I don't know!
People started e-mailing me on December 26th saying results arrived in the postal mail. It seems everyone got a big piece of coal in their Cisco stocking for Christmas. No one said they passed, which I had put a $1 bet on in July.
Too bad I was out of town on the 26th. So, I had to wait till I got home on the 30th to check. But, to my chagrin, nothing in the mail.
So, I looked on Cisco's Certification Tracking System, the one with the old CSCO IDs. Nothing there either, but I don't have a "CCDE Number"....hmmm...is that a sign?
I think I did find the problem of why I didn't get a letter in the mail. My mailing address with Cisco is my office; maybe the letter was sent there. So, off to the office the other day. But, nothing in my mail slot and the mail room is closed for the holidays.
Alas, I am stuck till I get back to work tomorrow. And will probably be a couple days as the mail room sorts through all the mail from the last two weeks.
Thus, I am still holding out hope that I will win my own $1 bet. ;-)
Did anyone pass? I heard a rumor only three people did.
Michael Morris is a communications engineering manager at a $3-billion high-tech company. His background is in enterprise WANs working with telcos and developing large-scale routing designs. He has worked on networks at government and corporate organizations, including networks at two Fortune 10 companies. In his current role, he leads a team of 10 engineers responsible for large-scale IT networking projects and architectural standards for data networks, storage area networks, IP telephony, contact centers, and security. Michael is CCIE #11733 and recently became one of the first three Cisco Certified Design Experts (CCDE) ever (#20080002). He has 11 years experience in networking and communications, including four years as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. He has a bachelor's degree in MIS from the University at Buffalo and is working on his MBA from NC State University. In 2008, he was awarded the Network Professional Association (NPA) Professional Excellence and Innovation Award for his work on network architecture, templates and enterprise MPLS design.
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