For those of you that are planning on taking any of Internetwork Expert’s Mock Labs, they recently announced that they now have a new page where you can see previews of the mock labs as well as a sample score report.
We have also created a new preview page for our Mock Labs, be sure to take a look at it and see actual examples from each of our 7 Mock Labs that we offer!
The previews give suggested time frames for taking each lab as well as any suggested prerequisites:
Mock lab 1 should be taken roughly 4 to 6 months before your actual lab date. This mock lab can be attempted after working through the IEWB-RS Vol I labs and after viewing the IEATC-RS CoD. You should find this lab to be slightly easier than the real CCIE lab. If you are within the last month of your lab date you can still attempt this lab but you should work to complete this lab within 4 to 5 hours.
Mock lab 2 and 3 should be taken roughly 2 to 3 months before your actual lab date. You should have already completed mock lab 1 and have done at least 4 or 5 IEWB-RS Vol II labs before attempting this lab. This mock lab is designed to be on the same difficulty level as the real CCIE lab. If you are within the last month of your lab date you can still attempt this lab but you should plan to complete this lab within 6.5 hours.
Mock labs 4, 5, 6 and 7 should be taken within the last month of your actual lab date. These mock labs should only be attempted after you’ve completed the IEWB-RS Vol II labs and at least a few of the IEWB-RS Vol III labs. These labs are designed to be tougher than the real CCIE lab so you should expect these labs to take the full 8 hours to complete. A score in the high 60s or above on these labs is considered to be a good score as the difficulty level is designed to be tougher than the real lab.
I did have some trouble launching the previews in IE 7 (tabbed), but they worked fine in Firefox (insert your own Micro$oft joke here).