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:
- Drinks (you will find free of charge; water, The and Coffee at the lab)
- 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)
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)
Have you ever seen this image on the Official Cisco CCIE page?
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)