I am just packing to head up to London for 5 days of intense studying.
Brian Dennis CCIEx5 is in town running the 10 day Routing & Switching bootcamp, I could only get a week off work, so decided week 2 would be the best week to attend. This is covering IPv6, Multicast, IP Services and PFR. The days will run 9am-9pm most days and it is a great chance to meet other like minded engineers all trying to get their digits.
I will try and blog daily updates, but after a solid day of study I am not sure how much I can do, I will certainly post a review at the end of the week.
I have attended this class before and can say it was by far the best IT training I have taken in my life. This is not death by power point, but Brian going through each technology on a live rack of kit explaining every detail of why and how a particular technology works. He does not give you some tasks to complete and then sit and wait while you complete them this is drinking from the fire hose. He said on the last bootcamp “You have all paid a lot of money to be here so why should I teach you or show you things that you can study in your own time.”
The previous schedule of INE’s bootcamp was to do 4 mock labs in the second week, this has now changed to now make it 10 days of technical training.
My study schedule has slipped a bit in the last week so next week is really going to help a lot and then when I get home I will have 67 days before my first ccie lab attempt in Brussels.
I am also about half way through OSPF Anatomy of a Routing Protocol which is a really good book. Considering it is nearly 20 years old there is some amazing material in there and I would recommend anyone doing their CCIE to buy and read this book.
Off to the train station.