Since running this website I have received hundreds of emails from fellow CCIE students from around the world who have asked me questions about all areas of my studies. I try to reply to each and every one with a conclusive answer but this is now taking up too much of my time and I thought it would be easier if I just put it all down into a book.
I have learnt a lot of lessons – the hard way.
This book contains information on all those lessons learnt.
So you don’t make the mistakes I did.
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What this book covers?
This book does not cover technology – it is not a guide to understanding DMVPN or OSPF. There are many places where you can learn that, but there are not many publications covering the softer side of passing the lab. Your motivation, how to keep it, how to keep your family on board. How to plan your first attempt and much more.
This book is a collection of things that have worked for me and things that have not. I have learnt the hard way and had many failures along the way, but the whole process has made me a better engineer and I feel I have a lot of information in my head that I need to share.
Most of the questions I get are around the non technical side of the CCIE preparation, the technology is a given and there are countless resources on how to learn OSPF and DMVPN – What there is not is a guide on how to prepare, how to work study around your family, how long to study for, where to study, when to stop studying, how to recognise burn out, keeping physically and mentally fit etc.
The Chapter List
Chapter 1 – My Journey
Chapter 2 – When to Book the Lab / when to do the written
Chapter 3 – Study Resources
Chapter 4 – CCIE Bootcamps – Are they worth it?
Chapter 5 – How to fund your CCIE journey
Chapter 6 – When to Study, Where to Study, What to Study
Chapter 7 – How to build speed
Chapter 8 – You are not there to make friends
Chapter 9 – Screen Management
Chapter 10 – The CCIE is designed to make you fail
Chapter 11 – CCIE or Python
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The book is not big, 20 pages and 9,000 words but the content is very rich and will answer all your questions.If not and you have more simply email me and I will add a chapter to the book and send out an updated copy to everyone who has purchased.Also when you purchase I will add you to a private facebook group where we can discuss the book and any other challenges you are facing in your CCIE journey.