300-115 SWITCH Exam Crushed! Tips on how I navigated this mentally exhaustive exam for the Pass grade!

It's been a long couple of years of medical issues that have stopped me from actually taking the exam, but have studied the material over and over, and finally took it today and passed it on the first attempt. I have to say that all of the questions on the exam were absolutely outside what … Continue reading 300-115 SWITCH Exam Crushed! Tips on how I navigated this mentally exhaustive exam for the Pass grade!

Pretty easy read on STP Sub-Commands, what they do, errdisable demo, some labbing, lots of good info for exam day!

Credit to @SpanningTreeDC on Twitter for the awesome STP logo! Wanted to throw some notes on here on which STP features are global, interface level, how the global configs will impact interfaces that are configured and also how error-recovery can save the day when you don't want to have to shut/no shut every err-disable interface … Continue reading Pretty easy read on STP Sub-Commands, what they do, errdisable demo, some labbing, lots of good info for exam day!

Quick IP Source Guard Review, and how it differs from DAI (slightly) for exam day!

IP Source Guard is similar to Dynamic ARP Inspection in the way that it maps IP Addresses to certain criteria that must match or packets will be dropped, however this is configured solely on the interfaces and ties the IP Address of the device off that interface to its ip source verify table. You can … Continue reading Quick IP Source Guard Review, and how it differs from DAI (slightly) for exam day!

The CCNP R/S Refresh is here – Migration Tool, exam life times during migration explained in detail, and a peek at the monster ENCOR blueprint!

Correction: 2/23/20 is the last day to take 300-101, 300-115, and 300-135 specifically! (Updates / timelines of exam expirations at bottom of post!) It turns out the new exams are also 300-XXX, and I'm too lazy to re-write that graphic 🙂 As mentioned in the above graphic / title, 2/23/2020 will be the last day … Continue reading The CCNP R/S Refresh is here – Migration Tool, exam life times during migration explained in detail, and a peek at the monster ENCOR blueprint!

Quick Takeaways from DHCP Snooping / Dynamic ARP Inspection / VLAN Access-List labbing session and misc tips for Exam Day success!

Some quick notes from labbing tonight that I thought is good to knows for Exam day, this will all be very messy crap with output behaviors, no editing out to make it look nice! ALSO one important note I keep forgetting - It is for PRIVATE VLANS that VTP and neighbors hosting Private VLAN must … Continue reading Quick Takeaways from DHCP Snooping / Dynamic ARP Inspection / VLAN Access-List labbing session and misc tips for Exam Day success!