CCIE path

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"CCIE R&S")I changed jobs 2 years ago and focus more on routing and switching (NMS/OSS now sits more on the hobby list) now so I decided to start up again on the Cisco certifications (thinking of others as well). This year I have completed CCDA, CCDP and just need to pass TSHOOT to gain full CCNP. I have enjoyed studying and learning all the technology’s and concepts so decided to try and get myself some numbers, yes I am looking at CCIE. While I was thinking how to break the learning into smaller chunks and also working out what I need to learning I thought it would be beneficial for me to blog about it! So watch this space.

UPDATE: While discussing at work with someone else who is studying for CCIE (much further down the path than I am) he mentioned that he has also been maintaining a blog to help him remember the material being studied. He has listed the R&S blueprint and created hyperlinks to the pages blog entries, now that is a brilliant idea so I will do something similar.  I noticed that INE (INE Blog) had started to do this at the weekend however did not think of the value of creating one myself! Thanks Craig (Craigs Blog) . You will now also be able to view these in the ‘Blueprint’ category.

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