So most if not all RS candidates have at least heard if not used Ruhann’s routing bits handbook. I used it whilst studying during R&S and am so happy that Ruhann has released a companion version for the SP track….

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Back when I first starting using the 7K’s I thought the naming of the line cards followed the same logical naming scheme of all other Cisco equipment (by that I mean there is no logic to it at all!). It…

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CCIE Update and plaque

So this week my CCIE package arrived along with this little beauty. I had no idea these things weighed so much, mind you I suppose for $1500 its what you should expect 😛 I’m currently on with studying for the…

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Cisco kills of first gen ASA's

So yesterday Cisco announced that it has EoL’d some (most) of the first generation ASA series of firewall.

It’s not really a surprise given that last year they released what I will call the second generation of ASA’s and pretty much all aspects they wiped the floor with the first generation.

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Cisco RIB operations - AD comparisons

A post over at the IEOC forums got me thinking to something I picked up a long time ago but I can’t really remember where…

When a prefix arrives at a device from two different sources the AD is compared and the lower AD wins out, simple CCNA level stuff right? Well what if the AD is the same due to AD manipulation?

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DHCP is something that is kind of overlooked sometimes and is treat as a given. There was a recent DHCP issue at a customer site and I wanted to clarify my thoughts on what happened behind the scenes but I…

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Well I’ve decided to take on the CCIE SP next. Given that there is a lot of overlap between the two tracks and that I use a lot of the technology (multicast aside) in my day job it should be…

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Well since passing my CCIE R&S I’ve been sat at the crossroads of where to go to next.

I have multiple things that I’m interested in doing:

  • CCIE SP
  • CCIE DC
  • CCDA / CCDP

I think I’m going to go for the SP track next, it makes the most sense in what I do day-to-day but at the same time some of the new DC technologies are pretty interesting.

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As a follow up to my last post here on my CCIE lab failure… or so I thought. Those of you who have read through the post will remember that I couldn’t really see where I had gone wrong, if…

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