I’m combining week 3 and 4 for this blog.
I have completed the final 3 sections of INE Vol 1 Workbook:
I’m on track for finishing up Vol 1 by the end of this month. Keep in mind that I am following the recommended study though INE and they do not recommend doing the entire workbook in a linear fashion. The idea is to master the CORE technologies first then work your way through the rest. At some point in this training, you will have to come back to Vol 1 and work though the rest of the labs
I purchased Vol 2 this past week. I will continue to practice the core technologies the rest of this week before starting Vol 2 Workbook Labs. So far I am ahead of schedule…im not rushing through the material. I feel like I’m am taking things at a decent pace and not burning myself out yet.
The challenges that I am facing thus far is Multicast and MPLS VPN. I had to stop working on the labs and read more books on MPLS and Multicast to gain a more solid perspective on the theory. MPLS VPN requires lots of configuration…even for some of the basic tasks. I have to remember to break down each task into smaller manageable tasks…perform the necessary verifications…move on to the next task. I have basically become a robot when doing configurations. Sometimes I even talk out loud while I’m doing the configurations during each step. I just have to be sure not to do that during the real exam…it could really annoy other people in the room.
From Dec 13th – Dec 26th I have logged 33 hours of study. This brings my total hours of study to date at 102 hours.
For the final week of this month, I will just review and fill in some gaps with BGP, MPLS and Multicast…do more of the mini labs and just read more theory. Starting Jan 3rd, I will begin VOL 2 Workbook.
I hope that everyone had a Happy Holidays. Thanks again for reading my BLOG.
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