasks, notes about them, and how they will be logically implemented*
  • We will then demonstrate with live, hands-on interaction, how the concepts are implemented and properly configured
  • We will test the configuration thoroughly
  • While testing, I will vary the configuration so that we all can see how different permutations effect the outcome
  • We will Debug and Trace the working configuration to understand what we ‘should be seeing’
  • We will then break the configuration and Troubleshoot with more Debugs and Traces to contrast from the working set

*Each whiteboard sketching will available for download after each module as separate JPG or PDF documents

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I blogged a couple weeks ago about having all of the Volume I and II workbooks finished and shipping the week of the 23rd of November. Well it’s the week of the 23rd of November and the Volume I and II workbooks for ALL CCIE tracks are finished and shipping!

The CCIE R&S Dynamips workbook update is currently in the works but I can’t give you a definite date but it should be ready by the end of January at the latest. We will be making minor optimizations to the standard R&S Volume II workbook starting next week and once those are finished we will switch over to update the Dynamips workbook. If you purchase the standard R&S Volume II workbook you will automatically get access to the Dynamips workbook once it’s released.

Videos have been added to everyone’s account for the CCVP and Voice ATC CoD and more will be added through the rest of the week.

A CCSP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCNA Wireless and two CCNA products will be announced in the next couple weeks on our website.  The CCNA products will start becoming available around the first week of January and the others starting in late January. In addition to these new products we will announcing many more by the end of the year so stay tuned!

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Hi Everyone!

We are excited to announce that our CCIE Voice Volume II Workbook is now complete! The workbook contains 10 detailed full scale labs designed to test your abilities to configure and troubleshoot a full scale CCIE Voice Topology. Each lab contains challenging tasks along with a detailed solutions guide to walk you through each scenario. This workbook, along with our CCIE Voice Volume I Workbook will provide both the foundation and refinement on the critical theory, technologies, and lab strategy necessary to become a Voice CCIE.

In addition, our CCIE and CCVP Advanced Technology Class On Demands are beginning to release this week. Each COD includes both theory and hands on configuration based on the technologies covered in each blueprint. Videos are starting to be posted to members accounts, with additional segments being posted throughout the week. To find out more information about the products, click here: CCIE Voice ATC and CCVP ATC. Samples from each class will be posted tomorrow morning, so check back soon!

If you have any questions, please contact me at, and good luck with your Voice studies!

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Our Voice CCIE ATC CoD and CCVP CoD products will start releasing the week of November 23rd and finish the week of December 14th. The outline for the Voice CCIE ATC CoD can be found here and the CCVP CoD can be found here.

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Join me in congratulating Josh Finke (CCIE #25707) on passing the new 3.0 CCIE Voice lab!

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Josh is one of the few people to have passed the new 3.0 Voice CCIE lab. Josh has been on staff here at INE for nearly two years and has focused on preparing for his voice CCIE for the last year. Josh has helped contribute to the development of the Vol I and Vol II workbooks for the new 3.0 blueprint.

Josh will now focus on getting the last two labs finished for the Vol II workbook along with teaching the new CCVP class. Josh will also help teach the new 3.0 Voice Advanced Technologies Class which will become the new Voice CoD. All of which will be available in December at the latest!

Additionally when you attend an INE Voice Bootcamp you not only will have Mark Snow teaching who has years of experience but also Josh Finke, who as you have just read, passed the new 3.0 lab. This means we will have at least two CCIE voice instructors for every voice bootcamp and sometimes three CCIE voice instructors for the Reno voice bootcamps!

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Here is a quick rundown of our product updates:

For the CCNP Class-on-Demand new videos were posted last night and the remaining few videos will be posted by Monday.

For the R&S Volume II workbook labs 7 and 8 were posted last night to everyone’s members site account. We now have 17 of 20 labs posted. The remaining 3 labs will be posted by Nov 10th and we’ll start shipping the printed version the following week.

A new lab will be posted for the R&S Volume IV this week and bug fixes have been applied to labs 1 and 4. Remember to keep reporting any bugs to Quality Management so we can get them verified and fixed.

The Security Volume I workbook will be finished next week and we’ll start shipping the printed version the following week. We’re just finishing the updates to the IOS Firewall, Identity Management, IPS, and Advanced Security sections.

We’ll be announcing new products this month (CCNA, CCNA Voice, CCVP, CCSP, etc) and updates to additional products (CCIE Voice CoD, R&S Vol II Dynamips Edition, etc) so stay tuned.

Lastly if you have any questions about other products or classes feel free to email me directly at Good luck with your studies!

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