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 […]
I do not know anything about Alexandre Vasseur except for the fact that he has passed his CCIE Lab exam and has made this amazing video to celebrate that fact. We all need small things to keep us motivated along the journey and this video is one of those. Watch the video and feel empowered […]
Well I am now locked in for the 5th December for the 2nd attempt of the CCIE Lab Exam in London at the Mobile Lab. The lab will be taking place at Cisco Systems, London Office in Finsbury Circus. That gives me 89 study days to go!
Jeremy has just released a little video on how to study for the ccie lab exam. Tweet Jeremy got me through my CCNP and if you have not heard of him before you should check out some of his videos. Simple video with advice on how he studied to pass his ccie lab exam There […]
How much sleep do you need is a question I have never actually got an answer to. This question has become very important at this point in my life as I am studying for one of the hardest certifications in IT the ccie lab exam. The exam itself is 8 hours long so I will […]
With my first CCIE Lab attempt in 59 days, it was about time to arrange my travel and accommodation. I live in Southampton in the UK so my best plan to get to Brussels is to get a train to London and then use the Eurostar from St Pancras to Midi in Brussels. With the […]
If you want to quickly see what ip addresses you have configured on your router you can use the command show ip alias This will give you a much cleaner output than sh ip int brief or sh ip int brief ex unass Using the command sh ip alias on a router you can see […]
I now have 132 study days left before my first attempt at the CCIE Lab exam in Routing and Switching v4. I have started a complete study guide mapping out exactly what I am going to be doing between now and the big day. This consists of ensuring I do every Vol II lab again, […]
After passing my ccie written last week I am now going to book the CCIE Lab exam which I plan to take at the end of January 2013. This fits in well with my schedule and study plan. CCIE Lab booking is very easy you just need to have passed the ccie written exam and […]
I came across this post today about an engineer who had failed the CCIE Lab exam 3 times and was losing the will to go on. It was written by Emmanuel Conde and has some great advice from CCIE’s who have been there and got the t-shirt. advice-from-the-experts-to-frustrated-ccie-candidates Some sensible advice in there, and the bottom line […]
If you are studying for the CCIE or in fact any Cisco Certification you will need access to Lab Equipment. But what CCIE Lab Equipment do you need. The current CCIE R&S v4 lab exam will test you on the following hardware Cisco 1841 Integrated Service Router, running IOS 12.4(T) Advanced Enterprise Services Cisco 3825 […]
show ip protocols summary or sh ip prot sum This very simple command will show you all the current routing protocols running on the router. If you are logging onto any router for the first time, and especially during the CCIE lab this command will instantly tell you what protocols are running and what the […]
It was announced at Cisco Live that there will be a CCIE Datacenter cert. Or CCIE Datacentre if you are in the UK! Great blog post from Mark Snow over at INE http://blog.ine.com/2011/07/14/cisco-live-2011-future-of-ccie-voice-data-center-and-overall-ccie-program/#more-5447 Just need to pass the R&S and then maybe this might be the next one. Any cheap Nexux 7000’s on ebay?
One of the major parts of the CCIE Lab Exam is ensuring you have full reachability in your network. How do you ping all your addresses? TCL script or “Tickle Script” as it is usually pronounced is the answer to your problems. It is a very simple process which should not take any longer than […]