The CCIE exam commences with 2 hours of troubleshooting “tickets” followed by 5.5 hours of configuration and then a final 30 minutes of additional questions. This troubleshooting lab has been timed to last for 2 hours and be representative of the format and difficulty of the tasks you are likely to encounter on your CCIE lab exam.
Ideally, you should work on this exercise for 2 hours and score yourself at that point. Of course, you may continue until you believe you have met all the objectives, but you will need to increase your speed as you near your lab exam.
You now are going to be guided through the equipment requirements and pre-lab tasks in preparation for taking this troubleshooting lab.