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Internetwork Expert – Open Lecture Series

May 9, 2009 2 comments

Hello Everyone !!!

So this post will be dedicated to one of the finest CCIE Preparation Products that I have ever seen. Yup it is the Open Lecture Series.

It is a part of CCIE 2.0 Program by Internetwork Expert which focuses on
dynamic learning content. In simple words it is a dynamic version of Advance Technologies Class. Here is a little excerpt from INE website

” Internetwork Expert’s CCIE Routing & Switching Open Lecture Series is an ongoing online course – keeping in line with our revolutionary CCIE 2.0 Program model – which provides candidates continuing live interaction with the industry’s most experienced CCIE authors and instructors. The dynamic format of this series ensures that candidates always have an outlet for getting their questions answered in real-time throughout the lifetime of their preparation. “

The Product comes in two versions Live and Class on demand

Well, my scholarship didnt include the live version where you can interact with the Instructor but still the Class on-demand version rocks.

Every week or so there are some classes that cover technologies in detail which were neglected by the ATC. You can see a sample list of lectures
below to get an idea of what im talking about.

– OSPF – 11/18/2008 Part 1 ( OSPF Intra-Area Routing )
– OSPF – 11/18/2008 Part 2 ( OSPF Inter-Area Routing )
– OSPF – 11/18/2008 Part 3 ( OSPF Inter-Area Routing with Multiple ABRs )
– OSPF – 11/18/2008 Part 4 ( OSPF External Routing )
– OSPF – 11/20/2008 Part 1 ( OSPF Virtual Links )
– OSPF – 11/20/2008 Part 2 ( Traffic Engineering with Virtual-Links )

– BGP – 11/26/2008 ( BGP Traffic Engineering with Aggregation )
– NAT – 01/14/2009 ( Advanced NAT Design )

etc etc

I guess uptill now there are approx 40 lectures. One of the things that I noticed recently was that you can even request the INE guys to have some classes on topics of your choice that you may find difficult.
Usually Brain Mcgahan is the instructor for these classes but I also would like to see Scott and Petr do some classes as well.

For those who are following INETraining on Twitter. There is a great weekend deal for the Open Lecture series. so hurry up now and grab this product.



CCIE Scholarship By Internetwork Expert

March 6, 2009 3 comments

I have been extremely lucky to be chosen as single International Recipient of the Real CCIE’s, Real People 2008 Scholarship by Internetwork Expert.

As the scholarship winner below is the List of what I have received.

  • Internetwork Expert CCIE 2.0 Program
  • CCIE Rack Rental package compliments of Graded Labs
  • Onsite Bootcamp

I have checked out some Products and believe me these are the must not only for CCIE preparation but for gaining knowledge of individual technologies as well.

As I have been working on individual technologies first as a part of my preparation strategy. I used Volume I version 5 OSPF Section along with OSPF Lectures in Open-Lecture Series.

I strongly recommend the Open-Lecture Series , these are very different than Advance Technologies Class. For Example the Open-Lecture Series contain 6 OSPF Clasess that Include Advanced OSPF Design , OSPF Inter-Area Routing with Multiple ABRs, Traffic Engineering with Virtual-Links and etc .

I also used the Graded Labs Rack Rental to practice OSPF section of workbook I and did not find any issues with the setup.

I would like to end this post with Thanks to the whole Internetwork Expert team for choosing me as the scholarship winner. And a very special thanks to River Hopkins (Customer Success Manager) for her help and support.


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