Sunday, December 14, 2008

IPexpert Volume 3 Mock Lab 3 Review

I finished this lab in a little more than 6 hours. It was a graded lab through Proctor Labs and I got an 82. This a very challenging lab because there was some dot1q tunneling involved and it affected reachability if you didn't prune VLANs properly due to l2portguard errors. Also, there was an IPv6 tunneling section which I got right. In fact, I got 100% on IGP, BGP and Multicast for a total of 44 points.

Here are the mistakes I made:

-3 1.2 Switching
Did not enable trust on the trunk ports after I enabled DHCP snhooping.

-2 2.3 Frame Relay
After I did some NAT R4 could no longer ping R2 over the Frame-relay.

-3 6.1 VRRP
I used group 1 instead of group 24. BONEHEAD mistake.

-4 6.5 IOS Services
Some NAT stuff. I think I got this right but...oh well.

-3 8.1 QoS
PBR config was supposedly on the wrong interface. I am arguing this one with the script writers.

-3 9.2 Security
I got the URL string wrong for blocking NIMDA.

All in all I felt pretty good. I had been practicing tunneling last night and I don't think I would have done as well or finished as fast if I hadn't. I gained a lot of confidence this round. There were some things I did not think I would be able to figure out upon the initial read-through. However, once I turned off the TV, I was in a pretty good groove :-)

1 comment:

  1. Doing good on the mocks there.

    The real deal isnt as complex as these labs, so you are on the right track I would say.


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