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    Default CCNA:S on Tuesday any last minute suggestions

    I am booked for tuesday. Any tips?
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    SSL VPN's, I know. Not officially on the blue print... but I'll just say you should know them. Make sure you can setup ssl CLI by heart. And dont be afraid to review the softskills side, steps to an attack, legalese terms...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel333 View Post
    SSL VPN's, I know. Not officially on the blue print... but I'll just say you should know them. Make sure you can setup ssl CLI by heart. And dont be afraid to review the softskills side, steps to an attack, legalese terms...

    Really!!! I can do ipsec vpn pretty easily but ssl I have barely touched. Thanks for the tip. Now I am worried .

    But I am off work today and monday so I guess it is lab lab test review rinse and repeat.
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    Good luck Dawg!!! ...not that you need it. I know from conversing with you on the forums in other vendor areas, you have been preparing for this exam for a good little bit. I am certain you will do just fine...I am shooting for the beginning of March myself.

    After you nail this thing on Tuesday, what are you going to beat up on next?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel333 View Post
    SSL VPN's, I know. Not officially on the blue print... but I'll just say you should know them. Make sure you can setup ssl CLI by heart. And dont be afraid to review the softskills side, steps to an attack, legalese terms...
    SSL VPN, good to know - but for the exam using CLI??

    Tips - I would say hit SDM hard. explore and play with it. Look at all security screens, vpn, c3pl, zones, firewall, vpn components, aaa etc. Turn on the preview command before submitting option to see what it is doing. A couple of hours should do it.

    Look at switch security, port security, ssh, ip dhcp snooping, dynamic arp inspetion and what attacks they mitigate etc. As Daniel says, there is a lot of theory in the Cisco books, legalese etc. Woudln't hurt to spend five minutes reviewing that if there is time.

    Then finally look at my study notes


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    EDIT : Sorry, just realised I mentioned most of the CCNA:S sylabus.
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    Thanks guys. I will look into this for real.

    Quote Originally Posted by worldmac1 View Post
    Good luck Dawg!!! ...not that you need it. I know from conversing with you on the forums in other vendor areas, you have been preparing for this exam for a good little bit. I am certain you will do just fine...I am shooting for the beginning of March myself.

    After you nail this thing on Tuesday, what are you going to beat up on next?
    Hopefully Security+ and Linux+. But I have to get through CCNA:S first.
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    Good luck with your exam for tomorrow!!

    Just been having a read and a nose about teh forum and speaking to a colleague.

    Was going to look at BSCI, but with teh whole CCNP reshake, and advice from afore mentioned colleague, CCNA:S seems the way to go, especially as my current job involves periphery in ASA/guards.

    Let us know how you get on
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    Well I saw a weak area of mine and I did not like it. I am setting this back a week. Next Tuesday now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knwminus View Post
    Well I saw a weak area of mine and I did not like it. I am setting this back a week. Next Tuesday now.
    Anything we can you help you with?
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    I am in the same situation, some weaks areas:

    IPS and Switching, I just need to review a little bit ssh and AAA.

    I love IPSec.

    Also, What about SAN, Fibre Channel, etc. Boson Simuaton exam touch it a little bit but Seft Test Software does not touch it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by knwminus View Post
    Well I saw a weak area of mine and I did not like it. I am setting this back a week. Next Tuesday now.
    lmao you wimp!!! but seriously cant hurt to push it back another week, but dont put it off too long. There will always be something that you think your weak on. I'm sure you'll do well in this when you take it
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikem2te View Post
    Anything we can you help you with?
    Ipsec is ok. AAA/security is ok.IDS/IPS is tolerable. I need to work on the ios firewall (cli stuff). My legal side knowledge sucks. I also need to do some reviews on the more esoteric details of the technologies plus an extra week to lab can’t hurt.


    Quote Originally Posted by impelse View Post
    I am in the same situation, some weaks areas:
    IPS and Switching, I just need to review a little bit ssh and AAA.
    I love IPSec.
    Also, What about SAN, Fibre Channel, etc. Boson Simuaton exam touch it a little bit but Seft Test Software does not touch it?

    Isn't ipsec sexy? I really like vpns and I want to purchase the cisco vpn guide after this (because they are cool).

    I am using transcender and I have had no test questions on San or Fiber Channel. By the way, when are you going to sit the exam.



