just started practicing CCIE RS workbooks

dear friends, 

i have just obtained the latest ccie rs workbooks and i going over the diff labs. this is the first time i go over such labs and i have some questions:

1. to practice the labs in volumes 1 through 4 i need to cable my topology only once, right? the diagram given applies to all labs in all volumes, right?? i do not need to cable the network for every lab, right?

2. i noticed that i could download conif/tshoot scripts for diff racks. how do these racks diff and which ones i use to practice the labs in the volumes. 

3. i could really appreciate nay tips/help as a new starter on some issues i need to take into consideration upon doing my first labs

 

many thanks

Wissam

 

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  • See my comments below:

     

    dear friends, 

    i have just obtained the latest ccie rs workbooks and i going over the diff labs. this is the first time i go over such labs and i have some questions:

    1. to practice the labs in volumes 1 through 4 i need to cable my topology only once, right? the diagram given applies to all labs in all volumes, right?? i do not need to cable the network for every lab, right?

    Correct. All of the labs run on the same physical topology. They don't want you wasting time with cabling each lab.

     

    2. i noticed that i could download conif/tshoot scripts for diff racks. how do these racks diff and which ones i use to practice the labs in the volumes. 

     

    This applies more to the rack rentals. The subnets and other things change from rack to rack based on rack number. Physically the racks are the same. The real lab will be the same.

     

    3. i could really appreciate nay tips/help as a new starter on some issues i need to take into consideration upon doing my first labs

     

    The best tip I can give you is don't rush into Vol 2 and beyond until you know Vol 1 as well as you know yourself. You must know the all of the basics up and down, left and right before you can have a legitimate chance at the real lab.

     

    many thanks

    Wissam

     

     

  • Based on outline of Vol 1 I have seen so far on INE website, I must say it's the most detailed one in terms of technology workbook compare to any other vendor.

    I have seen sample vol2 lab from INE posted by Petr and as per that the physical topology is going to remain same for all labs, your initials configuration given for each lab decides though how logical topology may look alike.

    few of the tips I know so far which of course applies to any vendor workbook are : Don't use the same rack number for all labs you do...just don't get too much familiar with that otherwise you might put wrong rack number in real lab too [;)]

    same idea applies to using process number for routing protocols and AS numbers in BGP

    Spend more and more time on knowing technology inside out with technology workbook, that is more important before you jump on to Full scale labs. 

    Try to think about solutions yourself. Try to see if there are other ways to get things working without violating the rules that lab setup for you .

     

    And of course run a TCL/MACRO ping test in end of each lab to make sure something is not messed up along the way [:P]

     

    HTH...

    Deepak Arora



    http://deepakarora1984.blogspot.com/

  • many thanks for the help. 

    i have yet one doubt i need to clarify. 

    i have noticed downloadable pre-configurations for many racks up to 30!!!

    which ones do i use while practicing the workbook labs? which rack?

     

    Wissam

  • wissamak,

    I would advise practicing with different rack numbers so you don't develop a habit of always using 1, for example. The IP addresses usually vary by rack number in the Graded Labs racks and the actual racks at Cisco.

    many thanks for the help. 

    i have yet one doubt i need to clarify. 

    i have noticed downloadable pre-configurations for many racks up to 30!!!

    which ones do i use while practicing the workbook labs? which rack?

    Wissam


  • In real lab they gonna give you L3 diagram for example with IP looking like 150.x.x.y . Where x is going to be your rack number and Y is going to be device number. Something like that...

     

    so if rack number is 3 and you are working on R6 it will be 150.3.6.6

     



    HTH...

    Deepak Arora

    http://www.deepakarora1984.blogspot.com/

  • Thanks for the Tips. I am just starting my journey too.

  • Thanks for the informative information ..... I am just starting my journey too.

  • I am trying to form a ccie study group. Ping me if interested.

     

    My IM and skype details are on my blog.

     




    HTH...

    Deepak Arora

    http://www.deepakarora1984.blogspot.com






  • Please count me in my skype is cedolores thanks...


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    Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 23:13:36 -0800
    Subject: Re: [CCIE R&S General] just started practicing CCIE RS workbooks

    I am trying to form a ccie study group. Ping me if interested.

     

    My IM and skype details are on my blog.

     





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    Deepak Arora

    http://www.deepakarora1984.blogspot.com





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    HTH...

    Deepak Arora

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  • Hello Deepak,

    I am interesting in joining your CCIE  R&S study group.

     

     

    Thanks

    KSudi

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  • looking for a person to study with.  I have a full complete 100% lab in my house.   Just need some guidance :).

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