I dont believe that this is a violation of the NDA...
I am using IPExpert workbooks and study guides to help hone my skills for the actual lab.
Lab 1 Proctor Guide indicates that "All Layer 2 and Layer 3 routing and switching should be pre-configured but the candidate should be aware of how to troubleshoot."
My questions are: Does this only pertain to the IPexpert rack rental equipment or does this also pertain to the equipment in the actual lab? Is L2/L3 already established in the actual lab (albeit with possible mistakes, critical config information missing,etc)
I want to practice as realistically as possible. If I need to build the L2/L3 infrastructure in the actual lab, then I want to practice doing it. But if I dont, then I will build it once and then then TFTP off my configs to reset my lab to a baseline after each iteration
Jeff (and James)
I assume that information provided by a lab proctor in a discussion in the NetPro forum would not be a violation of NDA. So here is a quote that addresses your question:
When you start the exam your routers and switches will have an initial configuration such IP addresses, hostnames, passwords. Depending of the exam you may have more pre-configuration. The 'General Guidelines' of the exam will state what you can change and what not can be changed.
here is a link that gets you to that Ask The Expert which discussion CCIE R&S: