New CCIE exam policy rules applicable from Aug 1 2014

On April 24, 2014, in CCIE, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

CCIE Written Exam You are now only to allow to do the actual written exam only 4 times per year whether you pass or fail. This is on a “per CCIE track” basis. When you fail the a written exam you now have to wait 15 days in stead of the previous 5 days. CCIE […]

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Finally – Master of (Computer) Science (MSc)

On January 14, 2014, in Personal, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Well… Its been a while back since you hear from me. It’s always very busy and one of the things that I have een doing is finishing my Masters Degree that I blogged about on 2 September 2011. And guess what?! I am officially a Master of (Computer) Science. In order to be “accepted” to […]

 

Useful files that will help you with your CCIE Data Center studies

On May 7, 2013, in CCIE, Certification, Data Center, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Hey all, Below you will find some useful files that helped me during my CCIE Data Center studies. I mentioned in my announcement that I passed for the CCIE Data Center lab exam that I am am using a “topic based” approach to study everything that we need to know. Below you will find some […]

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CCIE Video track?

On May 3, 2013, in Certification, Video, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Hey, Something new, something fun I think this is just a matter of time that the CCIE Video track will be released. Cisco released the CCNA Video in January 2013 and see whats missing on the picture below? Yes, CCNP Video and CCIE Video No plans yet … but as always … this is itching […]

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Passed the CCIE Data Center (lab) exam …

On April 24, 2013, in Certification, Data Center, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Hey Guys, Passed CCIE Data Center: “It  always seems impossible until it’s done”  – Nelson Mandela Just wanted to update you trough this post that my journey in achieving the CCIE Certificate just came to an end today. When Cisco announced the CCIE Data Center track in March 2012 I immediately knew that this was […]

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The ultimate CCIE Data Center lab physical cabling topology

On January 5, 2013, in Certification, Data Center, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Hey all, It’s been a while again that I posted something. I just finished a pretty good and flexible CCIE Data Center cabling topology. This diagram is partly based on the INE diagram that they use for their Nexus bootcamp. I made it a bit more fancy and customized it based on my own lab […]

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The CCIE Data Center online video series

On June 9, 2012, in Certification, Data Center, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

I am happy to announce that I am going to take some time the next couple of weeks, months and maybe years in order to put together some nice practical video’s about the topics that are listed on the CCIE Data Center Lab blueprint. Here you can watch a short intro … stay tuned for […]

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The products used in the Cisco Data Center Architecture

On March 27, 2012, in Certification, Data Center, Storage, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

  Today’s blog post will be about “the products used in the Cisco Data Center Architecture”. In my previous blog post I explained the Cisco Data Center Architecture and this architecture is build with different components/hardware. Every piece of hardware is there for a reason, because the equipment list of the CCIE Data Center track […]

Cisco Data Center Architecture

On March 23, 2012, in Certification, Data Center, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

As the CCIE Data Center track has been announced a lot of people started to study for this including me With all CCIE tracks the first exam that needs to be passed is the Written exam. For the Written Exam there is a separate blueprint, with a lot of topics… I am going to go […]

CCIE Datacenter exam now officially announced

On March 20, 2012, in Certification, Data Center, Infrastructure, Personal, Storage, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

SO I woke up this morning very early and did the usual Facebook and Twitter read in bed and there it was … The CCIE Datacenter track has officially be announced. More information can be found on the website of Cisco itself of course. To summarize,: the Written CCIE Datacenter exam will have exam number […]

The CCIE Datacenter track

On February 23, 2012, in Certification, Data Center, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Yesterday I was browsing trough my Facebook page and my eye catched a post of FryGuy with a link to his blog with the following header “CCIE Data Center – It Looks To Be Real!” I know that the rumor has been going on for a while … so suddenly I am all focused when […]

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yaDIS demo :-)

On October 28, 2011, in Domotica, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Hi, I was so happy with the outcome of the yaDIS tool that I decided to create a movie about it and upload it on youtube This is my first time actually creating a video … so if my hands were too shaky … sorry for that Have fun and enjoy it

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The Master System and Network Engineering

On September 2, 2011, in UvA, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

