Hello I am Barooq, CCIE # 22087.

I kept a blog at and also wrote some articles on during my ccie R/s preperation.

After a hiatus spanning over 8 months, I am back in the game. Prepering for my CCIE security ( The effort has just begun).

I shifted from blogspot for two reasons

1) I want this blog to be about networking in general, not ccie prep particularly.

2)Lets face it, blogspot sucks:)

I will be writing tutorials and general tech talk, predominantly about security related topics (CCIE and general) and will also include my observations, whatever intersting subject I encounter during the prep and at work etc.

I am using INE products (Workbooks only). I have always heard great things about COD, but even after the gracious discount, it was out of my reach.

Hopefully, my first tech post will be there somewhre this week:)

Peace to all


One response to “Introduction

  1. Hi Barooq,

    Thanks for getting in touch with me. I think its a great idea. Seeing as were probably both on a very similar level and using the same workbooks i’m sure it will help.

    I’ve actually scrapped the emulated ASA since I managed to get myself a 5510 from work. So I can safely do all the VolI workbooks without running into bugs. All the VolII will be done on the racks…

    I’m still using Dynamips for the routers because I think that its stable enough, and to be honest I havent had any problems.

    If your interested, a guy posted on my blog saying that he’s found a fix to the Multicast problems….it may be worth checking out.

    I actually havent had time to update my progress for a while on the site, but just so you’re aware, i’ve been through all the labs once (except IPS), and half of the VPN ones a second time.

    Today i’m doing all the ASA ones agian.

    Havent done any full scale ones yet.


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