The Practice Lab Workbook is distributed across two separate products – Core Workbook (labs 1-10) and Advanced Workbook (labs 11-25). They are a suite of 25 lab scenarios that focus on multiple technologies at the Expert level. Configuration and troubleshooting sections of the lab can be scheduled separately; each lab can be performed over several days using the stored configuration feature. A comprehensive answer key provides a detailed description of the hidden issues within the lab, as well as hints and tips for solving the task. Each task is explained in the answer key.
Labs 01-20 include configuration and troubleshooting sections which are designed to be completed in 6 and 2 hours respectively. Labs 21-25 include configuration sections only with larger-scale topologies. They are considered advanced labs and should be performed after labs 01-20.
Workbook labs have embedded tools, including the Mentor Guide, to allow students to query the state of a test pod loaded with the correct final configuration for each scenario. The Mentor Guide also enables instructors to mentor, consult, and coach students through the rigorous training.
Students can schedule labs on virtual equipment and no longer need to supply or rent their own equipment. The Workbook comes with an initial set of rack hours sufficient to perform each lab at least once.
Figure 5. Workbook Lab: Sample Content