It’s the question on the mind of every CCIE candidate: when am I ready to take the lab? Here are some signs you’re getting close.
- You can do EIGRP metric computations. With non-default K-values. In your head.
- Your 5 year old knows which piece of practice gear to power cycle when you say “R1”.
- You have developed a personal relationship with the proctor that shows up in your dreams.
- The word “mutation” makes you think of DSCP, not genetics.
- You write your own redistribution practice labs because you think your vendor’s are too easy.
- You know Brian Dennis’ CCIE number, his specialties, and when he earned them.
- You hate the guy who decided that internal & external OSPF routes should have the same AD by default.
- You re-write ACLs at work using non-contiguous wildcard masks, just because you can.
- Dueling with a mock lab seems like an excellent way to spend a Saturday.
- You have printed over 1,000 pages of DocCD PDFs and read them during lunch hours, neither of which strike you as odd behaviors.
Go ahead and add to my list…