Cisco CCNP ROUTE 642-902

Implementing Cisco IP Routing

by Jeremy Cioara

Total Videos : 28 Course Duration: 15:21:31
1. Cisco ROUTE: Cisco Certification and Getting the Most from this Course (00:22:44)
2. Lab Foundations: GNS3 Overview and Operation (00:37:37)
3. Lab Foundations: Network Design and Documentation (00:22:00)
4. EIGRP Routing: Concepts and Planning (00:29:35)
5. EIGRP Routing: Implementing Basic EIGRP (00:44:58)
6. EIGRP Routing: Implementing Advanced EIGRP (00:19:59)
7. EIGRP Routing: Implementing Advanced EIGRP, Part 2 (00:31:38)
8. EIGRP Routing: Best Practices and Design Options (00:25:20)
9. OSPF Routing: Foundation Concepts, Part 1 (00:42:35)
10. OSPF Routing: Foundation Concepts, Part 2 (00:23:53)
11. OSPF Routing: Implementing Basic OSPF (00:46:58)
12. OSPF Routing: Implementing OSPF over NBMA (00:25:53)
13. OSPF Routing: Implementing OSPF over NBMA, Part 2 (00:32:34)
14. OSPF Routing: Area Types and Options (00:33:26)
15. OSPF Routing: Area Types and Options, Part 2 (00:43:57)
16. IPv4 Redistribution: Controlling Routing Updates (00:22:14)
17. IPv4 Redistribution: Implementing Simple Redistribution (00:34:22)
18. IPv4 Redistribution: Implementing Advanced Redistribution (00:46:56)
19. BGP Routing: Foundation Concepts and Planning (00:23:58)
20. BGP Routing: Implementing Basic BGP (00:33:43)
21. BGP Routing: Implementing Basic BGP, Part 2 (00:33:31)
22. BGP Routing: Tuning Attributes (00:29:37)
23. BGP Routing: Tuning Attributes, Part 2 (00:49:39)
24. Path Control: Configuring Path Control (00:49:34)
25. IPv6 Routing: Understanding and Implementing IPv6 Addressing (00:35:30)
26. IPv6 Routing: Implementing IPv6 Routing and Routing Protocols (00:31:21)
27. IPv6 Routing: Implementing IPv6 Routing and Routing Protocols, Part 2 (00:31:31)
28. IPv6 Routing: Transitioning to IPv6 and Certification Review (00:16:28)
Cisco's approach to its ROUTE exam is entirely real-world, and Jeremy's video course really prepares you for the exam with GNS3 (an open-source Cisco emulator).

By the time you're done watching you'll be ready to Configure EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP at a master level; grasp the big-picture of worldwide Cisco network design; fill in plenty of “knowledge gaps” left by the CCNA on routing protocols; and confidently sit for the 642-902 exam.

