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Though some people may find this unnecessary or too much thinking about CCIE Lab Exam but still I highly recommend people preparing for CCIE Lab to use same keyboard format as you gonna encounter in real lab. Personally I didn't use this as part of my strategy during my lab earlier but I know couple of people who made too many mistakes because they were use to with other format and couldn't finish up lab on time. Even If I rate myself, I type much faster on my personal laptop than I was typing in during my lab attempt on given keyboard. Just ordered one this time as part of my strategy:
I often See People New to Prefix-list trying to compare it with our old well know Access-Lists. Though Prefix-Lists makes life easier when it comes to Route Filtering but there are few things which you can't do with Prefix-Lists. Here are few details which you would definitely wanna go through if you are going for CCIE R&S soon.
Below are some common questions and answers regarding CCIE Lab Invite Letters -
Q. How do I request an Invite Letter (entrance visa) to attend a CCIE Lab? A.
If you require an Entrance Visa to attend your lab exam, it is strongly
recommended you apply 10-12 weeks before your lab date. Candidates will
need to submit an online case via the "Contact Us" tab at
www.cisco.com/go/certsupport and choose the Product, CCIE > CCIE
(Desired Track, i.e. Routing and Switching or Voice > General
Q. Is there a penalty if a candidate is unable to attend their lab because they were unable to obtain an Invite letter? A.
Candidates unable to obtain a required travel visas will still be bound
by these cancellation policies and must cancel their lab exam before
the payment due date to be eligible for a refund. Please visit the CCIE
Policies at www.cisco.com/go/ccie/policies.
Q. How many people can the invite letter be addressed to? A.
Invite letters are for single entry only. The only person that can be
added to this invite is the person that is attending the CCIE Lab.
Q. How are Invite Letters provided to candidates that are attending a CCIE Lab? A. Invite letters, once processed, are attached to the certification case that was opened and will be in PDF form.