Well I am sad to say that I did not make it as a CCIE yet. My second attempt at the CCIE Lab Exam in London ended with a fail. Mobile Lab Experience I will first describe my mobile lab experience and then go through some of the things that I think went wrong and […]
These pages are no longer being updated as I passed the Lab exam in August 2015, receiving my CCIE Plaque through the post was the end to a very long journey.
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All the posts below are in chronological order from when I passed the CCIE Lab
It if finally here the CCIE V5 Announcement that we have all been waiting for! Well at least it is not the mad rush we were expecting and 6 months is good amount of time for anyone who is currently preparing for V4 to pass it now. For me I am hoping to clear it […]
For those of you starting out on your journey to the CCIE certification, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of material you have to get through. Now there have always been methods to study faster and one of the main ones was always speed reading, now this may be great for some or […]
One question anyone who is pursuing the CCIE Certification will always ask is, “Are CCIE Bootcamps worth it?” The short answer to this is yes but there are a lot of other things to be taken into consideration when supporting this answer. Firstly for any readers who are not sure what a CCIE Bootcamp is, […]
During my CCIE Studies I have come across many different resources for troubleshooting but one resource that I have found very valuable is of course cisco.com – I have bookmarks and evernote notes for all these resources so I thought I would put some of them up on my ccie blog here to help others. […]
Well I am now locked in for the 5th December for the 2nd attempt of the CCIE Lab Exam in London at the Mobile Lab. The lab will be taking place at Cisco Systems, London Office in Finsbury Circus. That gives me 89 study days to go!
There is only one person on the entire planet who has 7 CCIE’s His name is Neil Moore. Recently passing the CCIE Data Center exam Neil has added number 7 to his list and does not intend to stop there Neil says his next certification is going to be CCIE Service Provider Operations and then […]
Well after 5 days of CCIE Troubleshooting tickets with 20 other students and Brian Dennis in London this week, I am back home and just trying to process what I have learnt! Day 1 – full write up here – was an introduction to troubleshooting, basic strategy and some technology basics, and then attempting to […]
UPDATE: Since writing this post the CCIE Mobile Lab in London location has changed to Bedfont Lakes Cisco UK Headquarters Cisco Systems 9-11 New Square Bedfont Lakes Feltham Middlesex TW14 8HA Tel: +44 (0)20 8824 1000 Old post when I took the lab in Finsbury Circus I have moved my second lab exam […]
For the next 5 days I will be attending the INE 5 Day CCIE Troubleshooting Bootcamp with Brian Dennis in London. I am going to blog here my experience of this class, mainly for my own reference but also to help out anybody thinking of taking this class in the future. Although as any of […]
The man who led the team that created the CCIE program has died at the age of 53. Stuart Biggs was CCIE #1025 He was a technological genius who helped to develop Cisco’s first company website and world renowned CCIE certification program At first it was going to be called Cisco Top Gun but then […]
Download the PDF here Although at the time of writing I have not yet passed the CCIE Lab Exam in Routing & Switching, but I wanted to write down my 7 CCIE Strategy Mistakes that I made on my journey so far. I have come a long way and have learnt a lot. My journey […]