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Apr
13

Hi everyone,

as promised before, updated Security VOL2 Lab1 has been posted to all subscribed members accounts. The new lab features completely new diagram (I hope you guys like it ;) and significants updates to its contents. Alongside with removing the PIX and VPN3k sections we’ve added tasks covering such topics as IPsec VTI, Zone-Based Firewall, IPS virtual sensors/VLAN groups, ASA reliable static routes, 802.1x authorization and a few more goodies to this lab. The updated content should be less “crazy hard” than its v3.0 predecessor and better mimic the difficulty of the real exam. Still, it was designed to be *harder* than the real stuff, just to make sure you don’t relax too much and don’t let your guards down ;) Anyways, enjoy the first update in the series! We plan to post updates periodically and finish the whole process in June.

PS
For you CCIE-RS folks waiting for the BGP section to be posted. Our apologies for the delay, we’re working to get it done ASAP. The section appears to be bigger than we estimated before, and it may take an extra week to finish it. We’ll try to make an intermittent update by the end of this week, covering at least some of BGP Section tasks. Thank you for your patience!

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Mar
22

Many people studying for CCIE are looking for a solution to better memorize and retain the new information. The biggest enemy of good memory is the fact that speed of forgetting is directly proportional to the amount of information learned. One can actually start off this and write a simple ordinary differential equation that models the forgetting process:

dY(t)/dt = V – aY(t)

where Y(t) is the amount of information memorized at moment t and V is the speed of the new information being memorized. The component -aY(t) demonstrates the forgetting effect described above (speed of the forgetting is directly proportional to the amount of information learned). Integrating the equation we easily obtain:

Y(t) = V/a+const*exp(-at)

What it basically says, is that the amount of information that we memorize is proportional to the speed of learning! The exponentially decaying component does not play any major role as the time passes, and thus your know as much as you learn. As soon as you stop learning new information (or repeating the old info), your knowledge volume will decay with the speed of exponent. Not the best news in our already uneasy world!

This model, however is too simple to be valid. However, it demonstrates one important fact – unless you actively learn, you forget. The solution for the equation exhibits the well-know Ebbinghaus curve effect (Forgetting Curve), which has been known for over than century. Two methods can help you overcome the forgetting effect, and they are active learning and spaced repetitions. Let’s start with…

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Mar
11

In addition to releasing the new core knowledge simulation product, we’ve posted an update to IEWB-VO VOL1 (voice technology-focused labs). The updated content features screenshots for *all* GUI-related solutions (CCM, Unity, IPCCX etc). Due to this, the size of the workbook has grown considerably. And because of that, all customers now have the option to either download the workbook material as one large file, or by parts.

Of course, there are news for non-Voice students too!

1) For CCIE Security: The first Security VOL1 update is scheduled to be released by the end of March. You should expect to see Security VOL1 labs delivered in the format similar to our RS VOL1 V5.0 products – with challenging scenarios and thorough breakdowns (hey… anyone went through the *whole* RS VOL1 v5.0 QoS section?! ;) ). As for SC VOL2, it should follow VOL1 shortly, with updates starting around 2nd week of April.

2) For CCIE R&S (most people’s favorite) We plan to release a part of RS VOL2 v5.0 labs (first 10 full-scale labs) pretty soon, in about a week or so (as they’re mostly finished by now). We’re also working on getting the remaining technology labs for IEWB-RS VOL1 (Multicast and BGP sections) done as well, and those should be expected late March/early April.

Happy studying!

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Jan
23

New Class-on-Demand sessions have been posted to the Open Lecture Series Class-on-Demand as well as the Lab Meet-Up Class-on-Demand.  Updates to OSPF and Security for IEWB-RS Volume 1 Version 5 will be posted next week, along with some additional tasks on redistribution under the IP Routing section.  Stay tuned to the blog as announcements will be posted here as the sections are added.  Have a great weekend everybody!

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Jan
16

IEWB-RS Volume 2 Version 5 Lab 2 is now available for download on the members site.  The solutions will be posted tomorrow morning.  I hope to see you all at the lab meetup tomorrow to discuss the scenario.

Happy Labbing!

Update: The lab document and solutions have been updated and are now available on the members site.  The lab meetup CoD will be posted tomorrow.

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Dec
12

The new CCIE R&S Lab Workbook Volume 2 Version 5 Lab 1 is now available.  Click here to download it.  Also the first of our new CCIE R&S Lab Meet-Up Series, starting today at 9:30am Pacific time, is open to all users.  Simply follow this link to join: http://ieclass.internetworkexpert.com/vol2v5lab1/ If you are planning on attending I would highly recommend printing out the lab and its diagram prior to us starting, as the majority of the class will be held on the command-line.

The schedule of following lab meet-ups will be posted shortly, as well as a projected timeline for the release of the rest of the volume 2 version 5 labs.

Hope to see you on class!

