This is great news for CCIE candidates who use the Internework Expert ATCOD. Soon there will be a new DVD version of those classes available:
Class-on-Demand DVD’s Almost Here!
Beginning April 11th 2008, Internetwork Expert’s world renowned CCIE R&S Advanced Technologies Class-on-Demand will be available via DVD format, in limited quantities. The new DVD option for the IEATC-RS-COD series offers a two-week technology focused lecture class with the added convenience of offline viewing. At this time, pre-orders are not being accepted for the limited release. An additional announcement will be made regarding advanced ordering in the future.
Security, Service Provider, and Voice tracks will begin their limited DVD release Early Summer 2008.
This is nice because now you can access the lessons without being connected to the Internet. No word yet on whether subscribers to the online version will get a discount on the DVD version. I think that this also represents a bit of a risk for IE as you can probably expect to see these DVDs on a BitTorrent feed sometime soon.