I`m really sorry for CCIE team,because of this solution.It`s NOT really fair. Suppose an expert physician who can do complicated surgeries very well,but does not remember for example the exact name or relations of a part of the body.So should he be failed in a practical exam?!
So why don`t they omit the written exam and check the the theory on the lab?!
The worse is that as all the open ended questions MUST be done and you will fail the lab if you can`t answer only ONE of the 4 or 5 questions,although getting score 100 in all lab topics!!So should we leave the lab location at 9am if we can`t answer the open ended questions?!!
I wish they would correct it soon or convince all the candidates like me.Although I`m sure that the open ended questions too will be disclosed in the near future.