Written Exam Study Plan – Updated 10/03/08

CCIE R&S Written
Exam Study Plan – Updated 10/03/08 +
18/05/08

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Weekday Schedule:

Time Task
7:30 Get up
8:15 Start journey to work
9:00 Work day begins
12:00 Lunch begins
12:30 Update blog and 20mins technical reading
13:00 Lunch ends
17:15 Work day ends, start journey home
18:00 Arrive home
18:10 Eat dinner, tidy up, bath the children, put the children to bed (inc. story….)
19:30 Wash-up
20:00 Start studying
22:00 Stop studying, do something unrelated to Cisco networking
22:30 Go to bed

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Learning Resources:

Main written exam learning resources are:

Routing TCP/IP, Volume I
Second Edition

&

Routing TCP/IP, Volume II

&

CCIE Routing and Switching
Official Exam Certification Guide
Second Edition

 Additional Sources Of Information:

  • Cisco UniverCD
  • CCIE Routing and Switching Official Exam Certification Guide (RSCG2)
  • CCNP Notes
  • CCNP Course Books
  • Local Document Archive
  • Configureterminal.com Newsletter
  • Websites (see ‘WEBSITES’ list)
  • RSS Feeds (see ‘BLOGROLL’ list)

 

Additional sources will be used for MDRR, CBAC, RPF, and WCCP

 

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Miscellaneous:

  • Purchases
    • Stationery
    • RSCG2
    • Routing TCP/IP, Volumes I and II
    • Internetwork Expert CCIE Routing & Switching Mock Lab Exam (IEML-RS)
    • Boson ExSim CCIE package
    • Office Bureau
  • Initial Lab hardware/software (for written test prep only)
    • Dynamips (GNS3/Dynagen) on Centrino 1.8Ghz Duo & 1GB RAM Laptop
    • Dynamips (GNS3/Dynagen) on P4 3Ghz & 1GB RAM Desktop PC
    • 2 x Catalyst 2950 24 Port Switches
    • 1 x Catalyst 3548 24 Port Switch
    • Live environment at workplace
  • Test Databases
    • Boson ExSim CCIE Kit
    • RSCG2 Test Engine
  • Software
    • SecureCRT
    • Putty
      • Putty Connection Manager
    • Wireshark
    • 3cDaemon
    • UltraEdit
    • Freemind

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Time Usage Breakdown:

Monday 10th March to Sunday 23rd March

 

  • Review all notes
    • Add additional notes/diagrams where required
    • ‘Lab’ scenarios from notes
  • Use Boson ExSim to check competency levels of areas studied so far
  • Convert note documents (version 1’s) to e-books
  • Use CommandMemorizer
    • Work on CommandMemorizer development

 Monday 24th March to Sunday 6th April

  • Read RSCG2 Part 4 – Chapter 14 – Classification and Marking
  • Find information from additional sources
  • Make written notes for ‘Classification and Marking’
  • Read RSCG2 Part 4 – Chapter 15 – Congestion Management and Avoidance
  • Find information from additional sources
  • Make written notes for ‘Congestion Management and Avoidance’ + MDRR
  • Read RSCG2 Part 4 – Chapter 16 – Shaping and Policing
  • Find information from additional sources
  • Make written notes for ‘Shaping and Policing’
  • Use labs to cover all QoS concepts (debug + response time graphing)
  • Convert written notes into electronic format
  • Review all QoS notes
  • Use ‘Command Memorizer’ tool
  • Self-test using RSCG2 and Boson ExSim test engines
  • Book 350-001 exam?

