Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Guess IPv4 exhaustion date here.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Passed TSHOOT

Date Tested: 24-Jul-2011
Exam Number: 6422-832
Passing Score: 790
Your Score: 876
Grade: Pass

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Management Recruiters of Reston Technology Center
11150 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 307
Reston, VA 20190

http://www.mr-rtc.com/

Friday, August 6, 2010

Here is the job description for the job that I do as posted on 8/6/2010 at ericsson.net.........

http://www.ericsson.com/careers

Job Description

Service Engineer - Ericsson Services Inc.


Description

Configure Cisco Provider Edge routers and perform fault isolation and problem restoration in support of service delivery of all of MPLS, Dedicated Internet Access, and DSL technologies. Configures, implements, and troubleshoot logical and network layers of customers' dedicated circuits ranging from 56K to OCn bandwidths. Configures and troubleshoot routing protocols including Static routing, BGP, EIGRP, and OSPF, and for value add services such as class of service (COS), multipath, and multicast on Cisco routers via GUI and Command Line Interface (CLI). Answer incoming customer calls and provide technical assistance to activate service. Provide technical assistance during coordinated customer maintenance window to upgrade, downgrade, or implement complex routing changes.



Qualifications

A minimum of two years experience in configuring and troubleshooting of IP and MPLS technologies while working directly with customers in a network operations center environment.

Must be willing to work day, evening, or midnight shift. Standby oncall is required.

Four year degree from accredited university in the field of Telecommunications or Electrical Engineering.

Current Cisco Certification (minimum CCNA).

Demonstrated knowledge of various layer 2 and layer 3 theories and concepts.

Experience with network management configurations and fault isolation tools.

Applied knowledge of routers, bridges, concentrators and switches.

Experience using general Microsoft Office applications in order to perform work assignments.

**Must be able to show proof of US citizenship or US permanent residency.



We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.



Job Service Delivery
Primary Location US-VA-Reston
Schedule Full-time
Job Posting 03-Aug-10
Unposting Date 17-Aug-10
Job Type Standard
Number of Openings 1

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Objective: To obtain a position working with a team of motivated Cisco Route/Switch CCNP's who are agressively pursuing their Cisco Route/Switch CCIE while working closely with and having daily interface and interaction with current Cisco Route/Switch CCIE's who act as team leads and mentors.

Network is 100% Cisco network.

Interviewer must hold current Cisco Route/Switch CCIE.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Preliminary Examination Score Report

642-812 BCMSN

Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks

Date Tested: 23-May-2010
Passing Score: 804
Your Score: 840
Grade: Pass

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

How is the CCDE Coming Along?

Where does this put the CCDE? Is it on course for future growth? Or will it wither taking along with it the Cisco Certified Architect which requires the CCDE?

http://www.networkworld.com/MichaelMorris

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Had been keeping two study logs. One offline and one online. Now I am going to stop the online study log and only use the offline study log to avoid double logging effort.
Super Sunday

Saturday, February 6, 2010

February 6, 2010 246 min Sat study bcmsn exam prep... 1900 – 2300 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Friday, February 5, 2010

February 5, 2010 128 min Fri study bcmsn exam prep... 1600 – 1800 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

February 4, 2010 138 min Thu study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February 3, 2010 120 min Wed study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February 2, 2010 129 min Tue study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Monday, February 1, 2010

YouTube support of IPv6 seen in dramatic traffic spike

Google has quietly turned on IPv6 support for its YouTube video streaming Web site, sending a spike of IPv6 traffic across the Internet that has continued from last Thursday until Monday.

http://www.networkworld.com/
February 1, 2010 137 min Mon study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Sunday, January 31, 2010

January 31, 2010 247 min Sun study bcmsn exam prep... 1500 – 1900 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Saturday, January 30, 2010

January 30, 2010 242 min Sat study bcmsn exam prep... 1800 – 2200 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Friday, January 29, 2010

January 29, 2010 131 min Fri study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

January 28, 2010 263 min Thu study bcmsn exam prep... 1500 – 1900 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cisco Announces Changes to CCNP

It's almost like those too-familiar infomercials that get so popular around New Year's - time to get rid of the fat and add some muscle. Cisco's done the same to CCNP with today's announcement of CCNP changes. Cisco starts by removing roughly half the topic breadth from the old CCNP: most every topic from ONT and ISCW is gone. Cisco then adds back a Troubleshooting exam that focuses on routing and switching with a few other topics. Today I'll begin an examination of this revised cert, with lots of links, some impressions, and a promise to more time in the coming weeks drilling down on the new exams.

