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CCI E Ser vi c e Pr ovi der Ver . 3.0
Advanc ed Tec hnol ogi es Cl ass
Introduction
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I nst r uc t or I nt r oduc t i on
• Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593
•MCSE NT 4.0, CCNA, CCNP
•CCIE Routing and Switching - 2002
•CCIE Service Provider - 2006
•CCIE Security - 2007
– bmcgahan@ine.com
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Usi ng t he Onl i ne Cl assr oom
• Adjusting your bandwidth settings
• Asking questions
• Viewing the screen sharing
• Contact support@ine.comfor technical issues
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Ask i ng Quest i ons
• Cisco NDA Agreement
– No discussion of actual lab questions
• Class Participation is Key
• Offline Questions
– Discussion Forum
• http://www.IEOC.com
• Web and email based technical discussions
– INE Blog
• http://blog.INE.com
• Technical write-ups
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Cl ass Ti mi ng
• Start daily at 9 AM (09:00) CDT (-6 GMT)
• 10 minute break about every hour
• One hour lunch break around 12:00
• Class ends around 4 PM (16:00)
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What To Ex pec t Fr om Cl ass
• Learn a structured approach for…
– Configuration
– Verification
– Troubleshooting
• Main class focus is MPLS & L3VPN
– CCIE SP is essentially an IGP/BGP/MPLS exam
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Cl ass Pr er equi si t es
• Working knowledge of…
– Layer 2
•Ethernet, Frame Relay, HDLC, PPP
– Layer 3
•IPv4, IPv6, Routing Logic, RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS,
BGP, Multicast, MPLS
– Misc.
•QoS, IOS Security, IOS Features & Management
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CCI E SPv3 Lab Ex am Bl uepr i nt
• Official Lab Exam Topics
– http://www.cisco.com/go/ccie
• Expanded Blueprint
– CCIE Service Provider Lab Exam v3.0 Checklist
– Use this to track your progress
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CCI E SPv3 Lab Har dw ar e
• Cisco XR12000 Series Routers
– IOS-XR Software Version 3.9.1
• Cisco 7200/7600 Series equivalent Routers
(Using Simulator)
– IOS Software Version 12.2-33 SR
• Cisco ME3400E Series Switches
– Catalyst IOS Software Version 12.2-54 SE
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Cl ass Har dw ar e Topol ogy
• 20 Routers
– 2 x GSR PRP-2s w/ IOS XR 3.9.1
– 6 x 7204VXRs w/ IOS 12.2(33)SR
– 12 x 2600XMs w/ IOS 12.3(26)
• 2 Switches
– 2 x ME3400s w/ 12.2(54)SE
• Topology will be available for rack rentals
– http://www.ine.com/rack-rentals.htm
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How t o Pr epar e f or t he CCI E Lab
• Learning the Technologies
– Passing as a byproduct of being an expert
– Results in becoming a true Internetwork Expert
Tips
&
Tricks
Foundational
Knowledge
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How NOT t o Pr epar e f or t he CCI E Lab
• Learning by Lab
– Results in knowledge gaps -“Gotchas”
– Passing by “brute force”
Tips and Tricks
Foundational
Knowledge
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St r uc t ur ed CCI E Pr epar at i on Appr oac h
• Step 1
– Gain a basic understanding
• Step 2
– Gain basic hands-on experience to reinforce and
expand your understanding
• Step 3
– Gain an expert level of understanding
• Step 4
– Gain an expert level of hands-on experience
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CCI E Pr epar at i on Resour c es
• Books, Books, & more Books
• Cisco’s Technology Documentation
• Cisco’s Product Documentation
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Rec ommended Readi ng
• Tons of links on cisco.com/go/ccie
• Most books available on Safari Online
• Few notable titles:
– MPLS-Enabled Applications: Emerging
Developments and New Technologies
– MPLS Configuration on Cisco IOS Software
– Cisco IOS XR Fundamentals
– Interdomain Multicast Routing : Practical J uniper
Networks and Cisco Systems Solutions
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Usi ng t he Tec hnol ogy Doc ument at i on
• www.cisco.com> Support > Configure
– Technology
• FAQs
• Standards
• White Papers
• Design Guides
• Config Examples
• Not accessible during the Lab Exam
– Good preparation resource though
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Usi ng t he Pr oduc t Doc ument at i on
• www.cisco.com> Support > Configure
– Products
• Cisco IOS
– IOS
» 12.2S
» 12.2SR
– IOS XR
» Cisco XR 12000 Series Router, Release 3.9
• Switches
– Service Provider Switches – Ethernet Access
» ME 3400E
• Search is disabled during the Lab Exam
– Learn the navigation paths for all topics
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Usi ng t he I OS Doc ument at i on
• Configuration Guides
• Command References
• Release and General Information
– Master Index
– Release Notes
• New Feature Descriptions
• Available in PDF format
– Don’t count on this for the exam
– Good for eReaders
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