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Lot’s of information on the CCIE Lab

Donnerstag, August 24th, 2006

and lot’s of rumours and talk abouts. Well for me i think i have filtered the most important things out.

1. Read the Lab and check things for at least 20-30 minutes and try to find the pit falls and what might become difficult.
2. Know the DocCD in and out.
3. Try to sleep good before the lab, to get there in good shape. Don’t be to scared. The Lab is a big part of psychological stress testing.
4. Don’t let surrunding influence you to much. Wear maybe earplugs. Take a jacket in. Might be cold also, because of airconditioning. It’s just you, noone else. You can only ask the proctor inelligent questions.
5. Don’t spend to much time on questions, you just get 3 point’s on. There is only 80 from 100 to get. There is no report about the passing points.

This could become a first try success. Even it will not, i will have learned a lot.

The doc CD my only one

Mittwoch, August 23rd, 2006

In the Lab you will not be able to search any kind of internet resources other than looking into the cisco doc CD. Currently i’m trying to only find things without any searching on the database or by google.

CCIE Lab exam in december

Freitag, August 11th, 2006

I have booked now a seat in Brussel on december the 14 th. Hopefully i will pass it. It’s quite some time, and will take a lot of hours for testing and learning. But i think it’s worth it. You have to be very fast, to configure all the tasks.

CCIE Lab change 3550 to 3560

Mittwoch, August 9th, 2006

Below is a list of the features that are supported on the 3560
(c3560-advipservicesk9-mz.12.2-25.SEC.bin) but not on the 3550

CEFv6/dCEFv6 – Cisco Express Forwarding
Flex Links
IEEE 802.1X Port-Based Authentication
IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet
IGMP Throttling
IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6)
IPv6 Data Link: VLANs using Cisco Inter-Switch Link (ISL)
IPv6 Data Link: VLANs using IEEE 802.1Q Encapsulation
IPv6 MTU Path Discovery
IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
IPv6 Routing: OSPF for IPv6 (OSPFv3)
IPv6 Routing: RIP for IPv6 (RIPng)
IPv6 Routing: Static Routing
IPv6 Services: AAAA DNS Lookups over an IPv4 Transport
IPv6 Services: DNS Lookups over an IPv6 Transport
IPv6 Services: Extended Access Control Lists
IPv6 Services: Standard Access Control Lists
IPv6 Stateless Auto-configuration
IPv6 Switching: CEF/dCEF Support
IPv6: ICMPv6
IPv6: ICMPv6 Redirect
IPv6: Neighbor Discovery Duplicate Address Detection
Private VLANs
QoS Policy Propagation via Border Gateway Protocol (QPPB)

CCIE Lab Operating System and Terminal used

Donnerstag, Juli 27th, 2006

On groupstudy they say, it’s currently Windows and SecureCRT. So i have to take a look before, to get a thought of how this would be.

preparing for the ccie lab

Mittwoch, Juli 12th, 2006

I’m now preparing for the CCIE Lab. I want to take it in october or november this year. Hopefully i can make it until then. I know it’s very hard and there is a lot to learn, but i’m motivated to do so. At least i trying to do it. I haven’t done the written yet. But this i would do maybe two month’s before the lab. Just to check out also my theoretical knowledge.

I have already read a lot about the CCIE Lab. The passing rate is by 80 % and you have 8 hours to complete the topics. Many fail on the first attempt. The timepressure, concentrating on the work and organising might be the hardest task.

I applied to the ccie lab mailinglist at and found this list already very interesting and helpful.

Also the Website at Cisco gives a lot and good information. At the Lab it’s possible to access the website and all information, but the search function is disables. So it’s a good idea to know the website well.

Another resource of information are some books in my self. Mainly TCP/IP Vol. 1+2, Internet Routing and some others also written in German. Google is also often a good choice. But sometimes it takes some time to find the good ones.