Below is the new CCIE Voice Lab Blueprint (version 3) that will be implemented mid-July 2009.

CCIE Voice Lab 3.0 Equipment and Software Versions

Passing the CCIE Voice Lab Exam requires a depth of understanding difficult to obtain without hands-on experience. Early in your preparation, you should arrange access to the equipment listed below:

Lab Equipment:

  • Cisco MCS-7845 Media Convergence Servers
  • Cisco 3825 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)
  • Cisco 2821 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR)
  • ISR Modules and Interface Cards

+ VWIC2-1MFT-T1/E1

  • Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series Switches
  • IP Phones and Soft Clients

Software Versions

Any major software release which has been generally available for six months is eligible for testing in the CCIE Voice Lab Exam.

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager 7.0
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express 7.0
  • Cisco Unified Contact Center Express 7.0
  • Cisco Unified Presence 7.0
  • Cisco Unity Connection 7.0
  • All routers use IOS version 12.4T Train.
  • Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series Switches uses 12.2 Main Train

Network Interfaces

  • Fast Ethernet
  • Frame Relay

Telephony Interfaces

  • T1
  • E1
About Brian Dennis, CCIE #2210:

Brian Dennis has been in the networking industry for more than 22 years, with a focus on Cisco networking for the past 16 years. Brian achieved his first CCIE in Routing & Switching in 1996, and is currently the only ten year CCIE that holds five CCIE certifications. Prior to working with INE, Brian taught and developed CCIE preparation courses for various well known training organizations. Brian not only brings his years of teaching experience to the classroom, but also years of real world enterprise and service provider experience.

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19 Responses to “Mid-July 2009 Voice Lab Changes”

  1. ccielab says:

    Great! Ive been waiting for these for a while. From the HW list does it look like they are getting rid of the 6500 elements?

  2. Reza Toghraee says:

    no more Cat 6500.

  3. mmike says:

    At last !!! Yahoo !!!

  4. Dane says:

    So when can we expect IE to have there workbooks updated for this ;)

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  6. zeus says:


    When you will have voice material available for new blueprint?

  7. unprofessional says:

    When are you posting updates about your CCIE Voice workbooks?

  8. Andrew Dempsey says:

    I hope after it becomes available for the old blueprint.

  9. Leet Man says:

    Okay, I must admit everytime i have tried to write this question.. I have written it poorly.. but the frustration i feel must surely be felt by everyone else

    Brian, could you please be so kind as to let us know when we cna except not only the old workbook but the new one also. It has been almost 2 years now

  10. Dan Molnar says:

    Frustration?!?! You mean you don’t like paying for a product and a year later still getting nothing in return??

    Not sure of their return policy on this stuff but at some point the wait becomes unreasonable and a refund should be an option from the member page.

  11. Cisco_Godfather says:

    @ Leet Man,

    I am sure IE will make a new announcement soon in regards to the new changes, patient is gold man :)


  12. Stewart says:

    I have a lab date provisionly booked on 06-Jul-2009. Mid July says ‘still on old kit’ test.

    Is Mid July gestimated date or accurate (confirmed) date?

  13. Joshua Walton says:

    we are still waiting for a reply

  14. Why this web site do not have other languages support?

  15. James Wu says:

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

  16. There you go man. Great content.

  17. KataUnete says:

    pleasing answers i like it


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