INE is proud to announce the release of our Multicast Class-on-Demand! Taught by myself, this 15-hour Class-on-Demand series covers IPv4 and IPv6 Multicast Routing on Cisco IOS, including both technology lectures and hands-on CLI examples. More information on the Multicast Class-on-Demand can be found here.

To celebrate the release of this new Class-on-Demand, I will be running a free vSeminar on Troubleshooting IP Multicast Routing this Thursday, October 14th, at 10:00 am PDT (17:00 GMT). This free seminar will run about an hour long, and will cover CLI examples of how to troubleshoot common IP Multicast problems, including RPF failure and the use of static multicast routes & mtrace. For those unable to attend, this vSeminar will be available in recorded Class-on-Demand format at a later date. The url to attend is http://ieclass.internetworkexpert.com/tshootipmulticast/

Click here to register for notifications about new upcoming vSeminars.

Hope to see you there!


As we announced last week, we have a few new vSeminars coming up shortly, and I wanted to post the details of exactly when they would be, as well as provide a link to register for them.

Routing and Switching:

  • October 15, 2010 - 11:00 AM EST
  • Topic: Developing Tier 2 Knowledge
  • November 10, 2010 - 03:00 PM EST


  • October 22, 2010 - 03:00 PM EST
  • Instructor: Mark Snow, CCIE #14073
  • Topic: Unified Mobility Interactions with Local Route Group and Globalization
  • December 14, 2010 - 03:00 PM EST
  • Instructor: Mark Snow, CCIE #14073
  • Topic: LDAP Synchronization and Authentication in Unified Communications

To register for any of these, simply click here and fill in your name and email, and you will be notified via email the week of the event.


INE is excited to announce the next free vSeminars for R&S. vSeminars are live online instructor-led seminars focused around a specific topic or technology. The next Routing & Switching vSeminar will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 3:00 PM PDT.

We will be lecturing on the IPv6 Multicast. This vSeminar is scheduled for 60 minutes, with a 45 minute seminar followed by a 15 minute question and answer session. This seminar is intended for CCIE Routing & Switching candidates. If you would like to prepare for this vSeminar, you can find more information on IPv6 Multicast in the CCIE Routing & Switching Workbook Volume 1.

While there is no registration required to attend, the live vSeminar will be limited to 50 participants on a first come first serve basis.

Wednesday, April 21 at 3:00 PM PDT this vSeminar will be live here.


Thank you for all the great feedback on the vSeminars. We have released the following vSeminars as free videos on demand.

  • Recorded April 12, 2010
    • Instructor: Josh Finke, CCIE #25707
    • Topic: CUCM - Getting Started, Registering Phones, and Testing
    • Target Audience: CCIE Voice and CCVP Candidates
    • Duration: 45 Minutes
    • Recording: Watch Now
  • Recorded April 14, 2010
    • Topic: "Secrets" to Version 4 Routing & Switching Success
    • Target Audience: CCIE Routing & Switching Candidates
    • Duration: 1 Hour
    • Recording: Watch Now
  • Recorded April 16, 2010
    • Instructor: Mark Snow, CCIE #14073
    • Topic: Simplifying Globalization and Localization in CUCM
    • Target Audience: CCIE Voice and CCVP Candidates
    • Duration: 1 Hour
    • Recording: Watch Now

INE is excited to announce the return of the popular free vSeminars. vSeminars are one hour online instructor-led seminars focused around a specific topic or technology.  The first free live voice vSeminar will be offered Monday, April 12, 2010 from 3:00 PM PDT - 4:00 PM PDT and is targeted towards those candidates seeking their CCIE Voice and CCVP.

This live vSeminar will cover CUCM, including: getting started, registering phones, and testing internal calling. It will be led by our CCIE Voice instructor Josh Finke CCIE #25707. The format of this vSeminar will be a 45 minute lecture followed by a 10 minute question and answer section. There is no registration required, but the live vSeminar will be limited to 50 participants on a first come first serve basis. You can access this vSeminar at http://www.ine.com/free-ccie-vseminar.htm.

The second vSeminar will cover simplifying globalization and localization in CUCM. This will be taught by the famous Mark Snow CCIE Voice #14073 on April 16, 2010 at 3:00 PM PDT - 4:00 PM PDT and will target both CCIE Voice and CCVP candidates. You can access this vSeminar at http://www.ine.com/free-ccie-vseminar.htm.

promoIf you miss the live class you will be able to watch any vSeminar on-demand http://www.ine.com/free-ccie-vseminar.htm. If you would like to suggest a topic for a future vSeminar please emailblog@ine.com

After watching the vSeminar, take a look around at the other voice products we offer. If you buy any voice product during the month of April you can take an additional 20% off. This is a great opportunity since it also applies to the v3.0 Training Program and the CCIE Voice Essentials Package. Find out more here.

Just use coupon code VO-APR20 during checkout to receive 20% off.


As most candidates preparing for the CCIE hopefully know by now, a blueprint change is coming for the CCIE R&S Lab in October 2009, which includes the new addition of MPLS. Tomorrow I will be teaching a free vSeminar entitled Introduction to MPLS for CCIE R&S Candidates at 11am PDT (GMT -8). Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Registration information is available at http://www.ine.com/free_ccie_vseminar.htm. If you are interested, but unable to attend, the session will be available in Class-on-Demand format shortly following its completion.

Class duration will be about two hours, and will focus on what will, and also importantly - what will not, be within the scope of MPLS topics for the new exam blueprint. Both theory and implementation will be covered. No previous knowledge of MPLS is required to attend.

Good luck in your continued preparation!


Update: The Class-on-Demand for CCIE R&S Poly-Lab Overview is now available!

We at Internetwork Expert are proud to finally announce that our new CCIE 2.0 Poly-Lab Assessment is now publicly available for registration! I will be running a brief vSeminar tomorrow, February 10th 2009 at 9am Pacific Time (GMT -8). All are welcome to attend via http://ieclass.internetworkexpert.com/polylab/. For those of you that cannot attend live, a Class-on-Demand version will be available shortly after the live session is completed.

Hope to see you there!


Today's Open Lecture Series topic, Understanding the OSPF Database, will be open for guest access.  All users, customers and guests alike, are welcome to attend.  Simply open the link http://ieclass.internetworkexpert.com/r32376193/ and login with your classroom account or use the guest access field to attend.  Class starts at 1pm Pacific time (GMT -8)

Today's session explores in detail how OSPF route selection occurs in the database, and how features such as network types, stub areas, and virtual-links affect the database view.

For customers of the Open Lecture Series, and the CCIE 2.0 Program, the Class-on-Demands from the previous sessions last week will be made available later tonight.  More information will be made available once the Class-on-Demands are posted.

Hope to see you in class!


Today's session of the CCIE R&S Open Lecture Series will be open for guest access, and will start at 1pm US Pacific time (GMT -8).  Just follow this url to join: http://ieclass.internetworkexpert.com/r94413397/

Today's session will last about 3 - 4 hours and will cover Advanced IP Multicast Design topics, focusing on identifying and troubleshooting problems with PIM, Auto-RP, NBMA networks, and shared (RPT) versus source (SPT) distribution trees.

I hope to see you all there!

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