Every CCIE candidate should know by now that they’ll want to be intimately familiar with the Cisco Documentation site before attempting the lab exam. You’ll also want to note that the documentation site is still changing. Thankfully Cisco denotes the changes with a bright red ‘New!’.
Case in point: I was looking up some CBAC information this morning and found that the 12.4 Security Configuration Guide documentation had been reorganized:
Security and VPN
* Cisco IOS Security Configuration Guide: Secure Connectivity, Release 12.4 New!
* Cisco IOS Security Configuration Guide: Securing the Control Plane, Release 12.4 New!
* Cisco IOS Security Configuration Guide: Securing the Data Plane, Release 12.4 New!
* Cisco IOS Security Configuration Guide: Securing User Services, Release 12.4 New!
It’s a very good idea to check the location of various technologies (even the ones you know cold) on the Cisco Documentation site in the days before you take the lab. It’s better to spend a few minutes navigating a new structure outside of the lab than in the lab. 🙂