Archive for May, 2010

CCIE: Open Ended Questions are gone …

May 6th, 2010 No comments

… at least for R&S (Routing & Switching) and Voice.

According to my friends at INE by May 10th you don’t have to answer any OEQ anymore! Great!


  • 4 Questions will not assess what you really know
  • Cisco 360° candidates had not to pass OEQ – this was unfair
  • It was just not usable

The 30 minutes will be reallocated to the configuration section.

It might, that previous attempts that failed OEQ section solely will be re-graded.

What comes next? No OEQ for SP and security? Troubleshooting for SP?

Let’s be surprised.

I’m still waiting for the offical annoucement on … 😉


Now official on the cisco learning network:

With more than six months of exam results now available, 
Cisco is able to report that the troubleshooting components 
of the CCIE R&S v4.0 and CCIE Voice v3.0 lab exams are 
performing well in validating expert level networking skills.  
Considering these results, Cisco has decided to eliminate 
the Core Knowledge questions from the current CCIE R&S v4.0 
and CCIE Voice v3.0 Lab Exams.  
Beginning on May 10, 2010, CCIE R&S and CCIE Voice Lab Exams, 
in all global locations, will no longer include the four 
open-ended Core Knowledge questions.  The total lab time will 
remain eight hours.  For the CCIE R&S Lab Exam, this means 
candidates will begin with the two-hour Troubleshooting section, 
followed by a six-hour Configuration section.  
For CCIE Voice, candidates will have the full eight hours to 
complete the integrated exam.  At this time, only the R&S and 
Voice tracks will be eliminating the Core Knowledge questions.

GNS3 0.7.1 now working on Mac OS X

May 3rd, 2010 No comments

Update on my previous post. GNS3 will now work under Mac OS X – but there are some steps to do:

  1. Download the version with Python included
  2. Once installed, use the old dynamips from 0.5 (or at least the last working one for you)
    Click on your old (working) GNS3 -> show package contents -> Contents/Resources and copy the to the corresponding folder in your new GNS3 package.

Now start GNS3 and see if everything is working. It is, at least for me.