Typing in commands in this way is not only unrealistic, but extremely inefficient and perhaps in some cases less effective. Save the memorization of CLI syntax for the Cisco written exams (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE Written). We are going to focus on the practical application and I am going to showcase my personal style that you can either borrow from or ignore in favor of what works best for you.
Learning to maneuver behind the CLI is a lot like learning to walk. We often start off crawling trying to figure it out on our own and doing our best to get from point A to point B. Over time we mature, gaining more experience by stumbling and falling down frequently. Eventually we are fortunate enough to learn by watching and getting a little help from others. Before we know it we are not just walking, but rather running and again we trip and fall from time to time which is all part of the process.
Let me show you what I am talking about:
As you experiment and develop your own CLI style there really isn't a wrong or a right way of entering in command information. It's all about doing what works best and training yourself so that the most efficient, least error prone approach becomes natural. Whether you are walking with a strut, a limp, or running at full speed, learn all you can and look for ways to pay it forward. Stay tuned for upcoming CVD breakdown blogs by module. Until next time when we explore base configuration.
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