IEWB-RS-VOL1-V5 Beta Bridging & Switching Labs - Major Update

IEWB-RS Volume I Version 5 Bridging and Switching labs are now significantly updated with the detailed breakdown sections and are posted on the members site. This section alone is nearly 200 pages now. A sample of them can be viewed here. Questions and comments should be posted on the CCIE R&S Lab Workbook Volume I Version 5.0 section of Internetwork Expert's Online Community.
Happy labbing!
Brian

Comments

  • The page numbers don't correspond to the pages in LockLizard. So, for instance, an IE customer wants to go to page 118 to look at the "STP Loopguard Solution" section... they enter 118 in the LockLizard "Go To Page" and end up somewhere in the middle of the "STP BPDU Guard Default" section. Any chance you can get the page numbers in the document  in sync with the viewer? It kinda sucks having to page forward to find the table of contents and do the math when the solution is easy for the document creator.

    Also, how about adding bookmarks? It would be real helpful if you could add bookmarks that coorespond to the sections in the table of contents.

     

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    The page numbers, like a normal PDF, don't take into account the intro
    section.  I'm not sure if it's possible to import the PDF bookmarks
    into locklizard, I'll check into this.



    Thanks,



    Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593 (R&S/SP/Security)

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    bam wrote:

    The page numbers don't correspond to the pages in LockLizard. So,
    for instance, an IE customer wants to go to page 118 to look at the
    "STP Loopguard Solution" section... they enter 118 in the LockLizard
    "Go To Page" and end up somewhere in the middle of the "STP BPDU Guard
    Default" section. Any chance you can get the page numbers in the
    document  in sync with the viewer? It kinda sucks having to page
    forward to find the table of contents and do the math when the solution
    is easy for the document creator.

    Also, how about adding bookmarks? It would be real helpful if you
    could add bookmarks that coorespond to the sections in the table of
    contents.

     







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  • Brian -- Given that the "page numbers, like a normal PDF, don't take
    into account the intro
    section..." wouldn't it make sense to renumber the document so that
    this isn't a problem -- you know, start with number 1? Is there some
    reason that you need to format your documents like a text book?

    Regarding bookmarks... As far as I can tell, I can't create bookmarks in LockLizard. even your protected PDFs prevent readers from making bookmarks. To clarify, I'm not asking you about importing PDF bookmarks rather I'm asking you to create bookmarks that match the table of contents to make the document easier to find the sections. capiche?

     

  • > Brian -- Given that the "page numbers, like a normal PDF, don't take
    > into account the intro section..." wouldn't it make sense to renumber
    > the document so that this isn't a problem -- you know, start with
    > number 1? Is there some reason that you need to format your documents
    > like a text book?
    >
    I'll look into this, it's simply a formatting issue then.

    > Regarding bookmarks... As far as I can tell, I can't create bookmarks
    > in LockLizard. even your protected PDFs prevent readers from making
    > bookmarks. To clarify, I'm not asking you about importing PDF
    > bookmarks rather I'm asking you to create bookmarks that match the
    > table of contents to make the document easier to find the sections.
    > capiche?
    >
    >
    I get what you're saying, but I'm not sure if locklizard supports
    this on my production side I mean. PDFs can have bookmarks but I'm not
    sure PDCs support them. I'll check into it and post an update.

    Thanks,

    Brian

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  • HI Brian,

    thanks for updating your material.

    I have a question for you...I feel that the v5.0 vol1 are taking much longer to complete than 4.1. My strategy was to "quickly" finish Vol1 and then move on to Vol2 and 3...so do you see any harm in me still following 4.1 rather than 5.0?

    your feedback is appreciated.

    thx

  • I wouldnt 'quickly' go through any of them. You should go through them
    until you are confident that you know the material. Its better to do the
    Vol I stuff properly, rather than learning while doing the Vol II and
    III labs - these should be used to build on the knowledge gained in Vol I

    khabib wrote:
    >
    > HI Brian,
    >
    > thanks for updating your material.
    >
    > I have a question for you...I feel that the v5.0 vol1 are taking much
    > longer to complete than 4.1. My strategy was to "quickly" finish Vol1
    > and then move on to Vol2 and 3...so do you see any harm in me still
    > following 4.1 rather than 5.0?
    >
    > your feedback is appreciated.
    >
    > thx
    >
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    No, you should not quickly go through them.  Basically if you don't
    understand "why" everything is happening exactly with the volume 1
    topics then you'll get killed with volume 2.  With volume 2 it is
    assuming that you already know what the underlying technology issues
    are, and you are combining them in advanced ways.



