I'd like to make this topic as "passed SPROUTE 642-883" to discuss the study material and dumps that are valid..
I passed today..
1- IP Routing on Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR An Essential Guide to Understanding and Implementing IP Routing Protocols.... I bought it from Amazon..
It's a comprehensive material. Released December 2014, so it's pretty recent release... You will learn a lot from it when it comes to IOS-XR..
2- Watched few videos CBT Nuggets CCNA service provider for Jeremy, it's already in shares on this website
3- I didn't check these videos, but looks like it's worth checking it, as it's not only SPROUTE, but also for SPCORE and SPEDGE. You have to pay 250$ to get a year of access. But definitely this is better than nothing
4- Here is a good discussion on CIsco forums about the study material for CCNP service in general and SPROUTE specifically
It took me pretty long time, as I work and study, so it took me like 3+ months on and off and it was like a miracle when I found this study guide..
Labs and practice:
I used for labs GNS3 starting 1.0 version till 1.3.1 which is recently released. I created complex topologies. I don't know without GNS3 in the market what would we do specially for IOS-XR
Cisco.642-883.Compilation.2012-11-26.by.DD.82q is 100% valid
However that drag and drop about OSPF LSA types in different areas. I don't think the answer is correct in the dump. I answered what I think is correct and I got 91% in OSPF topic which's probably due to this drag and drop and my answer is wrong, not really not sure
72 questions in 90 minutes
the 2 simulators took me like 30 minutes or something but it's pretty straight forward
one question was outside the dump which is related to BGP AS-Path regex which is pretty straight forward if you know basic REGEX
Good luck to you all guys
Edited by Truth, 05 April 2015 - 11:57 PM.