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CCIE labs changing from UniversCD to Cisco Documentation

On Sept 24 2008 CCIE labs will no longer support using the UniversCD documentation for the lab exam.

All labs are migrating to Cisco Documentation only. For those scheduled to take the CCIE lab prior to Sept 24 access will still be available for UniversCD.

The Cisco Documentation pages have the same information that currently resides on UniversCD, please refer to the links on the CCIE web pages to view these pages and become familiar with the new format.

After Sept 24 2008 only the Cisco Documentation web pages will be available for CCIE labs.


So what does this mean for people taking the lab after Sept 24th?  It means you will still have access to everything needed in relation to the documentation but you will need to access it using the link below:

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5 Responses to “Documentation Update for the CCIE Lab”

  1. Probably everybody is used to this “new” layout… Even from DocCD you were send to this pages, specially 12.4 IOS… So I think this will not “hurt” too much!

    But thanks for the link! Appreciated!

    Caue Wailemann

  2. Rick Mur says:

    What a coincidence, my lab dat is the 25th of september ;)

    I like the new homepage a lot more, fancy javascript and you’ll get a little faster to the documentation and won’t end up in a redirect loop.

  3. Andrew Dempsey says:

    I have seen the link as the below which has command references, in the link above I only see the configuration guides. Could it have killed Cisco to be specific when they announced this.

  4. And that is why I created these t-shirts.

    I miss UniverCD and how fast I could find anything. Now it’s all crappy flash interfaces and endless menus with forcing documentation into proper “categories”

    RIP UniverCD

  5. David Cruz says:

    Will all of the information available in Cisco Documentation pages be available (e.g., TechNotes)?


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