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Re: Finally #12534 posted 11/20/2003
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Jason,

Congrats.....Welcome to the group !!!!

Gustavo Figueira
CCIE #11030

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jason Viera" <jasonviera@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 3:42 PM
Subject: Finally #12534


> Like many have said before lack of knowledge or nerves will easily lead to
> your demise in the lab. Could that be any more obvious??
>
> This is all based on my experience so take it with a grain of salt. I had
read
> all of the usual books and gone through a full book of labs, but that
didn't
> cut it on my first attempt I then went through another lab book and really
> read all of the config guides on the DOC CD, as well as creating a Map of
the
> CD, still no cigar. Finally I read all (those being relevant) Command
> references and took the InternetworkExpert IEvW-RS course which brought it
all
> together, and I finally passed yesterday on my third attempt!
>
>             There is no easy way! There are no shortcuts! But there are
some
> ways to increase the utility of your study time. If you have access to
> equipment I would recommend running the protocols over Ethernet through a
hub
> and using Ethereal or some kind of sniffer in order to really understand
the
> protocol and how it works (Stolen from the thoughts of Pricilla). This
will
> help bridge the gap between your "book" knowledge and the inter-workings
of
> the IOS. It is important to understand the relationship of the protocol
and
> how Cisco has actually implemented it! Reading RFC's can be quite
informative
> but will do you little good when studying for the Lab exam. Practice is
> important but if you get into the habit of just typing in configs and not
> really understanding what they are doing what's the point??? I've been
there
> and it doesn't help, it's pointless to go through the "8" hr practice labs
if
> you haven't already studied and configured all of the protocols
independently
> (Not to mention it's a waste of $$$). To make the best use of your time
you
> have to understand all of the protocols as well as how to configure them;
read
> the config guides (which are usually pretty basic) and then read through
and
> experiment with the commands in the command references this will better
> prepare you for the real deal.
>
>             Now that I've put you all to sleep, I would like to thank
Brian
> Dennis and Brian McGahan for putting together the best training class that
one
> could ask for as a final check before taking the lab!! These two set the
> standard for CCIE training, at a very reasonable price!!! Their labs are
the
> best available!! If you are studying for the lab you have to check out the
> following links:
>
>
>
> http://www.internetworkexpert.com/
>
>
>
> http://www.internetworkexpert.com/resources/01700358.htm
>
>
>
>
>
>             I would also like to recommend Gigavelocity as an excellent
place
> to rent rack time, their lab is as close to the real thing as possible, it
> even has the 3725 as well as the same ISDN sim as the real lab!!!
> www.gigavelocity.com        They have also recently added a PIX, IDS
Sensor,
> VPN Concentrator a well as an AAA server for those whom are studying for
the
> Security Lab.
>
>
>
> I am in no way associated with the above two companies.
>
>
>
> Last but not least I would like to thank all of the kind souls who
regularly
> post to GroupStudy and a special thanks to Paul for running the show!!!!
>
>
>
> Jason Viera
>
>
>
> CCIE #12534
>
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