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  • CCIE Security Lab Exam Details

    By admin | April 20, 2009

    Exam Refresh:

    Effective April 20th,2009, important content changes were implemented in the Lab Exam. Version 2.0 has been retired, candidates should prepare using the v3.0 Lab Exam , Lab Equipment and Software Versions.

    Please review the Study/Learn tab for more information on how to study for the Lab Exam.

    Configuring a Network to Given Specifications

    The CCIE lab exam is an eight-hour, hands-on exam which requires you to configure a series of secure networks to given specifications. Read the rest of this entry »


    Topics: CCIE Security, CCIE Track, Cisco News | No Comments »

    Troubleshooting and its Role in the new CCIE Blueprints

    By admin | April 14, 2009

    Troubleshooting has always been a part of the lab in one form or another. Whether we look back to the days when the lab was a 2-day lab and the 2nd half of the 2nd day was entirely set aside for troubleshooting, or moving to the 1-day format where your own careless mistakes could mean you were in for a world of debugging to see what you did wrong, or even more recently up until now where Cisco began building small inherent errors into your initial configurations and then giving you a heads up with a task and points associated to fixing it. By the way, for you conspiracy theorists out there, they put the errors in before you get to your lab – and NO, they do not perform any ‘live’ error introduction while you are inside of your 8 hours, thus my word “inherent”.

    Well moving on from those days till now, we come up against a new blueprint change recently for Voice and . This past year at Cisco Live! Networkers ‘08, we got to talking with a few of the Cisco Content Managers for various tracks (mainly Voice and ) and also listening to their presentations and Q&A time with the crowds after the Techtorials. What we very solidly came to understand was that it is Cisco’s goal Read the rest of this entry »

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    CCNP BSCI(642-901) Lab – OSPF

    By admin | April 14, 2009

    is configure on routers Amaniya and Lynaic. Amaniya’s S0/0 interface and Lynaic’s S0/1 interface are in Area 0. Lynaic’s Loopback0 interface is in Area 2.

    Your task is to configure the following:

    Pass4sure’s S0/0 interface in Area 1

    Amaniya’s S0/1 interface in Area 1

    Use the appropriate mask such that ONLY Pass4sure’s S0/0 and Amaniya’s S0/1 could be in Area 1.

    Area 1 should not receive any external or inter-area routes (except the default route). Read the rest of this entry »

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    Topics: 642-901 Exam, CCNP | 6 Comments »

    CCNP BSCI(642-901) Lab – ISIS EIGRP Redistribution

    By admin | April 14, 2009

    The Pass4sure company recently completed merging with Lynaic. The two companies have been using separate routing protocols on their corporate networks, and an immediate solution is required for the two companied to begin sharing data. A boundary router, Amadiya, has been established to perform mutual redistribution of route information between the two networks. Configure route redistribution from into IS-IS and from IS-IS into on the boundary route per the following requirements:

    1. Seed metric for EIGRP must have the following characteristics:

    Bandwidth=512 Kbps

    2. Delay=100 Read the rest of this entry »

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    Topics: 642-901 Exam, CCNP | 4 Comments »

    CCNP BSCI(642-901) Lab – IPv6 OSPF Virtual Link

    By admin | April 14, 2009

    Acme is a small export company that has an existing enterprise network that is runing IPV6 OSPFv3. Currently is configured on all routers.However, P4S-R4′s loopback address (FEC0:4:4) cannot be seen in P4S-R1′s routin table.You are tasked with identifying the cause of this fault and implementing the needed corrective actions that uses OSPF features and does no change the current area assignments. You will know that you have corrected the fault when P4S-R4′s loopback address (FEC0:4:4) can ping from P4S-R1 to P4S-R4 loopback address.

    Special Note: To gain the maximum number of points you must remove all incorrect or unneeded configuration statements related to this issue. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Topics: 642-901 Exam, CCNP | 1 Comment »

    CCNP BSCI(642-901) Lab – EIGRP Stub

    By admin | April 14, 2009

    By increasing the first distant office, JS manufactures has extended their business. They antecedently configured the remote office router (P4S-R3) from which they can reach all Corporate subnets. In order to raise network stableness and lower the memory usage and broadband utilization to P4S-R3, JS manufactures makes use of route summarization together with the Routing feature. Another network engineer is responsible for the implementing of this solution. However, in the process of configuring EIGRP stub routing connectivity with the remote network devices off of P4S-R3 has been missing.

    Presently JS has configured EIGRP on all routers in the network P4S-R2, P4S-R3, and P4S-R4. Your duty is to find and solve the connectivity failure problem with the remote office router P4S-R3. You should then configure route summarization only to the distant office router P4S-R3 to complete the task after the problem has been solved.

    The success of pings from P4S-R2 to the P4S-R3 LAN interface proves that the fault has been corrected and the he P4S-R3 IP routing table only contains 2 subnets. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP) – II

    By admin | April 13, 2009


    To participate in STP, each port of a switch must progress through several states. A port begins in a Disabled state moving through several passive states and finally into an active state if allowed to forward traffic. The STP port states are: Disabled, Blocking, Listening, Learning, and Forwarding.

    . Ports that are administratively shut down by the network administrator or by the system due to a fault condition are in the Disabled state. This state is special and is not part of the normal STP progression for a port.

    . After a port initializes, it begins in the Blocking state so that no bridging loops can form. In the Blocking state, a port cannot receive or transmit Read the rest of this entry »

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    Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP) – I

    By admin | April 13, 2009

    A Layer 2 switch, which functions as a transparent bridge, offers no additional links for redundancy purposes. To add redundancy, a second switch must be added. Now two switches offer the transparent bridging function in parallel. LAN designs with redundant links introduce the possibility that frames might loop around the network forever. These looping frames would cause network performance problems. For example, when the switches receive an unknown unicast, both will flood the frame out all their available ports, including the ports that link to the other switch, resulting in what is known as a bridging loop, as the frame is forwarded around and around between two switches. This occurs because parallel switches are unaware of each other. The Spanning Tree Protocol (), which allows the redundant LAN links to be used while preventing frames from looping around the LAN indefinitely through those redundant links, was developed to overcome the possibility of bridging loops. It enables switches to become aware of each other so that they can negotiate a loop-free path through the network. Loops are discovered before they are opened for use, and redundant links are shut down to prevent the loops from forming. is communicated between all connected

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    Manage Cisco IOS

    By admin | April 13, 2009

    Configuring Cisco

    Configuration mode is one of the modes for the Cisco CLI. It is similar to user mode and privileged mode. User mode allows commands that are not disruptive to be issued, with some information being displayed to the user. Privileged mode supports a superset of commands compared to user mode. However, none of the commands in user or privileged mode changes the configuration of the router. Configuration mode is another mode in which configuration commands are typed.

    Commands typed in configuration mode update the active configuration file. These changes to the configuration occur immediately each time you press the Enter key at the end of a command. Configuration mode itself contains a multitude of subcommand modes. The type of command Read the rest of this entry »

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