http://www.networkworld.com/WendellOdom
January 27, 2010 137 min Wed study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January 26, 2010 145 min Tue study bcmsn exam prep... 1245 – 1515 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Monday, January 25, 2010

January 25, 2010 125 min Mon study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

January 24, 2010 241 min Sun study bcmsn exam prep... 2000 – 0000 next: more bcmsn exam prep...
January 23, 2010 240 min Sat study bcmsn exam prep... 2000 – 0000 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Friday, January 22, 2010

January 22, 2010 131 min Fri study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

January 21, 2010 129 min Thu study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

January 20, 2010 123 min Wed study bcmsn exam prep... 1230 – 1530 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 19, 2010 165 min Tue study bcmsn exam prep... 1200 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Monday, January 18, 2010

CCNP track will be changing later this year

Cisco has made it official - the CCNP track will be changing later this year, and you have over *six months* to take the current exams!

You can take the BSCI, BCMSN, ONT, and ISCW exams all the way up to July 31, 2010 - and the current BSCI and BCMSN exams count on the new track!

Therefore, it's vital for you to get those first two exams done before the deadline - and it's certainly more than possible for my Bulldogs out there to get all four done in the next six months!


http://thebryantadvantage.blogspot.com/
January 18, 2010 141 min Mon study bcmsn exam prep... 1200 – 1400 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

January 17, 2010 240 min Sun study bcmsn exam prep... 1700 – 2100 next: more bcmsn exam prep...
Cisco 3270 Rugged Router

Cisco - 3270 Rugged Wireless Integrated Services Router C3270ENC-K9



The Cisco 3270 Rugged ISR is a high-performance, ruggedized router designed to support multiple applications running concurrently over wired or wireless networks. With onboard hardware encryption, the Cisco 3270 offloads encryption processing from the router to provide highly secure yet scalable video, voice, and data services for mobile and embedded outdoor networks.

http://www.govgroup.com/Cisco

Saturday, January 16, 2010

January 16, 2010 240 min Sat study bcmsn exam prep... 2000 – 0000 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Topology Design for Routers Through the Lens of a Lab Exercise

Do you need two routers to practice routing commands for CCNA? Or do you really need 3 - or even 4? Likewise for CCNP, or one of the CCNA concentrations? And what topology do you need to use - which determines what interfaces to buy - so that you can test every function of every config option for that exam, and see the nuances that you might miss in a different topology? And what are those nuances in the first place? And what lab exercises should I use to learn all this? Well, you asked for it, and I liked the idea, so I'll blog it: some lab exercises that at the same time give us a backdrop to discuss lab topologies.

http://www.networkworld.com/WendellOdom
January 15, 2010 129 min Fri study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ship sails with Cisco wireless

Nine hundred Cisco access points are allowing Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines to navigate the tricky waters of wireless at sea. As colleague Tim Greene reports, the world's longest cruise ship presented plenty of churning tides for a network encased in the steel hull of the vessel.

http://www.networkworld.com/
January 14, 2010 161 min Thu study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1530 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 13, 2010 149 min Wed study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1530 next: more bcmsn exam prep.....
January 12, 2010 -0- min Wed attended CIPTUG meeting at Cisco Herndon office..... 1300 – 1500 next: back to study for bcmsn...

Monday, January 11, 2010

January 11, 2010 131 min Mon study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

January 10, 2010 240 min Sun study bcmsn exam prep... 1900 – 2300 next: more bcmsn exam prep...
signed up for C-MUG user group meeting on thursday january 28.........
January 9, 2010 240 min Sat study bcmsn exam prep... 2000 – 0000 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

left message at NetCraftsman asking about january C-MUG meeting.....

Friday, January 8, 2010

January 8, 2010 128 min Fri study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

CCIE Hotline

My name is Martin Voelk (CCIE # 13708) and I am the founder of a CCIE Consulting Service called CCIE Hotline.

We attract more and more business and are looking for CCIEs (only fully certified and active ones) - not just written. Any CVs from CCIEs worldwide are welcome. If you speak any other language than English - even better!


http://www.cciehotline.com

Posted at GroupStudy.com
Date: 05-06-09 11:00
http://www.groupstudy.com/cciehotline
We Build Cisco Networks!

Pennsylvania's #1 resource for network computing needs!

