CCIE Pursuit Blog

August 24, 2008

CCIE Labs Changing from UniversCD to Cisco Documentation

This Friday Cisco announced that you will no longer be able to use the UniversCD documentation for the CCIE lab exam:

CCIE labs changing from UniversCD to Cisco Documentation

22 AUG 2008: On Sept 24 2008 CCIE labs will no longer support using the UniversCD documentation for the lab exam.

All labs are migrating to Cisco Documentation only. For those scheduled to take the CCIE lab prior to Sept 24 access will still be available for UniversCD.

The Cisco Documentation pages have the same information that currently resides on UniversCD, please refer to the links on the CCIE web pages to view these pages and become familiar with the new format.

After Sept 24 2008 only the Cisco Documentation web pages will be available for CCIE labs.

My lab in in October so this affects me.  The way that I understand this announcement this means that I won’t be able to use as my documentation “start page”.  I assume that the new “start page” will be  I did not see any links on the “CCIE web pages” so I cannot confirm this.

If my interpretation is correct, then this is no big deal as you’re probably used to navigating the new documentation already.

Hat tip to Walter Gibbons although his Twitter nearly made me crap myself when I first read it  🙂

waltergibbons CCIE labs will no longer support using the UniversCD documentation for the lab exam-…


  1. To me it isn’t that much different or a big deal, but I have been using the Doc DVD which would take me to the site for %50 of everything anyhow… Figure that out…

    Comment by cciejourney — August 25, 2008 @ 7:24 am | Reply

  2. I actually prefer navigating using the “new” format.
    Very easy to find what you need.
    I’m sure many people also like the new format as well.

    Comment by Roy — August 25, 2008 @ 12:38 pm | Reply

  3. This is kind of a big deal. There is much more documentation under the standard support flow then there is for Univercd. You have access to not only the guides but the configuration examples which were not accessible before. I think Cisco should elaborate a bit more on what will be accessible and what exactly is the starting point for NAV.

    Comment by Joe — August 26, 2008 @ 11:43 am | Reply

  4. I like the new navigation as well (now that they seem to have fixed the broken links).

    @Joe – You’re right. Cisco really did not elaborate on what the differences would be.

    Comment by cciepursuit — August 26, 2008 @ 2:29 pm | Reply

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