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Just about an hour ago, Cisco made the CCIE Data Center written exam available to be both scheduled and tested. So stop reading this and go schedule your written exam!
Assuming you are now back from scheduling your written, purchase and begin watching our CCIE Data Center Nexus Switching course to prepare for your lab exam, as those videos are now available for streaming and download (the page still notes they are coming, and we will get that updated today, but be sure they are indeed ready for your viewing pleasure). All Access Pass (AAP) customers can view the videos direct via this URL or via the link in their members account. To prepare for the written, get busy reading everything on the CCIE Data Center Recommended Reading List. Also don’t forget that the CCIE Data Center Storage class kicks off next week!

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We have completed a full, second practice exam for the Version 4 written. This means the CCIE R&S Written Bootcamp class comes with well over 200 practice exam questions now to assist you with this first certification step, or your recertification. Enjoy the new exam, and as always, enjoy your studies!

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RFC, or Request for Comments, are documents published that describe various items surrounding computer networking. Generally, these are memorandums published by the Internet Engineering Task Force.

RFCs can be a great resource. For some unknown reason, most candidates preparing for the CCIE don’t take the time to review these documents, which can be very helpful in assisting with understanding the how and why of various networking components. Perhaps the language is a bit dry, or they prefer books with shiny covers.

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Cisco has been doing a much better job introducing new topics into the CCIE R&S Written exam.

Be sure to run through Practice Exam 2 again soon as we have updated this exam with some new questions centered around optimizing the network.

Here is a sample for all blog readers to enjoy:

The IP SLA Responder feature uses what additional measurement in order to more accurately measure round trip delay?
ICMP Echoes
ICMP Replies
CPU Interrupts
Question : The IP SLA Responder feature uses what additional measurement in order to more accurately measure round trip delay?
a: ICMP Echoes
b: Timestamps
c: ICMP Replies
d: CPU Interrupts

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Hello everyone!

I am updating Practice Exam 2 (In Progress) for the CCIE Written Exam Bootcamp in your Members’s Site. I will be adding questions over the next couple of weeks. Currently, you will find some new Multicast Addressing/IGMP/MLD questions in there for your entertainment.

I am focusing on Practice Exam 2 right now for two main reasons. 1) It is allowing me to address some deficiencies with Practice Exam 1 and the lectures, and 2) More and more students are using this bootcamp as a prep tool for the dreaded Core Knowledge section.

Let us examine one of the new questions and walk through my solution logic.

Q. How does a router respond after receiving an IGMP Leave Group message?

a. The router does nothing

b. The router responds with a Membership Report

c. The router responds with a Group Specific Query

d. The router responds with a General Query

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Hello everyone – I posted the second part of our PfR lesson in the  CCIE Written Bootcamp tonight. Enjoy!

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One of the major new topics tested in the CCIE R&S Written Exam is Cisco’s IP SLA feature. In response, I have updated your Written course with an IP SLA lesson. As you know, another reason you should master this technology is that it is a key ingredient in OER/PfR. This new lesson includes the following:

  • All of the Tier 1 foundational knowledge required for success in the written and lab exams
  • Several new Core Knowledge questions
  • Multiple choice practice exam questions
  • An interactive, hands-on exercise in which you configure an IP SLA operation, including an IP SLA Responder

Enjoy the new material, and subscribe to the blog to ensure you are aware of the many future updates as they happen.

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Some of our R&S Written Bootcamp fans have requested another full Practice Exam. Well, now with the new topic additions, it is the perfect time to start this new resource. You will notice the In Progress version has been posted in all Member’s Accounts. It will grow as each new topic is added. Enjoy!

Also, some of you have been emailing me about Investment Protection on this course. Yes – as you are seeing it is indeed covered. What does this mean for students? Well, it is amazingly powerful. It means we are helping to protect your CCIE certification for life! All I can say is – wow!

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Number of Questions: 77

Required Passing Score: 790

Time Allotted: 2 hours

Question Types: Single Response-Multiple Choice, Multiple Response-Multiple Choice, Drag and Drop, Scenario (Flash Based)

Overall Level of Difficulty: Easy

Exam Sections:

  • Evaluate proposed changes to a network
  • Implement Layer 2 technologies
  • Implement Layer 3 Technologies
  • Implement IP Multicast
  • Implement Advanced Services
  • Troubleshoot a Network
  • Optimize the Network

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Everyone has been so excited for the Version 4.X updates within the CCIE R&S Written Bootcamp CoD. I think one of the reasons for this is that, finally, the CCIE R&S Written aligns perfectly with the Lab Exam Blueprint. Every topic you need to know for the written, you also need to know for the lab exam. This is a real benefit to students as they prepare for each exam.

I have listened to your feedback as I create these new lessons. As such, they include:

  • Much more detail for each new topic.
  • More Core Knowledge questions based on each topic (these Core Knowledge questions are unique – they appear in no other INE products).
  • More simulated exam questions.

I have started the updates with a new QoS topic for the exam – Auto QoS. Enjoy. You will find the new lesson is automatically added to your Member’s area for the course. Just scroll down to the new section called Version 4.X Updates.

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