Archive for January, 2007

Back to CCIE-lab study

 | 15 Jan 2007 18:00

Right, it’s been a while since my last attempt (2nd of August last year). Joshua, my 3,5 mo old son, is sleeping through the night so I can get back into studying.

Tonight is the evening I’ll be picking up the battle axe again and I must say I’m terribly rusty. Been very busy with work and that did not involve in-depth routing protocols. Will start on the basics and get myself familiar again with the basic stuff I got from my CCIE bootcamp. Then I’m planning to go through all the practice labs I have to see whether I’m really at ease with everything I encounter. Some of the points I’ve already mentally listed as crucial are:

  • Multicast (PIM-SM, PIM-DM and using GRE tunnels)
  • OSPF over various tastes of F/R
  • BGP route manipulation (redistribution and tagging)
  • ACLs (lock&key, time based & ‘odd’ logging)

I sure hope the other guys I studies with are still around as I’ve not heard from them in a while. My plan is to attempt my next lab in Feb, that is time permitting. Networkers EMEA 2007 will take a nice chunk out of my time as well as work related stuff although that shouldn’t be too much of an issue now that I’ve got some of my long awaited equipment.

Happy new year…

 | 2 Jan 2007 10:05

And may God bless you and your family abundantly!