CCIE Pursuit Blog

October 30, 2008

Internetwork Expert: Details Of Today’s Announcement

Internetwork Expert CCIE 2.0 Upgrade

Internetwork Expert CCIE 2.0 Upgrade

UPDATE: That was quick.  IE has a blog posting about the new changes here.  You can view the recording of the announcement here.

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Internetwork’s vSeminar announcement today was so popular (over 500 people) that they had to turn away users as it filled up pretty quickly.  For those who missed it, there will be a recording on the IE site in the near future.  I’ll post some more details tomorrow, but here’s the quick and dirty:

Internetwork Expert will NOT be participating in the new 360 CCIE training programming.  They will be rolling out a new “CCIE 2.0” training program.  This program will involve a MUCH higher level of personalization.  This will included dynamic labs that will adapt to your strengths and test you more on your weaknesses.  There will be “Customer Success Managers” to help your chart and stay on your CCIE training path.  There will be the ability to purchase material “ala carte” to supplement your needs, rather than buying a one-size-fits-all end-to-end package.  There will also be constant assessment labs/tests to monitor your progress and make recommendations.  There will be more than $10,000 of worth of free training/credits available to community users (bloggers/forum users) who assist with answering training/technology questions.  IE will also begin hosting blogs on IEOC.  Existing customers will have their subscriptions upgraded.  IE will also be venturing into the CCNx (starting with CCENT in Q1 of 2009) training arena.  Next week there will be one or two more vSeminars that will go more into detail about the changes to CCIE 2.0

I’ll admit that this is a pretty exciting upgrade to IE’s existing CCIE training.  It will be interesting to see how well/quickly they can roll out this new model.  The good part is that they have been working towards this for at least nine months and it sounds like they have ramped up their payroll to be able to allocate resources towards this end.

Question Of The Day: 30 October, 2008

The WordPress polling application seems to be down at the moment, so I’ll unleash the first of the Friday Questions of the Day one day early:

Your co-worker has been tasked with limiting the amount of traffic inbound on interface fa0/0 from a device with the MAC address of 11-11-22-22-33-33 to 5Mbits/second.  Your boss has just informed him that there is more than 20Mbits/second inbound on that port from the device with that MAC address.  He turns to you and asks you to look at his configuration:

interface FastEthernet0/0
 rate-limit input access-group 100 5000000 2500 2500 conform-action transmit exceed-action drop
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access-list rate-limit 100 1111.2222.3333

Why are you receiving significantly more than 5Mbps inbound on interface f0/0 from the device with the MAC address of 1111.2222.3333?

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Yesterday’s QoD:

Which of the following is NOT a shaping feature supported by Cisco IOS?

Here are the results:

Answer %
Flow-Based Traffic Shaping (FBTS) 64%
Class-Based Shaping 18%
Generic Traffic Shaping (GTS) 16%
Frame Relay Traffic Shaping (FRTS) 2%

The answer: Flow-Based Traffic Shaping (FBTS)

For traffic shaping, Cisco IOS QoS includes Generic Traffic Shaping (GTS),Class-Based Shaping, and Frame Relay Traffic Shaping (FRTS). These features allow you to regulate packet flow (that is, the flow of traffic) on your network.

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