We provide on-site network design and implementation services in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and surrounding communities like Chester County, Lancaster County and Montgomery County Pennsylvania! We provide in-house design services nationwide.


http://www.supertechnetworks.com/
January 7, 2010 138 min Thu study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

January 6, 2010 139 min Wed study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January 5, 2010 167 min Tue study bcmsn exam prep... 1230 – 1530 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Monday, January 4, 2010

Spanning Tree Protocol and Failure Domains

Co-worker Pete Welcher recently helped a customer whose network experienced a spanning tree loop (i.e. a melt-down). Several things can be learned from thinking about the experience and how to avoid it.

Terry's Blog
Configuring Virtual Switching Systems

Looking to install VSS ? Well, recently I had the opportunity to install VSS in a customer’s Data Center as part of a complete network migration from an old Nortel Switch network to a new Cisco network using primarily Catalyst 6509 switches with Sup 720 – 10 G Supervisors.

http://www.netcraftsmen.net/blogs
Top 13 ISP's of 2009

In 2009, Level 3 pulled away from largely stagnant Sprint, opening up a roughly 12% lead. In the spring of 2009, Level 3 gained nLayer (AS 4436) as a customer, which Renesys ranks as #12 in the US, thereby giving Level 3 a substantial boost in score.

http://www.renesys.com/blog/
January 4, 2010 152 min Mon study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1530 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

cleaning up my resume and my about me page.......getting ready for a big job offer......see new links at top right......
Reston, Virginia
United States
678-361-4494
dkenline@hotmail.com

dougkenline.com

See latest Service Engineer job description as posted at ericsson.net here.

See previous Network Engineering Specialist job description here.

See previous Physical Layer broadband circuit test and turn up job description here.
Dear Hiring Manager:

I am seeking employment opportunities in the field of Cisco network engineering.

My career objective is to continue to study for Cisco certifications while working on production Cisco networks on the job.

I obtained the CCNP certification on July 24, 2011.

Since September 2008 I have been working as a Network Engineer for Sprint in Reston, Virginia. A description of my current job can be seen here.

For the ten years prior to that I was working for Sprint in the Broadband Access Delivery circuit test and turn up group in Atlanta, Georgia. There I performed physical layer testing on circuits ranging from DS3 to OC768. Mostly SONET transport network, some DWDM. Extensive use of T1 testing, narrow-band DACS, wideband DACS and broadband DACS. React test set. Loopback and acceptance testing with LECs.

See resume here.

Around October 2007 I started getting interested in Cisco certifications and the Cisco certification career path. I began to attend the Atlanta Cisco Study Group meetings in Atlanta, Georgia.

A couple of Cisco router engineers from Reston, Virginia came to Atlanta to provide some IP Activations training and I was fortunate to be able to attend those classes for 3 weeks.

Shortly thereafter, in August of 2008 I took an opportunity to work with the IP Network Activations team in Reston, Virginia near Washington, DC.

I have been working as an IP Network Activations engineer with Sprint/Nextel/Ericsson at the Reston, Virginia NOC since that time.

Here in Reston I am a member of the Cisco Mid-Atlantic User Group and Cisco IP Telephony User Group.

If you are an employer who's business revolves around Cisco IP routing and switching networks then I would be interested in talking with you.

I am interested in all of the Cisco tracks and would be willing to study whichever track is needed. Company paid training and company assisted training programs, along with the opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies with senior level Cisco Network Engineers and CCIE's, are my highest priorities.

What I bring to the table has been noted above along with an above average focus and propensity to study and learn Cisco routing and switching technologies.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Doug Kenline
http://www.dougkenline.com/
January 3, 2010 241 min Sun study bcmsn exam prep... 1400 – 1800 next: more bcmsn exam prep...
How To Build A CCIE Rack

By: Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593

http://www.internetworkexpert.com/topology.htm
left a comment at the stretch community lab forum.....

scheduled full rack for next sunday night 7 pm to 11 pm et......
January 2, 2010 240 min Sat study bcmsn exam prep... 2000 – 0000 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Friday, January 1, 2010

January 1, 2010 248 min Fri study bcmsn exam prep... 1900 – 2300 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

also posted some comments at the stretch lab.......

Thursday, December 31, 2009

December 31, 2009 126 min Thu study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Duplicate ASN Numbers

Organizations need an ASN to run BGP and route on the Internet. They are each assigned globally unique ASN(s) by their local Regional Internet Registry (RIR), who get them from IANA. A few weeks ago, the NANOG folks noticed that AS1712 had been registered by two different organizations (in France and Texas) that were both using the number to announce their separate network prefixes. ARIN issued a statement conveying that they were aware of the problem and were working to resolve it. We took a look at the data and found that AS1712 isn't the only dually-assigned ASN out there. In fact, even a root server didn't escape unscathed.

http://www.renesys.com/blog
Black Box Corporation Miami, FL

Account and Project Manager

German Dominguez
December 30, 2009 131 min Wed study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

CIPTUG - The Official Cisco IP Telecommunications Users Group

Subject: Welcome to the CIPTUG LinkedIn Group!

