CCIE certification is not always measure about your technical skills. It is also about your time management skills, selecting a best approach suit to you (there are unique ways of nailing the exam by different individual), your organizing skills & how do you cope with under pressure.
Specially in CCIE wireless track it is very hard to get the feelings about lab exam (since V2.0 release in Nov 2011) as very limited number of people have attempted it & shared their story. Best way to feel it is “go for the exam & judge yourself” where are you at ? But it will be a costly exercise (lab exam fee is over $ 1,500 & you have to travel USA, AUS or BELGIUM). So how do I know about CCIEW-v2.0 exam to better prepared ?
Apart from information available on Cisco official webpage for CCIE-Wireless (http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/ccie/wireless/index.html) it is very limited information available from Cisco.
I found following document (CCIE-Wireless Techtorial -2012) available from “CiscoLive365″ is very useful to get more close feeling about v2.0. CiscoLive365 is the site where you can access most of Cisco Live event material for free (You have to register for CiscoLive365 first to view this). This particular document provide CCIEWv2.0 exam topics overview compare to v1.0. Few of the lucky guys who participated these sessions in US also blogged about this v2.0 exam. You can read few of them I found on internet on below URLs.
Another good source of information is the individual who has attempted the exam. I found below blog post sharing about their experience which is really helpful to know about CCIEW.
Sometime these stories are motivation factor to prepare yourself for the exam. So spend time to read those sort of stories while you are pursuing your CCIE wireless status & be focused.
It’s an extremely tough exam, as I know a few who took it (V2) more than 10 times (I’m not kidding!). Not sure if they pass eventually but the good thing is that their companies pay for their exams!
My company rule is if I pass then only they will reimburse the exam fee (But they will provide me the training required). So I cannot afford it for that many times. Planning to do it two times in year 2013 (May & Nov) & will see how it goes.
I would like to know if wr erase on Autonomous AP’s is an acceptable practice for the CCIE-lab. Thanks
There is no explicit restriction to prevent this. But those AP given with some pre-configuration you need to ensure that matches (excluding any initial config errors) to your configuration after you erase & reconfigure it.
Why do you want to do this in the first place ? I would take the backup of that configuration prior to start my lab. But do this as last resort if something is really wrong…otherwise fix the errors of their config without reconfiguring it from scratch.
Just to speed up the config proccess of fixing an issue hard to find, form me 😦
Blake Krone said:
Personally I would never do a wr erase on anything in the lab. That is a guarantee fail right there. You WILL miss something that was supposed to be configured and lose points. I never personally made backups. I scripted every change I made in notepad so I could easily revert if I had to.
Thanks Blake for advise, I agree with you…
Thank you Nayarasi and Blake, I will take your advice.
Hi Nayarasi! What defines best practice for non-routable vlan? is it full SVI config with ip address and hsrp with subnet excluded from L3 routing protocols?
Non-routable mean it is not reachable from any other device other than directly connected device.
In the exam perspective always seek proctor’s advice as wordings could have specific meaning in the lab context. I would not change any given configs without inquire it with proctor.
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