Wednesday, July 7, 2010

CCIE R&S Lab Attempt

Hi to all,

I am making this post after quite a long time. I was busy in preparing for the lab and plus the office work. So it was quite impossible to update the blog.

I took the lab attempt on July 15, 2010. Unfortunately, I could not pass the exam, but overall it was a good experience. I learned two things from this attempt:

1- Temperament - If you panic, you are already doom.
2- Time management - If you can't manage time, you are not ready to attempt the lab.

For the preparation, I used Narbik Advance Technology and Troubleshooting Workbook. I was fortunately made to the top 20 list on the CCIE Flyer Troubleshooting Contest held in February 2010. I won these workbooks in this competition.

For full scale lab I used INE Vol-2 workbook. For most of the practice, I used GNS3/Dynamips and some rack rental from INE. I think INE should now upgrade the rack, still using 2651XM series and 3550 series switches. 2651XM are really slow in case if a reboot is required.

Anyways... I am back on track again and hopefully attempt the lab by the end of August.


  1. I spend a few hours looking at websites that offer Rack Rental, but they were too complicated and expensive. I went to the Cisco Prep Center for information and discovered that Presidential Training offers provide rack rentals.

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