Be sure to track the CCIE R&S v5 Workbook Release Notes, where workbook additions and changes will be listed. Also be sure read about the CCIE R&S v5 Workbook Topology Changes. Finally, join us on this IEOC discussion thread about the CCIE RSv5 Equipment Build.
About INE’s CCIE Routing & Switching v5 Workbook
INE’s CCIE Routing & Switching v5 Workbook is the definitive resource to master the technologies covered on the CCIE lab exam. The workbook follows a structured design that covers not only the necessary topic domains, but also lab strategy and other key test-taking skills. The workbook is broken into five main sections, as described below.
Advanced Technology Labs
The Advanced Technology Labs are one of the first steps toward CCIE lab preparation. This section consists of nearly 500 hands-on labs that walk you through each and every technology, and provide in-depth explanations of how their configurations work. Topics are presented in an easy-to-follow, goal-oriented, step-by-step approach. These scenarios feature detailed breakdowns and thorough verifications to help you completely understand each technology at an expert level.
Advanced Foundation Labs
The Advanced Foundation Labs are where the overall pieces of the puzzle start to fit together. These labs are designed to refine your configuration skills on the core technologies used in the CCIE lab exam. Each lab guides you through the critical steps necessary for building and verifying a working networking topology. The labs are designed to increase your speed and refine your task-management skills, capacities that are crucial when working in a timed full-scale lab environment.
Advanced Troubleshooting Labs
The Advanced Troubleshooting Labs present you with pre-built network topologies, in which you are tasked with resolving various problems that have been introduced. This section will help you develop a structured troubleshooting approach and improve your time-management skills, with a final result of troubleshooting becoming second nature. Improving your troubleshooting skills will not only help you pass the CCIE lab exam, but also help you with real-world job scenarios, which often require timely and accurate troubleshooting.
The Full-Scale Labs are the culmination of all your preparation, as you ready yourself for the actual CCIE lab exam. The full-scale configuration labs are designed to simulate the configuration section of the CCIE Routing & Switching Lab Exam, while still illustrating the principles behind the technologies. Building upon your expert level understanding of the fundamentals, this section teaches you to be able to predict advanced and sometimes subtle interactions that occur when multiple technologies are combined together.
The Mock Labs are your final test before taking the actual CCIE lab exam. Mock Labs are subdivided into three sections – just like the actual exam – Troubleshooting, Diagnostics, and Configuration. These Mock Labs are part of our CCIE R&S Lab Cram Session, which gives you a video walkthrough of each of the labs, as well as covering common exam trouble areas and pitfalls, key technologies, and test-taking time management. When you have fully mastered the mock labs, you’ll be ready to take and pass the CCIE lab exam!