Cisco ROUTE: Cisco Certification and Getting the Most from this Course

00:00:00 - Hello and welcome to the CISCO Route CBT Nugget Series. My name
00:00:05 - is Jeremy Cioara. I'll be hanging out with you throughout this
00:00:07 - entire series, which I'm really excited to get into, because
00:00:10 - while this may be the very first nugget that you listen to of
00:00:13 - the series, and I hope it is, this is actually the last one that
00:00:16 - I recorded for this entire series, so I know exactly how cool
00:00:20 - the series is that you're about to get into. What I wanted to
00:00:23 - do is take just a few minutes to talk about Cisco's certification
00:00:27 - because I know a lot of you are at least interested in that and
00:00:30 - moving forward and one of my goals is if you're not wanting to
00:00:33 - get certified, it's to convince you to get certified. It's awesome
00:00:37 - to get Cisco certified. I'll talk about some of the benefits
00:00:39 - of that. Really, my other major goal is to talk about how you
00:00:43 - can get the most from this series. Unlike every other CBT Nugget
00:00:47 - series, I have some very unique recommendations for this one,
00:00:50 - so come with me. Let's go through the whole Cisco certification
00:00:54 - process. So before we get into understanding the Cisco certification
00:00:59 - track and all the details of it, let me first talk about Cisco
00:01:03 - certification in general. It is the most valuable certification,
00:01:07 - I can say personally, that I've gotten in my entire career and
00:01:11 - I've been doing the certification trek for about 13 years. 13
00:01:16 - years ago I actually got Microsoft MCSE certified in Windows
00:01:20 - NT, I know, it's been a while, and I also got Novell certified
00:01:24 - in NetWare 4, NetWare 5. I know that doesn't do me much good
00:01:28 - nowadays, but nonetheless I did it and when you pass both those
00:01:32 - certifications, you get a certificate in the mail from Microsoft
00:01:36 - or Novell, respectively, that says, hey, you are now an MCSE
00:01:39 - or a CNE. They all send you, it's like a laminated business card.
00:01:44 - It looks kind of like something important, but it's not really,
00:01:47 - a plastic card that says you are an MCSE, you can flash it if
00:01:50 - you get pulled over by the police or something. It's not really
00:01:54 - useful but it's now up to you. They say okay, you can now use
00:01:57 - these acronyms on your business card, on your r?sum?', it's now
00:02:00 - up to you to go find a job. Which is great. Back then I knew
00:02:04 - nothing different. I was like, oh, that's a pretty cool certification.
00:02:07 - Cisco certification, when I got certified, of course you get
00:02:10 - the same plaque, not a plaque,
00:02:15 - certificate and business card and things like that in the mail,
00:02:18 - but Cisco goes above and beyond and they actually incent companies
00:02:22 - to hire you. Meaning, unlike every other vendor that I've dealt
00:02:25 - with, Cisco actually goes out to companies and says, hey, you
00:02:28 - know what? Here's your price on our equipment, but you know what?
00:02:31 - If you were to hire X number of certified people or X number
00:02:35 - levels of certified people, you know, CCNA, CCNP, all those kinds
00:02:39 - of things, we will give you this much off of the equipment. So
00:02:43 - much so, it's actually Cisco's partner program to where anybody
00:02:47 - can come in and be a registered Cisco partner, but as you move
00:02:50 - up you hire Cisco certified people. Let me back up and say, you
00:02:54 - can't move up in their partner process without hiring certified
00:02:57 - people. So what you end up with is companies that are looking
00:03:02 - for your certification to add to their staff, because if they
00:03:06 - add you, and of course, I'm sure they want you to be a good person
00:03:09 - as well, not just have this certification, but if they add you,
00:03:12 - they move up in their partner level with Cisco and they get significant
00:03:16 - discounts off of Cisco equipment. Very cool to have companies
00:03:19 - looking for you now instead of you just looking for them. As
00:03:23 - a matter of fact, this became so significant in years past, and
00:03:27 - they've put the kibosh on this so you don't see it too much
00:03:29 - anymore, but they actually had problems with people who get their
00:03:31 - CCIE, meaning they go all the way with their Cisco certification,
00:03:35 - would finish that and they would hire on at a company but not
00:03:38 - really work there. They would actually assign their credentials,
00:03:41 - their CCIE credentials, to that organization and make X number
