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Enjoying Your Visit to Singapore

Enjoying your visit to Singapore starts the minute you step off the flight on Singapore Airlines (of course) and start to move through the world class facilities at the Singapore airport. Touted as an airport like no other, the refreshing fountain at the end of any tired and long journey, the friendly staff, high beautiful architecture and the piped music set the record straight, Singapore tourism means business and it is here to make your trip as smooth, as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible.

While Changi airport is the firm handshake and the smile, the check in to the hotel is the massage and the warm pat on the back, assuring you that you will be taken care of on the length of your journey. Singapore boasts some of the best local and international chains of hotels, from the Hilton, the Ritz, the Sheraton and even local budget hotels that give you value for money and comfort for your strapped dollar. Located all over Singapore, you wont have any trouble finding a place to stay no matter how much you are willing to spend.

No one can truly enjoy their trip in Singapore without sampling its culture simmering in a pot of hearty curry and served with Singapore’s answer to the croissant. Local dishes and culinary cuisines pack in the exotism of the East and the rich flavours and spices to make great dishes. From rice dishes to noodle dishes – to even dishes which have no specific orientation, the flavours will overcome you and you will be coming back for more.

Ah, and for the ladies or anyone living constantly with the shopping bug on their neck, they must try Singapore shopping at its city centre and some more locations which are literally designed to thrill and words like bargain and discount are plastered more prominently than brand name billboards. There is no specific season for sale because it happens all the time and only in this tiny country can you find wall to wall shopping, where all roads lead to retail revery. Ladies, prepare yourselves and men, prepare your credit cards because shopping in Singapore is addictive and almost an adventure in itself. Don’t be limited to the huge complexes and pay smaller areas like Bugis and Serangoon road a visit for better deals and out of the world items you can show your friends when you return.

With world class facilities, more than 100 operating bars and clubs, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, your iterenary will be filled to the very last page with things to do. Even within the crazy pace of the city, you will find tranquility and peace, sipping on a hot coffee while looking at the world go by from the balcony of your hotel. If you are a beach bunny, then you will be able to drive down to any of our coasts and a dedicated island called Sentosa. And when it’s the end of your trip and everythings been said and done, there is one thing you can look forward to – is going back to our beautiful airport and fly back on Singapore airlines, the greatest way to fly.

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City!

Ho Chi Minh City was named after Ho Chi Minh, a Vietnamese statesman, who served as prime minister and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). Ho Chi Minh led the North Vietnamese in the Vietnam American War until it ended in 1975. Ho Chi Minh passed away on the 2nd September 1969. Vietnamese unification followed and the former capital of South Vietnam, Saigon, was renamed Ho Chi Minh City in his honor.

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. The city center is situated on the banks of the Saigon River, 37 miles (60 kilometers) from the South China Sea and 1,094 miles (1,760 kilometers) south of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

Over the past decade, Vietnam has been improving its legal infrastructure, banking systems and overall economic and social environment. On January 11, 2007, the country became the 150th member of the World Trade Organization. Today, the local business community is as enthusiastic about the country’s growth and future potential as foreign investors are. In fact, foreign direct investment in Vietnam is expected to reach US $15 billion in 2008, which is more than double from the same period in 2007.

Ho Chi Minh City is the financial hub of Vietnam with over 300,000 businesses in industries such as technology, electronics and construction. It is a fast-paced city that is growing rapidly both in terms of its industry and its population. The city’s vibrant culture and historical ambiance–combined with an optimistic workforce (many of which have no direct memories of the war with America that ended in 1975) –have catapulted the city into one of the fastest growing economies in Asia.

The metropolitan area, which consists of the city center and surrounding towns, is home to more than 9 million people, making it the largest metropolitan area in Vietnam and Indochina. Walking through the streets of Ho Chi Minh, one gets a sense of the modern mixed with traditional Asian ambiance.

The local language is Vietnamese but English is spoken almost everywhere. All foreign restaurants have English-speaking staff and most taxi drivers speak a little English. The street and store signs are in Vietnamese. Learning at least a little Vietnamese will make life easier and efforts to do so will be appreciated by the locals.

All foreign visitors are required to get a Visa. A foreigner who comes to live and work in Vietnam usually obtains a visa through his or her sponsoring organization. For a three- or six-month work visa, a passport and an invitation or assignment letter will need to be produced. The passport with a relevant visa is the most important document for a foreigner in Vietnam. It is recommended that all visitors register with their local Consulate or Embassy upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City.

The local currency is Vietnam dong (VND). The dong comes in notes and coins, which range from 200 to 500,000 VND. It is advisable to take US dollars into Vietnam and exchange it upon arrival. US dollars can be used and changed although dong is the most commonly-used form of payment for everyday purchases such as groceries. Larger establishments accept credit cards but they will levy a 3-5% service charge. Smaller local markets only accept cash.

There are many foreign banks in Ho Chi Minh City and accounts are easy to open. Most banks are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm. There are automatic teller machines (ATMs) available around the clock all around Ho Chi Minh City.

For expats seeking housing in Ho Chi Minh City, proximity to schools and the degree of security are the most important issues. Most expats choose to live in expat communities. Inside Ho Chi Minh City are a mix of older, French-style villas and modern serviced apartments. Expats seeking to live in houses tend to live outside the city, where there are larger villas with elaborate gardens and swimming pools. The international schools are also located in these areas outside of the main city. Expats typically rent their homes. Rental agreements require a deposit that is equal to three months’ rent and the renter will need to pay six months’ rent in advance.

Utilities are extra and will need to be paid separately and usually with cash. Furnished homes are decorated to suit the taste of the landlord, and such styles might not appeal to the typical expat. It is sometimes possible and becoming more common to negotiate with the landlords of unfurnished properties and purchase furniture to that of your own taste, dependant on the length of your lease.

Ho Chi Minh City is not, overall, a dangerous city. However, petty theft and house break-ins concern many expats. A home security system is not very expensive and is recommended.

International schools are very popular with Ho Chi Minh City’s expats. British, Australian, French, Japanese and Korean international schools are all available but they can be quite expensive. There are many to choose from but it can be difficult to secure a spot. The British International School and International School of Ho Chi Minh City have pre-school programs. The school year starts at the end of August and ends in early July.

The water in Ho Chi Minh City is not fit for drinking from the tap but is more than safe for brushing teeth and cleaning dishes. Bottled drinking water is delivered to the home or purchased from a store. “Pharmacy” in Vietnamese is “Nha Thuoc Tay” and they can be found throughout the city. The Vietnamese word for “doctor” is “Bac Si.”

It is recommended that travelers to Vietnam have a variety of vaccinations such as hepatitis A and B, Japanese encephalitis and typhoid, in addition to Malaria capsules. Visitors should bring an extra supply of prescription medications as they might be hard to come by in Vietnam. Healthcare facilities in Ho Chi Minh City are limited but are ever improving with the opening of International clinics.

There are a few foreign health care providers that have different things to offer. These include International SOS, Columbia Saigon Clinic and the Franco/Vietnamese Hospital. If the scope of care needed is beyond what’s offered at Ho Chi Minh City’s foreign hospitals, visitors can be evacuated to Singapore or Thailand. It is recommended that all visitors research this information as soon as they move into their new home.

The rapid growth of the city has created unbearable traffic throughout the city. Since traffic laws are not strictly enforced and driver’s education is limited, patience on the roads is mandatory. Visitors who wish to drive will need to obtain a Vietnamese driving license. Typically, expats have their own car and driver. People drive on the right side of the road. Ho Chi Minh City does have buses, but they are very crowded.

Motorbikes are by far the most common form of transport. It’s not uncommon to see whole families on one motorbike. They make crossing the street incredibly difficult. Visitors have to have the confidence to find a gap in the traffic, make eye contact with any oncoming drivers, and cross slowly, always walking forwards, do not hesitate and do not step backwards.

To travel outside of the city, there are trains going out every day and there are rental cars available. Taking a mini-bus is another option. These are small, air-conditioned and clean.

Expats might want to bring along their favorite designer-label clothing, cosmetics and sporting goods–as the genuine articles are hard to come by in Vietnam. There is more choice when shopping in Ho Chi Minh City than there is in other cities. For large-sized clothing or shoes, it is recommended that expats bring enough clothes to last through their stay. Finding apparel that fits can be very challenging, though custom tailoring is an option.

The stores of serviced apartments sell foreign items. Local markets are used for fresh dairy and produce where bargaining is the norm. It’s a good idea to learn the numbers in Vietnamese and it’s best to not seem too interested in an item. When bargaining, one should make an offer and leave if it’s not accepted. If the seller changes his mind, he will call the person back. A good rule of thumb when bargaining is to give a counter-offer of half the price originally offered, and then bargain to a middle point. Also, a smile goes a long way!

