CCIE SP passed in Brussels
I just want to announce that I passed my lab in Brussels on Friday, this was third attempt. I'm happy on getting my second CCIE, even after having serious lab environment issues during second attempt. Nevertheless, after about 2 years of studies including new versin introduction I finally achieved my goal. It was nice journey and I learned a lot. For my preparations I used Cisco documentation for IOS 12.2SR and IOS XR 3.9, plus INE materials because of excellent experience with INE from RS track back in 2009. They really have best in class study materials and to be honest - those cover almost all topics you will probably get during real lab exam.
My strategy was in general as follows:
- check whole topo and verify connectivity, take care of switch configs
- try to get at least 10-12 points per hour
- solve all "core" tasks till lunch
- configure rest after lunch and verify all once again
Cannot name specific sections to not violate NDA, but you probably know what "core" is if you learn for SP You're building services on top of it...
This worked for me.
I wish other candidates all best and good luck on your exam! Train your speed and accuracy and stay focused till the end.
CCIE R&S/SP #24301