00:03:46 - of thousands of dollars a year to say that they worked there,
00:03:49 - but they would just go off and do independent consulting. Well,
00:03:52 - Cisco has definitely put the kibosh on that. But the point of
00:03:55 - that is, you can see just how valuable these certifications are.
00:03:59 - So all that being said, go for Cisco certification. You can't
00:04:03 - go wrong. Let me talk to one more group of people. Okay, so you
00:04:07 - work at a job, most of the time it's working for the US government,
00:04:10 - because they seem to be the worst at this, who say, yeah, you
00:04:13 - can get certified if you want, but we don't do anything for you,
00:04:16 - other than, you know, a pat on the back, a Krispy Kreme donut
00:04:18 - and a cup of coffee. Good job. To those people I will say, you
00:04:23 - still got to do it. I mean because first off, while the job you're
00:04:28 - at may not value your certification, and this goes for anybody,
00:04:31 - not just government, where they don't value certifications all
00:04:33 - that much, think about the future and the doors and possibilities
00:04:37 - that could open for the future if you were to get this. So enough
00:04:41 - said. That's my pitch in a nutshell why you should get Cisco
00:04:45 - certified and I'm sure you've already read through all of the
00:04:48 - bullets on the screen. That's why Cisco certification is so valuable.
00:04:52 - They have been revising it over the years to become a very Real
00:04:56 - World process and it's funny. When I think back to my initial
00:04:59 - Cisco certification, it was ten years ago when I first got Cisco
00:05:03 - certified. I went through the entire CCNA and CCNP in a month.
00:05:09 - Now I know you're probably going, wow, you must be really smart.
00:05:12 - No. No, actually not at all. I can say after that month and getting
00:05:16 - all of those certifications, I knew probably just about as much
00:05:20 - of Cisco technology as I did before I did that, maybe a little
00:05:24 - more. I just happen to be a good book studier. I could pull out
00:05:27 - key facts and be like, oh, they're probably going to ask something
00:05:29 - on that. Highlight, highlight, highlight, and I was able to achieve
00:05:32 - it. If I were to do that nowadays, if I were to walk in with
00:05:35 - zero experience and try Cisco, there is no way I could pass even
00:05:39 - the CCNA exam in a month. It's been that much of a change. Well,
00:05:44 - maybe a month. I don't want to shoot myself down that low. But
00:05:48 - the point is, it's been that much of a change since the days
00:05:51 - of old, when I originally got into Cisco, to now. Everything
00:05:56 - is new, everything is different. There are simulations, it's
00:05:58 - very Real World. Essentially, they say you should not pass these
00:06:02 - exams unless you know what you're doing. You can see right here,
00:06:06 - these are 2007, 2008 dates that you see up on the screen. You
00:06:09 - might say, well, what's going on in the modern time frame? Well
00:06:12 - here we are, end of 2010, beginning of 2011
00:06:16 - and they have completely revised the CCNP curriculum to now be
00:06:21 - Cisco Route, Switch and TSHOOT. I can tell you, I've taken the
00:06:25 - Route exam and if you want a sneak peak at the very last nugget
00:06:28 - of this series, I talk about my experience with that exam. Wow.
00:06:33 - What a test. It is an amazing exam that again, you will walk
00:06:37 - away from that thinking, okay, if I didn't know what I was doing,
00:06:41 - I would not have passed that exam. It's a very Real World, experiential
00:06:46 - exam. So let me talk about the track itself, what's the best
00:06:51 - direction to go? What's the best certification to get? I get
00:06:54 - that question a lot. So, at this point, you're at Cisco Route
00:06:58 - which, first off, this series is not for mere mortals, meaning
00:07:01 - if you have not gone through the CCNA studies and understand
00:07:05 - where they're at, either gone through CBT nugget CCNA series
00:07:08 - or have an equivalent experience with CCNA, this series, I'm
00:07:12 - not going to say you'll be lost, but it'll be very difficult,
00:07:15 - because I'm going to assume that you know a lot of stuff by the
00:07:17 - time you get here. But that's where everybody begins. Everybody
00:07:20 - starts off with CCENT and CCNA. Even if you're going in the direction
00:07:25 - of voice or security, Cisco always wants you to have that foundation
00:07:29 - CCNA. I guess you could call it the CCNA Routing and Switching
00:07:33 - Foundation under your belt, so you really have a good grasp of