Counterfeit merchandise–from handbags to mineral water–is everywhere in Ho Chi Minh City. It’s best to buy such items from department stores or other official retailers rather than street vendors. For other household items such as cleaning materials and home furnishings, Ben Thanh Market and Diamond Plaza are two places to look for such items in Ho Chi Minh City. Ben Thanh Market is the home of everything one could ever need such as clothing, shoes, home furnishings, keepsakes as well as fruits, vegetables and some other very interesting food.

Spouses are permitted to work however, finding employment can be difficult. In addition, there are professional associations specifically for women. For recreation, joining a golf and tennis group is a popular option. Bars and restaurants are popular hangouts. Beside expat groups, clubs like the International Ladies of Vietnam, Amicale des Francais (a French association) and various business organizations are very popular.

Playing or watching sports, traveling to local beaches and riding in go carts are also among the city’s favorite diversions for kids. School-related activities are ideal for teenagers looking for something to do. Clubs and sporting activities are very very popular. One can enjoy tennis, squash, swimming, badminton and Rugby (Aussie rules) are just a few.

Written by:
Chris Draeger, Group Vice President of Marketing Crown Relocations

Crown Relocations has been providing international moving and relocation services since 1965. With 200 offices in 50 countries, Crown has “people on the ground” in all the major Expat communities around the world. Crown provides a range of services to help Expats and their families move and settle into their new home ranging from Orientation Tours, Home finding, School Search and more. Crown also organizes Expat Clubs with regular events to help people meet and socialize with other Expats.

We also serve corporate clients as they develop and manage the relocation policies and employee benefit programs for the staff moving overseas. Services include expense management, program development, policy counseling, customized online reporting and full departure and destination services for the employees.

Crown is a private organization headquartered in Hong Kong, with European HQ in London and Americas HQ in Los Angeles California.

Crown provides free moving quotations on its website at http://www.crownrelo.com

One on one Ccie Voice 12 day Selective Training C v 12d

This 12 day training course is designed for CCIE Voice Bootcamp exam candidates who have some confidence to pass the lab exam but are lacking in, or are desiring; some real testing experience. This course helps you become familiar with each lab question and its solution. This training is also good for the CCIE Voice lab exam candidates who have failed the lab exam more than once. Our statistics show that over 95% of them will pass the lab exam after they finish this course. http://www.cathayschool.com/

You will study with your instructor one-on-one during the duration of training. Step by step, our highly skilled instructors will show you the best way to configure each full-scale lab and strengthen your weaknesses as they are identified.

Before you finish this course, you will be provided a full set of our full-scale lab materials which are almost identical to the most current lab exam. The materials contain CCIE Voice Boot Camp questions, and requirements and solutions, which can be comfortably studied and practiced during the period between your course finishing date and the lab exam date.
Schedule of events:
Student instruction is conducted privately with one-on-one tuition, so you have the freedom to begin from almost any date of the year.

Location: Guangzhou, China
Price: $11,300.00 USD

What is included:

12 days’ one-on-one classroom study
Day 1 ~ Day 6:
During the first 6 days you will be required to complete all the full-scale labs, step-by-step, together with your instructor. You will be given the best solutions and detailed explanations on each lab question. Also, your instructor will show you how to avoid some common errors based on the testing experience of hundreds of our previous students.
Day 7 ~ Day 12:
During the remaining days of your training you will be required to go over, and complete all the labs once again by yourself. Your instructor will sit next to you and provide assistance only when necessary. At the end of each day, he or she will grade and correct your configurations and summarize your daily work – giving you helpful suggestions for future exam preparations.
1 month after class support (could be upgraded to 3 months)
On the last date of your course, you will be provided with the study materials which contain the most updated full-scale labs which have not been practiced during the course. These materials reflect the latest update of the real lab exam and come with complete solutions.
Along with this, we will update your study materials free of charge and provide email support (48 hour response guarantee) for 1 month. Not enough? You can buy our Material update and technical support extension service (E-MUTS) at an affordable price. For detailed information, please check with your training advisor.
FREE 100 hours remote rack access
After the course, you will be provided FREE 100 hours remote access time so that you can practice the labs by connecting to our rack. Simply drop an email to rackschedule@cathayschool.com to reserve your rack and we will make necessary arrangement.

Location
This boot camp is held in Guangzhou, which is the biggest,and most developed city in southern China. Learn more about Guangzhou

Traval & Transportation
It is very convenient to travel to Guangzhou.

You can either fly into Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) or Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). There are direct flights from the following major cities to Guangzhou every week: Europe: Frankfurt, Helsinki, Paris North America: Los Angles, San Francisco, New York, Toronto Australia: Sydney, Melbourne Asia: Tokyo, Seoul, Dubai, Singapore

Also, there are over a hundred international flights to Hong Kong. You can fly to Hong Kong first and then transfer to Guangzhou by train (duration: 2 hours and the expense is covered by CathaySchool).

Our friendly staff will meet you at the airport or train station when you arrive and then transfer you to the hotel. This is free of charge.

Meals
Students will be accommodated at a 4-star luxury hotel (the President Hotel or another of equal standard), which is located across the road from our training center. Each hotel room is fitted with a king-size bed, air conditioning, internet access (free of charge), western style bathroom, flat screen television, 24-hour room service and more. You also have the option to upgrade to a 5-star hotel (Royal Mediterranean Hotel, The Westin Guangzhou or Shangri-La Hotel GuangZhou). All these hotels are within 10 minutes driving distance from the school.

Hotels
All meals are included.

Breakfast is provided in the hotel restaurant. For lunch and dinner, you will receive cash to be used at the wide variety of sit-down restaurants, cafes and buffets. MacDonald, KFC, PizzaHut and StarBucks are all within walking distance.

Drinks and snacks through out the training are also included.

After class activites
You will never feel bored in Guangzhou. After class, we can arrange the following activities at a reasonable cost:
Culture tour, Shopping tour, Zoo, Fun park, Hot springs, Disco bar, Show bar, B.Y.O party, Chinese traditional massage, etc.
You can choose all these options when you are signing up with us

Advanced Upgrade Package

Training PLUS:
6 hours (per day) one-on- one guaranteed
Two months after training support (Materials update + Email support by instructor)
Accommodation & Meals PLUS:
Hotel accommodation (5 stars premium room)
Lunch and Dinner standard – 150 RMB / per day
Free unlimited laundry service
Unlimited access to the gym in the hotel
Add-on Service (complimentary) PLUS:
Chinese traditional massage/spa at one of the biggest spas in Asia (1 time)
A big entertainment show, including Chinese dancing, magic show and acrobatics (3 hours)
Car hire with driver (4 hours)
Price: $2,700.00 USD

Deluxe Upgrade Package

Training PLUS:
8 hours (per day) one-on- one guaranteed
Three month after training support (Materials update + Email support by instructor)
Accommodation & Meals PLUS:
Hotel accommodation (5 stars executive room)
Lunch and Dinner standard – 200 RMB / per day
Free unlimited laundry service
Unlimited access to the gym in the hotel
Add-on Service (complimentary) PLUS:
Airport pick up and drop off by Mercedes-Benz
Chinese traditional massage/spa at one of the biggest spa in Asia (2 times)
A big entertainment show, including Chinese dancing, magic show and acrobatics (3 hours)
Car hire with driver (8 hours)
Price: $5,200.00 USD

I. Bridging and Switching
A. Frame relay
B. Catalyst configuration: VLANs, VTP, STP, MSTP, RSTP, Trunk, Etherchannel, management, features, advanced configuration, Layer 3
C. Tunneling
II. IP IGP Routing
A. OSPF
B. EIGRP
C. RIPv2
D. IPv6: Addressing, RIPng, OSPFv3
E. GRE
F. ODR
G. Filtering, redistribution, summarization and other advanced features
III. BGP
A. IBGP
B. EBGP
C. Filtering, redistribution, summarization, synchronization, attributes and other advanced features
IV. IP and IOS Features
A. IP addressing
B. DHCP
C. HSRP
D. IP services
E. IOS user interfaces
F. System management
G. NAT
H. NTP
I. SNMP
J. RMON
K. Accounting
L. SLA
V. IP Multicast
A. PIM-SM, bi-directional PIM
B. MSDP
C. Multicast tools, source specific multicast
D. DVMRP
E. Anycast
VI. QoS
A. Quality of service solutions
B. Classification
C. Congestion management, congestion avoidance
D. Policing and shaping
E. Signaling
F. Link efficiency mechanisms
G. Modular QoS command line
VII. Security
A. AAA
B. Security server protocols
C. Traffic filtering and firewalls
D. Access lists
E. Routing protocols security, catalyst security
F. CBAC
G. Other security features
R&S Equipment List: and IOS Version:
The lab exam tests any feature that can be configured on the equipment and the IOS versions indicated below. You may see more recent IOS versions installed in the lab, but you will not be tested on the new features of a release unless indicated below.
3725 series routers – IOS 12.4 mainline – Advanced Enterprise Services
3825 series routers – IOS 12.4 mainline – Advanced Enterprise Services
Catalyst 3550 series switches running IOS version 12.2 – IP Services
Catalyst 3560 Series switches running IOS version 12.2 – Advanced IP Services

