I have to really give props to IPExpert, their training materials are great. I will come out and say I have never tried any other labs besides theirs. My opinion is bias, but why shop around when you know what works.
I studied the hands-on lab part for about 6-7 months. I started around February of this year. I bought their Lab workbook and proctor guide. I did every lab at least once and read over all labs as part of my preparation.
Volume 1 labs – 20 or so smaller technology based
Volume 2 labs – 15 8 hour labs
Volume 3 labs – 10 8 hour labs with walkthrough
I didn’t have time to go over the Video bootcamp before my lab, nor did I finish the Audio bootcamp. I think the audio bootcamp is great to listen to on the way to work. Use it to fill in your gaps of time, the more exposure, the better.
-Do the labs
-Understand the labs
-Get your butt kicked by the labs