- Build the lab topology as per Figure 1-1 and Figure 1-2.
- Configure the IP addresses on each router as shown in Figure 1-3. Alternatively, you can load the initial configuration files supplied if your equipment is compatible with that used to create this exercise.
- Do not configure any static/default routes unless otherwise specified.
- Tackle questions sequentially. You might find that one trouble ticket needs to be resolved before moving on to the next ticket. (This will not be the case, however, on your real lab exam, which will have a far greater number of devices with noninterconnected faults.)
- Get into a comfortable and quiet environment where you can focus for the next 2 hours.
- The incident questions list symptoms, explicit validation tests to confirm you have rectified the incident correctly, and any optional constraints. Ensure that you follow these items correctly to maximize your score.
- Do not remove any configured feature to resolve an incident. You must resolve the misconfiguration rather than remove a whole configuration. (The only exception to this rule is when there is no other choice than removing the faulty configuration to resolve the incident.)
- Access the latest documentation from http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/psa/configure.html.