Where did you hear that the CCIE lab version was changing?
There have been a couple of discussions about this recently and the conclusion was that no change has been announced by Cisco.
First of all its rumor only even if so it’s not changed and implemented in days,
if you seen from previous history from cisco certifications path, they will mentioned many months before about any expiry or change in exam version, don’t be worry pay attention over your goal and do it. Insallah you will be success our prays are with you remember in your prayers
Further if you seen this link no change from cisco https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-4603
Well... Sometime in the future, yes, the lab version and the blueprint will change. We will face new topics, some will be removed and we'll probably see a change in the equipment list.
Whenever this happens, probably 90% of the blueprint for the v5.0 will be the same as it is now.
Keep doing the hard work and don't worry too much about exam blueprint changes. You will have a 6-months warning before it happens :-)
Marko Milivojevic - CCIE #18427 (SP R&S)
Senior Technical Instructor - IPexpert
As some of the users have mentioned, there is currently no information to indicate any upcoming changes to the CCIE R&S Lab Exam.
Users can expect an advance notice from Cisco if there are planned changes to the lab exam. This will give users ample time to prepare for the upcoming changes.
You may refer to the current CCIE R&S exam topics by clicking on the link provided by Ismail above.
Cisco Learning Network Moderator
If I remember correctly, when cisco launched ver 4 they said that lab is going to be more dynamic now and we should expect some changes in every 9-12 months. Recently or few months back they added L2 TS. So for minor changes if doubt they gonna give 6 months time in prior.
Also I really hope Cisco will make lab changes in every 9 months to keep things in shape and to match up with market requirements.
CCIE Routing & Switching version 5
If you're starting the journey to gain your CCIE Routing and Switching number, this session is for you! It introduces the new curriculum of the CCIE Routing and Switching Program and highlights the changes to both the training and the exams (written and lab). The main objective of this session is to provide candidates with clear expectations of what to expect with the new training and exams. While not covering or teaching technical content, this includes some illustrations and sample questions. There is no prerequisite to this session.
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Could any confirm about the news regarding the new version of CCIE R&S for Lab.. I am going to register CCIE R&S Lab in the mid of Feb 2014..urgent response in this regard will be highly apprecaited..
no one apart from Cisco or the Community owner or moderator can comment on this.
stay away from the rumours.
just an fyi
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Cisco Live in Milan will provide information on the new blueprint and this is a confirm news and not a rumour. doesnt get more real than this.
I am really excited about the change... first of all... I have time for 3 more tries on the current version.... hoping I only need one more try... but I'll pass.
I honestly am bummed because I would absolute love it if I got a certification which tested me and marked me as an expert on the new topics. It's a bit sad we can't do the lab again after we pass it... just for thrills. I actually like exams and passing them and the challenges they present and I hope I get a chance someday to see this one with its changes... but only if I can take it again to "up my cert" not because I failed v4 again haha
Fatih, you can mix and match the exams as you prefer. You can take version 4.0 Written exam and version 5.0 Lab exam. If you check the link from Howard's post, you'll find the official information.