One week til d-day.... studying like there is tomorrow

routergodsroutergods Member Posts: 66 ■■□□□□□□□□
I have my second attempt on Thursday Dec 5th. Some of you may be interested in the preparation steps from my first attempt on October 14th to now, so here's a quick synopsis.

After failing, I wrote down all the topics that tripped me up during the lab. I bought the Cisco 360 Practice lab workbook which has 35 practice labs... labs 29-35 are updated for version 4.

Within RouterGods, I formed a sub-group of five people who had upcoming lab dates in December and January. We started labbing up each practice lab. At first it was pretty tough and it would take several hours to complete a lab, but things became faster.

I went crazy with rack rentals and plunked down $160-ish for a bunch of sessions from cconline. I would have gone with Narbik, but all his racks are full. For the past month, I've had an early session for east coast guys and a late session for Pacific time zone. I did each lab three times.. once in the afternoon, once at night and in GNS3 after the rack rental session died out.

It's pretty amazing how fast you get after putting in all that time labbing. I time every section to see if I'm getting faster/slower and one lab I got up to redistribution in 25 minutes which is pretty nuts and no it wasn't one of those labs where everything was preconfigured.

I grabbed Daniel's awesome Anki card set and add a bunch of my own (mainly ip services trivia stuff). Been going through those like a madman.

For the next five days I will do at least two practice labs a day and then rest the day before the exam.
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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,917 Mod
  • reaper81reaper81 Member Posts: 631
    Good luck man. I think you have it covered this time.

    Glad to see you helping out in the community.
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  • routergodsroutergods Member Posts: 66 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Anyone know of a good sleep reset technique? I'm currently a vampire, waking up at 7pm and sleeping at noon.

    Obviously not a good thing for lab day!
  • instant000instant000 Member Posts: 1,745
    When I was in the military, we'd often have to have staff duty, or charge of quarters, which would be a 24 hour duty day, followed by a reset day, and then we would go back to our regular schedule.

    The quickest way to reset the schedule would be to stay up until regular bedtime, as late as you could.

    So, for example, if you started duty at 6 AM, and worked through the following 6 AM, you'd have to stay up until that evening, which would mean usually staying up for a total of 36-38 hours before going to sleep.

    It will be rough for that one day, but it will be well worth it, to get your schedule back in sync.

    We would do the same when we traveled overseas. You'd be on a flight for 20+ hours. You'd force yourself to stay up until the "normal" bedtime, and then go to sleep.

    It's rough for that one day, but it'll get you back on schedule quicker.

    This is just based on military duty for six years. Your mileage may vary.
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  • routergodsroutergods Member Posts: 66 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks instant... might as well do that today. 10:30 AM Pacific... been up since 7PM. Should be a fun day :)
  • FloOzFloOz Member Posts: 1,614 ■■■■□□□□□□
  • fredrikjjfredrikjj Member Posts: 879
    With that username you better pass dude icon_lol.gif
  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Good luck!
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  • IvanjamIvanjam Member Posts: 978 ■■■■□□□□□□
    @routergods - good luck on the lab - we are rooting for you! icon_thumright.gif
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  • Dieg0MDieg0M Member Posts: 861
    Good luck!
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  • IristheangelIristheangel CCIEx2 (Sec + DC), CCNP RS, CCNA V/S/R/DC, CISSP, CEH, MCSE 2003, A+/L+/N+/S+, and a lot more from m Pasadena, CAMod Posts: 4,133 Mod
    Good luck! I'll miss your videos for the next week but totally understand that you're in heavy lab/study mode
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  • DijkstraDijkstra Member Posts: 5 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Best of luck, I hope you make it this time.
  • gorebrushgorebrush Member Posts: 2,743 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Surely "routing for you"
  • jamesp1983jamesp1983 Member Posts: 2,475 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Good luck.
    "Check both the destination and return path when a route fails." "Switches create a network. Routers connect networks."
  • IvanjamIvanjam Member Posts: 978 ■■■■□□□□□□
    @gorebrush - I tried that pun earlier but I think it was lost on the Yanks, as they tend to pronounce route as ˈrau̇t, rather than as ˈrüt.
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  • NotHackingYouNotHackingYou Member Posts: 1,460 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Best of luck!
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  • snadamsnadam Member Posts: 2,234 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Best of luck!
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  • gregorio323gregorio323 Member Posts: 201 ■■■□□□□□□□
    ip access-list extended CCIE-ACCESS
    permit ip host routergods host CCIE eq ccienumber
  • tearofstearofs Member Posts: 112
    ip access-list extended CCIE-ACCESS
    permit ip host routergods host CCIE eq ccienumber

    int Wallet0/1
    ip access-group CCIE-ACCESS in
  • IvanjamIvanjam Member Posts: 978 ■■■■□□□□□□
    @routergods - good luck on getting that NUMBER later today! icon_thumright.gif
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  • gorebrushgorebrush Member Posts: 2,743 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Well today is the day.

    /waits patiently
  • ZartanasaurusZartanasaurus Member Posts: 2,008 ■■■■■■■■□□
    ip access-list extended CCIE-ACCESS
    permit ip host routergods host CCIE eq ccienumber
    Shouldn't it be permit ip host cisco host routergods eq ccienumber? We want Cisco to send him a CCIE number right?

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  • routergodsroutergods Member Posts: 66 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Eating breakfast at the Starbucks down the street from Cisco... will be going in 45 mins.

    RAWR
  • 64:61:6e64:61:6e Member Posts: 63 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Good luck!
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  • jamesp1983jamesp1983 Member Posts: 2,475 ■■■■□□□□□□
    You got this.
    "Check both the destination and return path when a route fails." "Switches create a network. Routers connect networks."
  • ZorodzaiZorodzai Member Posts: 357 ■■■■■■■□□□
    All the best routergod icon_thumright.gif
  • RouteMyPacketRouteMyPacket Member Posts: 1,104
    Probably breaking for lunch right now...come back and shore up configs, verify and get that number...woo wooo!

    I'm assuming this is the R/S lab?
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    Think of the 2:00 a.m. test—if you were awakened in the
    middle of the night because of a network problem and had to figure out the
    traffic flows in your network while you were half asleep, could you do it?
  • bermovickbermovick Member Posts: 1,135 ■■■■□□□□□□
    EEK!

    GOOD LUCK! \o/
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  • amb1s1amb1s1 Member Posts: 408
    Good Luck, I hope it went well. Waiting for your post.
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  • aragoen_celtdraaragoen_celtdra Member Posts: 246
    Alright Humpster, you're keeping us all in suspense here. :D I'm sure by now you've gotten the results. Give us the happy news! :)
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