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The Results!

April 12th, 2011 No comments

I took the 640-822  ICND1, CCENT exam yesterday (on my birthday, woot!) and passed, with authority! I have been sailing around on cloud 9 since then.

Now onto the ICND2 exam/CCNA certification!

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Final day of Study

April 10th, 2011 No comments

Here is my plan for the last day of study:

a. hit the key topics in all the chapters

b. cover all the IOS commands at the end of each chapter

c. cover the terms in the back of the book

d. practice subnetting (see cbt nuggets printout)

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Topics to cover

April 5th, 2011 No comments

Here are the topics I need to cover in the ciscopress book before Monday:

Chapter 11 Wireless LANs

Chapter 15: Troubleshooting IP Routing

Chapter 16: WAN Concepts

Chapter 17: WAN Configuration

Chapter 18: Exam Preparation

update: completed all chapters by last night exam except the Exam Prep, which is reserved for today.

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IOS commands that need remembering

April 3rd, 2011 No comments

For some reason the following commands will not stick in my head, most likely because I have not used them much.

Port Security (sticky mac, security protect):
Switch(config)#int fa0/1
Switch(config-if)#switchport mode access
Switch(config-if)#switchport port-security mac-address sticky
Switch(config-if)#switchport port-security violation protect
Allow SSH Connections (telnet bad!):
Switch(config)#username philip password K33pItS@fe
Switch(config)# ip domain-name philipstraatsma.local
Switch(config)#crypto key generate rsa
Choose the size of the key modulus in the range of 360 to 2048 for your
General Purpose Keys. Choosing a key modulus greater than 512 may take
a few minutes.
How many bits in the modulus [512]:1024
% Generating 1024 bit RSA keys, keys will be non-exportable…[OK]
Switch(config)#line vty 0 4
Switch(config-line)#login local
Switch(config-line)#transport input ssh
Default gateway:
Switch(config)#ip default-gateway 192.168.1.1
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The bottom 4 layes of the OSI model

March 28th, 2011 No comments

All People Seem To Need Data Processing

I spent the weekend with the OSI model, fun stuff amirite? I am down to the last 2 weeks before the icnd1 exam so spending time memorizing the terminology is eating up most of my time. At this point I can configure a router in my sleep and the only thing that seems to be hanging me up are the tiny details in the Transport, Network and Data Link layers. The ciscopress book does a fairly good job going extremely in-depth into each layer. Even beyond what I imagine the scope of the exam goes to.

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CiscoPress CCENT/CCNA ICND1

March 23rd, 2011 No comments

My ICND1 Official Exam Certification Guide was delivered today, thanks UPS.

I had been studying for the ICND1 640-822 exam via CBTnuggets.com and a few study practice tests I found on the interwebs. After realizing that CBT Nuggets was missing a few things (like RIP version 2) I began to get worried that I may be missing additional information found on the test so I picked up the office exam guide from Cisco to help seal the deal.

woot! a cisco book!

 

Anyway, I spent the night reading through the chapter on routing protocols and “forced” myself to setup the network configurations from the chapter inside of packet tracer (thanks cisco netacad!). I am feeling fairly good about the routing section of the exam, we’ll see if the information sticks on exam day.

Bonus question:

Which of the following routing protocols are classless?

a.RIP  b.RIPv2 c.IGRP d.EIGRP  e.OSPF  f.IS-IS

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