How to get started for CCIE R&S

I searcched but can't find an answer to this.

I have an all access pass....not sure how to get started on CCIE R&S - i.e. which videos match up with Cisco's CCIE v5 blueprint?

Any suggestions would be helpful.

 

Thanks in advance,

Kurt

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  • Start with this: http://streaming.ine.com/c/route-switch-atc

     

    CCIE Routing & Switching v5 Advanced Technologies

     

    Brian McGahan, 4 x CCIE #8593 (R&S/SP/SC/DC), CCDE #2013::13

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    From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of khelg
    Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 4:03 PM
    To: Brian McGahan
    Subject: [CCIE R&S General] How to get started for CCIE R&S

     

    I searcched but can't find an answer to this.

    I have an all access pass....not sure how to get started on CCIE R&S - i.e. which videos match up with Cisco's CCIE v5 blueprint?

    Any suggestions would be helpful.

     

    Thanks in advance,

    Kurt




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  • This is a pretty open-ended question. Everyones study habits and experiance is different. I will assume you have not passed the written yet so start there. 

    Work through your written and use any of the advanced technology labs to cover topics you are weak in.

    Once the written is passed start working your way through all the Advanced technology topics that cover "Core areas" such as L2, Routing, BGP, etc. 

    Once through the those move on to the foundation labs and sprinkle in full scale and troubleshooting labs as you go.

    Here is INEs suggested stratagy with the v4 topics and Im sure the promised v5 refresh of these post will come out soon. These will give a good idea of how to get started and work your way through everything.

    http://blog.ine.com/2010/10/09/how-to-pass-the-ccie-rs-with-ines-4-0-training-program/

    http://blog.ine.com/2010/07/22/getting-the-most-out-of-ccie-rs-workbooks-vol1-and-vol2/

     

    Good luck dude!!

  • I just started aswell on the written exam prep.
    Been going through the blueprint. Reading the OCG and mixing it a bit up with Routing TCP/IP vol1.
    So are people recommending the ATC videos before I take the written?

  • The general concensus is to do the ATC vidoes and associated labs in conjuction with the reading you have mentioned.  This gives a better mix of learning modes and starts one on the hands on practice.  Remember there is a lot of information to learn at great depth so the more you are exposed to it the better you will learn and retain the information.

  • I am starting down this track doing both as well.  I'm planning on studying with the ATC vids (only have 30 hours left), labbing/Workbooking, and then taking the written.  Once passed the written, I will follow through with the Foundations, Troubleshooting, and Full Scale Labs (all while continuing to read books).  

    On Thu Jan 22 2015 at 12:00:13 PM Grolschy <[email protected]> wrote:

    I just started aswell on the written exam prep.
    Been going through the blueprint. Reading the OCG and mixing it a bit up with Routing TCP/IP vol1.
    So are people recommending the ATC videos before I take the written?




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  • I am starting down this track doing both as well.  I'm planning on studying with the ATC vids (only have 30 hours left), labbing/Workbooking, and then taking the written.  Once passed the written, I will follow through with the Foundations, Troubleshooting, and Full Scale Labs (all while continuing to read books).

     

    This is my planned course of action as well. I am also using XMIND mind mapping software to keep notes and I created a spreadsheet tracking my progress in each of the topic domains (an idea I borrowed from here).

    Mike

  • I am starting down this track doing both as well.  I'm planning on studying with the ATC vids (only have 30 hours left), labbing/Workbooking, and then taking the written.  Once passed the written, I will follow through with the Foundations, Troubleshooting, and Full Scale Labs (all while continuing to read books).  
    On Thu Jan 22 2015 at 12:00:13 PM Grolschy <[email protected]> wrote:

    I just started aswell on the written exam prep.
    Been going through the blueprint. Reading the OCG and mixing it a bit up with Routing TCP/IP vol1.
    So are people recommending the ATC videos before I take the written?





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    I am planning on doing the same, currently aboyut half way through the ATC vids and using the certification guide volume 1 and 2 for the written exam. I am also doing some technology labs. Will move onto foundation labs and troubleshooting labs after passing the written (Currently booked for March).

  • I am actually quite confused now. I've labbed RIP and EIGRP these past few weeks and starting to grasp each technologies on the workbook, right now I'm digging around more books for these 2 routing protocols.

