I didn’t know that the 2 North American CCIE lab testing centers were booked 6 months ahead of time. But they are. So if you’re planning to attempt the lab soon, you better get on the calendar now. You don’t have to pay until 28 days before the scheduled date, so there’s nothing stopping you from getting your seat reserved right now. You can cancel up to 28 days ahead of time with no penalty.
I am on the calendar for April 29, 2008 in RTP, NC. I was hoping for more like February 1. So I’ll keep checking the calendar and will grab a spot if one becomes open in the February time frame.