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Hi everyone!

We are excited to announce our newest release of IEWB-VO VOL1 labs covering the new CCIE Voice blueprint, which becomes effective as of July this year. The first of the CCIE Voice v3.0 labs are now out in beta format, in addition to new Voice Racks available to rent covering the new topology! All current customers who have purchased IEWB-VO VOL1 will automatically receive the new updates in their members account at no additional cost. Each section of the new VOL1 includes technology-focused labs with explanations, verifications, further reading links, and dedicated troubleshooting sections.

The initial release covers Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CUCME, formally known as Call Manager Express or CME). We will continue releasing new voice content covering all new blueprint topics, with a new section being released each week. The next release will include more CUCME labs, as well as Unity Express tasks, followed by the first of the new Unified Communications Manager Labs! The initial VOL1 release covers the following topics:

CUCME Basic Configuration
Phone Registration & Number Assignment (SCCP Phones)
SIP Phones
IOS Call Routing
Voice Translation Rules
Shared Line
Night Service
After-Hours Setup
Single Number Reach
Softkey Customization – SCCP
Softkey Customization – SIP
Conference Resources
Transcoding Resources
Voice Hunt Groups
Ephone Hunt groups
Dynamic Hunt groups

The new voice racks are fully compliant with the CCIE Voice hardware specification posted at Cisco’s website: CCIE Voice Hardware Specification. To many folks out there, the new hardware lists is a huge relief, as the many old and expensive devices including the 6500 switch and the VG248 are now gone. Plus, the addition of SIP phones allows for more flexible choice of softphone software, not limited to the small set of SCCP-compatible products available on the market.

As for the people preparing using the old blueprint, our rack rentals support the old CCIE Voice hardware specification as well. Nothing will change until the lasts days the old blueprint remains valid.

Thank you, and be sure to check back often for more updates!

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Hi Everyone,

As you have probably noticed, OER (or PfR for PerFormance Routing as they call it now) is the part of the new CCIE RS blueprint, which becomes effective as of October 2009. In short, OER is the technology that enables selecting a best exit/entry point in the network for various classes of traffic (e.g. VoIP, HTTP, streaming video and so on) based on traffic performance metrics. We are already working on the new updates, and now presenting you with a free sample of our IEWB-RS VOL1 product (technology-focused labs). The sample covers all five phases of OER, including OER profiling, measuring, policy application, control and verification. You can download the sample here VOL1 OER Sample along with the initial configuration files suited for Rack1 of our RS topology OER Initial Configuration. All scenarios are designed to be working on existing racks running IOS version 12.4. Advanced features introduced in 12.4T are to be covered in further VOL1 updates. Even if you are not interested in OER, you may still want to download the sample just to get the feeling of VOL1 tasks and upcoming new updates.

Happy studying!

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Hi everyone,

Although I’m usually making tech posts only, it won’t hurt to mention that we extended our Memorial Day offer for another 24 hours. Why? just because we can :) So if you’ve been thinking of buying any of our products, today is the perfect day. And yes, the discount applies to ALL offers. Contact our sales for more details using the information at IE contacts or just use the code MEMDAY09 when making any purchase.

Have fun and good luck with your studies!

Anticipating the questions about the RS and SC updates – more to come this week! Not to mention the brand new VO updates (v3.0 blueprint) to be delivered this week as well!

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