Our one-on-one CCIE boot camp produces a No.1 one time passing rate in the industry. In the last 3 years, 90% of our international students pass the lab exam at the first attempt. At CathaySchool, We help you secure your investment by providing each student with the following unbeatable and practical triple insurance:

First guarantee – What happens if I am not satisfied with your training?
Each student has 2 days to evaluate our course. If you find after 2 days that you dont believe our boot camp will definitely help you pass your lab exam at first attempt, simply notify your instructor before the 3rd day to withdraw from the course and get your money back.
* For more information, please refer to our course cancellation policy.
Second guarantee – What happens if I failed the lab exam at the 1st attempt?
You will be provided an extended 2 months material update (including the lab questions, requirements and solutions), 2 months technical email support (guarantee 48 hours response) and 150 hours rack access time.
Third guarantee – What happens if I fail the lab exam again?
Come back and re-attend our one-on-one course again. This is free of charge, including 4-star hotel accommodation and meals (this definitely beats all our competitors again!!!). At CathaySchool, we believe that there is no reason to have students pay for anything when they need to re-take the course.

We are dedicated to helping you pass… so we are committed more than others.
Comparing training vendors? Nobody is committed to your success like CathaySchool. Ask the other companies…..
Do they have a similar pass guarantee program?
How long are you covered by it?
When you retake their class, do you get full access to a dedicated rack of equipment again?
Are the material updates offered at no charge?
Do you have to pay for your meals, hotel and rack access when you re-take the course?
Do they provide one-on-one training?

1. We accept bank wire transfer, Western Union and major credit cards(1) .
2. To make a reservation, you are required to send a $1,000 USD deposit (2) (3).
3. The balance needs to be paid in full one week before your course starting date (4).
(1) Credit card payment will incur a surcharge of 8%.
(2) Deposit amount may be subject to change without notice.
(3) Your deposit is refundable. Cancel the course 60 days prior to the starting date will receive 100% of your deposit; A $500 administration fee will apply if you cancel the course within 30 – 59 days before the course starting date; Deposit is non-refundable if you cancel the course within 30 days before the course starting date. (4) Preferred method of payment is bank wire transfer. For credit card payment, 8% processing fee and all necessary proof as required by card processing company on request – which will include scanned copies of both sides of your credit card, passport photo page and hotel bill with signature.

Early bird – Save 5% by registering and funding full payment 30 days ahead.
Multi-student – Save 10% for 2 participants; 15% for 3 participants.
Group training – For four or more participants, please contact us for a substantial discount..
* Only one discount per account is accepted.

Fly to Mumbai!

Mumbai is a city full of energy and soul. The magnetism and fascination of this city can not be explained in words. Mumbai is rightly called the city of dreams. The city was named after the Hindu Goddess Mumba Devi. The British made it the erstwhile Bombay. It has been known as Mumbai since 1995.

This city is among the most populous cities of whole world. It is home to around 20 million people and is commercial capital of India. This city is home to some of the fastest growing enterprises. The city of Bollywood is a famous tourist destination.

Mumbai is the melting pot of India where you find people and tourists from not only India but whole world. Right from attire to cuisines this city brings out the best of every culture so is the right destination for any keen cosmopolitan traveler. Before coming to Mumbai you must have detailed information about Mumbai. This article will feed you with essential information before landing at Mumbai.

Weather of Mumbai:

Being a coastal city, Mumbai normally sees humid weather throughout the year and temperatures hover around 30 degrees C on an average. In January the city is at its coolest with temperatures between 15 degrees C and 27 degrees C.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Air port:

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is named after the 17th century Maratha Emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhonsle. The airport has 4 terminals – 2 international and 2 domestic. It is India’s biggest international and domestic airport. Mumbai airport is the busiest in whole South Asia.

The airport is considered as a gateway to the subcontinent. This airport is served by 46 international airlines. Main Indian airlines operating here are Air India, Jet Airways, Indian, Go Air, Spice jet, Indigo and Kingfisher Airlines.

The International airlines operating from Mumbai include British Airways (London-Heathrow), Cathay Pacific (Bangkok, Dubai and Hong Kong), Delta Airlines (Atlanta, New York), El Al Israel Airlines (Tel Aviv), Gulf Air (Bahrain, Muscat), Qantas (Sydney), Virgin Atlantic (London), Swiss International airlines (Zurich) and Saudi Arabian Airlines (Jeddah, Riyadh, Medina, Dammam). Some other important carriers also operate from here like Air France (Paris), Air Mauritius (Port Louis), Emirates Airline (Dubai), Singapore Airlines (Singapore) and Thai Airways (Bangkok).

International terminal:

International terminal is located at Sahar, east of the suburb of Andheri. It takes about 60-120 minutes by road to reach the main city centre with a distance of 35 kms. The international terminal comprises of 2 terminals – Terminal 2A and Terminal 2C. Transport facilities to reach any destination in Mumbai are pre-paid taxis, meter taxis, local buses, private cars available for rent and three wheelers. If you need to travel outside Mumbai then you can take private luxury coaches and rental cars.

Domestic terminal:

It is located in Santa Cruz, East. To reach to the main city one would take approximately 60-90 mins, with a distance of 25 kms. There are two domestic terminals – Terminal 1A and Terminal 1B. Here peak traffic occurs during daytime. The transport facilities include Meter taxis, three wheelers, local transport buses and private rental cars only from Terminal 1A.

Major tourist attractions in Mumbai:

You are offered many tourist spots when you travel Mumbai. Main attractions here are Gate way of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Jehangir art gallery, Marine Drive, Hanging Gardens, Haji Ali, Juhu beach, Kanheri caves, and Elephanta caves.

One on one Ccie Sp 12 day Selective Training C sp 12d

This 12 day training course is designed for CCIE Service Provider Bootcamp exam candidates who have some confidence to pass the lab exam but are lacking in, or are desiring; some real testing experience. This course helps you become familiar with each lab question and its solution. This training is also good for the CCIE Service Provider lab exam candidates who have failed the lab exam more than once. Our statistics show that over 95% of them will pass the lab exam after they finish this course. http://www.cathayschool.com/

You will study with your instructor one-on-one during the duration of training. Step by step, our highly skilled instructors will show you the best way to configure each full-scale lab and strengthen your weaknesses as they are identified.

Before you finish this course, you will be provided a full set of our full-scale lab materials which are almost identical to the most current lab exam. The materials contain CCIE Service Provider Boot Camp questions, and requirements and solutions, which can be comfortably studied and practiced during the period between your course finishing date and the lab exam date.

Schedule of events:
Student instruction is conducted privately with one-on-one tuition, so you have the freedom to begin from almost any date of the year.
Location: Guangzhou, China
Price: $9,000.00 USD

What is included:

12 days’ one-on-one classroom study
Day 1 ~ Day 6:
During the first 6 days you will be required to complete all the full-scale labs, step-by-step, together with your instructor. You will be given the best solutions and detailed explanations on each lab question. Also, your instructor will show you how to avoid some common errors based on the testing experience of hundreds of our previous students.
Day 7 ~ Day 12:
During the remaining days of your training you will be required to go over, and complete all the labs once again by yourself. Your instructor will sit next to you and provide assistance only when necessary. At the end of each day, he or she will grade and correct your configurations and summarize your daily work – giving you helpful suggestions for future exam preparations.
1 month after class support (could be upgraded to 3 months)
On the last date of your course, you will be provided with the study materials which contain the most updated full-scale labs which have not been practiced during the course. These materials reflect the latest update of the real lab exam and come with complete solutions.
Along with this, we will update your study materials free of charge and provide email support (48 hour response guarantee) for 1 month. Not enough? You can buy our Material update and technical support extension service (E-MUTS) at an affordable price. For detailed information, please check with your training advisor.
FREE 100 hours remote rack access
After the course, you will be provided FREE 100 hours remote access time so that you can practice the labs by connecting to our rack. Simply drop an email to rackschedule@cathayschool.com to reserve your rack and we will make necessary arrangement.

