CCIE R&S Critical Study Links

January 22, 2018 at 6:00 am

CCIE RS

OK, this post is just as much for me as it is for my readers. I find myself constantly searching for these critical links and I wanted to get them all in one place! Did I miss any? Of course I did – please let me know of your additions by commenting on this post and I will update accordingly!

Exam Topics

https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/ccie_routing_switching/written_exam_v5/exam-topics

Lab Equipment and Software

https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-22701

Cisco Documentation

https://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/psa/default.html?mode=prod

Reading List

https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-4601

Studying for the CCIE RS Written and Lab – EIGRP Stub

January 13, 2018 at 12:41 pm

Challenges

In this video, Anthony Sequeira gives a tip on how we should consider preparing for the CCIE written and lab exams simultaneously.

CCIE R&S Prep Club – Preregistration

January 2, 2018 at 9:59 pm

Are you one of the readers that are planning to sign up for CCIE R&S Personal Training here at AJSnetworking.com? Preregistration for this service is now available. This provides our trainer(s) with an opportunity to get to know you and your current status with CCIE R&S studies. Please only complete the form using the link below if you actually plan on signing up for the service.

Here is the link for pre-registration:

CLICK HERE TO PREREGISTER! 

Coming Soon! CCIE R&S Personal Coaching

December 28, 2017 at 8:48 am

Overview

Success in the CCIE Written and Lab exams is difficult. In fact, many regard it as impossible. For such a challenging pursuit, many students need coaching, encouragement, and daily challenges to keep them going. AJSnetworking.com is thrilled to offer such a service.

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Personal Coaching – CCIE Routing & Switching

AJSnetworking.com is proud to announce the upcoming addition of Personal Coaching for the CCIE R&S written and lab exams.

This members-only service starts at an Introductory price of $9.95 per month. Initial subscribers receive a lifetime price lock.

Members-only services include:

  • Daily, never before seen content (quizzes, posts, checklists, videos, lab task challenges)
  • The latest news (and even rumors) surrounding the CCIE R&S exams and material
  • Valuable, downloadable resources including study tools and software
  • Live, recorded meeting sessions
  • Checkpoint assessments to validate readiness in exam areas
  • Members-only forum access
  • Private email access to our coaches
  • Special offers from AJSnetworking.com partners

Perfect For:

  • CCNP students considering CCIE
  • Learners currently pursuing CCIE Written or Lab certification
  • Current CCIE holders that want to remain current and ready for recertification
  • Network engineers needing to stay up to date with their knowledge of Routing and Switching

Tired of promises regarding CCIE preparation with no delivery? This membership is for you!

Current Coverage Areas

This membership focuses on the current topic domains of the latest written and lab exams and includes:

.5 Written Exam Strategies

.75 Lab Exam Strategies 

1.0 Network Principles 

2.0 Layer 2 Technologies

3.0 Layer 3 Technologies

4.0 VPN Technologies

5.0 Infrastructure Security 

6.0 Infrastructure Services 

7.0 Evolving Technologies 

Other Personal Coaching Services

If you are interested in a Personal Coaching service for another certification area, let us know in the comments section below this post!

Mastering the CCIE Evolving Technologies Section Sample Questions

May 29, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Evolving

Here is a sample quiz using sample questions from my latest book – Mastering the CCIE Evolving Technologies Section. Have fun and good luck!

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My Next Book! Mastering the CCIE Evolving Technologies Section

April 28, 2017 at 8:20 pm

CCIE Evolving Technologies

You asked for it! You got it! Terry Vinson and I are putting together an e-book (and print) for you to master this section in most of the CCIE Written Exams. I have received more questions about this section of the written exams than any other topic (pretty much ever!)

Since Cisco Systems announced these new additions to the already brutally difficult written exams, students have been in a bit of a panic about finding the scarce training materials to address these topics.

Our text follows the current blueprint letter for letter. There are plenty of practice questions to build your confidence, and no topic is left unexplored.

Thanks to Amazon.com, we are able to bring this product to you for a price that makes sense – the e-book version will be just $9.99!

Note this text arrives quickly – our current publication date is May 31, 2017!

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CCIE Evolving Technologies – Cloud Security and Privacy

March 7, 2017 at 5:07 pm

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Cloud Security and Privacy Overview

Here is another post to help you with the new Evolving Technologies section of the written exams for CCIE. This is from the Cloud section, and specifically addresses the Security and Privacy sub-bullet.

The Top Concerns

What should be your top most concerns in this area? Here they are:

  • Secure data transfers – ensuring data travels over IPsec, or similarly protected channels is critical as information moves from your users to private, or public, or hybrid clouds; obviously public and hybrid clouds can present more risk as the Internet is often the medium of transfer.
  • Secure software interfaces – the APIs you and your provider use in your cloud services must also offer security and privacy mechanisms.
  • Secure stored data – for storage in the cloud ecosystem, is your data receiving the security and privacy it requires; what about proper disposal of data by cloud providers?
  • User access control – who has access to your data in the cloud? This is especially critical if your data is maintained by a public provider with users that fall outside of your corporate scope.
  • Data separation – if you are using cloud services in a multi-tenant environment, what techniques are in use to protect data breaches from one organization to another.

Cloud Security Controls

These tend to fall into these categories:

  • Deterrent controls – intended to reduce attacks on a cloud system. Much like a warning sign on a fence or a property, deterrent controls typically reduce the threat level by informing potential attackers that there will be adverse consequences for them if they proceed.
  • Preventive controls – strengthen the system against incidents, generally by reducing if not actually eliminating vulnerabilities. Strong authentication of cloud users, for instance, makes it less likely that unauthorized users can access cloud systems, and more likely that cloud users are positively identified.
  • Detective controls – intended to detect and react appropriately to any incidents that occur. In the event of an attack, a detective control will signal the preventative or corrective controls to address the issue. System and network security monitoring, including intrusion detection and prevention arrangements, are typically employed to detect attacks on cloud systems and the supporting communications infrastructure.
  • Corrective controls – reduce the consequences of an incident, normally by limiting the damage. They come into effect during or after an incident. Restoring system backups in order to rebuild a compromised system is an example of a corrective control.

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