- Build the lab topology as per Figure 1-1 and Figure 1-2.
- Configure your Frame Relay switch router to provide the necessary data link control identifiers (DLCI) as per Figure 1-3.
- Configure the IP addresses on each router, as shown in Figure 1-4. 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.
- Use only the DLCIs provided in the appropriate figures.
- Your own routing metrics do not need to match exactly those shown in the incidents (unless specifically indicated).
- Tackle questions sequentially. You might find that one trouble ticket needs to be resolved before moving on to the next ticket. (This might not be the case in your real lab exam, however, which will have a much higher number of devices.)
- 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 you follow these items correctly to maximize your score.
- When resolving an incident, do not remove any configured feature. You must resolve the misconfiguration instead of removing 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.)
- Have available a Cisco Documentation CD-ROM or access the latest documentation online from http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/psa/default.html?mode=prod.