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    #26
    Thanks for the road map Mike! I will follow your advice as much as possible. I appreciate your feedback since you have traveled this path before... it's nice to know where the pitfalls are and also where exam sequence/studies might provide for a smoother journey.
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    So the design exam is pretty nasty huh... I mean unless you enjoy testlets....

    BTW... The Unity Design Specialist road map calls for "additional training" of MCSE: Messaging in Windows Server 2000 or Windows Server 2003. Do I need to attain that cert? I have NO experienc with MS server class operating systems.
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    The Unity Design cert requires the CCDA Prerequsite. Its the Unity Support that requires the MCSE:Messaging. If you were going to do the Unity Support job (Unity Software, Voice Connections, and Exchange Server Jockey) then you'd probably want it. But you'd also have to get it if you want that cert too. For the CCIE Voice you could probably get by with just studying the Unity books and not worry about the Unity Support Certificate. I'm guessing Installing and Configuring an Exchange Server wouldn't be part of the Lab Exam.

    The hardest part of the IP Telephony Design exam is not knowing how many real questions there are. They tell you the number of questions at the beginning of the exam -- but then you don't know how many "sections" are within each upcoming testlet -- so it's hard to "pace yourself." Other than testlet shock, I did very well and finished up with plenty of time.... which gave me some time to sit in the parking lot and let my hands stop shaking before driving home. The nervous tick only comes back now when I think about the exam.

    Keep on riding that paid training gravy train! YeeHaa!
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    Hey guys...thanks for the input. I'm in teh same situation. I'm close to getting my CCNA and i'm trying to map out what i do next. I use to do some hands on networking a few years back. Now I work for a Telecom resellar who is getting into the business of becoming it's own voip carrier. It will be probably by the end of this year. From alot of people i talked too they said VOIP is the thing to get into.

    I really am enjoying networking though. I deep down want to get my CCNP but i feel as though the CCVP will benefit me more. It will not only help me at my current job but also help land me a job somewhere else if i get some voip experiance at my current job. I've even thought about studying for both but that is just not a good idea when i think about it. Do you guys think given my situtation just go out after the CCVP and then once completed do CCNP. My company is even willing to send me away to the CVOICE class offered by Global knowledge in decemeber. I'm thinking about finishing up my ICND and then doing QoS before the Cvoice class in hopes that after the class i'll be close to taking that exam. Meaning i would have got my CCNA and almost half of my CCVP in a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kafifi13
    Do you guys think given my situtation just go out after the CCVP and then once completed do CCNP. My company is even willing to send me away to the CVOICE class offered by Global knowledge in decemeber.
    My first post in this thread (on page 1) sounds like I was talking about you
    Quote Originally Posted by mikej412
    It made sense in the "old days" to get the CCNP before the CCVP and the new CCNP seems to include the "Voice 101" stuff now -- so it's still good advice. But I have said that if you have the job opportunity, you can go from the CCNA to the CCVP (and then backfill with the CCNP later).
    It sounds like you have the opportunity..... with the added benefit of a company paid class. I'd say go for it!
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    Thanks Mike. AFter i sent my Thread i spoke with our Network Engineer who is building our voip network. He thinks i should just stay with the CCNP based we are doing as a company. He said the CCVP stuff is more geared toward the applications where the CCNP will better help with the network itself. He makes sense.

    I think i'll still take my company up on the offere to do CVOICE but pursue the CCNP. CCNP is really want i wanted to do all along.

    Talk about throwing a curve ball huh?!?
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    AFter i sent my Thread i spoke with our Network Engineer who is building our voip network. He thinks i should just stay with the CCNP based we are doing as a company
    He just doesn't want the competition for his job

    Job security anyone?
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    i thought that at first too but he doesn't have to worry. He's actually a network Architect and is a director. I doubt i would be at his level soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kafifi13
    i thought that at first too but he doesn't have to worry. He's actually a network Architect and is a director. I doubt i would be at his level soon.
    maybe he's thinking of the future
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