Location
This boot camp is held in Guangzhou, which is the biggest,and most developed city in southern China.

Traval & Transportation
It is very convenient to travel to Guangzhou.

You can either fly into Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) or Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). There are direct flights from the following major cities to Guangzhou every week: Europe: Frankfurt, Helsinki, Paris North America: Los Angles, San Francisco, New York, Toronto Australia: Sydney, Melbourne Asia: Tokyo, Seoul, Dubai, Singapore

Also, there are over a hundred international flights to Hong Kong. You can fly to Hong Kong first and then transfer to Guangzhou by train (duration: 2 hours and the expense is covered by CathaySchool).

Our friendly staff will meet you at the airport or train station when you arrive and then transfer you to the hotel. This is free of charge.

Hotels
Students will be accommodated at a 4-star luxury hotel (the President Hotel or another of equal standard), which is located across the road from our training center. Each hotel room is fitted with a king-size bed, air conditioning, internet access (free of charge), western style bathroom, flat screen television, 24-hour room service and more. You also have the option to upgrade to a 5-star hotel (Royal Mediterranean Hotel, The Westin Guangzhou or Shangri-La Hotel GuangZhou). All these hotels are within 10 minutes driving distance from the school.

Meals
All meals are included.

Breakfast is provided in the hotel restaurant. For lunch and dinner, you will receive cash to be used at the wide variety of sit-down restaurants, cafes and buffets. MacDonald, KFC, PizzaHut and StarBucks are all within walking distance.

Drinks and snacks through out the training are also included.

After class activites
You will never feel bored in Guangzhou. After class, we can arrange the following activities at a reasonable cost:
Culture tour, Shopping tour, Zoo, Fun park, Hot springs, Disco bar, Show bar, B.Y.O party, Chinese traditional massage, etc.
You can choose all these options when you are signing up with us.

Advanced Upgrade Package

Training PLUS:
6 hours (per day) one-on- one guaranteed
Two months after training support (Materials update + Email support by instructor)
Accommodation & Meals PLUS:
Hotel accommodation (5 stars premium room)
Lunch and Dinner standard – 150 RMB / per day
Free unlimited laundry service
Unlimited access to the gym in the hotel
Add-on Service (complimentary) PLUS:
Chinese traditional massage/spa at one of the biggest spas in Asia (1 time)
A big entertainment show, including Chinese dancing, magic show and acrobatics (3 hours)
Car hire with driver (4 hours)
Price: $2,700.00 USD

Deluxe Upgrade Package

Training PLUS:
8 hours (per day) one-on- one guaranteed
Three month after training support (Materials update + Email support by instructor)
Accommodation & Meals PLUS:
Hotel accommodation (5 stars executive room)
Lunch and Dinner standard – 200 RMB / per day
Free unlimited laundry service
Unlimited access to the gym in the hotel
Add-on Service (complimentary) PLUS:
Airport pick up and drop off by Mercedes-Benz
Chinese traditional massage/spa at one of the biggest spa in Asia (2 times)
A big entertainment show, including Chinese dancing, magic show and acrobatics (3 hours)
Car hire with driver (8 hours)
ice: $5,200.00 USD

I. Bridging and Switching
A. Frame relay
B. Catalyst configuration: VLANs, VTP, STP, MSTP, RSTP, Trunk, Etherchannel, management, features, advanced configuration, Layer 3
C. Tunneling
II. IP IGP Routing
A. OSPF
B. EIGRP
C. RIPv2
D. IPv6: Addressing, RIPng, OSPFv3
E. GRE
F. ODR
G. Filtering, redistribution, summarization and other advanced features
III. BGP
A. IBGP
B. EBGP
C. Filtering, redistribution, summarization, synchronization, attributes and other advanced features
IV. IP and IOS Features
A. IP addressing
B. DHCP
C. HSRP
D. IP services
E. IOS user interfaces
F. System management
G. NAT
H. NTP
I. SNMP
J. RMON
K. Accounting
L. SLA
V. IP Multicast
A. PIM-SM, bi-directional PIM
B. MSDP
C. Multicast tools, source specific multicast
D. DVMRP
E. Anycast
VI. QoS
A. Quality of service solutions
B. Classification
C. Congestion management, congestion avoidance
D. Policing and shaping
E. Signaling
F. Link efficiency mechanisms
G. Modular QoS command line
VII. Security
A. AAA
B. Security server protocols
C. Traffic filtering and firewalls
D. Access lists
E. Routing protocols security, catalyst security
F. CBAC
G. Other security features
R&S Equipment List: and IOS Version:
The lab exam tests any feature that can be configured on the equipment and the IOS versions indicated below. You may see more recent IOS versions installed in the lab, but you will not be tested on the new features of a release unless indicated below.
3725 series routers – IOS 12.4 mainline – Advanced Enterprise Services
3825 series routers – IOS 12.4 mainline – Advanced Enterprise Services
Catalyst 3550 series switches running IOS version 12.2 – IP Services
Catalyst 3560 Series switches running IOS version 12.2 – Advanced IP Services

Our one-on-one CCIE boot camp produces a No.1 one time passing rate in the industry. In the last 3 years, 90% of our international students pass the lab exam at the first attempt. At CathaySchool, We help you secure your investment by providing each student with the following unbeatable and practical triple insurance:

First guarantee – What happens if I am not satisfied with your training?
Each student has 2 days to evaluate our course. If you find after 2 days that you dont believe our boot camp will definitely help you pass your lab exam at first attempt, simply notify your instructor before the 3rd day to withdraw from the course and get your money back.
* For more information, please refer to our course cancellation policy.
Second guarantee – What happens if I failed the lab exam at the 1st attempt?
You will be provided an extended 2 months material update (including the lab questions, requirements and solutions), 2 months technical email support (guarantee 48 hours response) and 150 hours rack access time.
Third guarantee – What happens if I fail the lab exam again?
Come back and re-attend our one-on-one course again. This is free of charge, including 4-star hotel accommodation and meals (this definitely beats all our competitors again!!!). At CathaySchool, we believe that there is no reason to have students pay for anything when they need to re-take the course.

We are dedicated to helping you pass… so we are committed more than others.
Comparing training vendors? Nobody is committed to your success like CathaySchool. Ask the other companies…..
Do they have a similar pass guarantee program?
How long are you covered by it?
When you retake their class, do you get full access to a dedicated rack of equipment again?
Are the material updates offered at no charge?
Do you have to pay for your meals, hotel and rack access when you re-take the course?
Do they provide one-on-one training?

1. We accept bank wire transfer, Western Union and major credit cards(1) .
2. To make a reservation, you are required to send a $1,000 USD deposit (2) (3).
3. The balance needs to be paid in full one week before your course starting date (4).
(1) Credit card payment will incur a surcharge of 8%.
(2) Deposit amount may be subject to change without notice.
(3) Your deposit is refundable. Cancel the course 60 days prior to the starting date will receive 100% of your deposit; A $500 administration fee will apply if you cancel the course within 30 – 59 days before the course starting date; Deposit is non-refundable if you cancel the course within 30 days before the course starting date. (4) Preferred method of payment is bank wire transfer. For credit card payment, 8% processing fee and all necessary proof as required by card processing company on request – which will include scanned copies of both sides of your credit card, passport photo page and hotel bill with signature.

Early bird – Save 5% by registering and funding full payment 30 days ahead.
Multi-student – Save 10% for 2 participants; 15% for 3 participants.
Group training – For four or more participants, please contact us for a substantial discount..
* Only one discount per account is accepted.

One on one Ccie Rs Ccie Routing And Switching 18 day Combo Training C rs 18d

This package is designed for CCIE Routing and Switching Training exam candidates who would like to strengthen their weakness areas by studying on customized scenarios as well as obtain in-depth understand on the full-scale labs which highly reflect the actual CCIE R&S Training exam. http://www.cathayschool.com

You will study with your instructor one-on-one during the training. Our highly skilled instructors will step-by-step show you the best way to configure each scenario and full-scale lab.

Before you finish this course, you will be provided a full set of our full-scale lab materials which highly reflect the most current lab exam. The materials contain CCIE Training questions, requirements and solutions, which can be comfortably studied and practiced during the gap between your course finishing date and the lab exam date.

