Working toward earning your CCIE R&S certification? Anthony Sequeira recently completed his “Cisco CCIE RS v5 All-In-One: 4.0 VPN Technologies” course, the fourth of six courses aimed at helping you conquer the CCIE R&S version 5 exam! This 35-video course focuses on the virtual private networks domain of the exam — meaning Anthony covers topics such as MPLS labels, troubleshooting provider networks, AToM, and much more.
We reached out to Anthony about his thoughts on the course and his advice on how to get the most out of the training!
Q: Why should companies train their IT professionals in this technology? What value does it bring?
The CCIE certification ensures IT pros are ready to meet the intense demands that IT brings today. Configuring and troubleshooting under extreme pressure is really valuable.
Q: From a student-perspective, what did you keep in mind when creating this course?
I really wanted to make the very complex technologies as simple as possible to master. I did this by breaking everything down into very easy steps!
Q: Any outside-of-the-box tips for students to get the most out of your course?
Not sure how outside the box it is… but students need to follow along and practice, practice, practice on the gear. They also need to dig even deeper on every subject to ensure they are ready for whatever non-mainstream scenario their exam might present.
Q: What’s one real-world application someone can expect to use, thanks to this course?
That their configuration and troubleshooting skills will be very sharp!
Q: What was your favorite Nugget to create?
The MPLS Nuggets were incredibly fun because there are so many layers to cover.
Q: What roadblocks did you come across when creating this training and how did you overcome them?
The biggest roadblock was ensuring everything was very simply explained. I am learning to do this so much more effectively by watching the Nuggets of my peers, especially Jeremy Cioara and Keith Barker.
Q: What’s the ONE thing you hope learners take away from this training?
I want students to come away from this course more excited about their CCIE pursuit than ever!
Ready to get up close and personal with VPNs? Start watching this course today.