Scott Morris - CCDE/4xCCIE/2xJNCIE wrote:
You need to look at the Blueprint for the lab exam, and concentrate on all of them!
While the written exam is multiple choice (and therefore has a certain potential for guessing), the lab exam does not offer that luxury!
^ This man speaks the truth.
I passed my written test on July 2011 and start getting ready for the lab full time from this January. From my short experience what I can tell you is "Concentrate on ALL OF THEM", and the reason is that sonner or later every topic will show up and you need to fully understand what you are doing. I left something behind (thinking that "It's not so important, it's not a big deal") and I came back ALWAYS because you need to achieve every single thing.
If you still want a direct answer, I would focus on IGP and REDISTRIBUTION because there's no way that you pass the lab without it, it's the heart of your architecture. You can fail some service, security, Ipv6 question, etc... eventually, but your "base" lab need to be working.
This is my recommendation:
You should know every item in the Blueprint, but try to Focus more on Switching, Frame-relay, RIPv2, Eigrp, OSPF, Redistribution, BGP, MPLS L3VPN, QoS, Multicast, Security and IPv6.
Let me know if you need help.
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Thanks for the recommendation, indeed I should focus on IGP and redistribution...Nevertheless currently I am focusing on MPLS, and to me MPLS is new... and you know what....I may have the chance to use it as PE routers for existing network expansion....haha...
Just a side track... do people still use frame-relay nowadays? In Singapore I have never heard of frame-relay users at all, it seems everyone is talking about MPLS and it is so popular that almost all job requirements has MPLS as the required knowledge whether they use it or not.... giving me an impression that "to work as a network engineer junior or senior you must know MPLS"....but implementing MPLS really needs a good project opportunity..