The first beta release of our CCNP Lab Workbook is now posted for all customers of the CCNP Bootcamp Class-on-Demand.  A sample of it can be viewed here. Current customers can find the workbook on the CCNP Bootcamp Class-on-Demand page of the INE Members Site.

Currently the workbook covers BCMSN.  Within the coming week it will be incrementally updated with the lab content for BSCI, ISCW, and ONT.  There is a timestamp on the members site page that you use to access the workbook, so make sure to take note of this as there will be a large amount of updates in a small amount of time coming shortly.  The current outline of the BCMSN section is as follows:

  • VLANs
  • Access Ports
  • ISL Trunk Ports
  • 802.1Q Trunk Ports
  • Controlling Traffic over Trunk Ports
  • VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP)
  • VTP Pruning
  • VTP Transparent Mode
  • Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Rapid PVST+
  • Multiple Spanning-Tree Protocol
  • Spanning-Tree Protocol Features
  • EtherChannel
  • Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Port Security
  • 802.1X Authentication
  • VLAN Access Lists
  • DHCP Snooping & DAI
  • Private VLANs
  • HSRP
  • VRRP
  • GLBP

For all technical questions on the lab workbook please visit the Internetwork Expert Online Community at http://www.IEOC.com

Happy Labbing!

About Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593, CCDE #2013::13:

Brian McGahan was one of the youngest engineers in the world to obtain the CCIE, having achieved his first CCIE in Routing & Switching at the age of 20 in 2002. Brian has been teaching and developing CCIE training courses for over 10 years, and has assisted thousands of engineers in obtaining their CCIE certification. When not teaching or developing new products Brian consults with large ISPs and enterprise customers in the midwest region of the United States.

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16 Responses to “CCNP Lab Workbook Now Available!”

  1. Rizzo says:

    Really Awesome contents and style.


  2. Robert says:

    Thanks Brian. I have been waiting for a workbook like that for quite some time. The CoD is really good! I’m half way through the BCMSN part.

  3. Erick says:

    Brain, you put a lot of work into the workbook and into the development of the CCNP content. I would expect nothing less from a great company.


  4. Ahhh That’s what I was waiting for ;)

    Thanks Brian

  5. Chris says:

    Hi there,

    i am currently trying to prepare for my CCNP Certification, and i am thinking about purchasing the CCNP Bootcamp CoD. Is this Lab workbook also included in the fee ? or do i have to purchase this extra ?

    Thanks in advance for your answers.

    Kind regards,

  6. Chris says:

    Hi Brian,

    thanks for your answer !

    Kind regards,

  7. Mike says:

    Does Lab Time come with the CCNP COD? If not how does one work through the workbook?

  8. Giorgio P. says:

    the cost of renting from our beloved gradedlabs has gone up.What about a dedicated CCNP lab simpler than the CCIE and less expensive ?

    • @Giorgio

      We were going to host a separate topology, but decided not to since you still need 4 switches to perform some of the BCMSN exercises, and ISRs for some of the BSCI/ISCW exercises. Gradedlabs sessions are generally between $15 and $35 per 4.5 hour session depending on time of day and week. If you compare this to the cost of actually purchasing the equipment, you could rent a rack session every day for a year and still save money. The other alternative would be to use Dynamips/Dynagen/GNS3.

  9. SickMonkey says:

    Any plans for CCSP track?

  10. Laurel says:

    Hi, any idea when the labs for BSCI, ISCW, and ONT will be posted? I’m still only seeing BCMSN.

  11. Manjot says:

    Hello brian, i m luking for this workbook for so long….. may i kindly know, is it available in market in india….???


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