No matter what your opinion is on the new Core Knowledge section of the Route/Switch CCIE Lab Exam, everyone agrees that it is a section that we cannot take lightly. After all, miss 2 out of 4 questions because you did not read closely enough or you misinterpreted a phrasing, and your entire exam day just got a lot worse. 

While all of our Route/Switch products here at Internetwork Expert can help to varying degrees with the Core Knowledge section, there are two products we developed that help tackle this section head on. The first, and most obvious, is the Core Knowledge Simulation product. This product features a 4,20, or 40 random question quiz option, and an Answer Key option that provides critical More Information links for all questions. This product links to the documents that Cisco loves to compose questions from. If you would like to test drive the 4 question random quiz option, simply click here.

Another product that addresses Core Knowledge prep head on is the brand new CCIE R/S Written Bootcamp. This product allows students to review the very core concepts that makeup this section. EVERY lesson of the course contains Core Knowledge question practice. These sample Core Knowledge questions are not duplicated in any other course materials. To test drive this product, click here.

As always, enjoy your studies, and please, don’t forget your Core Knowledge!

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4 Responses to “Don’t Forget Your Core Knowledge!”

  1. Giorgio P. says:

    how many hours will the written course be when is completed ?
    Although this site is wonderful what is missing is a more condensed way of reviewing the material This is particularly useful at the end of our studies and close to the lab. Just as an example the NBMA mode is a line of config , but more than 30-40 min on the COD.
    Multiplying 30 X 500 ? is a huge amount of time. I was wondering if this product could be something more concise , although not covering all the details of config that belong to the rest of the material.
    Thank you

  2. Andrew Dempsey says:

    I feel there are pros and cons to the way IE does their COD’s. Sometimes I feel like they get sidetracked, have issues with configuration errors and bugs. On the other hand some of the best stuff on the COD’s for me was when they had to debug. You can try and “setup” troubleshooting, but it really does not come off well or teach.

  3. Hi Giorgio!

    We are working hard to strike the right balance with these videos – a nice concise review – but also ALL of the information needed for the written.

    We are also working hard to really prep folks for the Core Knowledge section.

    No lesson should go over 30 minutes in length – so that should really help students. Also, ALL lessons are interactive.

  4. Hi Andrew!

    I think you will find this CoD approach much different from past CoDs.

    Here are some of the unique things for our CoDs that you will find in these titles:

    1 – Interactivity every 10 minutes or so at least
    2 – Shorter overall lessons
    3 – Interactive demonstrations and exercises
    4 – Quizzing


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