Well I HAVE been chugging along for those of you following. I came across this article by Petr Lapukhov over at INE, http://blog.ine.com/2010/10/09/how-to-pass-the-ccie-rs-with-ines-4-0-training-program/. Since I purchased the program, I figured it couldn't hurt to follow how they think we should use it :) So I am coming up on my written day pretty quick...to date I have read the CCIE R/S official cert guide, and Routing TCP/IP volumes 1 and 2 (dont forget I did the CCIP., so I have most the QoS, BGP, and MPLS stuff under my belt already). I am going back through these books now, and refining my notes and knowledge in prep. for the written exam. It is mind-boggling how much stuff there is to cover. I have been labbing frequently as well. In the last week I have done these labs in INE's volume 1 Workbook:
The labs have been good, some simple, some harder. I have for sure covered all of them in previous years studying for other exams, but the technology or technique has left me over time (use it or lose it!). So I am going to keep going along, revisiting BGP next probably, then back over to QoS one last time. Hunting trip next weekend, but I will be reading at night.