Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) – Advertising NLRI is Complete!

June 21, 2018 at 2:59 pm


I have completed the final videos and quizzes for the latest module on BGP I am recording at CBT Nuggets. Here is a recap of the videos so far!

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) – Basic Operations (Released Jan 2018)

  1. An Overview of BGP
  2. BGP Message Types
  3. BGP Message Formats
  4. BGP Neighbor States
  5. BGP Path Attributes
  6. The Origin Attribute
  7. The AS_PATH Attribute
  8. The NEXT_HOP Attribute
  9. BGP Weight
  10. BGP Best Path Selection

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) – Peerings (Released Feb 2018)

  1. eBGP Peerings
  2. Cisco eBGP Peering Example
  3. Juniper eBGP Peering Example
  4. iBGP Peerings
  5. Cisco iBGP Peering Example
  6. Juniper iBGP Peering Example
  7. eBGP Multihop
  8. Using BGP Authentication
  9. Misc. Neighbor Options

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) – Advertising NLRI (Released June 2018)

  1. The Cisco Network Command
  2. Cisco Troubleshooting for NLRI Reachability
  3. Redistributing NLRI in Cisco BGP
  4. Cisco BGP RIB Failures
  5. BGP Synchronization
  6. Juniper NLRI Advertisement
  7. Static Routes with Multihoming
  8. Redistributing NLRI into IGPs
  9. Using iBGP with a Stub AS
  10. Advertising a Default Route
  11. BGP Aggregation

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) – Cisco Routing Policy Mechanisms (Releasing July 2018)

  1. An Overview of BGP Routing Policy
  2. The BGP Decision Process
  3. A Routing Policy Example
  4. InQ and OutQ
  5. Cisco IOS BGP Processes
  6. Next Hop Tracker, Event, and the Open Processes
  7. Table Versions
  8. Clearing BGP Sessions
  9. Soft Reconfiguration
  10. Route Refresh

Evolving Technologies 1.1 Free Study Resources – Web Links

May 6, 2018 at 9:52 pm

Evolving Technologies

Here are more excellent free resources for your pursuit of the new objectives effective August 30, 2018.


Evolving Technologies Study Guide

Cisco Cloud Overview

Cisco Cloud Blogs

Cloud Security Alliance

Cloud Security Webinar

NIST Cloud Tutorial

Workload Portability – Presentation

Service Containers – Cisco Blog

SD-WAN Overview

Cisco NFV Infrastructure – Report

Migrate Applications to AWS with Cisco CloudCenter – Video

DNA Center: Base Automation – Webinar

Kubernetes Rising – Cisco Blog

Network Programmability

Simplify and Automate the Virtualized Environment – White Paper

Virtual Topology System: Build an Agile and Programmable Data Center

SDN Recorded Seminars

Simplify by Automating and Orchestrating SDN Solutions

Internet of Things

IoT Networking

Cisco IoT System

Internet of Everything – PDF Library

IoT Security

Cisco Kinetic for Industries

Cisco Kinetic Unlocks the Power of Your IoT Data – Cisco Blog

Evolving Technologies 1.1 Free Study Resources – Cisco Live Presentations

May 5, 2018 at 1:32 pm

Evolving Technologies

Here are the free Cisco Live presentation resources for the August 30, 2018 update (1.1) to the Evolving Technologies section of the Expert Level written exams.


BRKCCIE-3352 – The Next-Generation CCIE

TNKCLD-1004 – From Convergence to Cloud

BSOGEN-1002 – Cloud Security Lessons Learned

BRKCLD-2000 – Cloud Types and Security – What They Mean to You and Your Company

BRKSEC-2404 – Effective Cloud Security Made Simple – Cloud Security Reimagined with Cloudlock

BRKCLD-2008 – Multi-Cloud and Application Centric Modeling, Deployment and Management with Cisco CloudCenter

DEVNET-1179 – Migrating Cloud Applications with CloudCenter

BRKSDN-2115 – Introduction to Containers and Container Networking

BRKCRS-3811 – Cisco SD-Access – Policy Driven Manageability

BRKNMS-2309 – Introduction to NFV Orchestration Using ETSI Standard

DEVNET-1198 – CloudCenter for Developers

DEVNET-1651 – Hybrid Cloud Automation using Cisco CloudCenter API

BRKCLD-2235 – Deploy a Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Container Environment in Less than an Hour

