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Cisco Wireless Certification Progress Tracker

Posted on March 15th, 2018

I created a progress tracker for the Cisco Wireless certifications. My current goal is to get the CCNA Wireless and the CCNP Wireless certifications. I don’t have any plans to pursue the CCIE Wireless. I added the exams topics for all three levels. With the CCNP Wireless, there are no books that are currently available […]

CCIE RS v5.1 Progress Tracker

Posted on September 26th, 2016

Here is the updated progress tracker for the CCIE Route Switch v5.1 written topics.  A sheet for the INE Advanced Technology labs is also included. This progress tracker has already shared with the Routergods Cisco users group. http://download.feralpacket.org/CCCIE_RS_Progress_Tracker_v5.1_-_8_Aug_2016.xlsx  

SecureCRT Text Highlighting

Posted on August 26th, 2016

During my CCIE studies, I created a bunch of regular expressions to highlight the output of show commands. These will work with the show commands on IOS and IOS-XE images. The regular expressions are based on syntax used with Python. https://docs.python.org/2/library/re.html SecureCRT does not support using spaces in regular expressions. Which sucks. Spaces would be […]

CCIE RS v5 Lab Exam Topics to DOC-CD Locations Mind Map

Posted on May 26th, 2015

I created a mind map to tie the CCIE R&S v5 lab exam topics to DOC-CD locations.  This was harder and took more time then I originally thought it would.  I tried to avoid using older 12.2 or 12.4 documentation, even if some of the older stuff explains topics better or groups information together better. […]

CCIE RS v5 Progress Tracker

Posted on May 12th, 2015

Here is a progress tracker for the CCIE Route Switch v5.  It includes sheets for both volumes of the latest CCIE Official Certification Guide and TCP / IP Volume I and II.  It also includes sheets for Micronics’ (Narkbik’s) lab workbooks.  I’ve created various study plans over the years, but have a problem actually following […]

RIPv2 Notes

Posted on January 7th, 2015

RIPv2 – UDP port 520 – Multicast IP 224.0.0.9 – Classless (not by default) -> Cannot have discontiguous networks – Metric is hop count – Metric 16 is  infinite  metric – Timers -> Update timer:   30 seconds -> Invalid timer:   180 seconds -> Holddown timer:   180 seconds -> Flush timer:   240 seconds – Supports authentication -> Plain […]

OSPF and OSPFv3 Notes

Posted on January 4th, 2015

OSPF -> Open Shortest Path First – Open standard – IP protocol 99 – Multicast addresses -> 224.0.0.4 – all routers -> 224.0.0.5 – all DR – Metric is cost – Link state protocol – Uses 3 tables -> Neighbor table -> Database table -> Routing table – SPF algorithm – Uses Designated Router and […]

IS-IS Notes

Posted on January 3rd, 2015

IS-IS – Link state routing protocol -> 0xFEFE -> 0x0800 – Connectionless Network Protocol (CLNP) – Like an IP protocol suite in OSI model -> Router -> Intermediate System (IS) -> End host -> End System (ES) -> OSI protocol -> Directly works over layer 2 -> Integrated IS-IS can have payload of IPv4 or […]

v5 Written and Lab: UDLD, CDP, LLDP Notes

Posted on June 27th, 2014

v5 Written: 2.1.b Impelment and troubleshoot layer 2 protocols 2.1.b [i] CDP, LLDP 2.1.b [ii] UDLD v5 Lab: 1.1.b Implement and troublshoot layer 2 protocols 1.1.b [i] CDP, LLDP 1.1.b [ii] UDLD Documentation: Catalyst 3750-X and 3560-X Softward Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS Release 15.0(1) Chapter 28, Configuring CDP, pgs. 28-1 to 28-5 Catalyst 3750-X and […]

v5 Written and Lab: Optional Spanning-Tree Features Notes

Posted on June 25th, 2014

v5 Written: 2.1.f Implement and troubleshoot spanning-tree 2.1.f [i] PVST+ / RPVST+ / MST 2.1.f [ii] Switch priority, port priority, path cost, STP timers 2.1.f [iii] port fast, BPDUguard, BPDUfilter 2.1.f [iv] loopguard, rootguard v5 Lab: 1.1.f Implement and troubleshoot spanning-tree 1.1.f [i] PVST+ / RPVST+ / MST 1.1.f [ii] switch priority, port priority, path […]