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Re: Starting my journey again after three years posted 11/17/2008
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You mean to tell me BGP has a best path selection process?
Next you'll be telling me it doesn't stand for Bloody Good Protocol!!

:-)

On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 7:47 PM, Anthony Sequeira <
asequeira@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> It sure is a doozy.
>
> In my opinion, this is clearly NOT outside the scope - in fact, I believe
> it should have been included and marked with a Key Topic flag!
>
> Anthony J. Sequeira, CCIE #15626, CCSI #23251
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> On Nov 17, 2008, at 2:41 PM, Scott M Vermillion wrote:
>
>  Aint that a doozy?!
>>
>> Actually, I'm all in favor of exam writers taking the time to probe
>> comprehension and knowledge vs. an ability to memorize stuff.  You can
>> come
>> up with a mnemonic for anything (Naughty Wombats, LOL) and pass an exam
>> full
>> of questions such as "name the RFC that defines xyz" and so forth.  Having
>> said that, to state that the BGP best path selection is outside the scope
>> of
>> the written Cert Guide strikes me as taking things a tad far.  This book
>> makes extensive use of the "Key Topic" flag.  I interpret those to be
>> identifying knowledge which is critical to passing the exam.  They simply
>> could have listed the selection process and then not flagged it as a key
>> point (for the written, of course, if in fact it no longer is).
>>
>> Oh well, the information is out there and it's probably best to be finding
>> it in the documentation (or your brain) vs. any book by the time you move
>> on
>> to lab prep.  Just struck me as really odd when I read it...
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Anthony Sequeira [mailto:asequeira@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>> Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 11:22 AM
>> To: Scott M Vermillion
>> Cc: 'Wiz Khan'; ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: Re: Starting my journey again after three years
>>
>> Oh my!
>>
>> Anthony J. Sequeira, CCIE #15626, CCSI #23251
>> Senior CCIE Instructor
>>
>> asequeira@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>
>> Internetwork Expert, Inc.
>> http://www.InternetworkExpert.com
>> Toll Free: 877-224-8987
>> Outside US: 775-826-4344
>>
>> On Nov 17, 2008, at 1:12 PM, Scott M Vermillion wrote:
>>
>>  Wiz,
>>>
>>> The blueprint for the written changed quite a bit back in the summer
>>> of '07;
>>> definitely upgrade your Cisco Press "Certification Guide," which has
>>> since
>>> been updated to reflect the new v3.x content.
>>>
>>> But I feel this book is week in some key areas (was shocked the
>>> other day to
>>> see that the BGP best path selection process was considered by the
>>> authors
>>> to be "lengthy" and "outside the scope of this book" - gasp!).
>>>
>>> Best,
>>>
>>> Scott
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
>>> Of Wiz
>>> Khan
>>> Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 8:19 AM
>>> To: ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Subject: Starting my journey again after three years
>>>
>>> Greetings,
>>>
>>> I took my first shot at CCIE RS lab exam almost three years ago and
>>> did not
>>> pass it. Since then I am working on L4-L7 stuff and kind of away from
>>> traditional routing and switching world. Now I have decided to go
>>> back and
>>> study again. My written is obviously expired. So that will be my
>>> first step
>>> now. I am working in Networking for past 10 years. over the course
>>> of this
>>> time, I have purchased and studied many cisco press books. Now I
>>> need to go
>>> back to these books and start preparing for my written exam. Couple
>>> of days
>>> ago, when I took my cisco press books from my shelf (all were dusty)
>>> and
>>> started reading, I realize that I still know lots of stuff from
>>> them, and it
>>> felt like I will be wasting lots of time going thru these books, I
>>> really
>>> need some condensed form so I can quickly brush up my skills. Is any
>>> one
>>> aware of any such books?
>>>
>>> At my first lab attempt [almost three years ago] I bought IPexpert
>>> work book
>>> (version 7 I believe) and its proctor guide. The material was great,
>>> unfortunately I did not even complete first 5 labs before sitting in
>>> the
>>> lab. I still have those books, I am wondering if those are still
>>> relavent or
>>> should I buy new work books?
>>>
>>> My current employer may be willing to pay for ccie bootcamp. I am
>>> wondering
>>> if there are any good ones (for written and lab) in New York city?
>>>
>>>
>>> many thanks
>>> Wiz
>>>
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