At “The Lab” Tips & Tricks

First of – when to arrive

In Brussels the Lab starts at 08:15 AM, and the Reception doors open at 08:00 AM.
So be at the reception front door around 07:45-07:55 AM

The 5 other guys at the front door waiting, will be as nervous as you, so there’s very little chit chat.

What can you bring to the lab:

  • Identification
  • Drinks (you will find free of charge; water, The and Coffee at the lab)
  • Snacks
  • Pen (there are also old pens at the lab)

What can you NOT  bring to the lab:

  • Electronic devices (Laptops, Mobile devices ect)
  • Watches (Old school or smart, it doesn’t matter)
  • Notes

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Create a scoreboard for each section (TSHOOT, DIAG and CONFIG) with your pen and Pasport to:

  • Track number of task
  • Point overview (sum up all points and calculate your cut-score 80%)
  • Task dependencies (you will must likely only get points if all dependend tasks are done correctly)
  • Track task progration (so you can jump back and forth without loosing track)
  • Verification tracking (both after configuration and the last hour of your lab)
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CCIE Scoreboard

 

Have you ever seen this image on the Official Cisco CCIE page?

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It states, that you can move a maximum of 30 minutes between the Troubleshoot and Configuration section.

In reality you can move an indefinite amout of time from the Troubleshoot section to the Configuration Section – but the Troubleshoot section can never be longer then 2½ hours.

Tip: Can you complete the Troublehoot section within 1 hour, then you have 6 hours to complete your Configuration section.

(Diagnostic is a fixed 60min section – nothing to do here but wait until the timer runs out)