Lately I’ve been doing lab posts with walkthroughs, which don’t seem to get a ton of interest. Obviously I’ll continue doing labs for my CCIE studies and I’ll likely post them, but I don’t think I’m going to do the walkthroughs anymore. They take a lot of time and I haven’t been feeling motivated.

My new plan is to go through the Command Guides for each technology I study (OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, STP, etc) and do quick posts summarizing the command’s purpose and working through an example of usage. I’ll probably include more than one command in each post, depending on their depth. I think this will help me (and hopefully others) get a better understanding of everything.

What do you guys think of this approach? Any suggestions?


Colby Glass has been in IT since 2002. He is currently a Systems Engineer (presales) with a Cisco Gold partner and holds the CCNP R/S, CCNP DC, CCDP, CCIP, JNCIA-ER.

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