Couple of months ago, Brian mentioned in his blog “INE R&S CCIE Product and Rack Updates – May 2012” the new troubleshoot rack, scenario. Yes, this will go inline with the 2 hour sections that in real CCIE R&S candidates do face.
The setup currently involved 27 routers, and 4 switches. These labs will have grading (interesting feature), and they would be timed.
They are about to change the rack rental times from standard 5.5hrs to 3hrs (not sure about the half hour). For me, this is more hassle. It means changing racks, saving configurations, etc. I really liked it when i worked straight. My brains would be heating with concentration (something that would happen in actual exam).
Overall, i’m looking forward for the new Racks, and Tshoot section. I would like to mention that although July was targeted date for releasing their TS labs and materials, and doing the other changes. Nothing has been done yet.