CRT versus Putty?
Okay so it is now Putty as the terminal. Big deal. Putty is the no frills stalwart of a client. I don't think it is any big deal or that you should use putty for your studies for any considerable amount of time. If you are really used to Secure CRT and you have some customizations and scripts that help save you time, then during your studying, keep using Secure CRT. It is not worth it to move to Putty if it causes you to lose valuable time. Just use it once in a while or for a subset of your routers.
They will give you a diagram that has "hot links", when you click onthe Routers, to the individual Putty Sesion. the individual Putty Sessions will say "R1", "R2", through "R25".
I recently failed the exam and here are a few things I wanted to mention:
* You can drag the Windows Task Bar up so that the putty sessions are all clickable by their individual icons (versus "stacked")
* the diagram is huge (Troubleshooting): I quickly read through the 10 Questions and tried to evaluate a difficulty scale and also quickly isolate the likely routers involved. this allowed me to focus in on the routers in questions. this helped me to be more efficient as I moved between tasks.
* documentation: It is more than Configuration and Command reference. I was looking at the Q&A for BGP and also "New features in 12.4.XT"
If you have not read the Q&A sections for OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP then you are missing out on a great document.
Do we have access to the "documentation CD" prior to the lab exam? I can't seem to find what documentation we will use in the lab exam. Cisco offers multiple gigabytes of documentation online, so I would like to get very comfortable with exactly what documentation we will be using, if possible.
This is the lauching page: http://www.cisco.com/cisco/psn/web/psa/configure.html
The main sections that are ALWAYS available: Configuration and Reference
There is a good walkthrough of the Documentation and other things to know here: http://www.ine.com/resources/
great resource and FREE!!!
You stated "reading the Q&A for BGP, OSPF..." I'm not sure what you are referring to? Are you talking about the doc cd? I'm not seeing anything like that in the doc. many thanks for the heads up.
Okay so there is the direct link: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/tech/tk365/tech_qandas.html
however form the DOCCD Landing page: Technology>>IP>>Routing Protocols
SO I guess they are the FAQs also called QandA.
Part of your study plans shoudl include spendig time reding al of the docs on the technology pages.