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March 21, 2006

Getting there

I just finished Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols... Now onto Troubleshooting Remote Access Networks and then I'll be close to ready to retake the CIT exam. For those who are not intimately familiar with these books, I'm using the CCIE troubleshooting books to study for the CCNP troubleshooting exam. Okay, so when I study for the CCIE exam, what will I use then??? [I can hear the voice of Morpehus saying, "You take the red pill (CCIE test), you stay in wonderland and I'll show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."]

The book was actually very helpful. Probably just as helpful or more than the 'old' CIT book. It covered each routing protocol, then covered what could go wrong and how to fix it. The layout of the book's material was a bit redundant. But when you're studying, redundant is good. Sometimes you need to hear it over and over until it sticks in your head and you remember it (even under the pressure of an exam).

I remember a senior drill sergeant who made everyone do things over and over. He said that the brain was a bunch of bubbles. And every time you did that task, it filled another bubble in your bubble memory. And if you fill enough bubbles in your bubble memory with that task, when you need to execute and you reach up into your memory for that task, you're more likely to pull one out one of those bubbles with the information on it. Either he was very right or very good at getting people to stop complaining about practice...

So now it's time to start into the Remote Access material. Gotta go fill some more bubbles....

Posted by BlueWolf on March 21, 2006 04:05 AM