Passed R&S Lab on first attempt

Hello,



I want to inform you that I've passed the R&S lab exam on friday 6 feb
on my first attempt.



I used IE Volume 1, Volume 2, Mock labs, Poly labs, Rack rentals and
dynamips.



I started to prepare for the lab on  January 2007 and  3 weeks before my
lab I prepared 12-13 hours/day( doing labs, reading doccd and watching
video materials at home without any pressure or disturbance).

 

I considered the lab at  a rate of 7.5- 8 comparing with the difficulty of the IE Labs.

2 of the Open Ended questions was not so easy and made me think verry carefully about what they want from me and the other 2 questions were verry easy if you know the staff.

The diagrams from IE are very nice comparing with the diagrams from lab and I make my own diagram with colours/pencils.

I finished the lab in 5 hours and 30 minutes and I had enogh time to recheck all tasks twice and I found two faults and I corrected them.


I want to say that IE COD materials were great and helped me a lot(I
watched 4-5 times all materials) .



I've done VOL2 1-20 labs 3 times (2 times using dynamips and one time
using IE Rack Rentals) ,Mock Labs 1-7 -2 times (the average score was
between 80-90 %) and Vol1.v5 1 time using dynamips and read it 2 more times.



I used also Open Lecture series (Video Materials) -watched them one time.



I could't made it for the first time without IE materials.



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Thank you,

Ioan Branet

CCIE #23474

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  • Congratulations for passing on the first attempt!

  • This is the stuff we live for here at IE. 

    Thanks so much for taking the time to post your story! 

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    From:
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    Branet

    Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 5:27 AM

    To: [email protected]

    Subject: [CCIE R&S General] Passed R&S Lab on first attempt

     

    Hello,



    I want to inform you that I've passed the R&S lab exam on friday 6 feb on
    my first attempt.



    I used IE Volume 1, Volume 2, Mock labs, Poly labs, Rack rentals and dynamips.



    I started to prepare for the lab on  January 2007 and  3 weeks before
    my lab I prepared 12-13 hours/day( doing labs, reading doccd and watching video
    materials at home without any pressure or disturbance).

     

    I considered the lab at  a rate of 7.5- 8 comparing with the difficulty
    of the IE Labs.

    2 of the Open Ended questions was not so easy and made me think verry
    carefully about what they want from me and the other 2 questions were verry
    easy if you know the staff.

    The diagrams from IE are very nice comparing with the diagrams from lab and
    I make my own diagram with colours/pencils.

    I finished the lab in 5 hours and 30 minutes and I had enogh time to recheck
    all tasks twice and I found two faults and I corrected them.



    I want to say that IE COD materials were great and helped me a lot(I watched
    4-5 times all materials) .



    I've done VOL2 1-20 labs 3 times (2 times using dynamips and one time using IE
    Rack Rentals) ,Mock Labs 1-7 -2 times (the average score was between 80-90 %)
    and Vol1.v5 1 time using dynamips and read it 2 more times.



    I used also Open Lecture series (Video Materials) -watched them one time.



    I could't made it for the first time without IE materials.



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    Thank you,

    Ioan Branet

    CCIE #23474







    Internetwork Expert - The Industry Leader in CCIE Preparation

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  • Congrats Ioan,

    and thanks for sharing with us how you did it.

     

  • Congrats Ian,

    BTW did you get any interview before the exam?

     

    Cheers,

    K.

     

  • Hello,

     

    There was not any interview with the proctor , just open-ended questions on the computer and you should answer to them in order to pass.

    The questions are graded after the lab by a script probably.

    You should be very carefull to check the answer because is possible to fill  the answer and after you go to next question you can be surprised to not have the answer filled in .

    You should go back and recheck  every answer one more time  before going to the lab section.

    If you put " or : or ' in the answer section  you will receive an error so you should be carefull :)

     

    HTH,

    Ioan Branet

    CCIE #23474

  • Ioan,

    Thanks mate. very helpful.

    Ummmm I thought it was verbal...but doesn't matter really...

    Are the Cisco documentation available when you're going through those questions? any time limitations for them?

     

    Cheers,

    K.

     

     

  • You don't have access to DOCCD when you are going through those questions.The time limit for the questions was 30 minutes.

    If you finish early than 30 minutes you can start the lab. The cumulative time for questions plus lab is 8 hours.

     

    HTH,

    Ioan Branet

    CCIE #23474

  • The CertSupport forum on Cisco's site has much of this information.

    You get 30 minutes for 4-5 questions.  No documentation is available for you.  you must complete the section before moving on.

    Originally (beta in China back in August) it was verbal.  Now it's not!

    HTH,

    Scott







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    Sent: Thu, February 12, 2009 5:06
    Subject: Re: [CCIE R&S General] Passed R&S Lab on first attempt


    Ioan,

    Thanks mate. very helpful.

    Ummmm it thought it was verbal...but doesn't matter really...

    Are the Cisco documentation available when you're going through those questions? any time limitations for them?

     

    Cheers,

    K.

     

     



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  • Congrats on the pass!  Another first timer.

  • Congrats Ioan, the way you prepared for the exam, I think you deserved it. It is not easy to go through those workbooks multiple times.

  • Congratulations again not many of us pass the first time considering also that your mother tongue is not english.

    Still is not clear in my mind in which way these questions affect the passing score. How many points were available for the lab ? Did anybody told you how many

    points the questions were valued ? I do not think this should be a NDA subject but if you feel that way do not answer. Thanks anyway !

  • Hello,

    The proctor did not told us how many points has each question.

    The points from  this questions is not added to the points of the lab exam.

    There were 100 points from lab tasks.

    HTH,

    Ioan Branet

    CCIE #23474

     

  • Thanks

    Well to conclude this chapter I am trying to sum up the situation as it is now. The so called lab exam as we know has changed.

    It is now made of one written part(questions) and a practical part(lab) both of them must be passed . The grand total of points required is still 80.

    I do not know how these points are exactly distributed , but it is common sense to say that the practical part will need less than 80 points to pass.

    How much less than 80 ? Well since you can fail the lab by failing the written part the value given to that part should be 21 so that can not be compensated by

    scoring higher on the practical part. Is it fair to say that about 60 will be enough to pass the practical part ? I do not know for certain but I could be close.

    Still in my opinion it is a good deal for us , how many candidates have failed the lab in the past because of being short of 10-20 points ? many.

    These questions are considered to be not too difficult,I do not know for certain, but we know they are included in the blue print . After the initial shock and

    surprise the plan is simple fortify the more theoretical part of the exam, CCIE written guide, and consider this as an opportunity to increase the chances

    to pass this exam not the reverse. Hopefully IE will help us with this as they have being doing for years with any other changes.

     

  • Hello Ioan contratulations, 

    how many years of experience do you have in networking?

     

    Santiago

  • Hello,

    I have 4 years of experience in an ISP.



    On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 2:37 AM, santiago. enciso <[email protected]> wrote:

    Hello Ioan contratulations, 

    how many years of experience do you have in networking?

     

    Santiago



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    Ioan Branet
    CCIE #23474 R&S
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