How long does it take to earn a CCIE?

Most folks who pursue a CCNA certification find that it's a time-consuming process. If you do it completely via self-study, a CCNA can take you months to achieve. The Professional-level Cisco certifications, and some of the...

Performance Testing Revisited

How much of a difference would it make if Cisco changed all of its certification exams to performance-based testing? Answer: A lot. A few weeks ago, Wendell Odom asked this question in his NWW blog about the potential for changing...

Who Needs the CCDE?

Depending on how you read this blog title, you might take it one of two ways. One interpretation is simply the objective voice asking, "What's the compelling driver behind the pursuit of a CCDE?" The other is the darker and more...

Welcome

Welcome to my new blog page! I'm glad to be here as a guest blogger for the month of July on Network World's blog pages. By way of introduction, you may have seen my name before--I've written a few times before on networkworld.com,...

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