Posts Tagged ‘ie’
Our new CCIE 2.0 model of agile and responsive development, adaptive and personalized learning, and intimate community interaction and involvement is what we believe will help us further our goals. As stated in the announcement our commitment is to our customers and not the bottom line.
We feel that this new model will let us respond to changes within days, not months, or years; that it will enable us to further engage our customers with unique and tailored learning solutions. Furthermore, it will empower our customers by giving them more control over, flexibility of, and opportunity for CCIE advancement.
The announcement we made yesterday seems to have generated a lot of interest in the CCIE community. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, but a very limited few have unfortunately assumed that this announcement was done to participate in some sort of “vendor war”. We don’t want to be involved in or appear to be involved in any sort of “vendor war”. Our sole focus is on our customer and their success. That’s my core belief, our instructors’ core focus, and IE’s guiding principle. To further follow that principle, I’ve removed any posts or blog comments that could be somehow perceived as feeding into a “vendor war”.
Lastly I would like to say that your goals are our goals, that we can only achieve these goals together, and only if we are continually striving for improvement.
I. Module 1: The Operation of Data Networks
A. Cisco Network Devices
B. The OSI Model
C. The TCP/IP Model
D. Voice Over IP and Video Over IP
E. Network Diagrams
F. Network Paths
G. Common Network Problems
H. LAN versus WAN Features
II. Module 2: Implementing a Small Switched Network
A. Physical Media
C. Network Segmentation
D. Basic Switching Concepts
E. Initial Switch Configuration
F. Switch Verifications
G. Basic Switch Security
H. Common Switch Issues
III. Module 3: IP Addressing and IP Services for a Small Network
A. The Role of Addressing
B. Private versus Public Addressing
D. Create and Apply an Addressing Scheme
G. Common Addressing Issues
IV. Module 4: Implementing a Small Routed Network
A. Basic Routing Concepts
B. Operation of Cisco Routers
C. Initial Switch Configuration
D. Physical Media
F. Router Management
G. Router Security
H. Router Verifications
V. Module 5: WLAN
B. Wireless Components
C. Wireless Configuration
D. Wireless Security
E. Common Wireless Issues
VI. Module 6: Network Security
A. Security Threats
B. The Security Policy
C. Attack Mitigation Techniques
D. Common Security Appliances and Applications
E. Best Practices
VII. Module 7: WANs
A. Connecting a WAN
B. Configure a Serial Connection
C. Verify a Serial Connection
Brian Dennis and Brian McGahan, Co-Founders of Internetwork Expert, will make a major corporate announcement during an online webcast, Thursday, October 30th at 11AM PDT.
Who: Brian Dennis and Brian McGahan: Co-Founders of Internetwork Expert
What: Major Corporate Announcement
Where: Online Webcast
When: 11 a.m. (PDT) Thursday, October 30th, 2008
If you are not able to attend this live event, a recording will be posted shortly afterwards.
Current customers please note, this announcement will not affect the status of our Investment Protection Program. All previous, current, and future purchases are still protected under this plan!
Brian Dennis and I are proud to welcome Scott Morris, four-time CCIE #4713, to the Internetwork Expert team as a new CCIE instructor. Scott Morris has been in the Cisco networking industry for over 12 years and belongs to an elite group of engineers worldwide holding four CCIE certifications. Scott was one of the first individuals to pass the Cisco Design Specialist certification in 1998, and soon after passed the CCIE Lab Exam in Routing and Switching. He then went on to obtain CCIE certifications in ISP-Dial, Security, and Service Provider. Scott is currently preparing for the Voice CCIE, and the newly announced Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE).
Prior to joining Internetwork Expert, Scott was Vice President of Technical Training and an Instructor at IPExpert. While working at IPExpert, Scott developed and delivered CCIE classroom training, as well as initiated new product development. Scott is currently a regular columnist for the TCPMag Journal.
Our congratulations goes out to Brian Dennis who just passed the Voice CCIE Lab Exam yesterday, making him one of very few in the elite group of engineers with FIVE CCIEs! Contact Brian directly to send him your congratulations!
A common question I get from students is, “when is the best time to take a CCIE bootcamp?” Ideally a bootcamp is taken either 5 to 6 weeks prior to your lab date or the week prior to your lab date. By taking a bootcamp 5 to 6 weeks prior to your lab date you will have time to reschedule your date if after the bootcamp you aren’t ready for the real lab.
For the students who take a bootcamp the week prior to their lab date I always recommend to take a couple mock labs 5 to 6 weeks out to see if they are close to being ready for the real lab. If they are scoring well on the mock labs then I recommend keeping their lab date that is scheduled for the week after the bootcamp. If they are not scoring well I recommend rescheduling their lab date to at least 4 weeks after the end of the bootcamp. This means that if after taking the bootcamp they still aren’t ready for the real lab they can reschedule their lab date. Also I would recommend trying to take time off to study for the last few days leading up to your lab date. In our last 12 day bootcamp we had a few students pass the lab the following week. All of them took the days off from work leading up to their lab date.
On a personal note I’m a big advocate of rescheduling a lab date as opposed to just taking the lab if you feel you aren’t ready for it. Its really easy to see if you are ready for the real lab by just taking a mock lab or two.