Location: Guangzhou, China
Price: $9,800.00 USD
What is included:
18 days’ One-on-one classroom study

Day 1 ~ Day 4:
Complete several advanced, technology-focused scenarios accompanied by your personal CCIE instructors. These scenarios cover most lab exam content and are especially focused on your weakness areas. In addition, a detailed explanation will be provided about the technologies covered, interpretations of the questions, and common mistakes that students have made with relation to each topic.
Day 5 ~ Day 11:
Complete all the full-scale labs step-by-step together with your instructor. You will be given the best solution and detailed explanation on each lab question. Also, your instructor will show you how to avoid the easily made mistakes based on the testing experience of hundreds of our previous students.
Day 12 ~ Day 18:
You are required to go over and complete all the labs once again by yourself. Your instructor will sit next to you and provide assistance only when necessary. At the end of each date, he/she will grade and correct your configurations and summarize your daily works and give you helpful suggestions on your future exam preparations.

1 month after class support (could be upgraded to 3 months)
On the last date of your course, you will be provided with the study materials which contain the most updated full-scale labs which have not been practiced during the course. These materials reflect the latest update of the real lab exam and come with complete solutions.
Along with this, we will update your study materials free of charge and provide email support (48 hours response guarantee) for 1 month. Not enough? You can buy our Material update and technical support extension service (E-MUTS) at an affordable price. For detailed information, please check with your training advisor.

FREE 100 hours remote rack access
After the course, you will be provided FREE 100 hours remote access time so that you can practice the labs by connecting to our rack. Simply drop an email to rackschedule@cathayschool.com to reserve your rack and we will make necessary arrangement.

Location
This boot camp is held in Guangzhou, which is the biggest and the most developed city in South China. Learn more about Guangzhou

Traval & Transportation
It is very convenient to travel to Guangzhou.
You can either fly into Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) or Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). There are direct flights from the following major cities to Guangzhou every week: Europe: Frankfurt, Helsinki, Paris North America: Los Angles, San Francisco, New York, Toronto Australia: Sydney, Melbourne Asia: Tokyo, Seoul, Dubai, Singapore
Also, there are over a hundred international flights to Hong Kong. You can fly to Hong Kong first and then transfer to Guangzhou by train (duration: 2 hours and the expense is covered by CathaySchool).

Our friendly staff will meet you at the airport or train station when you arrive and then transfer you to the hotel. This is free of charge.

Hotels
Students will be accommodated at the 4-star luxury hotel (President Hotel or same grade hotel), which is across the road from our training center. Each hotel room has king-size bed, air condition, internet access (free of charge), tub, flat screen television, 24-hour room service and more. You also have the option to upgrade to a 5-star hotel (Royal Mediterranean Hotel, The Westin Guangzhou or Shangri-La Hotel GuangZhou). All these hotels are within 10 minutes driving distance from the school.

Meals
All meals are included.
Breakfast is provided in the hotel restaurant. For lunch and dinner, you will receive cash to be used at the wide variety of sit-down restaurants, cafes and buffets. MacDonald, KFC, PizzaHut and StarBuck are all within walking distance.
Drinks and snacks through out the date are also included.

After class activites
You will never feel boring in Guangzhou. After class, we can arrange the following activities at a reasonable cost:
Culture tour, Shopping tour, Zoo, Fun park, Hot springs, Disco bar, Show bar, B.Y.O party, Chinese traditional massage, etc.
You can choose all these options when you are signing up with us.

Advanced Upgrade Package

Training PLUS:
6 hours (per day) one-on- one guaranteed
Two month after training support (Materials update + Email support by instructor)
Accommodation & Meals PLUS:
Hotel accommodation (5 stars premium room)
Lunch and Dinner standard – 150 RMB / per day
Free unlimited laundry service
Unlimited access to the gym in the hotel
Add-on Service (complimentary) PLUS:
Chinese traditional massage/spa at one of the biggest spa in Asia (1 time)
A big entertainment show, including Chinese dancing, magic show and acrobatics (3 hours)
Car hire with driver (4 hours)
Price: $3,250.00 USD

Deluxe Upgrade Package

Training PLUS:
8 hours (per day) one-on- one guaranteed
Three month after training support (Materials update + Email support by instructor)
Accommodation & Meals PLUS:
Hotel accommodation (5 stars executive room)
Lunch and Dinner standard – 200 RMB / per day
Free unlimited laundry service
Unlimited access to the gym in the hotel
Add-on Service (complimentary) PLUS:
Airport pick up and drop off by Mercedes-Benz
Chinese traditional massage/spa at one of the biggest spa in Asia (2 times)
A big entertainment show, including Chinese dancing, magic show and acrobatics (3 hours)
Car hire with driver (8 hours)
Price: $6,500.00 USD

I. Bridging and Switching
A. Frame relay
B. Catalyst configuration: VLANs, VTP, STP, MSTP, RSTP, Trunk, Etherchannel, management, features, advanced configuration, Layer 3
C. Tunneling
II. IP IGP Routing
A. OSPF
B. EIGRP
C. RIPv2
D. IPv6: Addressing, RIPng, OSPFv3
E. GRE
F. ODR
G. Filtering, redistribution, summarization and other advanced features
III. BGP
A. IBGP
B. EBGP
C. Filtering, redistribution, summarization, synchronization, attributes and other advanced features
IV. IP and IOS Features
A. IP addressing
B. DHCP
C. HSRP
D. IP services
E. IOS user interfaces
F. System management
G. NAT
H. NTP
I. SNMP
J. RMON
K. Accounting
L. SLA
V. IP Multicast
A. PIM-SM, bi-directional PIM
B. MSDP
C. Multicast tools, source specific multicast
D. DVMRP
E. Anycast
VI. QoS
A. Quality of service solutions
B. Classification
C. Congestion management, congestion avoidance
D. Policing and shaping
E. Signaling
F. Link efficiency mechanisms
G. Modular QoS command line
VII. Security
A. AAA
B. Security server protocols
C. Traffic filtering and firewalls
D. Access lists
E. Routing protocols security, catalyst security
F. CBAC
G. Other security features
R&S Equipment List: and IOS Version:
The lab exam tests any feature that can be configured on the equipment and the IOS versions indicated below. You may see more recent IOS versions installed in the lab, but you will not be tested on the new features of a release unless indicated below.
3725 series routers – IOS 12.4 mainline – Advanced Enterprise Services
3825 series routers – IOS 12.4 mainline – Advanced Enterprise Services
Catalyst 3550 series switches running IOS version 12.2 – IP Services
Catalyst 3560 Series switches running IOS version 12.2 – Advanced IP Services

Our one-on-one CCIE boot camp produces the No.1 one time passing rate in the industry. In the last 3 years, 90% of our international students pass the lab exam at the first attempt. At CathaySchool, We help you secure your investment by providing each student the unbeatable and practical triple insurance:

First guarantee – What happen if I am not satisfied with your training?
Each student has 2 days to evaluate our course. If you find our boot camp is not the one which will definitely help you pass your lab exam at first attempt, simply notify your instructor before the 3rd day to withdraw from the course and get your money back.
* For more information, please refer to our course cancellation policy.
Second guarantee – What happen if I failed the lab exam at the 1st attempt?
You will be provided an extended 2 months material update (including the lab questions, requirements and solutions), 2 months technical email support (guarantee 48 hours response) and 150 hours rack access time.
Third guarantee – What happened if I fail the lab exam again?
Come back and re-attend our one-on-one course again. This is free of charge, including 4-star hotel accommodation and meals (this definitely beats all our competitors again!!!). At CathaySchool, we believe that there is no reason to have students pay for anything when they need to re-take the course.

We want you to pass… so we are committed more than others
Comparing training vendors? Nobody is committed to your success like CathaySchool. Ask the other companies…
Do they have a similar pass guarantee program?
How long are you covered by it?
When you retake their class, do you get full access to a dedicated rack of equipment again?
Are the materials updates offered at no charge?
Do you have to pay for your meals, hotel and rack access when you re-take the course?
Do they provide one-on-one training?

1. We accept bank wire transfer, Western Union and major credit cards (1) .
2. To make a reservation, you are required to send a $1,000 USD deposit (2) (3).
3. The balance needs to be paid in full one week before your course starting date (4).

(1) Credit card payment will incur a surcharge of 8%.
(2) Deposit amount may be subject to change without notice.
(3) Your deposit is refundable. Cancel the course 60 days prior to the starting date will receive 100% of your deposit; A $500 administration fee will apply if you cancel the course within 30 – 59 days before the course starting date; Deposit is non-refundable if you cancel the course within 30 days before the course starting date.
(4) Balance is preferred to be paid by bank wire transfer. For credit card payment, you will need to afford 8% processing fee and provide scanned copies of both sides of your credit card when you arrive China.

Early bird – Save 5% by registering and funding full payment 30 days ahead.
Multi-student – Save 10% for 2 participants; 15% for 3 participants.
Group training – For four or more participants, please contact us for a substantial discount..
* Only one discount is allowed at a time.

