I completed week 6 of my studies last night and reached a landmark; I have now finished looking at all of the CCIE IGP’s and I am now ready to move into the ‘unknown’.… Many of the technologies I will be covering from now on are technologies that I have studied in the past or deployed at a basic level on a production network but they have never really caused me to experience ‘decompression sickness’– as we should all know it’s one thing learning the theory and another thing doing it in real life, and that’s what the CCIE qualification tries to distinguish between! BGP is certainly one of the areas that I have little ‘real-life’ exposure to and will be the focus of my studies for the next two weeks. I will then take a week to step back and review everything I have covered up-to that point.
My notes are almost ready to be published as Ebooks on the Lake Tawakoni social web that is the ‘tinternet’. The documents should hopefully be ready over the course of the next few days.
I noticed that I hadn’t made any notes about summarisation last week and so I had to squeeze in a small amount of time to take a look at it, here are some of my notes:
You can isolate topology changes from other routers (e.g. flapping)
I am still working on the ‘studied so far’ lab, I am planning to squeeze it in outside of my daily 2 hours of studying which will also keep things fresh in my mind whilst moving on through the rest of the CCIE learning track.
I was introduced to a marvelous product this week that I have been planning to find for some time but had been content using Wintabber, the product is:
It takes the putty client into the same realms as SecureCRT with its tabbed sessions and saved sessions (existing and/or new database) and allows me to carry on using my favourite telnet/SSH client J And, the best thing about it is that it’s free!
Here is the breakdown of my sixth week of studying:
Study Hours = 15 inc.
Lab Hours = 0.5
Total study time so far:
Total Study Hours = 82 inc.
Total Lab Hours = 10
What I have studied this week:
Recent test scores:
OSPF = 11/12