Getting back into gear after some time off trying to ease back into the routine of the work week. My major goal for 2012 will be CCIE Security lab preparedness. The next priorities on my list will be to attend some F5 training in LTM (Local Traffic Manager), ASM (Application Security Manager) and APM (Access Policy Manager) and at least begin the Open CA (Open Group Certified Architect) tract in Enterprise Architecture.
I am going to start the year by building a new CCIE Security pod. I will be using INEs workbooks so I will be building a lab with two 3560s, 5 2811s running 12.4(15)T Advanced Security, 1 2811 running 12.4(15)T Advanced Enterprise Services, two ASA 5520s, on ASA 5510 w/ an AIP-SSM-10 module for IPS since I do not have a dedicated IPS appliance at this time.
I will probably start the INE CCIE Security Video On Demand series when I get home from our vacation to Europe in February. I’ll post any major revelations as I work through them.