Transportation Guide in Bangkok

Most Asian countries have problems in their big cities, like Bangkok, with over-population, traffic congestion and pollution. There are several modes of transportation in Bangkok, with the automobile being the most popular. Bangkok is a large city that possesses only the beginnings of a mass rapid transport system such as can be found in Singapore or Hong Kong. Traffic in Bangkok is also notoriously bad, and it is often impossible to ascertain just how much time is needed to go from point A to point B if you are travelling by road. There are ways to get around the city however, and the best method of transport can very much depend on the time of day, or other circumstances such as start and end points of travel. Although not expensive in any case, cost can also be a factor in selecting the best method of transport.

The colourful taxis that dominate the traffic in Bangkok are cheap and plentiful, and these days they are all fitted with meters. Nevertheless, some unscrupulous drivers will refuse to turn on the meter and quote you a flat, inflated price. This particularly happens in certain tourist areas. In this situation, it is best to get out of the taxi and flag another one down. In order to try and avoid this situation completely, it is usually better to walk just a short distance away from the tourist spot and flag down a moving taxi. It is normally the case that it is the stationary taxis who most frequently behave in this manner, although it has to be said that the vast majority of taxis will turn on their meters straight away without you having to ask. For short trips, outside of rush hour, a taxi is probably easiest and quickest, and is particularly economical if you are a group of 3 or 4. It also has the advantage of taking you from door to door. In rush hour, you will probably find that the taxis will, in any case, refuse to take you to certain areas because they don’t want to be sat in a traffic jam either. Taxis are also good for longer journeys at weekends when traffic is usually much lighter.

The ubiquitous and photogenic tuk tuk is probably something every tourist wants to try once, but as a regular way to get around the city they are to be avoided. They are often involved in scams with the intention of taking you to specific shops where they get free petrol and you get ripped off. The usual approach, is to quote you a very low price per hour, and then to take you on a tour of places where they get their commissions and kickbacks. Don’t be fooled! Even if there is no scam, they will almost always quote you a price more expensive than a normal taxi. Add to this, the fact that they are dirty, noisy and just a little dangerous, then there is little reason to use them in preference to taxis.

Equally dangerous, if not more so, are the motorcycle taxis often preferred by the locals. They are quick to get around the streets as they negotiate the traffic, sliding between cars and buses, and even taking to the pavements in some areas! They can be useful for short journeys as long as you are prepared to take the risk of travelling on the back of a motorbike without any protection in the form of a crash helmet. Costs are generally less than a taxi for short journeys, but can be more, depending on the state of the traffic.

Since 1999, the Skytrain has weaved through the streets of central Bangkok on just 2 routes. Initially empty, it is now crowded, especially at rush hour, but it is a fast and convenient way to get around if your journey coincides with one of its two routes. Expansion has already started, but it will be some time before there is greater coverage of Bangkok. 2005 saw the addition of an underground system known as the MTR but as yet there is only one line, and, in typical Thai fashion, there is no cooperation with the Skytrain, for example, in the use of a single ticket. This is despite the fact that the two systems are somewhat integrated with connecting stations. As with the Skytrain, if your starting point and destination happen to coincide with the MTR’s route, then it is probably the best choice, although if there are 3 or 4 of you it will cost more than a taxi. Safety and speed are however assured which cannot always be guaranteed with a taxi.

The Skytrain (BTS) connects, not only with the MTR, but also with the express boat services at Saphan Taksin. They ply their trade up and down the Chao Phraya River through central Bangkok, and all the way up to Nonthaburi. Incredibly cheap, it is something of an experience to take one of these boats. They only stop for a few seconds at each landing stage, allowing passengers to jump on and off, before speeding on to the next pier. They are definitely the preferred mode of transport for any destination along the river, and are particularly good for tourists wanting to visit the sites, most of which are situated close to the river. Boats also head off river, down the klongs (canals), and provide a convenient and fast mode of transport through some parts of the city. Other boats service some of the larger klongs through the city and, of course, there are long tailed boats available for hire that will take you on a site seeing trip through the klongs and to some tourist attractions such as the snake farm.

Large and small buses are everywhere in both air conditioned and non air conditioned forms. They are very cheap, and although they can suffer the same traffic delays as taxis, they are an economical way to get around the city centre and to the outlying districts of Bangkok. Bus route maps are available free at BTS stations. At certain times of the day, they can be very crowded on certain routes. Given this and the traffic situation in Bangkok, they are, therefore, not always the best option.

It is often worth spending a few minutes studying the options available when travelling from one part of the city to another, and considering using a combination of the different methods to get to where you want to be. For example, if you are located near to BTS or MRT station and wish to go to Chinatown, you could take the BTS to Saphan Taksin, and then take the express boat. Alternatively, you could take the MRT to Hue Lampong, and then take a short taxi ride or even walk. It really all depends on time of day, your personal preference and the number of people in your party as to which is the best method.

Until expansions to both MRT and BTS are completed, Bangkok will remain a traffic clogged city, suffering the pollution caused by exhaust gases from cars and ageing, diesel fume belching buses. These expansions, however, point to a cleaner, easier to get around city in the future. It will, however, be some time before Bangkok can begin to match the efficiency of the transport systems of Singapore and Hong Kong.

Travelling Green Made Easy

During the winter months, many come to tropical countries to escape the harsh bitter cold season. The maps, pads of paper, the pencils and the internet are tools of itineraries in the making. With so many things to consider, may I so kindly slip one small item of interest on your table – so small, but could possibly make all the difference in the world? The slip of paper would read: “Go green.”

The biggest impact on our environment is travel, which means making decisions to take small positive actions that can go a long way to helping reduce CO2 in the atmosphere. What airlines, car rental agencies and hotels are environmentally friendly or least are making efforts to clean up? What can we do before we leave, while on vacation and when we return that can make a difference?

Well, I’m glad you asked! Here’s a brief checklist of easy-to-implement ideas that can save you money, support businesses that are trying to do the right thing and lessen the negative impact of global warming. Enjoy and bon voyage!

Where to Go?

You can visit any State in the U.S. or any country in the world and remain environmentally friendly. The canyons are most spectacular and educational. The Niagara Falls is awe-inspiring. Prince Edward Island in Canada offers crisp, clean air and soft grasses you can sleep on!

The beautiful rain forests of Costa Rica are still preserved and Geneva is one of the best I’ve seen in Europe so far! And, of course, I must mention the best beaches are in Thailand (OK, I’m bias!). Phi Phi Island from the movie “Beaches” are truly breath-taking and the waters are so clear I can see the grains of sand while standing up!!!

Singapore is one the most environmentally friendly countries in Asia. I still have yet to find litter on the street. Sydney, Australia recently turned off the lights of the city in support of sustainability and has taken record-setting measures to improve the quality of their air and water. New Zealand is not only THE epitome of “Green” they also are some of the most fascinating sports – Fear Factor anyone?

Where to Stay?

Many hotels across the world are taking the initiative to incorporate green business practices in their companies. They save energy and money and they remain competitive. There are directories available online that will list green hotels and their environmentally-friendly practices.

Some directories rate hotels who recycles; uses updated water-saving toilets and shower heads; educate their staff and guests about the environment; uses alternative sources of energy such as biomass, solar or wind systems; donates to the community; participates or have received certification from green programs, etc.

How to Get There?

Air Travel

Continental Airlines have replaced their fleet with more efficient fuel-saving aircrafts reducing emissions by up to 5%. Their ground equipment at their hub in Houston, Texas reduced the nitrogen oxide output by 75%. They also have a full-time of environmentalists dedicated to helping the company improve their terminals and track carbon emissions and chemical recycling.

Virgin Air has focused their attention to using bio-fuels and to eventually wean themselves off fossil fuels. The founder, Richard Branson, has dedicated all his airline profits for the next ten years to global warming research (estimated $3 billion).

There are also CO2 emissions calculators available allowing you to pay a little extra to offset the carbon emissions generated from the flight. That money then goes to research, invested in environmentally-friendly projects and/or renewable resources. A great resource is Sustainable Travel International (STI). It’s a non-profit organization that gives details about the various carbon offsets programs available.

On the Road

Many car rental agencies in America are still behind when it comes to offering hybrids. EV Rental in California and Arizona and Bio-Beetle in Hawaii are great if you’re travelling in those areas. If you can get your hands on a hybrid, you can save gas and the atmosphere and they are competitively priced. This is also a great way to test hybrids if you’re thinking of buying a car in the future.

