I’ve been getting a lot of emails recently asking when our updated CCIE Service Provider Version 3.0 Workbooks and Rack Rentals are going to be released.  And the answer is… soon :)  In fact sooner than ever.  We’re looking at somewhere around the end of March for the release of both the updated Workbook and Rack Rentals.  The updated Workbook will be broken down into two sections, Technology Labs and Full Scale Labs.  Essentially this will be the merging of the previous Volume 1 and Volume 2 workbooks into a single workbook that has two parts.  A sample of the Technology Labs section of the CCIE SPv3 Workbook can be found here.

The technology labs closely follow the flow of our CCIE Service Provider Version 3.0 Advanced Technologies Class-on-Demand.  The idea being that you will be able to watch the videos and then follow along with the hands-on portion of the technology based labs, or do the technology based labs and then fall back to the videos for sections that you don’t fully understand.

As for the hardware requirements of the Workbook everything that is regular IOS based will be able to be configured on Dynamips/GNS3, however as there is not yet a public virtualization solution for IOS XR this means that you’ll need hands-on experience with real IOS XR routers.  You will be able to do this through our rack rentals, or the racks of several other vendors that will be compatible with our topology.

More information will be made available as the final release of the Workbooks and Rack Rentals approach.

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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17 Responses to “CCIE SPv3 Workbook Preview”

  1. Sean says:

    Awesome! I’ve been working through the CCIP in hopes a vendor would step up and create SP v3 study materials. Just awesome, really looking forward to it.

  2. fornarina says:

    Incredible !!. Brian, what about CCIE SPv3 Bundle (ATC + Workbook + RackRental)?. Will it be available with the release of the workbook by the end of March?. Thanks.

  3. BR says:

    Good News! I’ll sit the lab in April so hopefully i can do a v3 full scale lab. Thanks.

  4. CCIE-SP candidate says:

    WoW.. That is great news Brian. Looking forward having it.

  5. Amarjeet says:

    Much awaited news!!
    It will really help to fill the gaps and expedite the voyage toward CCIE-SP

    Br, Amarjeet

  6. Yannick, CCIE # 20413 says:

    Good stuff…. :-)

  7. Maher El Zein says:

    Thank you Brian…

  8. Chris Jones (@IPv6Freely) says:

    Nice, Brian. Good to hear. Once I’m done with the JNCIE-SP I’ll be moving on to the CCIE-SP. Hopefully this fall!

  9. Sajjad says:

    gr8 News… eagerly waiting for this.. Thanks Brain.. Looking forward..

  10. Ernesto says:

    Great job guys!! Thank you, this is wonderful news. Now I can put CCIE SP on my to do list ;)

  11. Vinod Prasad says:

    This is Great news, was looking forward for this since a long time :)
    Appreciate the efforts, Thanks Brian !!!

  12. Yasser Baghabra says:

    Despite passing my CCIE SP on 31st of Jan , 2012, am waiting for the workbooks ,

  13. Antonio Soares says:

    Congratulations for being always over the top. I really would love to see INE developing materials related with DC topics: ACE, Nexus, Storage, UCS,WAAS,…

  14. Hudson says:

    You guys know how to bring Christmas earlier and well packaged. I can’t wait to hit the racks. Thank God I saved those tokens for this. I appreciate this

  15. Jony says:

    good to hear this new, great work….

  16. Karan Dhanak says:

    Thank You Brain.

  17. David Lai says:

    Thanks Brian, that is really good news!


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