CCIE Lab Preparation My personal path and Recommendation
Well this post will be in two parts. The smaller first part will detail what I did to prepare for the lab.
And the in second part, I will detail what I think is the best way of preparing for the CCIE lab, based on personal experience and problems I had along the way. In short, if I had to prepare for the lab all over again, the path I’d take will be in the recommendations J
My preparation path:
Realistic Exams Question and Answers with explanations Certkingdom’s Advance Technology actual Preparation material and vol 2 (68 labs)
Q & A with explanations not required:
After preparation from Certkingdom.com ccie written exams bundle and ccie lab no Q & A with explanations is needed each and every topic is very very
I started my journey last year and started working on written and lab simultaneously.
I cleared the written exam in March, and then started concentrating on the lab.
Even before that my method was to read through DOC cd and make small labs to understand a technology and feature using dynamips. By the time I study from Certkingdom’s Q & A with explanations in April, I had finished first 68 labs.
After the Q & A with explanations I concentrated on Certkingdom’s Preparation Material and completed it cover to cover and did some of the IEWB labs over and over again till the lab date.
I followed this path, but will I do the same if I have to do everything all over again? No, I will change the methodology and hence my recommended preparation method is as follows.
Assuming you have cleared your written exam what should be your next step.
Personally I think, you should start with focusing on individual technology.
For that I recommend Certkingdom’s Advance Technology Preparation Material. His philosophy is to take a technology, make small labs about every feature and then beat it to death. When you are finished with his Preparation Material, you have typed in 95% of commands you need to know and practiced 95% of all features that can show up.
The figure 95% is estimation, and Certkingdom is continuously updating his Preparation Materials and you can instant download for latest updates for 12 months absolutely free.
Now, I am also very satisfied with IE Preparation Materials, and IE is reshaping their Vol 1 technology labs according to same philosophy. Up till now, those are in Beta Phase. So at the moment, the only deep technology Preparation Material that I know of is Certkingdom’s.
I did attend Certkingdom’s Q & A with explanations and I have only good things to say about it. I chose it because it was the cheapest, but the 5 day Q & A with explanations was really informative and a great experience. Once again, I didn’t attend other vendors’ Q & A with explanations so I cannot compare. But from what I heard, everyone praises both IE and IPexpert Q & A with explanations as well. So I’ll also recommend Certkingdom’s Q & A with explanations to all readers.
After that, you should start with full scale labs. I only tried IE first 10 labs and I was really happy with those. I didn’t try any other vendor for full scale labs so I cannot comment on those. I would recommend those to all readers as well.
In this way, by doing Certkingdom;s ccie written exams first, you learn to do almost everything you need to, independently. And with full scale labs, you improve your speed, stamina and learn how to approach a full scale lab and get a very good idea about how technologies interact with each other.
I hope this post is useful for readers of this article readers.