Posts Tagged ‘exam’

Jan
14

Here are two announcements from Cisco regarding the addition of an “open-ended question” portion to the R/S Lab Exam. The first is the recent announcement, while the second is from August of 2008 when they were testing the process in Beta in China. Cisco has indicated on their forums that they will eventually update all tracks with this new open-ended question exam section. They will be making announcements prior to those track changes to give us the exact date of change.

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Jan
13

Bookmark this page and check back often for updates! As you can see it is very much a work in progress, but I will be making updates.

I. Implement secure networks using Cisco ASA Firewalls

A. Perform basic firewall Initialization

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Jan
12

I.    Device Manager

a.    Intro

i.    IDM lives on the sensor and gives you a GUI option for managing the device
ii.    TLS/SSL

1.    used to secure communications

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Jan
11

I. IPS CLI

a. Overview

i. Accessing

1. SSH

2. Serial interface (console)

3. Telnet (disabled by default)

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Jan
03

A new topic for the CCIE Security 3.X blueprint is the Cisco AnyConnect VPN. This is an enhancement to an earlier technology that you are probably familiar with – the Clientless SSL VPN. The idea behind the Clientless SSL VPN is to provide basic VPN capabilities to a remote PC that does not possess a VPN client. The remote PC in this case just needs an SSL capable Web browser.

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Dec
30

In an attempt to enhance the wireless security environment, especially in light of problems with Wireless Encryption Protection, SSID Cloaking and MAC Address Filtering were quickly implemented.
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Dec
28

Wireless certainly exploded onto the networking scene, unlike other technologies that took years to catch on. However, with wireless came huge challenges for securing the wireless network. After all, having potentially sensitive network data traveling through the air as radio waves immediately presented massive concerns.

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Dec
27

Many of my Boot Camp students ask me about exactly how they are going to be using the DOC-CD during the lab exam.  Specifically, they say “I have heard that I need to be a master at the DOC-CD in order to pass, but what exactly does that mean?”

I thought I would post a concrete example of how to use the DOC-CD during the lab exam for all to read.

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Nov
29

I expanded upon the awesome CCIE Lab Technology Outline found in the Resources section or our main Web Site. I am looking to add features to this list soon, and of course, please post any changes you feel I should make in our comments section. I plan on fixing the formatting as I add new features. Enjoy your studies.

I. Bridging and Switching

A. Frame Relay

I. L2/L3 Resolution – static vs dynamic
II. Broadcast/Multicast Support
III. LMI
IV. Full Mesh/Partial Mesh
V. Hub and Spoke using Point-to-Point
VI. Hub and Spoke using Multipoint
VII. SVC
VIII. PPP over Frame
IX. End to End Keepalives
X. Broadcast Queue
XI. Load Interval
XII. PING local interface
XIII. Multilink Frame Relay

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Nov
22

Part 3 – A Chapter Closes

Andrew Spruce arrived his usual 15 minutes early to the lab building at the Research Triangle Park Cisco location. He sat in the car with the heater running.

Is this North Carolina or Siberia? thought Andrew as he looked over the building where he would soon be configuring a rack of equipment at near super human speeds. The temperature on this January morning had to be about one degree.

Another car pulled along side and Andrew glanced at another candidate. They shared a moment’s eye contact that seemed to acknowledge volumes in a single instant.

I am going to pass today. Yes, I am going to pass today.

Twenty minutes later Andrew was greeting the RTP proctor, Hubert.

I should add this guy to my Christmas Card List, thought Andrew as he sat at his cube with his 15 inch CRT and scratch paper.  Andrew had seen him more in the last year than he had seen most of his relatives.

There it was, the lab booklet; so plain, so in descript; so potentially full of brain-busting fun!

I am going to pass today. Yes, I am going to pass today.

Andrew smiled confidentially and immediately engaged his tried and true lab strategy. He quickly confirmed the configurations on his pod were correct and examined the lab sections he would face that day.

Ten minutes later Andrew made his first verification (a very happy 802.1Q trunk), collected two points, and smiled even wider.

I am going to pass today. Yes, I am going to pass today.

From the cube next door, Andrew suddenly heard a loud slap of a palm against the cheap plastic monitor. Obscenities followed that would have made Andrew Dice Clay sound like Mr. Rodgers.

Andrew reached for some of the lightly salted peanuts he had brought to his desk, smiled at the photo of his daughter wearing her Cisco Kid T-shirt, and went back to his Layer 2 configurations.

I am going to pass today. Yes, I am going to pass today.

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