In response to the recent feedback from our students, we have implemented several changes to our IEWB-RS VOL1 and VOL2 workbooks. Specifically, ten out of twenty VOL2 labs have been modified to match the lab “style” used in the new CCIE R&S configuration section. The modification include the following:
- Merging together some Layer2/IGP/BGP tasks into larger sections with higher score, e.g. 4 or 5 points. This is what Cisco seems to be doing to the sections known as “core” previously. Larger sections are harder to complete, since the chances of mistake are now higher. Beside, the “core” topics now have less points than it was previously.
- Adding more “non-core” topics, such as IP Services, IOS Features, Security, QoS, OER, IPv6 and so on. You will see the updated labs to shift more points towards the non-core sections.
The modified VOL2 labs are all labs with odd-numbers (1,3,5…). The even numbered labs retain the “older” style (small modular tasks) to give you a variety of different approaches. You may take the labs in normal sequence (1,2,3…) or if you have limited time run through the updated labs only. I would recommend taking all the labs for better topic coverage. You may look at the free sample “new-style” lab by following this link: IEWB-RS VOL2 Sample Lab The first three updated labs will be posted today, with the remaining being gradually posted through the week (I only need to update the solutions for these).
In addition to VOL2 modification, the following VOL1 focused technology scenarios are being developed and scheduled for delivery the coming weekend:
- PPPoE Server
- PPPoE Client
- EEM: CLI Events
- EEM: Monitoring Interface Counters
- EEM: Syslog Events
- EEM: Working with SNMP
- EEM: Embedded Resource Manager
- IPv6 EIGRPv6 Setup
- IPv6 EIGRPv6 Summarization
- IPv6 PIMv6
- IPv6 MLD
- IPv6 BSR
- IPv6 Embedded RP
- IPv6 SSM
- QoS HQF Bandwidth
- QoS HQF Fair-Queue
- QoS HQF Random Detection
- QoS HQF Shaping
New updated Dynamips labs will be posted this week as well (due to this urgent change to VOL2 we had to delay Dynamips release a little bit). As for remaining VOL4 labs, they have been a bit delayed due to the VOL2 updates but still coming this month.
We’re constantly monitoring the feedback our students give us (within the scope of NDA, of course!) and optimize our products accordingly. Happy studying and thanks for choosing INE!
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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