If hybrids are not available, Hertz has a Green Collection program for fuel-efficient cars. Toyotas and Hondas tend to be the most energy-efficient cars. If you’re looking for larger models, consider Ford.

Before You Go…

Here’s a quick list that will help tremendously:

* Put a hold on the newspaper delivery until you come back.

* Turn down the water heater temperature (I’ve turn it off at the circuit breaker, but some feel uncomfortable with that idea.)

* Unplug the appliances. If you unplug the refrigerator, be sure to leave the doors open to prevent mold accumulation.

* Consider using a reusable camera instead of the disposal ones. It will definitely save you money and you’ll have better control of your images.

* Consider using rechargeable batteries.

* Bring some comfortable walking shoes – walking or biking is the best way to see everything and get in touch with the locals!

While You’re There

Alas, you’ve made it! Now enjoy the experience! Relax and learn from the locals. The best trips are the ones that allow you to get a taste of life from different perspectives.

Consider renting a bike and seeing all the sights not listed in your travel guide! If you can canoe or kayak, imagine the sights you can tell all your jealous friends! Share your green experiences with the locals and I’m sure they would appreciate the time and attention you put into keeping their community clean.

Here are just a few more tips you can use while you’re there:

* Consider recycling your discards before you dump it. Many areas now have recycling bins available through their cities, especially in Europe and Canada.

* If you don’t need fresh towels and sheets every day, tell housekeeping. They would appreciate it and it saves the water and energy.

* Turn off the lights, TV and the air conditioner before you leave. It may be warm when you get back, but the A/C will cool your room pretty quickly.

* If you already brought your own soap, shampoo, etc., consider leaving the hotel’s complimentary soaps for the next guests. That would reduce the amount of waste.

Coming Back Home

Here’s one small idea that can go a long way: write a quick note or send an email to thank the businesses for being green conscience. This is new many establishments and some are making these changes as a test trial. Giving appreciation, and spreading the word, will not only encourage more environmentally sound practices, but it really feels good when someone appreciates your efforts. Bonus: you will feel good too!

Making a few changes or taking the time to consider greener options in your travels will save you money, help the environment, show others you care about their community and make you feel like you made a difference. PLUS, you can have the time of your life and unforgettable moments to be treasured for generations.

Cathay School one on one Ccie Voice 5 day Selective Training Help You Pass The Exam Successfully

This popular package has been designed to accommodate CCIE Voice Lab exam candidates who are purely interested in focusing on some selected areas of study. The 5 day Selective Training option is highly suitable for people that are interested in saving training time, have extremely busy schedules, are confident in a majority of the core material, have some areas of particular weakness or have previously attained some related training. Part of the preparation for this course will require you to complete several scenarios which are developed for insight into potential weakness areas and an indication of relative strength. http://www.cathayschool.com

You will study with your instructor one-on-one during the training. Step by step, our highly skilled instructors will show you the best way to configure each scenario and strengthen any areas of your skills as required.

Before you finish this course, you will be provided a full set of our full-scale lab materials (which mirrors the most current lab exam). The materials contain CCIE Voice questions, requirements and solutions, which can be comfortably studied and practiced during the period between your course finishing date and the lab exam date.

Schedule of events:
Student instruction is conducted privately with one-on-one tuition, so you have the freedom to begin from almost any date of the year.

Location: Guangzhou, China
Price: $8,600.00 USD

What is included:

5 days’ one-on-one classroom study
Complete several advanced, technology-focused scenarios accompanied by your personal CCIE instructor. These scenarios cover most lab exam content and are especially focused on any areas as best suited to the individual for maximum results. In addition, a detailed explanation will be provided about the technologies covered, interpretations of the questions, and common mistakes that students have made with relation to each topic.

Day 5:
Complete an eight hour full-scale lab. The exam is then graded and reviewed, step-by-step by your instructor. In addition, the instructors will review your performance for the entire class and give recommendations to take and pass the CCIE Lab exam, along with suggestions of what topics to focus on during further preparation.

1 month after class support (could be upgraded to 3 months)
On the last date of your course, you will be provided with the study materials which contain the most updated full-scale labs which have not been practiced during the course. These materials reflect the latest update of the real lab exam and come with complete solutions.
Along with this, we will update your study materials free of charge and provide email support (48 hour response guarantee) for 1 month. Not enough? You can buy our Material update and technical support extension service (E-MUTS) at an affordable price. For detailed information, please check with your training advisor.
FREE 100 hours remote rack access
After the course, you will be provided FREE 100 hours remote access time so that you can practice the labs by connecting to our rack. Simply drop an email to rackschedule@cathayschool.com to reserve your rack and we will make necessary arrangement.

Location
This boot camp is held in Guangzhou, which is the biggest,and most developed city in southern China. Learn more about Guangzhou

Traval & Transportation
It is very convenient to travel to Guangzhou.

You can either fly into Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) or Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). There are direct flights from the following major cities to Guangzhou every week: Europe: Frankfurt, Helsinki, Paris North America: Los Angles, San Francisco, New York, Toronto Australia: Sydney, Melbourne Asia: Tokyo, Seoul, Dubai, Singapore

Also, there are over a hundred international flights to Hong Kong. You can fly to Hong Kong first and then transfer to Guangzhou by train (duration: 2 hours and the expense is covered by CathaySchool).

Our friendly staff will meet you at the airport or train station when you arrive and then transfer you to the hotel. This is free of charge.

Hotels
Students will be accommodated at a 4-star luxury hotel (the President Hotel or another of equal standard), which is located across the road from our training center. Each hotel room is fitted with a king-size bed, air conditioning, internet access (free of charge), western style bathroom, flat screen television, 24-hour room service and more. You also have the option to upgrade to a 5-star hotel (Royal Mediterranean Hotel, The Westin Guangzhou or Shangri-La Hotel GuangZhou). All these hotels are within 10 minutes driving distance from the school.

Meals
All meals are included.

Breakfast is provided in the hotel restaurant. For lunch and dinner, you will receive cash to be used at the wide variety of sit-down restaurants, cafes and buffets. MacDonald, KFC, PizzaHut and StarBucks are all within walking distance.

Drinks and snacks through out the training are also included.

After class activites
You will never feel bored in Guangzhou. After class, we can arrange the following activities at a reasonable cost:
Culture tour, Shopping tour, Zoo, Fun park, Hot springs, Disco bar, Show bar, B.Y.O party, Chinese traditional massage, etc.
You can choose all these options when you are signing up with us.

Advanced Upgrade Package

Training PLUS:
6 hours (per day) one-on- one guaranteed
Two months after training support (Materials update + Email support by instructor)
Accommodation & Meals PLUS:
Hotel accommodation (5 stars premium room)
Lunch and Dinner standard – 150 RMB / per day
Free unlimited laundry service
Unlimited access to the gym in the hotel
Add-on Service (complimentary) PLUS:
Chinese traditional massage/spa at one of the biggest spas in Asia (1 time)
A big entertainment show, including Chinese dancing, magic show and acrobatics (3 hours)
Car hire with driver (4 hours)
Price: $2,200.00 USD

Deluxe Upgrade Package

Training PLUS:
8 hours (per day) one-on- one guaranteed
Three month after training support (Materials update + Email support by instructor)
Accommodation & Meals PLUS:
Hotel accommodation (5 stars executive room)
Lunch and Dinner standard – 200 RMB / per day
Free unlimited laundry service
Unlimited access to the gym in the hotel
Add-on Service (complimentary) PLUS:
Airport pick up and drop off by Mercedes-Benz
Chinese traditional massage/spa at one of the biggest spa in Asia (2 times)
A big entertainment show, including Chinese dancing, magic show and acrobatics (3 hours)
Car hire with driver (8 hours)
Price: $3,800.00 USD

I. Bridging and Switching
A. Frame relay
B. Catalyst configuration: VLANs, VTP, STP, MSTP, RSTP, Trunk, Etherchannel, management, features, advanced configuration, Layer 3
C. Tunneling
II. IP IGP Routing
A. OSPF
B. EIGRP
C. RIPv2
D. IPv6: Addressing, RIPng, OSPFv3
E. GRE
F. ODR
G. Filtering, redistribution, summarization and other advanced features
III. BGP
A. IBGP
B. EBGP
C. Filtering, redistribution, summarization, synchronization, attributes and other advanced features
IV. IP and IOS Features
A. IP addressing
B. DHCP
C. HSRP
D. IP services
E. IOS user interfaces
F. System management
G. NAT
H. NTP
I. SNMP
J. RMON
K. Accounting
L. SLA
V. IP Multicast
A. PIM-SM, bi-directional PIM
B. MSDP
C. Multicast tools, source specific multicast
D. DVMRP
E. Anycast
VI. QoS
A. Quality of service solutions
B. Classification
C. Congestion management, congestion avoidance
D. Policing and shaping
E. Signaling
F. Link efficiency mechanisms
G. Modular QoS command line
VII. Security
A. AAA
B. Security server protocols
C. Traffic filtering and firewalls
D. Access lists
E. Routing protocols security, catalyst security
F. CBAC
G. Other security features
R&S Equipment List: and IOS Version:
The lab exam tests any feature that can be configured on the equipment and the IOS versions indicated below. You may see more recent IOS versions installed in the lab, but you will not be tested on the new features of a release unless indicated below.
3725 series routers – IOS 12.4 mainline – Advanced Enterprise Services
3825 series routers – IOS 12.4 mainline – Advanced Enterprise Services
Catalyst 3550 series switches running IOS version 12.2 – IP Services
Catalyst 3560 Series switches running IOS version 12.2 – Advanced IP Services

