Friend I Completed CCNA CCNP but still unable to find proper networking job. But to crack the interview i need help of the persons like you " have good hand on experience "....
I have an interview for the post of network engineer. See Currently i am working as in a environment there only 2 firwalls and 2 broadband connection and BGP enabled WAN router
This will not satisfy their needs .
Help me on this by sharing (1.A network Diagram and 2.the configuration . and 3.trouble shooting 4. daily task you will do and other things .
I can Learn the setup so they feel like i was realy having very good experience
Pls specify what exactly you require and need to understand so that u will walk in proper way..!!
Thanks for yor response
1). I need to tell them " about my network setup " so i required one scenario(Medium Enterprise)
2) Configuration Info Like routing protocol etc so that i can explanin like experience in technologies
3) Daily Tasks what i will be doing in an enterprise as a network engineer
See i dont know what i have to exactly...... anyway i hope you can understand my problems .
This is what I did today.
I noticed my MPLS circuit in Hungary was down but automatically recovered with no action by me.
I wrote a track statement for HSRP to tack the circuit in future. The syntax has changed so I had to read the book.
I renamed by Cisco Call Manager Express (CME) files on flash from capital letters to lower case and instantly the GUI started working.
I dialled into a modem in Germany to configure a router.
I sent an email to China to plan adding two VWIC cards to the router.
I had a email exchange about a new DSL in Norway.
I bought an adapter IEC C13 to Schuko Female for my UPS.
I discussed Video Conference units for my European sites and their IP addresses.
I sent an email about a SIP trunk between CME and Call Manager.
Tomorrow will be something different.
So the Network Engineer job can vary enormously.
A lot of work for Conwyn compared to me.
This is what i did today:
Make a policy routing to send the synchronization traffic of a DC to another DC and Exchange server via a site-to-site VPN through the ASA to another site (just for database replication).
Change all the passwords of the network equipment (more than 50 devices, yes not have a RADIUS/TACACS+, yet).
Monitor some Frame-Relay nodes.
Change the SNMP community strings of the network devices.
Send some reports about the network state.
Send some training requirements to my boss.
Make some configuration backups of the network devices.
I had fun today.
Take it easy it is Christmas time. You need to save yourself for 2012.
I forgot I sat in on a circuit swap in Denmark but it went well.
I also produced a list of ADSL circuit cost and I think I had lunch in the middle of the day.
Now if the question was what did I do 13-20 December that was a far more interesting week.
Unfortunately this is always the quiet week.
Yes, i'll follow your advice, besides as you said these are quiet days, so i'll go with the flow ... thanks and merry Xmas.
The last I heard 2012 could be Sun Spot year so there might be periods of no networks. Oh well always best to be positive.
can you share the sample network Diagram with configuration description
what problems you will generally face in wan connectivity
I think there are three types of WAN options.
VPN over Internet
Managed Service such as MPLS
Un Managed Service often Serial PPP or possible Ethernet.
Potentially ISDN-PRI circuits but that is more Voice.
The most likely thing is a physical breakage or increased error rates. You can see these from the show controller command. You can also look at the actual hardware for error lights or ask the remote user.
The next level would be investigating if there is any evidence of change on the router configurations or the firewall.
MPLS may only have a fix number of routes. You may have exceed these with your latest addition.
And that is about it for WAN problems. Circuit utilisation can be inspected and Netflow data examined.
I hope that helps.
No one can show or tell you about experience - it is something you have to do for yourself. Not to blow smoke up Conwyn's rear - but you would not have the knowledge and experience to achieve what he did/does. Big yourself up at an interview and you will be setting yourself up for a fall in the very near future.
I understand your fustration Biju - getting into a role which makes you think and puts your hard earn skills to use everyday is hard. You have one (the certs) but not the other (skills/experience) - i too have been there.
My advise - do not shoot to high. Apply for roles you can do - and if people ask you why a CCNP is applying for CCNA roles or 1st line NOC etc. Be truthful and say you want to gain the experience/skills to go with your certs. Someone will feel/see your passion and desire and see that you have come all this way on your own merit. You will like a diamond in the rough, an unpolished stone and with a little help and a foot in the door be a great, loyal employee.
Stay focused and things will work out -