Monday 7th April to Sunday 13th April

  • Read RSCG2 Part 5 – Chapter 17 – Synchronous Serial Links and Protocols
  • Find information from additional sources
  • Make written notes for ‘Synchronous Serial Links and Protocols’
  • Read RSCG2 Part 5 – Chapter 18 – Frame Relay
  • Find information from additional sources
  • Make written notes for ‘Frame Relay’
  • Use a lab to cover notes for both part 5 technologies (debug + packet capture)
  • Convert written notes into electronic format
  • Review all Part 5 notes
  • Use ‘Command Memorizer’ tool
  • Self-test using RSCG2 and Boson ExSim test engines

Monday 14th April to Sunday 27th April

  • Read Routing TCP/IP, Volume II Part 2– Chapter 5 – Introduction to IP Multicast Routing
  • Find information from additional sources
  • Make written notes for ‘Introduction to IP Multicast Routing’
  • Read Routing TCP/IP, Volume II Part 2– Chapter 6 – Configuring and Troubleshooting IP Multicast Routing
  • Find information from additional sources
  • Make written notes for ‘Configuring and Troubleshooting IP Multicast Routing’
  • Read Routing TCP/IP, Volume II Part 2– Chapter 7 – Large-Scale IP Multicast Routing
  • Find information from additional sources
  • Make written notes for ‘Large-Scale IP Multicast Routing’
  • Use labs to cover notes for IP multicasting concepts (debug + packet capture)
  • Convert written notes into electronic format
  • Review all IP Multicasting notes
  • Use ‘Command Memorizer’ tool
  • Self-test using RSCG2 and Boson ExSim test engines

Monday 19th May to Sunday 25th May

  • Read RSCG2 Part 7 – Chapter 21 – Security
  • Find information from additional sources
  • Make written notes for Security
  • Use labs to cover notes for Security concepts (debug + packet capture)
  • Convert written notes into electronic format
  • Review all Security notes
  • Use ‘Command Memorizer’ tool
  • Self-test using RSCG2 and Boson ExSim test engines

Monday 26th May to Tuesday 27th May

  • Read RSCG2 Part 9 – Chapter 24 – Miscellaneous Networking Theory and Practices
  • Find information from additional sources
  • Make written notes for Miscellaneous Networking Theory and Practices
  • Use lab to cover notes for Miscellaneous Networking Theory and Practices concepts (debug + packet capture)
  • Convert written notes into electronic format
  • Review all Miscellaneous Networking Theory and Practices notes
  • Use ‘Command Memorizer’ tool
  • Self-test using RSCG2 and Boson ExSim test engines

Wednesday 28th May to Sunday 8th June

  • Read RSCG2 Part 10 – Appendix C – MPLS
  • Find information from additional sources – a new book may be required
  • Make written notes for MPLS
  • Use lab to cover notes for MPLS concepts (debug + packet capture)
  • Convert written notes into electronic format
  • Review all MPLS notes
  • Use ‘Command Memorizer’ tool
  • Self-test using RSCG2 and Boson ExSim test engines

Monday 9th June to Sunday 22nd June

  • Read Routing TCP/IP, Volume II Part 2– Chapter 8 – IP Version 6
  • Read Routing TCP/IP, Volume I Part 1– Chapter 2 – IPv6 Overview
  • Read Routing TCP/IP, Volume I Part 2– Chapter 9 – OSPFv3
  • Find information from additional sources
  • Make written notes for IPv6
  • Use lab to cover notes for IPv6 concepts (debug + packet capture)
  • Convert written notes into electronic format
  • Review all IPv6 notes
  • Use ‘Command Memorizer’ tool
  • Self-test using RSCG2 and Boson ExSim test engines

Monday 23rd June onwards

  • Catch up if behind
  • Review all notes
    • Add anything that is missing to notes (refer to Blueprint and questions in test engines databases)
  • Use ‘Command Memorizer’ tool to check command memory
  • Use Boson ExSim to check competency levels – if required re-visit topics
  • Hopefully pass the 350-001 exam 🙂
  • Book lab exam date
  • Create lab test study plan and begin studies

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Responses

  1. I just uploaded a tutorial abt using “putty connection manager using gns3” . Enjoy!

    http://www.brainbump.net/2008/08/gns3how-to-use-putty-connection-manager-for-console-access/


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