Sorry for posting late, Narbiks bootcamp was fun. Its worth attending his bootcamp if you are somewhere in the mid-tier of your CCIE preparation. Narbik recommends to cover Soups-to-nuts before you attend his bootcamp and he is right., otherwise it can be too much of information for you in 5 Days. Here is what he covered in last three days.
Day 3:- BGP
It was a big day for me. Day 3 is a BGP day, youy have almost 200 pages worth of BGP labs. Narbik’s BGP lecture style is totally different then the conventional CCIE Instructors. He doesn’t start BGP with Attributes or BGP states. He attacks on BGP optimization and then buiold you towards attributes and other advance topics. Simply awesome. He will start with MSS ( Maximum segment size) , Scan time, Advertising Interval and then take you to Memory pools, templates and Peer-groups. At last he will talk about BGP states, Aggregation, Attributes and some awesome route-filtering techniques. I will say that was my best BGP class.
Day 4:- RIPv2 and QoS
Another big day which was dedicated to Qos and 2 hours worth of lecture for RIP v2. He showed what RIPv2 is worth of. People normally ignore RIP but if you know what all you can do with RIP. You will never be disappointed to use it for your small size network. He covered optimization, RIP updates,Filtering,redistribution,authentication building it on some advanced scenarios.
Qos was never my strong topic, although I am using it regularly in my job but I always struggled on few advanced topics. I should not have a problem in Qos after attending Narbik’s lecture. Narbik started Qos with Queuing. He covered, CBWFQ, LLQ, filtering,CBWRED,Shaping, CAR,policing and SRR. Pretty good lecture indeed!
FInal Day ( Day 5 Multicast and CCIE lab tips).
Narbik covered multicast Addressing, Delievery Methods, Manipulating MCast Traffic, Dense,sparse modes, MSDP,ANycast and udp helper. I still have to work on Multicast labs but I am sure I can practice on it and grasp what I need most for my Lab.
As I am going through Narbik’s Advance 6 volume CCIE workbooks, I will try to post tips and tricks on various technologies going forward.