INE’s CCIE Routing & Switching Troubleshooting Labs are now available for public registration. Below is a short video on how to use the registration system, the racks, and the grading engine for the Troubleshooting Racks:

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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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10 Responses to “How To Use the CCIE R&S Troubleshooting Racks”

  1. Keller says:

    Any idea when we might see any more labs? The first one was challenging, but doesn’t make much sense to take the same one multiple times!

    • There are other labs that are already complete that just need some fine tuning with the system. These will be posted soon. Another good thing to do with these racks is to start from a blank config and just try to build the entire topology in a working fashion without any special requirements. You’d be surprised how much you learn building a multi-protocol network of 30+ devices.

  2. KH says:

    which workbook do we use for this rack topology. Volume 4?

  3. Malick Ndiaye says:

    The magic number is 979889 tokens. Can you share ???? :)

    • My tokens aren’t for sale… but if they were they would only be 10 cents on the dollar and I would only accept cash in non-consecutive unmarked bills. Whatever you do, don’t contact me offline with the mailing address of where to send your payment and definitely don’t include your member’s site email address info so I can transfer the tokens to your account ;)

  4. ananth says:

    Brian D had only some 200 tokens I remember in the vseminar:)

    So BM is not sharing with BD.

    This is unequal token load balancing sorry in BD’s words load sharing

  5. Idris says:


    From that reply, I’m thinking you’re also an expert in extra curricular activities!

    …so is “BMac” a codename? ;-) :-D

  6. [...] I failed my first lab attempt in San Jose the 19th of November. I did this attempt just after the INE R&S bootcamp. It is a hard feeling to know that you have failed but I knew that it was going to be tough. The troubleshooting section killed me. I usually enjoy the TS section when doing mock labs but in the real lab it is a ~28 routers topology instead of 6 (with INE topology). Actually I did 2 TS labs from INE  and they are really well done and there are automatically graded (Presentation Video). [...]


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