BRKCLD-2091 – Introduction to Kubernetes on UCS

BRKNMS-2031 – APIC-EM: Evolution from Traditional Management to SDN-Led, Policy-Based Automation

SOLCLD-2012 – Journey to an Agile Cloud Infrastructure with Open Source

BRKDCN-2390 – Kubernetes Container Networking

Network Programmability

BRKDEV-2003 – Programming the Network: Let’s Get Started

BRKRST-2051 – SDN – From Concepts to Reality

BRKSDN-1903 – A Model-Driven Approach to Software Defined Networks with Yang, Netconf/Restconf

BRKNMS-2030 – Onboard Automation with Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager

BRKRST-1014 – Introduction to Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Programmability

BRKCDN-1005 – Better Network Management Through Network Programmability

Internet of Things

BRKSPM-2007 – Cisco IoT in a 5G World

BRKCRS-2116 – Know How to Deploy Enterprise IoT with Your Catalyst Switches

BRKIOT-2113 – Internet of Things for the Enterprise

BRKCRS-2444 – The Internet of Things: An Architectural Foundation and Its Protocols

BRKIOT-2020 – The Evolution from Machine-to-Machine (M2M) to the Internet of Everything: Technologies and Standards

BRKIOT-2115 – Industrial Security: IT vs. OT Deployment Practices

SOLSEC-1004 – Securing the IoT

BRKIOT-2112 – Architecting Security for the Internet of Things

BRKIOT-1432 – Cisco Kinetic – The Horizontal IoT Data Platform

DEVNET-1068 – Introduction to Developing for Cisco Kinetic – Data Control Module

BRKIOT-2129 – Understanding and Troubleshooting Edge and Fog Fabric Solution

Evolving Technologies Section to Change On August 30, 2018!

May 3, 2018 at 12:09 pm

Evolving Technologies

As promised, the Evolving Technologies section that all expert-level Cisco Certification written exams share will get an update. The version number moves from 1.0 to 1.1. The three major domains remain exactly the same – Cloud, Programmability, and IoT. It is what is covered inside those domains that change.

In this post, I share the new objectives. I will be back tomorrow with your verified list of resources to prep for them!

Here are the new objectives:

A.1    Cloud

A.1.a        Compare and contrast public, private, hybrid, and multi-cloud design considerations
A.1.a.i      Infrastructure, platform, and software as a service (XaaS)
A.1.a.ii      Performance, scalability, and high availability
A.1.a.iii    Security implications, compliance, and policy
A.1.a.iv    Workload migration

A.1.b        Describe cloud infrastructure and operations
A.1.b.i      Compute virtualization (containers and virtual machines)
A.1.b.ii      Connectivity (virtual switches, SD-WAN and SD-Access)
A.1.b.iii      Virtualization functions (NFVi, VNF, and L4/L1)
A.1.b.iv      Automation and orchestration tools (cloud center, DNA-center, and Kubernetes)

A.2 Network Programmability

A.2.a Describe architectural and operational considerations for a programmable network
A.2.a.i Data models and structures (YANG, JSON and XML)
A.2.a.ii Device programmability (gRPC, NETCONF and RESTCONF)
A.2.a.iii Controller based network design (policy driven configuration and northbound/ southbound APIs)
A.2.a.iv Configuration management tools (agent and agent-less) and version control systems (Git and SVN)

A.3 Internet of Things

A.3.a Describe architectural framework and deployment considerations for Internet of Things (IoT)
A.3.a.i IoT technology stack (IoT Network Hierarchy, data acquisition and flow)
A.3.a.ii IoT standards and protocols (characteristics within IT and OT environment)
A.3.a.iii IoT security (network segmentation, device profiling, and secure remote access)
A.3.a.iv IoT edge and fog computing (data aggregation and edge intelligence)

IPv6 Quiz – Cisco Bias

January 16, 2018 at 7:49 pm


This latest quiz is focused on IPv6 with a bias to Cisco Systems. These questions are what one could expect on a CCNP or CCIE exam across various tracks. Enjoy!

IPv6 Quiz - Cisco Bias

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