00:07:37 - the foundation of all Cisco networks. That's where you always
00:07:39 - begin. Now statistically, most people will continue on here and
00:07:43 - I would say even more so, now that Cisco has revised the
00:07:47 - CCNP track to be just three exams instead of four. It used to
00:07:51 - be four exams. You had BSCI, BCMSN, TU. No. You see, now it's
00:07:57 - all blending together. BCMSN, BSCI, ONT, optimizing
00:08:02 - networks and
00:08:05 - ISCW, the converge
00:08:09 - WANS, secure and converge WANS networks. So they've gone away
00:08:14 - from the four exams and now they have boiled it down to just
00:08:16 - three; Route, Switch and TSHOOT. Now the first question is, why'd
00:08:21 - they do that? Why did they make it "easier" to get your CCNP?
00:08:27 - Well the truth is, they didn't make it easier, they made it more
00:08:30 - focused. Over the years, all these different kinds of technologies
00:08:34 - have come out, like Voice over IP, security enhancements, Video
00:08:37 - over IP. I mean the world is changing, it always does, and just
00:08:40 - through attrition, we've started to see, attrition wasn't the
00:08:43 - right word. I'll say leakage, if that's a better word. Just by
00:08:47 - leaking these technologies into the CCNP, you start seeing a
00:08:53 - lot of the CCNP original focus, which was routing and switching,
00:08:58 - starting to blend into, oh yeah, there's some quality of service,
00:09:01 - oh yeah, there's some voice codex that you're going to have to
00:09:04 - know. There started to be all of this extra stuff in the CCNP
00:09:07 - to where it wasn't really a focus on routing and switching anymore.
00:09:11 - It ended up being a focus on all kinds of different technologies.
00:09:14 - So what they did when they revised it, you know a lot of people
00:09:16 - might say, well they made it easier, it's one less exam. Well
00:09:19 - yes, it's one less exam, however, the technology now goes much
00:09:22 - deeper than it ever did before. They've added a lot of depth.
00:09:26 - I think depth is the best word that I can use to describe it,
00:09:29 - depth to all of the topics. It used to be they would touch on
00:09:32 - it and be, oh yeah, if you want to know more about OSPF, go see
00:09:35 - these web links and things like that, or if you want to know
00:09:37 - more about EIGRP or BGP and all of these different things, go
00:09:40 - study here. Now they really take you there. When you leave CCNP
00:09:44 - they want you to master routing and switching. Likewise,
00:09:49 - when they announced the changes, I didn't believe it, but after
00:09:53 - seeing it, I do. They said we want the CCNP to prepare people
00:09:57 - for the CCIE. Now the CCIE, first off, I'll throw a little statistic
00:10:02 - out there for you. This guy down here, only 2%
00:10:06 - of people who have ever passed a Cisco certification exam, meaning
00:10:09 - somebody may have just gotten a CCNT or something like that,
00:10:12 - 2% of people ever go on to even attempt the CCIE. So it's a very
00:10:17 - select group of people that even try to get the CCIE, because
00:10:20 - it's a very difficult exam that you have to go after. One of
00:10:23 - the reasons for that is because people would take the CCNP and
00:10:27 - then they would look at exactly what they have to know for the
00:10:29 - CCIE and they would just go, no way. No way would I even have
00:10:35 - a chance to know that much stuff. If you ask somebody, if you've
00:10:41 - asked this question before to somebody, and you say, so what
00:10:43 - do you have to know for the CCIE? What's the answer that you
00:10:46 - hear? Everything.
00:10:48 - That's always the answer, from Cisco, from everybody. They always
00:10:50 - say you've got to know everything to get the CCIE. Well that's
00:10:53 - not true. You don't really need to know everything and there's
00:10:55 - a lot of fear around that whole exam simply because nothing prepared
00:11:00 - you for it moving up to it. Now it does. The CCNP is now a natural
00:11:05 - transition into the CCIE routing and switching, so much so that
00:11:09 - when I was going through and I was recording this series, I thought,
00:11:12 - you know what? This is hilarious. I wish I would have had me
00:11:18 - six years ago when I got my CCIE, because I would have been really
00:11:21 - helpful to explain a lot of these things. A lot of the concepts
00:11:24 - that I remember from the CCIE exam have now bled into the CCNP
00:11:28 - and I'm just thinking, wow. It's just amazing. Everything's being
00:11:32 - enhanced. The curve to get into this industry is amazing.
00:11:37 - Saying this, I feel bad for people that just are getting started
