Hello Everyone!

For those of you preparing for the updated CCIE R&S exam – half of our Full-Scale Labs workbook (10 labs) have been fully updated to match the requirements of the new, CCIE R&S v4.0 blueprint. The full-scale scenarios have been significantly changed and a lot of new tasks added. You will find such exciting topics as MPLS VPN, Zone Based Firewall, EEM, and many others. Like mentioned in previous posts, the new labs do not include the basic configuration requirements, but rather ask you to deal with advanced scenarios, having a lot of things already pre-configured. The remaining ten full-scale labs we expect to complete in October. Of course, every existing owner of VOL2 gets these updates absolutely FREE!

Now for those of you who want more advanced technology mini-scenarios: we posted the initial version of the new MPLS VPN section for our IEWB-RS VOL1 workbook. It includes the initial 7 minilabs out of the following list of the labs for the new section:

  • VRF Lite
  • MPLS Label Filtering
  • MP-BGP VPNv4
  • MP-BGP Prefix Filtering
  • PE-CE Routing with RIP
  • PE-CE Routing with OSPF
  • OSPF Sham-Link
  • PE-CE Routing with EIGRP
  • EIGRP SOO and Cost Community
  • PE-CE Routing with BGP
  • BGP AS Override
  • Internet Access
  • Central Services VPN
  • Extranets
  • MPLS VPN Performance Tuning

This particular section should be completed next week, followed by part of our Security mini-scenarios to cover the new security-relevant topics of the updated CCIE R&S blueprint. And not only this, more updates to VOL4 are coming next week as well!

Thanks for choosing INE, and happy studying!

About Petr Lapukhov, 4xCCIE/CCDE:

Petr Lapukhov's career in IT begain in 1988 with a focus on computer programming, and progressed into networking with his first exposure to Novell NetWare in 1991. Initially involved with Kazan State University's campus network support and UNIX system administration, he went through the path of becoming a networking consultant, taking part in many network deployment projects. Petr currently has over 12 years of experience working in the Cisco networking field, and is the only person in the world to have obtained four CCIEs in under two years, passing each on his first attempt. Petr is an exceptional case in that he has been working with all of the technologies covered in his four CCIE tracks (R&S, Security, SP, and Voice) on a daily basis for many years. When not actively teaching classes, developing self-paced products, studying for the CCDE Practical & the CCIE Storage Lab Exam, and completing his PhD in Applied Mathematics.

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25 Responses to “CCIE R&S Product Updates”

  1. John Spaulding says:

    Good job guys !!!

  2. Haresh Parikh says:

    Excellent job INE team.

  3. Jeff says:

    Kick-ass INE dudes! Can’t wait for the remainder of the IEWB-RS VOL1 MPLS VPN section to be posted — thanks!

  4. Joshep says:

    The MPLS initial-config link seems not to work fine :-(

  5. saj says:

    Hi Petr,

    Thank to INE for the updates.

    I am unable to download MPLS intial config from the member site.
    When clicking on the link displays
    “page can not displayed”

  6. Rack009 says:

    Looking at what’s been added, I think Phew thank Mary I passed the old BP. I might as well be reading a foreign language looking at the above.

    Great work guys.

  7. Deepak Arora says:

    When we can expect EIGRP IPv6 and Multicasting IPv6 scenarios

  8. ilorah says:

    wonderful, would be cool for my MPLS exam coming soon

  9. Ian Finlayson says:

    Great stuff Guys!!!

  10. Noel Fitzgerald says:

    Excellent, will be interesting to see the Vol 1 labs next week.

  11. Malick Ndiaye says:

    Good job IE. It’s a good move to have all the basic stuff already pre-configured. It helps to concentrate on the Core topics of the lab. Those who need to practice basic stuffs can refer back to the Version 3 blueprint labs. Please keep them coming. ;-)

  12. Sudeera says:

    Isn’t there a topic on IEOC for IEWB-RS-Vol2 v5.0 for CCIE v4.0?

  13. Diego says:


    Are these updates available for the dynamips workbook as well?



  14. Amit Chopra says:

    The Lab 7 ,8,9 is not updated in my account

  15. CCIE Pilot says:


    Hi, I am looking forward for a more complicated labs on the rest of the remaining labs. Can you pls make it more complicated to a certain level?
    Thank you. Good job also!

  16. Michael Collins says:

    Quik question will more of the basic\initial configuration on the exam be done since there is 2.5 hours less time. The inital configs in the version 4 blueprint alraedy have the basic routing protocols peerings configured. If not it would help to have the total amout of configuration to do so that we know how our speed in task completion is progressing

  17. MK says:

    OK, I’ll give it a look today!

  18. Michael Collins says:

    Is there going to be a seperate forum for the version 4 blueprint labs?

  19. morgenland says:

    In order to practice on dyangen, we need the topology file for R&S v4.
    Could someone help me on this one.


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