I am planning to take the Wireless lab in June. It has been suggested to me to purchase some lab training materials. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to get? The two options I have found so far are IPExpert, and Fast Lane.
Any suggestions or commendations?
Feel free to check out the CCIE Wireless lab exam Study/Learn page that contains useful resources to help you in your studies.
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I used both FastLane and IPExpert materials and found each to have their own pros and cons. At the time you couldn't get an ereader version of the FastLane book, so you had to debind the book and scan it, then rebind it. IPX stuff you can get electronically, however, it has DRM so no love on the iPad.
I found that FastLane explained things well that maybe IPX didn't and then IPX explained things better that FastLane was confusing on. Neither is a replacement for the reading list that Rigo mentioned and real world experience.
"j656", I'm in the same boat, and I opted for Fast Lane's workbook (or rather I will opt since I've not ordered the material yet). I'm not entirely convinced with IPexpert's current commitment to the wireless track. And it's $200 cheaper too!
Yes, I have ordered the Fast Lane Work books, just waiting on delivery. Also, just as a side note; I am currently taking a class at Cisco RTP and took a tour of the CCIE lab area and got to speak to the proctor. And he informed me that the OEQs have been removed from all the exams. I know that was a big question for me, and some others, as I could not verify weather they had been removed or not.
good luck on your exam.
Also, something I forgot to add. He did tell me that the WLSE is on the exam. I'm just mentioning that becuase its not on the Hardware/Software list. But, WDS is listed on the topics.
With regards to WLSE, that's rather odd. The WLSE is end of sale, and wasn't as far as I know in version 1 of the lab, so why introduce an outdated component in version 2? Are you sure they're not just reusing WLSE appliances converted to WSE?
I think the confusion is with WDS. The WLSE can/could be used with WDS, but it is not a requirement. It is NOT on v2. If something will be used, it will be on the equipment list.
I agree with both your comments. You wouldnt think it would be in the lab, since its both EOS and not on the equipement list. I did ask the proctor twice about the WLSE, just for clairification, but he could have missunderstood me.
J656, The WLSE is not on the current CCIE Wireless Lab Exam. The Cisco v2 blueprint is acurate for the hardware and software on the v2 exam.
As a side note I'm using the FastLane Prep material as well for the Wireless Lab exam.
I am planning on gettiong fastlane and IPExpert books when the time comes later this year.
There are no OEQs on V2 of the CCIE Wireless lab, thankfully. Personally I would not have liked to flunk it by not hitting three out of the four OEQs, that would be painful.
The Core Knowledge questions (OEQ's) were removed with the rollout of the CCIE Wireless Lab exam v2.0
Please check out the following FAQ for your reference.
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I did read it, probably at the time of the announcements however Rigo has provided a link there so it is officially NO OEQs for Cisco wireless.