    HTH,



    Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593 (R&S/SP/Security)

    [email protected]

     

    Internetwork Expert, Inc.

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    ccielab wrote:
    I wouldnt 'quickly' go through any of them. You should go through them until you are confident that you know the material. Its better to do the Vol I stuff properly, rather than learning while doing the Vol II and III labs - these should be used to build on the knowledge gained in Vol I khabib wrote: > > HI Brian, > > thanks for updating your material. > > I have a question for you...I feel that the v5.0 vol1 are taking much > longer to complete than 4.1. My strategy was to "quickly" finish Vol1 > and then move on to Vol2 and 3...so do you see any harm in me still > following 4.1 rather than 5.0? > > your feedback is appreciated. > > thx >


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  • sorry..I should have been clear. By going through it "quickly", I didn't mean to imply that I'm not planning to understand the technology. But I just find going through 4.1 much faster than using 5.0...since most of 5.0 configurations require one to configure EACH router. Apologies if I'm not being clear in my question....basically, the crux of my question, are the 5.0 labs so much better than 4.1 that I'd be missing out on a lot if I were to just stick with 4.1?

    thx

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    Yes, they are a major improvement over 4.1.  Personally I would focus
    solely on the 5.0 content instead of the 4.1 content for volume 1.



    Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593 (R&S/SP/Security)

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    Internetwork Expert, Inc.

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    khabib wrote:

    sorry..I should have been clear. By going through it "quickly", I
    didn't mean to imply that I'm not planning to understand the
    technology. But I just find going through 4.1 much faster than using
    5.0...since most of 5.0 configurations require one to configure EACH
    router. Apologies if I'm not being clear in my question....basically,
    the crux of my question, are the 5.0 labs so much better than 4.1 that
    I'd be missing out on a lot if I were to just stick with 4.1?

    thx







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  • I just wanted to say that v5.0 is amazing (I'm doing RIP section). Initially it was tough to get a grasp of things but it's getting much better now! :)

     

    thx

  • Hi Brain,

    Firstly thank you for an excellent product.

     

    I recently purchased end-to-end track and few weeks after receiving the printed material there is an update [:(]. I am still going through COD and would like to start with VOL 5.0 as opposed to received material (4.1).

     

    I understand that VOL 5.0 is still in Beta and there is no printed copy available. In this case is it best for me to just print VOL 5 from my members section and work through it from start or can we expect printed copy of VOL 5 in near future i.e. may be a month.

     

     

    Regards,

    Ather

     

  • You can do either or.  Printed copies will be ready for shipping in a few weeks, but it's basically the same result as printing it out yourself.  It wouldn't hurt to go through both the 4.1 and the 5.0 content though ;)

  • I have to admit that the Vol 1 Version 5 is a great improvemetn over its predecessor (vol 4.1).

    First all of you don't have to erase your config for every task. Which was kind of annoying. Everything is covered in the B&S section even some things that I did not know and that were not covered during the COD like Etherchannel over 802.1q Tunneling [:^)]. This section made me look through the online documentation and I have learnt some pretty interesting thing on 802.1q tunneling.

    My advice go through the Vol 5 from end to end and if you're stuck, don't look at the solution directly, but rather go through the online documentation and try the step by step configuration guide. It has helped me a lot to understand how these technologies work.

     

    It's a great product and I cannot wait for the final version to come out with all the sections.[;)]

  • Hi Brian,

    Just a quick question about the new upcoming workbooks Ver 5 , the hardware devices and IOS Versions will be the same as in 4.1 ..??? I've just grabbed together all devices to prepar for the 4.1 workbooks, and hope there will be not a significantly update regarding IOS and Hardware needed for this.

    Best Regards,

     

    Mauro

     

     

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    Hi Mauro,



        The hardware spec is the same.  The only difference you may notice
    is FastEthernet interfaces in the new version versus some regular
    Ethernet interfaces in the old version.



    Thanks,



    Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593 (R&S/SP/Security)

    [email protected]

     

    Internetwork Expert, Inc.

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    Mauro wrote:

    Hi Brian,

    Just a quick question about the new upcoming workbooks Ver 5 , the
    hardware devices and IOS Versions will be the same as in 4.1 ..??? I've
    just grabbed together all devices to prepar for the 4.1 workbooks, and
    hope there will be not a significantly update regarding IOS and
    Hardware needed for this.

    Best Regards,

     

    Mauro

     

     







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  • any more updates? I'm trying to spend my time watching CoDs :)

    sorry for pestering you guys

     

     

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