Jun
12
A few seats are still available for the 10am and 2pm CCIE Routing & Switching Troubleshooting sessions that INE is running at Cisco Live US in San Diego. Sessions are being held in the Revolution room of the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. Candidates who previously RSVPed to the sessions at the INE party last night will get priority, and seating after that will be on a first come first serve basis. Read More
Mar
19
I just finished up 2 weeks of a really great CCNP Voice bootcamp, covering all 5 of the latest 8.0 version exams from Cisco (CVOICE, CIPT1, CIPT2, CAPPS, & TVOICE). All in all we ended up with 62 completely brand-new hours of informative video that we are sure you will be excited to watch when they are posted to our streaming and download sites here in probably just about a week. We went fairly in-depth on most every topic, one of them being MGCP during our TVOICE section of class. BTW, with... Read More
Jan
25
Over the coming weeks I will be running a new series here on Troubleshooting Voice. I often have students in class that report to me that one of the most difficult parts of their CCIE Voice exam experience was having to deal with the inner workings of some of the protocols and how to read and decipher them accurately. I have also begun to see this more and more across the various mailing lists and forums, and so I decided it was time to start an entire series on these not-to-be-feared topics.... Read More
Jul
14
Brian Dennis and I attended Cisco Live! - Networkers this week, and both enjoyed the privilege of sitting down to talk privately with Yusuf Bhaiji (Program Manager over the entire CCIE program) and Ben Ng (Program Manager over the CCIE Voice track) for roughly 45 minutes. It was quite an enjoyable and spirited talk, and I believe it benefited both sides - our side to gain a better understanding of why some of the choices have been made, and theirs possibly to see things a bit more 'through the... Read More
Sep
03
I enjoyed Petr's article regarding explicit next hop.  It reminded me of a scenario where a redistributed route, going into OSPF conditionally worked, depending on which reachable next hop was used. Here is the topology for the scenario: Here is the relevant (and working :)) information for R1. 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
Jul
09
"Why doesn't this PING work!?!" Here is a simple 3 router configuration, well at least it is simple on 2 of the 3 routers. R1 and R3 are configured quite traditionally, but R2 is a bit more involved. Here is the diagram. Here are the details. R2 is using a VRF which includes both LAN interfaces. R2 is also acting as a Zone Based Firewall in transparent mode, allowing all ICMP traffic in both directions, as well as SSH from the inside to the outside networks. R2 has a bridged virtual interface... Read More
Jul
02
The best-selling Volume 2 practice lab workbook from INE has been updated with new, 2-hour Troubleshooting sections that mirror the actual Cisco Lab Exam. Labs 1 through 3 are published now to member accounts. More are on the way! Read More
Mar
02
You just cannot assume anything when you sit for your Version 4.0 CCIE R&S Lab Exam. One of the former assumptions we could make with Version 3.x was that our Frame Relay Switch is going to be just fine and dandy. Therefore, if you examined your PVC health (status) and you saw DELETED, you could immediately inspect your Frame Relay map statements, or your frame-relay interface-dlci commands for a typo in the DLCI. But in this new exam (Troubleshooting section or Configuration section), nothing... Read More
Jan
10
Our students that attempt the actual exam are consistently passing the Troubleshooting section now with relative ease. Why? Well, they are focusing on strategies that we teach in our bootcamps and discuss here on the blog. They are also practicing frequently with the many sample Trouble Tickets we feature in our materials. The premier product for this practice is the Volume 4 workbook. Read More

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