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Dec
09

This Friday the CCIE R&S Lab Meet-Up series kicks off with the new CCIE R&S Lab Workbook Volume 2 Version 5 Lab 1.  The new lab will be posted on the members site on Thursday, and the lab meet-up starts at 9am Pacific time.  The session should lab about 4 hours, depending on how many questions people have.  Essentially I will be configuring and explaining the lab live on the command line, and going through the logic of the solutions in detail.

It’s not too late to sign-up for the series, so contact our sales department if you have any questions.  I hope to see you there!

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Nov
26

Nothing is perfect in this world, and things like typos and missed solutions do happen in the workbooks. However, we’re constantly working to improve the quality of our products. If you think you found an issue with a workbook and want to report it, then go to:

http://support.internetworkexpert.com

and click on the “Submit ticket” link. Select “Quality Management” department and fill in the form that follows. Attach screenshots and other information that you find necessary with the report. As soon as you submit the ticket, you will receive an automated e-mail notification, and may continue to follow the discussion thread using regular e-mail.

The best part is – we’re going to launch a system of rewards for people that report valid issues (this is why the form asks for your membership account name). So in result, you’re not just helping others, you win something!

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Nov
17

More sections have been posted to the IEWB-RS Volume 1 Version 5 section for QoS.  The following topics are now available.

10.1    Hold-Queue and Tx-Ring
10.2    Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ)
10.3    Legacy RTP Reserved Queue
10.4    Legacy RTP Prioritization
10.5    Legacy Custom Queueing
10.6    Legacy Custom Queueing with Prioritization
10.7    Legacy Priority Queueing
10.8    Legacy Random Early Detection
10.9    Legacy Flow-Based Random Early Detection
10.10     Selective Packet Discard
10.11     Payload Compression on Serial Links
10.12     Generic TCP/UDP Header Compression
10.13     MLP Link Fragmentation and Interleaving
10.14     Legacy Generic Traffic Shaping
10.15     Legacy CAR for Admission Control
10.16     Oversubscription with Legacy CAR and WFQ
10.17     Legacy CAR for Rate Limiting
10.18     Legacy CAR Access-Lists
10.19     Legacy GTS for Frame Relay
10.20     Legacy Frame Relay Traffic Shaping
10.21     Legacy Adaptive FRTS
10.22     Legacy FRTS with Per-VC WFQ
10.23     Legacy FRTS with Per-VC PQ
10.24     Legacy FRTS with Per-VC CQ
10.25     Legacy FRTS with Per-VC Fragmentation
10.26     Legacy FRTS with Per-VC IP RTP Priority
10.27     Frame-Relay RTP/TCP Header Compression
10.28     Frame-Relay Broadcast Queue
10.29     Frame-Relay DE Marking
10.30     Legacy FRTS PVC Interface Priority Queue
10.31     Frame-Relay Priority to DLCI Mapping
10.32     Frame-Relay Traffic Policing & Congestion Mgmt
10.33     MQC Classification and Marking
10.34     MQC Bandwidth Reservations and CBWFQ
10.35     MQC Bandwidth Percent
10.36     MQC LLQ and Remaining Bandwidth Reservations
10.37     MQC WRED
10.38     MQC Dynamic Flows and WRED
10.39     MQC WRED with ECN

More OSPF topics will be posted later tonight in anticipation of tomorrow’s Open Lecture Series on Advanced OSPF Design.  Hope to see you there!

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Nov
05

More updates have been posted to the QoS section of IEWB-RS Volume 1 Version 5.0.  The following sections are now available for download:

10.1    Hold-Queue and Tx-Ring
10.2    Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ)
10.3    Legacy RTP Reserved Queue
10.4    Legacy RTP Prioritization
10.5    Legacy Custom Queueing
10.6    Legacy Custom Queueing with Prioritization
10.7    Legacy Priority Queueing
10.8    Legacy Random Early Detection
10.9    Legacy Flow-Based Random Early Detection
10.10     Selective Packet Discard
10.11     Payload Compression on Serial Links
10.12     Generic TCP/UDP Header Compression
10.13     MLP Link Fragmentation and Interleaving
10.14     Legacy Generic Traffic Shaping
10.15     Legacy CAR for Admission Control
10.16     Oversubscription with Legacy CAR and WFQ
10.17     Legacy CAR for Rate Limiting
10.18     Legacy CAR Access-Lists
10.19     Legacy GTS for Frame Relay
10.20     Legacy Frame Relay Traffic Shaping
10.21     Legacy Adaptive FRTS
10.22     Legacy FRTS with Per-VC WFQ
10.23     Legacy FRTS with Per-VC PQ
10.24     Legacy FRTS with Per-VC CQ
10.25     Legacy FRTS with Per-VC Fragmentation
10.26     Legacy FRTS with Per-VC IP RTP Priority
10.27     Frame-Relay RTP/TCP Header Compression
10.28     Frame-Relay Broadcast Queue
10.29     Frame-Relay DE Marking
10.30     Legacy FRTS PVC Interface Priority Queue
10.31     Frame-Relay Priority to DLCI Mapping
10.32     Frame-Relay Traffic Policing & Congestion Mgmt

Happy Labbing!

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