00:11:40 - into the Cisco realm because it was so much easier for me a decade
00:11:44 - ago when I first got into it to get started than it is now, just
00:11:47 - because the technology has become so rich and so deep. Now a
00:11:52 - couple of the logistics. Each exam has an expiration of three
00:11:55 - years but don't let that
00:11:57 - scare you. Yes, they do expire after three years but Cisco makes
00:12:01 - it very easy to renew your exam, meaning, let's say you get a
00:12:04 - CCNA, you have that certification for three years. Now when three
00:12:09 - years is coming up, you can either take that one exam again and
00:12:13 - get another CCNA for three years or you can move on in your studies.
00:12:17 - Let's say you passed the CCNA security, CCNA voice, or maybe
00:12:20 - you take one of the CCNP exams and passed, it automatically renews
00:12:25 - everything below it. So for example, you get a CCNA voice, that
00:12:29 - now lasts for three years and this gets a fresh three years on
00:12:32 - it as well. So we're talking about Route right here, so let's
00:12:35 - say you take this Route exam and pass it, that means your existing
00:12:39 - CCNA and CCNT get a fresh three years and now you have three
00:12:42 - years on this before that Route exam expires. So you pass Switch.
00:12:47 - You now have three years and this gets a fresh three years. Now
00:12:49 - it's not additive, it's not like you can keep taking it and be
00:12:51 - like, oh yeah, I've got a CCNA that lasts for 20 years with all
00:12:54 - the exams that I've taken. Not true. It just gets a fresh three
00:12:56 - years every time. Let me just give you a summary of this. I actually
00:13:02 - have at this point
00:13:04 - a CCVP, a CCNP, a CCSP, a CCIE routing and switch, I have some
00:13:08 - other Cisco design certifications not even shown here, some wireless
00:13:11 - certifications, but I actually, every two years, the CCIE you
00:13:16 - have to retest every two years. Now don't worry. You don't have
00:13:18 - to take the lab exam, you just retake the written, but every
00:13:21 - two years I go in and pass my one exam. It automatically renews
00:13:27 - my CCIE for another two years and every other certification I
00:13:31 - have for three years beyond that. So otherwise, without this
00:13:36 - policy, I would be taking exams every day just to keep them all
00:13:39 - current. I want to make sure I emphasize this, it goes sideways
00:13:42 - as well. So let's say you've got a CCNP, you've passed all three
00:13:45 - exams, and then you get into the CCVP, pass one exam from here
00:13:49 - and you automatically renew your CCNP for three years. Isn't
00:13:52 - that awesome? Cisco wanted to make sure you don't spend your
00:13:55 - time reviewing stuff you already know. They want you to get into
00:13:58 - new stuff and that's why that recertification policy is so cool.
00:14:03 - So the last thing I want to talk with you about before I let
00:14:06 - you into the series, is how you can get the most from this CBT
00:14:09 - nugget series, Cisco Route. First and foremost, repetition. There
00:14:14 - are scientific facts out there, numerous, that say if you just
00:14:17 - hear something one time, you've instantly forgot it. That's essentially
00:14:21 - what it's saying. In today's attention-deficit world where everything
00:14:24 - is pulling for your attention, it's impossible to remember things
00:14:26 - that you hear one time. So go through it again and again and
00:14:29 - again. Repeat it. That's one of the beauties of CBT nuggets,
00:14:32 - you've got me on TiVo. Just rewind me and listen to me a second
00:14:36 - time. Second thing, take notes. Write down key information that
00:14:39 - you hear. Say things out loud. One of the things I've been doing
00:14:42 - lately is CBT nuggets actually has an iPhone application which
00:14:46 - I have found to be an amazing product to have sitting in my car.
00:14:49 - I've been getting into a lot of the Windows 2008 server and beyond,
00:14:55 - R2 and what not, listening to one of the trainers here, James
00:14:59 - Conrad, what an amazing guy at CBT nuggets, learning more about
00:15:02 - Windows 2008, some of the cool, new features that it has and
00:15:05 - who's the other guy? Greg Shields.
00:15:09 - Learning some development stuff. I'm trying, I'm trying. I went
00:15:12 - to college for computer science and lab development and hated
00:15:15 - it. I'm trying to get back into the development world and get
00:15:17 - back to my roots as a, dare I say, a programmer? Although Cisco
00:15:22 - people just have a natural dislike for programmers. I don't know
00:15:25 - what that is. So I'm going to have to dislike myself when it's
