The Cisco Continuing Education Program is a brilliant initiative from Cisco. It is not widely known about but Cisco recently announced a new program to help you re-certify your CCIE without taking the written exam. Continuing Education Program – How does it work? The concept is very simple, you have to obtain 100 credits by […]
This text is taken from chapter 1 of my eBook the CCIE Blueprint It covers my journey from Desktop support engineer to CCIE #50038. It was a long journey which took me 5 attempts over 2 CCIE versions and hopefully after reading it you can find things that you can do better and shorten your journey. […]
The Cisco CCIE Lab Builder allows you to run your R&S topologies in the actual CCIE Routing & Switching virtual environment. To access the CCIE Lab Builder you purchase a subscription package from Cisco of either a 100 or 500 hour subscription. You subscription time does not start counting down until you activate your lab. […]
After passing the CCIE Lab Exam in Routing & Switching v5 on August 27th 2015 my CCIE Plaque has finally arrived. After all the late nights and weekends of studying and the cost of the training, bootcamps, travel and the lab exam fee, what do you get for passing? Well apart from your digits which […]
INE have trained over 3,800 CCIE’s more than all the other training companies combined. Once you have submitted your passing story to them, they will feature you on the CCIE Wall of Success. I have made it on there – Still can’t believe it!
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The is the CCIE V5 expanded blueprint from INE – I will be linking from this blueprint to separate blog posts on each topic as my studies progress. The CCIE V5 blueprint from Cisco does not contain all this detail RSv5 Expanded Blueprint 1.5.1. L2 Protocol Tunneling 1.5.2. Layer 2 MTU 1.6. Miscellaneous 1.6.1. CDP […]
During my CCIE journey I have used many online resources from paid to free, the list below shows my top 10 ccie related websites that I used on a regular basis to to get information and study material. These range from Cisco to training providers and personal blogs. All which provided benefits to my study. […]
Now that I have passed the CCIE Lab exam people are asking me “What are the CCIE benefits?” As for tangible benefits to me personally they are in no particular order: I can now go to the CCIE Apparel store and purchase my CCIE Leather Jacket and other clothing with my CCIE digits on them […]
Well the post that I have been dreaming of writing since the start of this blog is actually being written. I passed the CCIE Lab Exam in Routing and Switching v5 in Brussels last week and am now CCIE #50038 It has been a journey and as readers of this blog will know it is […]
This is the pilot episode of the CCIE Podcast, a project I started in April 2015 and never completed, but I am now going to test the water. Please note this episode was recorded in April 2015 before my attempt at the exam in May 2015. This pilot episode provides an introduction of who I […]
The spanning-tree portfast command is a very simple feature but often mis-understood. In this short post I will explore how this feature behaves, how it works and how to configure it on a cisco switch. Portfast is a Cisco Propietary feature that was originally developed to overcome an issue when a PC was trying to […]
Software defined networking (SDN) is an approach to computer networking that allows network administrators to manage network services through abstraction of lower level functionality. This is done by decoupling the system that makes decisions about where traffic is sent (the control plane) from the underlying systems that forward traffic to the selected destination (the data […]
In computer network engineering, a Request for Comments (RFC) is a memorandum published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) describing methods, behaviors, research, or innovations applicable to the working of the Internet and Internet-connected systems. The list below details all RFC’s relevant to the CCIE Routing and Switching track. CCIE RFC List OSPF RFC […]