Im done with my first reading of Routing TCP/IP volume 1. All in all a great book, with lots of information about the various IGP’s. I skipped the IS-IS part simply because its not part of the R&S written blueprint. I made quite a few notes about each chapter along the way, which I am sure will come in handy when reviewing/troubleshooting material.
Unfortunally I lost my account at flashcarddb.com, so I had to create a new one. That means I lost all of my flash cards, which really suck. I will use my notes to create new flash cards since I really believe its a good way to practice those nitty gritty details.
I have started the Exam Certification Guide for the CCIE written exam. So far its pretty good. Alot of the material in the first three chapters, which i have read, kind of skim over the technologies. Alot of stuff on general ethernet knowledge as well as switch technologies. I am reviewing quite a few things about spanning-tree which I last used on the BCMSN exam. Good stuff to get some repetition on.
I am still fearing multicast quite alot, and know that I will need to get the multicast book as recommended by Jared in order to have a fighting chance of understanding it.
Remember that IP multicast will map to: 01:00:5e:00:00:00 to 01:00:5e:7f:ff:ff. The first 25 bits are always reserved.