Some news about Cisco's OEQ section of the CCIE R&S and Voice Lab exams has just started circulating the blogs this morning. It appears that Cisco is removing them from the lab altogether. Comes as a relief to many because of their ambiguity and weight on the exam.
Not exactly surprising as not too long ago there was a bit of an uproar over Cisco's announcement that their 360 training program for CCIEs would give exam candidates a free pass to skip over that section. A bit of a scam I must say on Cisco's part, but at least their getting the point now. Questionable how well that section actually thwarted cheaters anyways.