00:15:27 - said and done. Nonetheless, I'm saying all this to say that I've
00:15:31 - been sitting in my car and a lot of times what happens is James
00:15:34 - Conrad or Greg will say something and I'll actually pause it
00:15:37 - on my phone and I'll say it out loud. I'll say, Windows 2008
00:15:40 - R2 install, I can't even think of something intelligent to say
00:15:44 - right there. I'll actually say it out loud to myself in the car
00:15:46 - and then keep driving, because hearing myself say something solidifies
00:15:50 - it in my head. Sometimes I'll be funny when I say it, make it
00:15:53 - something to just stick in my own head. Some people learn by
00:15:56 - writing down, some people just repeating it again and again.
00:15:59 - Whatever mode that you learn in, that's what you have to do for
00:16:02 - yourself as you're going throughout the series so that you retain
00:16:05 - it. The biggest thing, where I want to camp for a few moments,
00:16:08 - is that third bullet, build a lab. Walking away from the Cisco
00:16:12 - Route exam, I can tell you it will be very challenging to pass
00:16:16 - that exam without having done this stuff yourself, and Cisco
00:16:19 - has designed it that way to where you really need to know what
00:16:21 - you're doing to pass that test. So two ways that you can do that;
00:16:26 - one, grab a few routers yourself and build it in your home or
00:16:30 - at your office. Where to get the routers? You can grab them off
00:16:32 - of eBay and a lot of times your company will let you borrow some
00:16:36 - of the older routers that they're not using. I've even heard
00:16:38 - of companies giving their employees routers. That would be cool,
00:16:41 - and they just bring them home and set them up and experiment
00:16:44 - and connect cables and try things out and do all kinds of things
00:16:47 - to work with the Cisco devices in all kinds of different topologies.
00:16:52 - If you're going that direction, just like you can see this little
00:16:55 - mini-rack here, I pulled that picture off of some guy's lab on
00:16:57 - the Internet. What a cool little set up. If you're doing that,
00:17:00 - three 2600 routers minimum to do some of the topologies that
00:17:04 - we've been talking about, hopefully more. The other way to go
00:17:09 - about this is through a simulator or an emulator. Simulators
00:17:13 - can be found all over the place on the Internet. The emulator
00:17:16 - that I want to talk about for a moment is actually GNS3. GNS3
00:17:21 - is actually found at GNS3.net, let me just write that out there,
00:17:25 - GNS3.net, was actually written by a guy named Jeremy. It's not
00:17:30 - me, I wish it were. Maybe that's why I'm interested in learning
00:17:33 - programming. It's actually a guy named Jeremy from France, who
00:17:35 - created GNS3 which is an emulator for the Cisco IOS to actually
00:17:40 - boot the real deal IOS software on your computer and it can emulate
00:17:45 - one or more routers that you have. Now what I did when I created
00:17:50 - this series was I actually structured a lot of it around GNS3,
00:17:54 - not because I don't have the equipment. I actually kept a lot
00:17:57 - of the equipment that I had from my CCIE studies, years and years
00:18:00 - ago, just piles and piles of equipment that I have sitting here.
00:18:04 - I could do it with the physical equipment but my main goal is
00:18:08 - I want you to be able to do it too. I want you to be able to
00:18:11 - go through the labs that I've created and that I demo when I
00:18:15 - go through this entire series, so that you're able to experience
00:18:19 - it, that you're able to see the topologies that you set up, that
00:18:21 - you're able to try things that go outside the box of what I do.
00:18:24 - I'm sure you're going to go through this and see something I
00:18:27 - do and go, well, I wonder what would happen if you shut down
00:18:30 - that interface? Or what would happen if, you know? If you have
00:18:33 - that thought, what would happen if, that's a sign that you need
00:18:35 - to get in there and try it yourself to see it. So what I did
00:18:38 - when I created this series, is not only create the nuggets themselves
00:18:42 - that I've done for many, many other CBT nugget series, but I've
00:18:45 - created labs. I've actually taken a lot of time to sit down and
00:18:48 - write labs with GNS3 topologies included that you're able to
00:18:52 - do. Now you can take those labs and use it on your own equipment.
00:18:55 - Feel free to, I encourage you to do so, but keep in mind that
00:18:59 - these labs were built with GNS3, where getting a router is as
