Tag Archives: Certification

Using GNS3 WorkBench labs on real equipment

This request came up the other day: I just need some guided labs that I can do at home with my equipment. So I thought about how you could use GNS3 WorkBench exercises to do just that. Here is what … Continue reading

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GNS3 WorkBench v8.7 is ready for download

It has taken a while, but I’ve finally got all the files for GNS3 WorkBench v8.7 uploaded to sourceforge. And the Windows version (and OS X version) is better than ever. You can now enjoy all the exercises and labs … Continue reading

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ICND1 Readiness Test

Recently I had a student (let’s call him David) ask me “Do you think I am ready to sit the ICND1 exam?” Although David had studied the ICND1 text book, his skills were lacking when it came to configuring routers.  … Continue reading

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Building a new GNS3 WorkBench lab

Building a new GNS3 WorkBench lab [Note: The procedures described in this post are dependant on the reader having a copy of GNS3 WorkBench Virtual Machine v8.7 or later] GNS3 WorkBench comes with lots of labs, but building a new … Continue reading

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Is EIGRP a Hybrid Routing Protocol or Advanced Distance Vector Routing Protocol?

Is EIGRP a Hybrid Routing Protocol or Advanced Distance Vector Routing Protocol? This question was discussed recently on the Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching Study Group website.  It took me years to work out that the problem with this question … Continue reading

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Is GNS3 going commercial? Surely Not!

I was firstly delighted, then dismayed by an email that appeared in my inbox this morning. It read: Hey GNS3, We are completely rebuilding GNS3 and want your help! In 2013, we are going to be building a brand new … Continue reading

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Rant on Cisco Exams

Did Cisco 642-972 exam today (passed) but found a a question with a phrase that I was not familiar with “data center entry” – and to answer the question I had to know the difference between “server load balancing” and … Continue reading

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