CCIE Security Challenge – Days 43,44,45 of 120 – Hands On Madness!

By Anthony Sequeira on July 11th, 2012

I have begun a major Hands on Madness portion of my studies after a big period of reading.

Here are some random observations I wanted to share with those of you following this journey:

  • I am using primarily for my gear – they are so awesome; when I cannot get on there, I use GNS3 and stick to simple three router-capable topics
  • I a being very careful about a problem that I developed in doing this for my first CCIE – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – braces and stretching seem to be doing the trick
  • I will be sure to do some posts here when I get to some more interesting lab exercises that have some cool “a ha!” moments to share
  • For lab exercise materials, I am using the excellent IPexpert workbooks, the Yusuf practice labs, and I look forward to editing the Micronics Training lab materials as I practice them – thank you so much Narbik for that amazing opportunity
  • As I practice at the command lines – I am working on taking my skills assessment tracker for the appropriate item to the level 4 and level 5 degrees; remember, I consider a level 4 that I can configure the feature easily at the command line without the DOC-CD, and a level 5 degree indicates that I can troubleshoot the feature

Anthony Sequeira CCIE, CCSI
Twitter: @compsolv

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    2 Responses to “CCIE Security Challenge – Days 43,44,45 of 120 – Hands On Madness!”

    1. Karel V says:

      Hi Anthony,

      thank you for very helpful blog post series. I’m wondering why are you using ASA Config Guide and syntax (like crypto ikev1 …) for 8.2 version? I think that version used in lab is 8.0.

      How many hours a day you spend studying?

      BTW: I have a lab scheduled exactly on same date as you.


      Karel V.

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      • Anthony Sequeira says:

        Hi Karel!

        Yeah – I messed that up – I was using a source for study there that had the 8.2 syntax. I am back on track now! Thank goodness. Now just to stay on track. :-)

        My hours of study per day have been varying from 0 to 4 hours. As I get closer – I will start to do full labs and take it some days to 12 hours! It hurts my hands just to think about it.

        Let us pass Version 3 on that day my friend!

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