The Cisco IP Telecommunications Users Group (CIPTUG) is an independent, nonprofit association addressing the needs of Cisco Unified Communications users around the globe. Through online programs, educational webcasts, interactive forums, local chapter meetings, and our annual conference, we provide collaborative and educational opportunities where members exchange information, experiences, and best practices; influence Cisco and Cisco partners' product enhancements and directions; enhance their product knowledge and technical expertise; and network with other users, Cisco, and Cisco partners. Learn more www.ciptug.org.

Thanks,
David Rubin
CIPTUG - Director of Technology


http://www.linkedin.com/groups/CIPTUG
December 29, 2009 143 min Tue study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Monday, December 28, 2009

December 28, 2009 120 min Mon study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1500 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

December 26, 2009 127 min Sat study bcmsn exam prep... 2100 – 2300 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

December 27, 2009 360 min Sun study bcmsn exam prep... 1200 – 1800 next: more bcmsn exam prep...



worked 4 hours on stretch lab and did write up on it here......

Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Home Lab

I have my home practice lab set up here on my desk at work. One 2600 router on the bottom. One 2500 router sitting on the top. One dte/dce serial interface cable.

Also have a USB Ethernet NIC plug adapter and am able to connect these two routers to my GNS3 dynamips routers.

Friday, December 25, 2009

ISCW Down, Three To Go

I took and passed the ISCW test today. I was super-nervous going into it, which is weird for me, but I finally calmed down after the first few questions. Here’s my take. I don’t want to get into any trouble so I’m not going to include very much detail.

http://aconaway.com/
Explaining Etherchannel

This blog post will explain you all the differences in EtherChanneling that you can get. It’s known that you can get any type of wicked configuration on the R&S lab, especially since there are 4 switches, which are probably fully meshed with multiple links.

Why?


http://blog.ipexpert.com/
Merry Christmas

http://ccieforme.blogspot.com/
Bids start for Nortel VoIP but Cisco's all set

http://www.networkworld.com/
http://twitter.com/packetlife/
http://evilrouters.net/
http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/cisco/index.html
http://www.cciehotline.com/
hangin' out at Cisco GroupStudy.....looks like a lot of the big boys like to hang out there.....cool deal....
hangin' out at the Stretch Lab.....

Thursday, December 24, 2009

December 24, 2009 120 min Thu study bcmsn exam prep... 1400 – 1600 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The State of IP

It's been years since IP slowly but surely began infiltrating into mainstream carrier networks. In 2010 it's poised to make its biggest impact ever.

http://telephonyonline.com/
December 23, 2009 148 min Wed study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1530 next: more bcmsn exam prep...
Now the same problem is back on my 2500. I think this router is dying on me.
Now my 2600 router comes up in rommon 1> mode. Wonder what's up with that.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I have a Cisco 2500 router and I can't get it to boot up. It was working fine and now all of a sudden it won't boot up. I saw it go in to rommon> mode and then I just rebooted it and now it gets stuck on boot up.

I tried to hit ctrl-break to get into rommon mode within 60 seconds of powering down and back on. It gets the > prompt but no response from any keys at that prompt.

Anybody have any ideas. I think the router is shot and is now hazerdous waste.



click to imbiggen.

I think this is the message that might have a clue in it.

%SYS-4-CONFIG_NEWER: Configurations from version 11.2 may not be correctly understood.

This is what it looks like if I don't hit ctrl-break to try to get in to rommon mode. It's gets this far but no farther. It gets stuck right here.



Also posted at PacketLife community lab forum here.

Update: Now it's working. Never mind.
December 22, 2009 151 min Tue study bcmsn exam prep... 1300 – 1530 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Monday, December 21, 2009

December 21, 2009 148 min Mon study bcmsn exam prep... 1300- 1530 next: more bcmsn exam prep...
December 20, 2009 244 min Sun study bcmsn exam prep... 2000 – 0000 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

Sunday, December 20, 2009

December 19, 2009 317 min Sat study bcmsn exam prep... 2000 – 0200 next: more bcmsn exam prep...

one hour reading plus 4 hours on the stretch lab....