00:19:03 - easy as dragging an icon on to a topology and poof, the router
00:19:06 - appears. It doesn't cost anything. So some of the topologies
00:19:09 - have a lot of routers, which may be difficult if you actually
00:19:12 - have the physical devices. Again, a few things to say about GNS3.
00:19:17 - One, it is open source. The guy in France who's writing it, is
00:19:22 - keeping it all open source with a lot of contributors, and any
00:19:25 - time you throw something open source out there it means if it
00:19:27 - crashes, well, sorry. There's no one to call. It's free for anybody
00:19:33 - to use and anybody to contribute to and, I will say, in its current
00:19:37 - version that I'm using throughout this series, you may run into
00:19:39 - that. You may run into times where you just hit a bug and it
00:19:42 - explodes and it can be frustrating at times. So that's why I
00:19:45 - created a couple of nuggets following this where I explain some
00:19:48 - of the tests and trials that I've gone through when I've used
00:19:51 - GNS3 to hopefully ease that a little bit for you and keep you
00:19:54 - from getting frustrated with the product. Likewise,
00:19:57 - throughout this series, I've had the best of luck using a 2690
00:20:01 - IOS image in GNS3 so that's what I've built
00:20:06 - all the topologies for. If you are using a different IOS image,
00:20:10 - feel free to do that. Likewise, GNS3, let me just say this, is
00:20:14 - a lab only system. You are using this to study, it is not a production
00:20:18 - system. It does not even have packet
00:20:23 - forwarding capabilities that have any kind of supported speed
00:20:26 - whatsoever. However it does work to work well in a lab environment
00:20:30 - where you don't need a ton of throughput and things like that.
00:20:32 - So all of that being said, let me now hit the last two bullets
00:20:35 - because it bleeds right in there. The only real way I think you're
00:20:40 - going to do well in this, well, I won't say do well, but thrive
00:20:44 - in this career in Cisco, is to dig deeper and fall in love. People
00:20:49 - only love stuff that they really know and I think I've grown
00:20:52 - in that knowledge as I've gone into this. When I first got into
00:20:55 - Cisco, I didn't like it. As a matter of fact, when I first got
00:20:58 - into Novell, I didn't like it. I was like where's my gooey? Where's
00:21:01 - my next, next, next, finish button that I'm used to with Windows
00:21:04 - NT? You know all of these different things. Anytime you get into
00:21:07 - something new you just don't like it until you really know it
00:21:11 - and that's what I'm talking about when I say dig deeper. If I'm
00:21:14 - going through and I'm explaining something, you're like, well,
00:21:16 - I want more information about that. Go Google it. Go find it.
00:21:19 - The information technology highway has everything that you need.
00:21:22 - The more you master a topic, the more you'll like it and naturally,
00:21:26 - the better you'll be at it. That's my little fall in love thing,
00:21:29 - and if you've gone through another series with me here, you know
00:21:32 - that I always say this. The only true way to master something
00:21:35 - is to really love it. I think you get a feel from that just listening
00:21:40 - to me. You're like that guy really, really likes what he does,
00:21:43 - I can tell, and I do. Anytime I get into this and I run into
00:21:47 - a problem, immediately I'm like, oh, that's so lame. I wonder
00:21:50 - if that's a bug. I wonder. I kind of get that down and dreariness
00:21:55 - about me. I'm like, oh, how am I going to fix that? I don't know
00:21:57 - how it's... But once you get it, and you know this feeling, once
00:22:01 - you fix a problem that you've been trying to figure out for so
00:22:03 - long and then you get it and you know why it works and you're
00:22:06 - like, ah, I got it. You're like, that was pretty cool. That's
00:22:10 - how you get masterful at any kind of technology. You just do
00:22:14 - that again and again and again and again. It takes a lot of time
00:22:17 - but by the time it's said and done, you're going to walk away
00:22:19 - with a collection of experiences where you're like, this is an
00:22:23 - amazing technology and here's why, and you can explain everything
00:22:25 - about it. So all that being said, that's how I would hope that
00:22:28 - you would get the most from this whole series.
00:22:32 - So I release you now into the CBT Nugget Cisco Route series.
00:22:36 - I had a lot of fun making it. I hope that you enjoy it. I hope
00:22:40 - that this has been informative for you and I'd like to thank you for viewing.

