Are you preparing now for the Practical exam?
I have created 2 polls to better understand the needs of this community at this point in time, would you please respond to them?
Hi Elaine , i m going for sp oerations lab , but there are no people studying for it , can u please link me up with anybody .
Also there is very limited materials on d lab.
I have a few people in mind and I'll invite them to join this community.
In the mean time, start by familiarizing yourself to the checklist - https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-9705
There are 2 sections you need to prepare for:
1. Scenario - 3 hours
Start by having a look at the CCDE demo - https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-2438 . The format (NOT content) is similar to that. It will encompass the areas of Process framework (namely ITIL ® v3 framework: Service Operations, Service Transitions, a little of Service Design and Continual Service Improvement), NMS (not tool-specific) and service provider technologies in what *I* call a role-playing game :-) where you are a Senior NOC Engineer on a fictitious service provider company during the several phases of service: design-implement-operate-optimize (if you thought of PPDIOO, it's not a coincidence!).
2. Troubleshooting - 5 hours
Finding and fixing incidents on a mixed IOS and IOS XR topology.
Now, the materials... While indeed there aren't 'all-in-one' self-study materials, there are lot's of good materials however in a more scattered way. As per your nickname you're a triple CCIE so you have a lot of the bases covered already, so look at the checklist to fill the gaps.
Keep in touch, and happy studying!!!
I will appreciate it , if you invite the people you have in mind so we can study together because the group needs a little life , thanks also for the exam hints .
I will stick to the checklists , is the lab coming to dubai anytime soon?
I have already sent the invites, I hope they join!
Nice point about bringing our studygroup to live, that's my goal!! So feel free to use this forum to help on your preparation to the CCIE SP Operations!
In regards to the practical exam going to Dubai, there are currently no plans. The closest lab to you is Brussels, and it's also offerred in San Jose, Raleigh (RTP), Bangalore and Hong Kong.
I am going to attempt the written soon and then I will start prepping for lab probably in the September timeframe.
Hopefully we could study together.
To help you prepare to the Written exam (350-060), start by familiarizing yourself with the checklist - https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-9705 . Not sure where you come from, but the page https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/ccie_sp_operations/written_exam?tab=2 provides different sources for getting prepared to the CCIE SP Operations exams. The Written exam consists of multiple-choice and drag&drop question types, and remember you cannot go back a previously answered question, so do not skip any question!
In order to better understand the members of our studygroup, please respond to the 2 brief poll questions.
Cheers, and happy studying!
Hi Kirk and CCIEX3,
I've just started preparing CCIE SP OP for my 1st written attempt.
If you guys also try to find someone who you study together, let me join in.
Lets study together , have you taken the SSPO course from Cisco Learning Partners.
When are you looking to take your writen , have you done CCIE SP before.
No SSPO cource yet. I don't know what the SP operations written exam like, so I go take the test first about within one month. Have you already passed written exam? As I have only CCIE R&S, I need to learn SP technology stuffs and operation frameworks like ITIL together. The problem is that materials to learn operation framework are lemited..
Hi K ,
have you done your written already ,
I am looking at taking the sp operations lab in one year
we can chat on skype , ill send u a PM with my skype id
Do you work for an ISP that has cisco IP NGN infrastructure
When you say NMS not tool specific , what exactly do you mean
What tools are covered(LMS, INFOVISTA , CIC etc) or are we to be concerned about SNMP , SYSLOG etc
I just passed the written and i think it was a good test. Lots of ITIL and good SP related questions. Now for the lab, it would be great to have something like we have for the Service Provider Track. A Sample lab. I sincerely don't have any idea of what could be the 3 hours scenario based section. Could you provide at least one example of one scenario and more information about the troubleshooting section ?