I am at Networkers attending CCIE Voice Techtorial. According to Ben Ng, there will not be any lab changes until June ’09. But the CCIE Voice Proctor and Developer (Ben Ng) mentioned few things that will be in the next blueprint:-
1. Cisco want to test more advance topics by configuring the basic tasks preconfigured. “Basic” tasks may include assigning VLAN,integrations and so on.
2. Obviously the Cisco CallManager aka Cisco Unified Communication Manager(CUCM) software needs to be updated. Ben Ng asked audience in the techtorial and most of people voted for v6. It is also possible that they can use v7 in the lab. This is going to be interesting 🙂
3. They are thinking of using virtualization technologies like VMWare for CUCM and other software in the lab.
4. There were also gestures of removing analog technologies like ATAs.
Let’s see what changes Cisco will bring into the Voice Lab. I would keep you guys updated.