Lab Foundations: GNS3 Overview and Operation

Lab Foundations: Network Design and Documentation

EIGRP Routing: Concepts and Planning

EIGRP Routing: Implementing Basic EIGRP

EIGRP Routing: Implementing Advanced EIGRP

EIGRP Routing: Implementing Advanced EIGRP, Part 2

EIGRP Routing: Best Practices and Design Options

OSPF Routing: Foundation Concepts, Part 1

OSPF Routing: Foundation Concepts, Part 2

OSPF Routing: Implementing Basic OSPF

OSPF Routing: Implementing OSPF over NBMA

OSPF Routing: Implementing OSPF over NBMA, Part 2

OSPF Routing: Area Types and Options

OSPF Routing: Area Types and Options, Part 2

IPv4 Redistribution: Controlling Routing Updates

IPv4 Redistribution: Implementing Simple Redistribution

IPv4 Redistribution: Implementing Advanced Redistribution

BGP Routing: Foundation Concepts and Planning

BGP Routing: Implementing Basic BGP

BGP Routing: Implementing Basic BGP, Part 2

BGP Routing: Tuning Attributes

BGP Routing: Tuning Attributes, Part 2

Path Control: Configuring Path Control

IPv6 Routing: Understanding and Implementing IPv6 Addressing

IPv6 Routing: Implementing IPv6 Routing and Routing Protocols

IPv6 Routing: Implementing IPv6 Routing and Routing Protocols, Part 2

IPv6 Routing: Transitioning to IPv6 and Certification Review

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Jeremy Cioara

Jeremy Cioara

CBT Nuggets Trainer

Certifications:
Cisco CCNA, CCDA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCNP, CCSP, CCVP, CCDP, CCIE R&S; Amazon Web Services CSA; Microsoft MCP, MCSE, Novell CNA, CNE; CompTIA A+, Network+, iNet+

Area Of Expertise:
Cisco network administration and development. Author or coauthor of numerous books, including: CCNA Voice 640-461 Official Cert Guide; CCNA Voice Official Exam Certification Guide (640-460 IIUC); CCENT Exam Prep (Exam 640-822); CCNA Exam Cram (Exam 640-802) 3rd Edition; and CCNA Voice 640-461 Official Cert Guide.


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