Updated info on RTP
I just came back from my R&S lab in RTP and I thought that I'd pass on a few observations of the current state of the facilities.
First, the flag poles advertised in the directions on Cisco.com are still down. So when you're looking for the entry into Cisco, don't be looking for the flag poles.
The lab area isn't too loud. It's also at a comfortable temperature. I was fine in a short-sleeve shirt.
They recently got some big 25" LCD monitors. So you can actually have all of your CRT windows open at the same time and move between them easily.
Your work area can get a little cramped as you set out the diagrams, the lab document, and your scratch paper.
SecureCRT is still an older version without tabs. The default color scheme is white background with black lettering.
Internet Explorer has a Find option just like FireFox. It shows up in a bar at the bottom of the window and will start searching as you type, which I really appreciated.
The proctor that I had was pretty helpful. I asked quite a few clarifying questions and was able to get the direction that I needed. Though he did disappear into the attached conference room where we ate lunch. So for a while, I thought he was actually MIA until I decided to hunt for him.