Our one-on-one CCIE boot camp produces a No.1 one time passing rate in the industry. In the last 3 years, 90% of our international students pass the lab exam at the first attempt. At CathaySchool, We help you secure your investment by providing each student with the following unbeatable and practical triple insurance:
First guarantee – What happens if I am not satisfied with your training?
Each student has 2 days to evaluate our course. If you find after 2 days that you dont believe our boot camp will definitely help you pass your lab exam at first attempt, simply notify your instructor before the 3rd day to withdraw from the course and get your money back.
* For more information, please refer to our course cancellation policy.
Second guarantee – What happens if I failed the lab exam at the 1st attempt?
You will be provided an extended 2 months material update (including the lab questions, requirements and solutions), 2 months technical email support (guarantee 48 hours response) and 150 hours rack access time.
Third guarantee – What happens if I fail the lab exam again?
Come back and re-attend our one-on-one course again. This is free of charge, including 4-star hotel accommodation and meals (this definitely beats all our competitors again!!!). At CathaySchool, we believe that there is no reason to have students pay for anything when they need to re-take the course.
We are dedicated to helping you pass… so we are committed more than others.
Comparing training vendors? Nobody is committed to your success like CathaySchool. Ask the other companies…..
Do they have a similar pass guarantee program?
How long are you covered by it?
When you retake their class, do you get full access to a dedicated rack of equipment again?
Are the material updates offered at no charge?
Do you have to pay for your meals, hotel and rack access when you re-take the course?
Do they provide one-on-one training?

1. We accept bank wire transfer, Western Union and major credit cards(1) .
2. To make a reservation, you are required to send a $1,000 USD deposit (2) (3).
3. The balance needs to be paid in full one week before your course starting date (4).

(1) Credit card payment will incur a surcharge of 8%.
(2) Deposit amount may be subject to change without notice.
(3) Your deposit is refundable. Cancel the course 60 days prior to the starting date will receive 100% of your deposit; A $500 administration fee will apply if you cancel the course within 30 – 59 days before the course starting date; Deposit is non-refundable if you cancel the course within 30 days before the course starting date. (4) Preferred method of payment is bank wire transfer. For credit card payment, 8% processing fee and all necessary proof as required by card processing company on request – which will include scanned copies of both sides of your credit card, passport photo page and hotel bill with signature.

Early bird – Save 5% by registering and funding full payment 30 days ahead.
Multi-student – Save 10% for 2 participants; 15% for 3 participants.
Group training – For four or more participants, please contact us for a substantial discount..
* Only one discount per account is accepted.

Singapore – Invincible Piece of Technology of the 21st Century, the Apple Iphone

Singapore – With the iPhones out in the market for close to a year now, nothing seems to be impossible for the iPhone. A free demo session courtesy of EAOnlineShop.com reveals that users can do so many things with a properly patched and activated iPhone. The iPhones from EAOnlineShop.com seems a lot superior to the others in the market, and we’re talking about original Apple iPhones here. To give you a glimpse of what they provide, the information below is copy and pasted from their website.

- On top on the standard perfectly working applications such as Phone functions, Singapore Google Maps, Singapore Weather Updates, SMS functions, US Stocks, YouTube, etc, we have a lot more!

- Advanced camera functionality such as zoom in/out, timer settings, color or black and white selection, multiple shots and image sizes.

- Set your own mp3 as ringtones very easily. No more limited to the standard boring tunes.

- Handwriting recognition so you don’t need to type from the keyboard! Start writing sms messages with your finger!

- Personalize the iPhone with your preference of icons for Carrier image, Wifi image, Battery icon, chat balloons, slider bars, and more!

- Personalize the iPhone with your choice of sound effects so you are no longer restricted to boring “click” sounds. You can set the different sound effects for things like when you received an sms, when you power off the phone, when you send/receive mails, and more!

- Download and read eBooks directly on your iPhone.

- Dictionary on the iPhone to check for meaning of words or translation between English and other languages.

- Forward and mass send SMS messages.

- Access to more than 500 free programs, free web applications, computer programs, free games, and more!!! FREE!!! You just won’t believe what we can do with the iPhones.

- Every month we send you new iPhone programs and updates and information. This means your iPhone will have the activated voicemail button, GPRS, cheaper International phone calls, longer battery life, send/receive MMS, send Chinese SMS, transfer files wirelessly between iPhones, etc. You get new iPhone programs, tips and tricks, exclusive stuff every single month.

- Pin point your location on the Google Map (sort of like GPS).

- Download YouTube movies and watch them offline later when you are free.

- Free upgrades, including the expected release of the firmware 2.0 in June. This means that while other iPhone owners remain stuck with their existing firmware (such as those purchased elsewhere last year are stuck with version 1.0.2), our customers will always get the latest version firmware every time, including the version 2.0 expected to be out this June, absolutely free!

- Secured Improved iPhone. This means some of the vulnerabilities on the iPhone has been patched up and fixed. So you’re getting a more secured iPhone and a more functional one.

- Use with any GSM telecoms around the world. Simply insert your sim card and start using, nothing complicated.

- Import contacts directly from your sim card or sync directly from your Microsoft Outlook. No more wasting time keying the information one by one, save your time and save your money.

- Synchronize fine on both Windows and Mac to get your emails, music, videos, podcasts from the computer into the iPhone.

- Check your emails and send emails directly from the iPhone.

- Turn yourself into a magician with iPhone magic tricks!

- Download and play more than 100 Nintendo games on the iPhone easily, along with the other games available for the iPhone. Included is also the GameBoy Advance emulator and Playstation emulator, but they eats up battery too fast to be worthwhile at this moment of time.

- MSN messenger chat on the iPhone.

- Warranty coverage, encountered a problem? Have it repaired within 1 working day (usually within 2 hours) at no charge. Because we understand how addictive and important the iPhone is, in case of problems, our team of talented iPhone engineers will be here to fix them up for you, free! Peace of mind.

- Amazing support and happy customers! We went full length (as long as it’s reasonable) to help customers, such as configuring their home network for them so it’s working properly with the iPhone, spent hours to run through the features with them and how to use certain programs, troubleshoot their computer problems to work properly with the iPhone, things that normal sellers never do after the sales.

- We have built chatrooms and forums to fully support our local and overseas customers. We are serious about making sure you have lesser headaches. We don’t want anyone to be left out. Your problem is our problem.

- We only bring in a few sets each time. The reason, besides not wanting to stock up on the iPhones, is that we aim to provide brilliant service and support to selected lesser customers instead of providing poor service to overwhelming customers. We believe that the mobile phone is an important tool for people and when problems arise, people want them resolved immediately, so we focus on our customers.

- Exchange policy for faulty sets. We understand that the iPhone do have some manufacturing defects occasionally and we replace these faulty sets for free. We have already replaced 4 sets so we know there are defective sets. No risk to you.

- Time is money, what’s the point of feeling frustrated and not able to use 100% of your iPhone and waste hours or days or even weeks to resolve your iPhone issues? Simply get them from us and you have lesser headaches because we solve your problems.

- We’re iPhone fanatics and there’s a reason for it, we exploit our iPhones capabilities to the maximum.

Source: http://www.EAOnlineShop.com/

After having seen the iPhone and what it can do, we strongly believe it’s more than a mobile phone; you can kindly compare it with a mini scale down computer with phones capability. Although the iPhone can be a very problematic device, with the technicians from EAOnlineShop.com, the worries are simply gone. A search on the Internet reveals many frustrations and complains on the iPhone, but quite simply, the reason is that they have purchased off business men who know nothing much about the product instead of iPhone hobbyist like those from EAOnlineShop.com, and that’s the main difference between price and value.

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Email: Lisa.Anderson@News-Expresso.com

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