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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.  

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. 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 – 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 -> – all routers -> – 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 […]