Foundation Lab 2 has now been added to the CCIE RSv5 Workbook.  This lab is great for working on your configuration speed and accuracy when combining multiple technologies together.  It also has a great redistribution section that I hope you’ll all enjoy ;)  More Full Scale, Troubleshooting, and Foundation labs are in progress and will be posted soon.  I’ll post another update about them when they are available.

In addition to this we’ve added some feature enhancements to the workbook in response to customer requests and feedback.  First, there is a new Table of Contents for the workbook that allows you to view all tasks, and to check off tasks that you’ve already completed.  This will help you track your progress as you’re going through the workbook.

You can additionally check off the progress of a task in the upper right hand portion of the individual lab page.

Multiple bookmarks are now supported, and will be added to a section under the Table of Contents.  When you open the workbook it will now also prompt you to load your latest bookmark.

Lastly, configuration solutions are now hidden by default when you open a lab.  This will help prevent “spoilers” in the config before you’ve had a chance to attempt the lab.  To see the solution configs, click the Expand button as seen below.

If you want to hide the configuration solution again you can click to collapse.

We’re always looking for additional ways to improve our products, so if you have any suggestions you can submit feedback through the workbook labs themselves, post on our Online Community, or feel free to send me an email directly at

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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11 Responses to “New CCIE RSv5 Workbook Labs & Enhancements”

  1. Tim says:

    thanks for the update! ;)

  2. Adeboye says:

    Great job guys !!!
    Foundation labs are always a great learning tool for CCIE candidates.

  3. Jon says:

    Thanks Brian! This is certainly great news!
    Btw, will the full scale labs and troubleshooting labs be uploaded soon as well?

  4. Eugene says:

    Fantastic news! I really like the new enhancements. The task check off feature is awesome and the default behavior of the solutions is a much appreciated change!

  5. timaz says:

    after combining workbooks into a single complete one, how can we study for diagnostic section? in there a section on this workbook or plan for it?

  6. Ferenc Kuris says:

    Hi Brian,

    awesome enhancements! Bookmarks, hidden solutions and TOC are very welcomed!

  7. James says:

    Thanks for hearing our suggestions and making these updates!

  8. anwar says:

    can anybody help; for initial Routing lab practice if i use dell 15 inspiron core i7 4301U/16GB RAm and 4MB cache. will it work smoothly


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