That one sounded like a joke/hoax a while ago, but now that Cisco just announced the new Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Routing and Switching it doesn´t sound like a hoax anymore!
Of course, until we actually see the Cisco 360 Training Program in action we can´t assure nothing, but a couple things makes me think they partnered with NMC (NetMasterClass) and NMC products will be re-labeled or re-created/re-written as Cisco Official.
You may ask me WHY do I think they partnered with NMC... well... easy... First, couple months ago, I just don´t remember where, maybe on Sadikhov Forums or GroupStudy, I´ve saw a post regarding NMC partnering with Cisco.
Second... go to NMC Website and try to buy their DoITv2 Workbook! The same Workbook Ethan Banks used, and many others! By the way, it seens to be a WONDERFUL resource, I´ve checked their sample lab, and i liked it very much!
The only doubt is... How expensive the new Cisco Official Workbook will be?! Even better, will I be able to buy only the Workbook or I should get the FULL Training Program?!
By the way, the "old" NMC DoITv2 Workbook was priced at USD 300.00.
Available November 1st: Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Routing and Switching
Designed to help high potential network professionals transform into certified network experts, the Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Routing and Switching is the first Cisco authorized learning program for expert training. The Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Routing and Switching prepares networking professionals for the challenges of managing sophisticated networks as well as the configuration and troubleshooting scenarios found on CCIE examinations.
The Cisco 360 Learning Program is a six-month blended learning experience incorporating advanced skills assessments, targeted learning modules, instructor-led training, mentoring and hands-on practice and assessement labs to accelerate expert-level competency. The Cisco 360 Learning Program will be made available through select authorized Cisco Learning Partners.
For more information, visit Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Routing and Switching.