I managed to get quite a bit of labbing done this week. The vast majority of it being Volume I RIP, EIGRP, and OSPF labs. I completed Volume III lab 1 over the weekend.
Friday was really busy at work as mother nature was trying to blow away large parts of California. Between rerouting Call Center traffic and shutting down devices, I put in a long day at the office. On Saturday night, I stopped to get gas and forgot which side of my car my gas cap was on. I’ve had this car for seven years and if you had put a gun to my head and asked me which side the gas cap was on I would have had to flip a coin. I only mention this brainfart incident as a harbinger of my Sunday lab session.
On Sunday I spent hours trying to work out why I was having such a problem with handling a relatively simple route redistribution. I had spotted the issue (actually the lab spells it out for you) but was unable to get the routes to appear the way that they were supposed to. I drew diagrams. I removed and added configurations. I still could not get it to work (even after looking at the solution guide). I finally figured it out – I had completely screwed up my route-map(s) due to a basic misunderstanding of how route-maps work (I’ll post an LFU with the details later). I was laid low by a mistake that nobody this far in to studying for the CCIE should have made. Some days you eat the bear, and some days the bear eats you.
Here are my goals from last week:
Review the IEATC BGP videos. Volume I BGP labs. Read 4 random labs from each of Volume I OSPF, EIGRP, RIP (12 total). Do 4 random labs from each of Volume I OSPF, EIGRP, RIP (12 total). Redo Volume III lab 1.
I completed all of my goals, except for doing the Volume I BGP labs. This week, I’m going to be out of town Thursday through Saturday, so I’ll try to get some more Volume I labs done as well as view some IEATC sessions. I’ll also try to catch up on my Volume II and III lab postings.
Goals for this week: Review the IEATC BGP videos. Volume I BGP labs. Review the Advanced OSPF IEATC videos. Do Volume II lab 4. Do 4 random labs from each of Volume I OSPF, EIGRP, RIP (12 total).
|Days Until Lab:||145|
|Readiness (1 to 10):||2|
|Lab Hours This Week||22|
|Study Hours This Week (estimate):||3|