Jul
27
Time is a valuable resource in the lab.   In a lab task, if asked to configure a policy-map named "BOB", it doesn't get the same point value if we happen to accidentally name it "bob", especially  if they are looking to see if you configured what they asked for. The challenge is, that when reviewing a lab task, and we discover that we need to change a name, it could be a hassle, as we need to remove the policy-map, recreate the policy map, and then put it in place again. So if you are down to... Read More
Jul
19
The author and poet Maya Angelou said "Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.". Well that is certainly what we have attempted to do with the CCIE Voice Deep Dive self-paced Class on Demand series - that is to bring the human instructional voice element to infuse deeper meaning to what is already fantastic Cisco Documentation. Anyone that has set out and determined to undertake the task of studying for and ultimately passing... Read More
Apr
16
Thank you to all those who have submitted questions and comments to our blog.  We will be taking time each week to post answers to your questions and to post some of these comments.  If you have a question for one of our CCIE Instructors please email them to blog@ine.com. Question #1 Can anyone please advise what is the recommended laptop hardware configuration for CCIE R&S Lab prep. I have read many blogs, posts and advices but unable to figure out the appropriate answer. While advising,please... Read More
Mar
27
In a word, "Way to GO" (without the spaces, that would be one word :) ). I am impressed at all the feedback and ideas we received regarding the IKE phase 1 riddle we posed last week. You can read the original post here. Ideas were creative and varied. As one of our INE Instructors say, "If there are 2 different ways to configure something, as a CCIE candidate, you had better be prepared to know all 3 ".  If you would like to see "a solution", read on. Read More
Jan
20
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Jan
12
The new Core Knowledge Simulator Testing Engine is coming along nicely thanks to our partner, Graded Labs. We are behind schedule, however. We are attempting to incorporate all of the desired features and more. I will be blogging about a new expected date of release for that custom engine soon. Read More
Dec
18
Beginning January 4, 2010, Cisco is featuring a Core Knowledge section for all active CCIE labs. To assist in your assessment of your own Tier 1 knowledge of the Service Provider Lab Exam Blueprint topics, INE has released its Service Provider Core Knowledge Simulation. Read More
Dec
17
Using an IPS Sensor, we can dynamically apply rate limiting/policing on a router interface, based on a signature match or an event action over-ride, which is generated on the sensor appliance.   Ok, I know there is no Sensor Appliance in the RS lab, but what if we need to trigger a rate limit of specific traffic, destined to a router, based on current conditions on that router, such as transmit or receive loads on an interface. This is a job for, da dada dahhh: Embedded Event Manager (EEM).  In... Read More
Dec
07
Cheers from London! I learned this week that a "Christmas Cracker" is not a food item, OR a person.  ;-)    There is so much to know.  I am grateful for students willing to show me the ropes here in the UK.   Thank you all.    Now on to the topic at hand. MPLS is an important part of the RS Bootcamp, including troubleshooting MPLS. Here is an MPLS troubleshooting scenario, that has 1 (one,одну,un,uno) configuration issue.  Can you spot it?  Lets get to it!  Here is the diagram. Problem: Clients... Read More
Dec
06
The new CCIE Version 4.X exam of R&S certainly causes the need for extreme Time Management strategy practices. In other words, without a rock-solid Time Management approach for each of the three lab sections - you fail! This three part blog series will examine Time Management strategies for each exam section - in order. Read More

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