In case you’re not aware, Eman Conde has been publishing the CCIE Flyer online magazine for a few months now. The flyer was an e-mail publication previously. Eman’s putting together content with career advice, happenings of interest to the CCIE community, and contributions from some of us “in the trenches”. The site is worth a […]
I was going through the blogroll, checking candidate blog sites to see how they were doing. Some of the blogs are dusty. Some are gone. But some show success…the lab passed, the digits earned, a chapter completed, a new chapter to begin. I think I speak for many CCIEs when I encourage you to stick […]
InternetworkExpert.com makes a major corporate announcement today at 11:00 PDT. No, I don’t know what it is, but I have my guesses. ;-) Sign up for the webcast. I didn’t get into the webcast, but from a buddy of mine who is, I get this tidbit: “They’re not going to be purchased by Cisco. Turned […]
Cisco has launched their own authorized CCIE training program for the routing and switching track. The program is being referred to as the “Cisco 360 Learning Program”. Cisco will be issuing more “official” details in November. From what I can tell so far, Cisco is offering a program giving the candidate a range of training […]
While perusing Brad Reese’s blog, I noticed a couple of recent articles asserting the following: The CCIE headcount in the US is actually declining. Of late, new CCIE numbers are being issued at the rate of ~9.3 a day. Hmm… In theory, if demand for the CCIE skill set is growing in the US, then […]
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 […]
I’ve added some more blogs written by CCIE candidates. The trend of sharing pain with an international audience seems to be growing. ;-) CCIE Quest Nickelby Thane Quest 4 Insomnia The Ferret’s Corner Victor Osborn Swing on by and see how they are doing. Send me a message if you’d like your active blog added.
One of my current projects is to build out a 10G network to support server consolidation we’re doing. How did this come about? Well, for a long time, we were corporately going the route of isolating specific services to specific servers, growing these little pizza box 1U servers everywhere. All of a sudden, the data […]