How to prepare for CCIE R&S Open Ended Questions?

This is CCIETalk again with a new topic - How to Prepare for CCIE R&S Open Ended Questions. As some of you might know, I attempted the CCIE R&S Lab in March and came pretty close to getting my number. However, being rusty on


Why are you trying to obtain your CCIE?

Hello everyone, this is CCIE Journey back with question. With all the focus lately on why the CCIE growth levels are lower in the United States than other parts of the world, I wanted to ask other readers why are they trying to...


CCIE R&S - Finding the Right Training Vendor

This is CCIE Talk again after a short absence. I have been busy with a Disaster Recovery implementation and was not able to find any time for blogging. Last week I provided an overview about the CCIE Routing & Switching track and


Tackling The CCIE Written Exam

This is CCIE Pursuit back for another Monday CCIE Buzz posting. This week we'll be looking at the CCIE written exam. The CCIE is unique among IT certification in many regards. In order to pass the CCIE you must pass both a written


Making the CCIE Plunge

Hola. This is CCIE Pursuit back again after taking last Monday off (too much work and family obligations). My last couple of posts have looked at common reasons for pursuing the CCIE as well as some of the costs involved. This week...


How Much Does It Cost To Become A CCIE?

A quick note before I get started on this post: I mentioned in my first post that there are a number of different CCIE tracks (Routing and Switching, Security, Voice, etc.). I should mention here that my posts will be specific to...


Why Become A CCIE?

Last week I posted an overview of the CCIE program. This week we'll take a look at some of the reasons that candidates chase the CCIE. As I discussed last week, the CCIE is a very difficult and expensive (potentially VERY...


Getting Started on the Cisco CCIE Routing & Switching Track

I am the blogger over at and I will be writing about the different stages during a CCIE R&S journey. At this point I am assuming that you have already passed your CCIE Written and you know exactly what you are...


An Overview of the Cisco CCIE Certification

I'm the blogger responsible for the mess at That blog chronicles my (so far unsuccessful) quest to attain the holy grail of networking certification: the CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert). ...


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