Well I have returned from Brussels after my first attempt at the CCIE Lab Exam in Routing and Switching in Brussels and sadly on this occasion I did not bring home my digits.
Simple fact I was not fast enough on the troubleshooting and I did not verify everything as I configured which caused me some issues later in the lab.
So I am booked again for August 9th and I will be spending a few solid months on my troubleshooting and improving my exam technique, getting slicker with the configuration and verification.
There will be a lot of posts coming on configuring a technology and then the commands used to verify, probably some on troubleshooting as well!
If you are interested I made a small video of my journey to Brussels from Southampton, so if you are travelling to Brussels from the UK it might help!
Basically you need to get the Eurostar from St Pancras, and when purchasing your ticket get the extra bit that allows you travel within Brussels, however on my train nobody checked the tickets!
Once you get into Brussels Midi which is just under 2 hours from London you need to take an internal train in the direction of Louvain, after about 6 stops get off at Diegem go down the platform and go under the underpass and you will pop out in front of the NH Airport Hotel – which is only a few minutes walk to Cisco – The Video will explain it all.