CIERS1 Advanced Workshop I is approximately 40 percent lecture and 60 percent hands-on labs. It teaches students how to use an expert-level, problem-solving process, including options analysis, to develop expert-level skills. The workshops are part of a blended learning curriculum that aids learners in preparation for the Cisco CCIE Routing & Switching Lab Exam v5.0
The workshop includes three performance assessments, which are performed during the class, graded and returned with interactive Mentor Guide feedback. After the class, the students can schedule and perform a pre-assessment lab, a configuration assessment lab and a diagnostic assessment lab at a convenient time. Performance assessments and hands-on mini-labs are delivered on IOS on Linux (IOL) platform.