May
16
The latest track to receive a Core Knowledge Section is Security. Read More
May
11
I hear the question in Live Bootcamps, and I see it on our forums all the time -  What kind of questions can I expect to come across in the Core Knowledge section of the Lab Exam, and how should I answer them? Here are some examples of the various question types I believe you can encounter, and my sample responses. I also provide some tips on surviving these buggers. Question Type 1 - Memorization Type Questions Q: Your Cisco router has learned a prefix from RIP version 2 and ODR. Which will... Read More
Apr
29
No matter what your opinion is on the new Core Knowledge section of the Route/Switch CCIE Lab Exam, everyone agrees that it is a section that we cannot take lightly. After all, miss 2 out of 4 questions because you did not read closely enough or you misinterpreted a phrasing, and your entire exam day just got a lot worse.  Read More
Apr
27
The latest version of the R/S Core Knowledge Simulation released today. Read More
Apr
20
One of the challenges inherint in the CCIE Lab Exam is the fact that you are really, really pressed for time. You simply cannot afford to spend too much time on any one task, since you have such a shortage of time overall. One of the keys to my success was using a Skipped Task Tracker where I would record any non-core tasks that I might struggle with and that I decided to skip until the end of the day. After all, as the day draws to a close, you have a much better idea of how much time you have... Read More
Feb
06
Yes, there are simulations in the CCENT exam. In fact, there are lots of new interesting question types in addition to multiple-choice that you will face in the CCENT exam. Read More
Jan
26
Our blog site continues to skyrocket in viewers and active participants. Thank you so much for supporting this site and reading and commenting on what we have to say. We love to teach and WRITE, and without your support, the blog WRITING part would certainly be wasted. ☺ One of the things I keep noticing about our blog is Cisco questions pretty unrelated to a particular blog in the comments for a certain post. I wanted to take this opportunity to remind all of our readers about a powerful... Read More
Jan
14
Cisco has given us the exact date of the 2.x to 3.x CCIE Security Lab update: Refreshed CCIE Security Lab Exam Available April 20, 2009 Read More
Jan
14
Here are some facts regarding this portion of the exam: You must complete this portion of the exam before you start the traditional configuration portion. You have a total of 30 minutes to complete this section, you may finish early if you like and immediately begin your configuration section. You will receive 4 questions via the computer and you must provide short answers using the computer interface. The questions are not oral in nature. Typical responses require 4 to 5 words at most.... Read More
Jan
14
Here are two announcements from Cisco regarding the addition of an “open-ended question” portion to the R/S Lab Exam. The first is the recent announcement, while the second is from August of 2008 when they were testing the process in Beta in China. Cisco has indicated on their forums that they will eventually update all tracks with this new open-ended question exam section. They will be making announcements prior to those track changes to give us the exact date of change. Read More

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