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Config Labs

Config Labs

Config Lab Design Goals (Brief)

Lab exercises that focus on configuration.

    • Two Posts: Each Config lab has two blog posts: A lab post followed by an solution post.
    • Lab post: A list of brief requirements focused on a small set of features
    • Solutions post: Shows configuration that meets the requirements, with discussion of the key points.
    • Scope: Labs focus on a small feature set with a small number of devices to configure.
    • Time: 10-15 minutes to complete if you’ve already read the materials.
    • Audience: Learners who have already read about the topic and who are ready to practice.

No Lab Gear Required!

Config Labs do not require any gear at all, by design. The labs each provide a configuration exercise that can be completed with pen and paper, or any text editor in which to type your answer. Simple enough. The process should flow like this:

    • Read the lab post
    • Create your answer configuration (paper or text editor)
    • Check your answer versus the solution post

You can choose to do the labs with VIRL, Packet Tracer, or even your own gear, but these tools are not required.

Navigation to Config Labs Only

For the CCNA 200-301 Exam, and the related Config Labs, you can navigate from the menus at the top of the blog in two ways:

Click Hands-On… Config Labs 200-301 – to see all Config Labs that apply to the CCNA 200-301 exam

Click Hands-On… Config Labs 200-301… Vol X Part Y – to see only Config Labs on topics in that book part

For instance, to see a list of all Config Labs from the CCNA 200-301 Volume 1 Book Part 3 topics, click as shown in the following figure:

Navigation to All Content (Including Config Labs)

The blog includes a wide variety of posts. Most posts focus on technologies related to CCNA with the content organized by book part and book chapter. The blog menus let you list posts of all types (including Config Labs) related to a particular book part or book chapter, as follows:

Click 200-301 Vol 1… Part X – to see a list of all blog posts categorized as related to the CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide Volume 1, Part X, where X is the part number you chose from the menu.

Click 200-301 Vol 1… Part X… Chapter Y – to see a list of all blog posts categorized as related to the CCNA 200-301 Official Cert Guide Volume 1, Part X, Chapter Y.

For instance, to see a list of all blog posts related to CCNA 200-301 Volume 1 Chapter 5, which happens to be in Part 2 of the book, use the navigation shown in the next figure.


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