I've really enjoyed putting all of this down in one place, and since I'm moving in new directions, have a new book released, and am working on a possible run at some security certifications, I think I'll fire this back up.
I'm currently working within GNS3 and have successfully, up and running, a couple ASA instances.
I'll probably add a CCNA security tab to the top here shortly and add the process I've gone thru to get them up and running shortly.
I'm in the process of running through a few labs on site-to-site vpn's through ASA's both in and out of ASDM.
The T-SHOOT test was as much fun as I thought it would be. The break-fix work I did at my last job probably helped. With limited actual configuration rights on the Carrier core network, the test was like work was, just ping your way to the the answer and find the incomplete or incorrect configuration.
So... Now, I'm an unemployed CCNP.
We'll see how the rest of this next week plays out and that may change.
I'm pretty sure that either position that is high on my list will require me shuttering this blog for a good while, if not indefinitely as I'll possibly be moving back into the management track, and the way I work, there won't be a lot of time for extra-curricular activities like this, or likely much more Cisco certification need.
It's been fun, I'll keep people posted, and look for me to promote a book that I've been working on, related to what I've learned in maintaining this blog. It's about half complete and I expect it will be available on Amazon, and possibly iTunes/iBooks.