CCIE journey update

June 1, 2018 will mark two months into my CCIE studies. I thought I would share with you where I am and how I am feeling.

So after two months i’m feeling good. I’m somewhere around 50-55% through the written blue print and maybe a little less for the lab blue print.

I have banked 82 hours worth of theory and 78 hours worth of labs! This is only the beginning!

I currently sit nose deep in BGP. I have about 60 labs that I want to get through for this topic before I move on to VPN technologies.

So far so good. There are times of doubt however. Its almost inevitable, you look through the blueprint and its daunting. There is sooooo much information. I start to ask myself if this is something I can actually do? The answer is yes, it just takes time. I know this.

From the out side I feel like I’m making this look easy, my wife and others may object; yet inside, i’m tired, doubtful, excited, nervous. It’s overwhelming! My wife’s support along with co-workers, family and friends are helping me continue to push.  I am more confident than I have ever been talking about theory and technology with others. Its a great feeling.

I am still unsure when I will sit for the written portion. I am thinking some time in September.

I still have a ways to go but I am truly enjoying my studies so far!





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