Share your CCIE R&S Lab Experience

After passing the CCIE Written exam, candidates have 18 months to make an initial attempt of the CCIE lab exam. Preparing for the CCIE R&S Lab exam is not an easy task so we want to put up materials for the Lab exam but it is a time-consuming work. In the mean time, we created the “Share your CCIE R&S Lab experience” and really hope anyone who read 9tut, digitaltut, certprepare, networktut… contribute to this section as your experience is invaluable for CCIE learners to complete their goals.
Please share with us your experience after taking the CCIE R&S Lab exam, your materials, the way you learned, your recommendations…
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About the CCIE Lab Exam
The CCIE lab exam is an eight-hour, hands-on exam which requires you to configure and troubleshoot a series of complex networks to given specifications. Knowledge of troubleshooting is an important skill and candidates are expected to diagnose and solve issues as part of the CCIE lab exam. You will not configure end-user systems, but are responsible for all devices residing in the network (hubs, etc.). Point values and testing criteria are provided.
Lab exams cost USD$1,400 per attempt, not including travel and lodging expenses. Costs may vary due to exchange rates and local taxes (VAT, GST). You are responsible for any fees your financial institution charges to complete the payment transaction.
Lab Exam Grading
Each question on the lab has specific criterion. The labs are graded by proctors who ensure all the criterion are met and points are awarded accordingly. The proctors use automatic tools to gather information from the routers to perform some preliminary evaluations, but the final determination of a correct or incorrect configuration is done by a trained proctor.
Lab Format
The CCIE R&S lab exam consists of a two-hour Troubleshooting section (on virtual routers & switches, based on IOU – IOS over Unix), and a six-hour Configuration section (on real routers & switches).
Exam Locations
+ Bangalore, India
+ Beijing, PRC
+ Brussels, Belgium
+ Dubai, UAE
+ Hong Kong, PRC
+ San Jose, USA|
+ Sao Paulo, Brazil
+ Sydney, Australia
+ Tokyo, Japan
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