    Quote Originally Posted by laidbackfreak View Post
    lmao you wimp!!! but seriously cant hurt to push it back another week, but dont put it off too long. There will always be something that you think your weak on. I'm sure you'll do well in this when you take it
    lol yea I am a chump but call it healthy apprehension. My employer isn't going to pay for anything and these test arent cheap, plus I want to take the max amount of knowledge from every cert I get (these next 6 months are gonna be interesting...stay tuned....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by knwminus View Post
    Ipsec is ok. AAA/security is ok.IDS/IPS is tolerable. I need to work on the ios firewall (cli stuff). My legal side knowledge sucks. I also need to do some reviews on the more esoteric details of the technologies plus an extra week to lab can’t hurt.

    lol yea I am a chump but call it healthy apprehension. My employer isn't going to pay for anything and these test arent cheap, plus I want to take the max amount of knowledge from every cert I get (these next 6 months are gonna be interesting...stay tuned....)
    Sounds like you have it covered. and getting the max knowledge is more important than getting the cert imo. And more so if your paying for them
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    Quote Originally Posted by knwminus View Post
    Isn't ipsec sexy? I really like vpns and I want to purchase the cisco vpn guide after this (because they are cool).
    No it's not, I hate them. In my last job I was responsible for VPNs for the companies 120 pubs, each pub had two tunnels, one for head office data and another for EPOS support.

    In the head office we had a decent Watchguard security device capable of supporting 1000+ tunnels. Only problem was, the work load of bringing up 250 tunnels simultaneously after rebooting the thing would give the Watchguard a pummeling, as a result it would take about 24 hours for all the tunnels to come up. Turning off PFS helped a bit.

    Additionally in their infinite wisdom they decided to get dynamic WAN IP addresses on the remote ends to save a few pounds - so the tunnels could only be brought up remotely.

    Eventually we replaced the Watchguard with a ZyXel box - cost about £1000. Fantastic device for the price, VPN were much more reliable.

    Quote Originally Posted by knwminus View Post
    plus I want to take the max amount of knowledge from every cert I get (these next 6 months are gonna be interesting...stay tuned....)
    You are right, getting the most from the cert and future retention is so important.
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    Bring your reading glasses... those SDM diagrams freakin are hard to see

    Best of luck mate
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    I didn't think there was even much covered in any of the study materials for SSL. IPSec, L2 Security, and IPS are the big ones.
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    Bring your reading glasses... those SDM diagrams freakin are hard to see

    Best of luck mate
    You can say that again!
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    [QUOTE=knwminus;378501] By the way, when are you going to sit the exam.





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    Probably this Friday, I am wating my payment, I am paying everything myself, so for this reason I try to make sure that I will pass ($250 it's too much)
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    Quote Originally Posted by luke_bibby View Post
    Bring your reading glasses... those SDM diagrams freakin are hard to see

    Best of luck mate
    Telling me. Way to small. I left Cisco a note on the SDM questions saying so. Not that it will make a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikem2te View Post
    No it's not, I hate them. In my last job I was responsible for VPNs for the companies 120 pubs, each pub had two tunnels, one for head office data and another for EPOS support.

    In the head office we had a decent Watchguard security device capable of supporting 1000+ tunnels. Only problem was, the work load of bringing up 250 tunnels simultaneously after rebooting the thing would give the Watchguard a pummeling, as a result it would take about 24 hours for all the tunnels to come up. Turning off PFS helped a bit.

    Additionally in their infinite wisdom they decided to get dynamic WAN IP addresses on the remote ends to save a few pounds - so the tunnels could only be brought up remotely.

    Eventually we replaced the Watchguard with a ZyXel box - cost about £1000. Fantastic device for the price, VPN were much more reliable.
    At work we have about 50-75 customers (probably 1000 vpn tunnels total) running off of an vpn 30XX concentrator. I understand your pain. Some of the sites aren't in the best of areas and we will lost visability to some sites. Rebooting tunnels in the concentrator is a regular thing for me.


    Quote Originally Posted by luke_bibby View Post
    Bring your reading glasses... those SDM diagrams freakin are hard to see

    Best of luck mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by impelse View Post
    Probably this Friday, I am wating my payment, I am paying everything myself, so for this reason I try to make sure that I will pass ($250 it's too much)
    I feel you on that. Way to much to just take it lightly. Even though I didn't want to move it back, I felt like if I am not feeling 110% ready I shouldn't even mess with it. Not when it is $250.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knwminus View Post
    lol yea I am a chump but call it healthy apprehension.
    Good Luck when you finally "man up" and take the exam

    Actually, I think out of 28 (or maybe even more) Certification exam, I've only taken 5 when I've originally scheduled them.
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    I already booked for Tuesday 9 at 10:00 a.m. too, we will see what happend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by impelse View Post
    I already booked for Tuesday 9 at 10:00 a.m. too, we will see what happend.
    Cool man. Hopefully we will both come out with the CCNA:S (you should know before me since I am doing mine @ 1:00pm).
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    You never know, I fail Security+ one time not because I did not know the material but becaus I did not read carefully the questions. Most ot the time I missed the question becasue I did not understanded it.
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