I decided to do something else for a change and applied for the University of Amsterdam. Before I was actually admitted I needed to pass 6 tests as part of the Admission Procedure of the faculty. The name of the Master that I admitted to is called “The Master  System Network Engineering” and this Master […]

Playing with a Catalyst 6500 and a WiSM blade

On February 28, 2011, in Certification, Wireless & Radio, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Hey, Last weekend I did some practicing with a Catalyst 6500 and a WiSM blade. In order to get more comfortable with this I created a few tasks that I think are important for the CCIE Wireless Lab. Below you will find a overview of the questions that I created and you will find a […]

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CCIE Wireless Home Lab

On January 17, 2011, in Certification, Wireless & Radio, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Today I received equipment that I can use in order to build my CCIE Wireless Lab. The lab is not complete yet … but I can test arround 90% of the Blueprint topics of CCIE Wireless. The only topics that I won’t be able to test/learn are: – VTP – Trunking – HSRP – Dynamic […]

Comic Season 01 – Edition 01

On January 6, 2011, in Funny, Personal, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

I decided to create a few comics together with an old collegue of mine and this is the result of the first episode! Hope you will like it! If so leave a comment!

 

Installing Cisco Secure Access Server 4.2 (CSA) in VMware

On December 30, 2010, in Certification, Security, Virtualisation, Wireless & Radio, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

As Part of the CCIE Wireless lab we also need to have a CSA Server (besides the CWS server). The actual CSA software (also known as Cisco ACS) can run on a machine with Windows 2003/SP  as underlying Operating system. I am currently using a Virtual Machine that runs Windows 2003/SP2 with all latest security […]

Power measurement

On December 29, 2010, in Domotica, Personal, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

As an IT (networking) guy, I have a lot of computer equipment that is using a lot of power. One of my friends once said to me if they had something like the energy measurement police and you where not allowed to use more than a specific amount of energy, they would probably arrest me. […]

Installing Cisco Wireless Control System 7.0 (WCS) in VMware

On December 29, 2010, in Certification, Wireless & Radio, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

As Part of the CCIE Wireless lab we need to have a WCS Server. The actual WCS software can run on a machine with Windows 2003/SP or Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server 5.X as underlying Operating system. 64-bit installations are not supported at all. I am currently using a Virtual Machine that runs Windows 2003/SP2 […]

Install Cisco Unified Communication Manager 8.5(1) and Cisco Unity Connection 8.5(1) on VMware

On December 28, 2010, in Certification, Voice Over IP, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

In the process of getting bored and waiting for wireless equipment I decided to set up the newest release of CUCM and CUC. At the time that I am writing this (28-12-2010) the newest version is 8.5(1). For my CCIE wireless Lab enviroment I will need a callmanager in order to register the (wireless) phones. […]

CCIE Wireless equipment

On October 13, 2010, in Certification, Design & Architecture, Personal, Switching, Wireless & Radio, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

In this blog post I am going to explain the equipment that is used for the CCIE Wireless Lab. This is THE MOST IMPORTANT topic of the complete lab … because if you don’t know your equipment and its capabillities then you don’t know what can do what in order to configure what Cisco is […]

CCIE Wireless Written topics

On October 10, 2010, in Certification, Wireless & Radio, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

If you look at the CCIE Wireless blueprint you will see tha this blueprint exists of 5 head subjects: 1.00 Plan WLAN installations 2.00 Design WLAN installations 3.00 Implement WLAN   Installations 4.00 Operate WLAN   installations 5.00 Troubleshoot WLAN   issues Today I studied the first “chapter” and I want to give you guys an overview of […]

My job profile and the Cisco Datacenters

As many people ask my (including my dad) what I am actually doing (work related) I decided to write a blog post about this. I am currently working for Cisco Systems in The Netherlands for the NDCS organisation in the DCNI departement. NDCS stands for “Network Data Center Services” and DCNI stands for “Data Center […]

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MPO / MTP cables

On October 5, 2010, in Data Center, Infrastructure, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Recently I have started working in a newly build Cisco Data Center and I learned about a new type of cabeling that is used for patching. Patching between patchpanels and network equipment. This cabling is called MPO / MTP which stands for “Multiple-Fibre Push-On/Pull-off” MPO is Multiple-Fibre Push-On connector. MTP connector, designed by US Conec […]

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