Studying towards the CCIE Lab exam is a lonely journey and unless you are attending any CCIE Training, chances are you will not meet up with many other engineers currently going for the lab exam.
The CCIE Blog is becoming a great study tool and also a way of like minded individuals to share info and successes and failures.
I make a point of checking a few blogs every day just to see what others are up to, it gives me a bit of motivation and I also learn things as other always have a different angle on a certain technology. It is also great when you are reading about someone who is getting close the the lab date. As with all things, these blogs get neglected and after they pass many just leave the blog where it is.
There are some great resources out there and the list below shows the active bloggers that have yet to take the lab exam and some other great resources.
The INE Blog is a great technical resource, providing CCIE Training the posts on here have great technical content and tell you about the latest offerings from them, a current hot topic is the CCIE Security V3 training materials and rack access.
Initial Draft is run by Daniel and Jose from Madrid they are two guys I met on a CCIE Bootcamp run by INE and since then have been in regular contact with, Daniel is hopefully clearing the lab soon and there is some great in depth technical content there also.
Darren’s Mission is over here, Darren is also using the INE materials and blogs regularly about his study progress, I don’t know Darren personally but have exchanged a few emails and wish him all the best as he is also getting close now.
Not directly related to the CCIE but http://packetlife.net/is a brilliant resource of technical material. Jeremy posts regularly and his cheat sheets are awesome. If you want to learn a topic print of one of these and stick it up around your house, every time you walk by you can learn something new!
Also some great stuff over at http://www.ipbalance.com site written by Chris, lots of varied material
Another great site that covers a lot of varied material is Chris Lucas’s Blog he is studying for his CCIE and there are a lot of good Linux bits on there as well.
This is my list for now but if you know any great sites or would like yours included here just comment below.