    Then I grabbed the CCIE v5.0 Official Certification Guide and was dumbfounded by it's wording. It just strucked me completely with, for example, computated distance which I have to look what do they mean by it, of course it's just metric. 

    So, an honest question and confusion starts to overshadow my study. Do I need this certification guide for the lab or this is more for written test? Do you guys suggest me grinding through it right now?

    Appreciate any advice.

  • The official cert guide is aimed at the written exam.  You do need to know the theory, before doing the lab.

  • also the exam prep guide is just the foundation....if does not hurt to know more about all the protocols involved...

    for example for OSPF i recommend reading the "OSPF Anatomy of a Routing Protocol Book".

    Gives you some information about why certain parts of OSPF were designed the way it is now..(Just skip the MOSPF chapter ;-) )

  • Agree, OSPF Anatomy is an interesting and excellent book for CCIE preparation.

  • The BGP Configuration Handbook is a little bit outdated,

     

    Routing TCP/ IP can be interested but also a little bit older,

     

    IPv6 Fundamentals and MPLS Fundamentals are a good start,

     

    Developing IP Multicast Networks Vol 1 By Beau Williams is a classic. 

    (and Vol 2 was never released, packetpushers.net has a good Podcast about Mcast there he explains why it was called Vol 1 initially)

     

  • Thanks for the suggestions.

    I'm reading Routing TCP/IP, cert guide, OSPF anatomy. 

    What's the outdated portion of Routing TCP/IP? I only found it doesn't have Wide Metrics on EIGRP yet. 

  • For example the bgp synchronization is now disabled by default. Also no auto- summary is now default wit eigrp and rip

  • Thank you for sharing the good information. I also wanted to check which certification guide book is good for Version 5. The only one that I have found and it is recent publication is below. Would this be sufficient:

    CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide Library, 5th Edition
    By Narbik Kocharians, Peter Paluch, Terry Vinson

    Thank you for your time
    --------------------------------------------
    On Fri, 2/6/15, ciscoarc wrote:

    Subject: Re: [CCIE R&S General] How to get started for CCIE R&S
    To: [email protected]
    Date: Friday, February 6, 2015, 10:55 AM



    Thanks for the suggestions.
    I'm reading Routing TCP/IP, cert guide, OSPF
    anatomy. 
    What's the outdated portion of Routing TCP/IP? I only
    found it doesn't have Wide Metrics on EIGRP
    yet. 


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  • I'd say its a good start but not an all in one. I have several books. TCP/IP vol 1 and 2, end to end qos, ip multicast routing, CCIE professional development series. Several RFCs. INE whitepapers. Cisco live usually recommends several resources in their videos. 

    My honest opinion, read/watch/lab to solidify your understanding. If you have to read everybook cover to cover to get a solid understanding then do it, no one can say you over studied. You'll probably read a lot of overlapping info, i know I have, I usually focus on the areas I am weak in and read the associated chapters and videos on those technologies. then lab and troubleshoot the operations. Unfortunately there is no shortcut for CCIE. The hands on lab exam pretty much gaurantees that, if some one believe that they can brain dump or cheat on the exam I have beachfront property in Wyoming for you, and I don't mean a lake or river.


    On Friday, February 6, 2015 12:12 PM, Ellie <[email protected]> wrote:


    Thank you for sharing the good information. I also wanted to check which certification guide book is good for Version 5. The only one that I have found and it is recent publication is below. Would this be sufficient: CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide Library, 5th Edition By Narbik Kocharians, Peter Paluch, Terry Vinson Thank you for your time -------------------------------------------- On Fri, 2/6/15, ciscoarc wrote: Subject: Re: [CCIE R&S General] How to get started for CCIE R&S To: [email protected] Date: Friday, February 6, 2015, 10:55 AM Thanks for the suggestions. I'm reading Routing TCP/IP, cert guide, OSPF anatomy. What's the outdated portion of Routing TCP/IP? I only found it doesn't have Wide Metrics on EIGRP yet. INE - The Industry Leader in CCIE Preparation http://www.INE.com Subscription information may be found at: http://www.ieoc.com/forums/ForumSubscriptions.aspx


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