Posted: January 16th, 2011 | Author: Matthew Berry | Filed under: Blog, Guides | Tags: Cheat Sheet, Cisco, CVOICE, Gatekeeper, Gateway, GK, H.323, H323, MGCP, SIP | 2 Comments »
I have a confession to make: I love gateways and gatekeepers. There’s something about diving into the command line that appeals to my personality. The black of the terminal… The blinking white cursor…
Truth be told, I didn’t always enjoy gateways. They were difficult to wrap my head around at first, but now they’re a piece of cake. I used to enjoy MGCP gateways for the ease of configuration, but now H.323 is my preferred method. Yes, there is a great deal more configuration when running H.323 or SIP, but you have much more control.
And control is something we engineers like to have (and keep)!
If you’re studying for the CVOICE lab or just generally interested in a concise reference on basic commands and theory surrounding gateways and gatekeepers, refer to this “Guru Guide” below. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 15th, 2011 | Author: Matthew Berry | Filed under: Blog, Guides | Tags: CallManager Express, Cheat Sheet, CUCME, Guides, IIUC, Reference | 5 Comments »
The year of 2009 was my Cisco certification marathon. I took nine Cisco Pearson VUE tests in eleven months and received 4.5 certifications: CCENT, CCNA, CCNA Voice, CCVP, CCIE (written). I gave up my life and threw myself into Cisco Press and SRNDs. Truth be told, I loved every minute of it! Well, let me go back and clarify. I loved every minute of it except the sleep deprivation, poor diet, mental fatigue, and bodily stress. Simply put: my brain said, “Thank you!” while my body said, “You jerk!”
During the journey, I learned a lot about myself. Perhaps the greatest lesson I learned was how I best receive and retain information. For me, blogging and creating my own personal study guides were the ticket.
Here’s is one study guide that may be of use to voice folks. It’s for the CCNA Voice exam that will be replaced in February, but it’s an excellent quick reference resource for CUCME. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »