Rob Riker's INE Videos for CCIE
I have just started viewing CCIE R&S videos and started with Rob Riker's "System Management." I am in complete awe after watching just the 4 files. Rob seems so unsure of everything he does that I am sure a novice student is left more confused after watching the videos.
He tries adding a loopback to the cloud in GNS3 and wont be able to do it. Tries boot and then does ? and will pick network over system, will try to boot from tftp but wont provide any ip address. He will see type 7 password encryption and then will try to look if the "service password-encrytion" is in the running-config, and when he won't see the command, he will himself sound confused and then will move on, without ever clarifying how did that even happen if he never found the "password-encryption" in the running-config. To me, the answer was simple that the IOS version he was running was new, and all the latest versions, "password-encryption" is enabled by default. Defaults are not shown in running-onfig.
Anyway, the guy might be a CCIE but he is just so new that his videos are extremely low quality stuff for an IE level. Something like this might be doable at the CCNA level, but still not even a CCNA from INE as the provider. INE used to bring the best of the best for creating their quality content but now looks like that R&S IE students are more of a guinea pigs group where they can throw new teachers.
Please do watch the 4 files in the System Management and please tell me honestly, if Brian himself would have created the same, those would have been 10 minutes each and one time perfect shots than what Rob couldnt even achieve in burning 30 minutes.
What are your thoughts? Has anyone else felt the same? So, what are you all doing? Moving back to old (gold Brian) videos or to a different vendor? I am lost, and feel very disappointed. I used to regards INE as pioneers and the greats of the game, but Rob from them is huge flop.