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Thursday, May 21, 2009

CCIP accomplished

Yesterday I passed "Implementing Cisco MPLS" (642-611) exam. That was last one for me to complete CCIP certification process. I want to share my "CCIP reading list":

Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1 (2nd Edition)(CCIE Professional Development)

Routing TCP/IP, Volume II (CCIE Professional Development)

BGP Design and Implementation

Cisco QOS Exam Certification Guide (IP Telephony Self-Study) (2nd Edition)

MPLS Fundamentals

The list is not exclusive. In addition to that I used Cisco's command reference guide and IOS documentation on Cisco's website and built small lab to practice. I also tried using exam simulators like RealExams, a.k.a. Pass4Sure, a.k.a. TestKing. Actually, I am not sure if it is the same company or they steal from each other, but simulators' content is almost identical and I found all of them to be waste of money - ridden with errors and outdated. For 642-611 exam, I tried Bosons Software simulator. This one was of much better quality, but turned out to be too easy to be a good help for MPLS exam preparation. Even if you manage to achieve 80-90% accuracy in this simulator, your real exam score won't be high enough to pass.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

2 more Netscreen's OIDs shows what Netscreen thinks latency (in ms) is through IPSec tunnel number X. See my old post on how to find tunnel number.

Here is another one. How much data was transferred via policy number Y.
Beware, it reports in Bytes/sec. In order to make it work, you'll have to configure policy with "count" option.