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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:
We are pleased to announce the release of new Voice Updates! Voice Volume II (Full Scale Labs) Lab I. This lab will be quickly followed by additional full scale labs. The first lab covers many of the new and highly requested topics for the new version 3 voice blueprint including Globalized Call Routing, and SIP Phones.
In addition, we have released new labs and sections for Volume I (Advanced Technology Labs, including Advanced CUCM, Unity, CUCCX, and QoS. Volume II lab 2 will be released tomorrow, in addition to the Presence section for Volume I. In the next week we will complete more Volume II labs which will cover all blueprint topics, and will finish both workbooks very soon. In addition to the workbook updates, we are in the process of recording the sections of the up-to-date Advanced Technologies Class-on-Demand, which should be available any time soon now.
Thanks and Happy Studying!