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    Thats awesome man, I find it keeps me calm, being back in a warrior state of mind you know? I'm not good unless I'm getting punched, kicked, or assaulted in some way lol. Anyway, my timeline is I want to clear the written in 3 months, so round about June 1st ish. During that time, I will be also working the lab portion simultaneously, although very lightly. I'd like to clear the lab or at least take my first stab in 1 year from then, give or take. So I'm looking at a year to a year and a half for cleared CCIE. I'm gonna hit it hard starting in March, already got my first few videos in, got my lab cabled, starting the configs on the BB routers. Just slowly feeling my way around, started reading through the 4th edition literature today, probably gonna grab the transcender tonight or tomorrow. How about you, what's your strategy and timeline looking like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SysAdmin4066 View Post
    Thats awesome man, I find it keeps me calm, being back in a warrior state of mind you know? I'm not good unless I'm getting punched, kicked, or assaulted in some way lol. Anyway, my timeline is I want to clear the written in 3 months, so round about June 1st ish. During that time, I will be also working the lab portion simultaneously, although very lightly. I'd like to clear the lab or at least take my first stab in 1 year from then, give or take. So I'm looking at a year to a year and a half for cleared CCIE. I'm gonna hit it hard starting in March, already got my first few videos in, got my lab cabled, starting the configs on the BB routers. Just slowly feeling my way around, started reading through the 4th edition literature today, probably gonna grab the transcender tonight or tomorrow. How about you, what's your strategy and timeline looking like?
    Wow, sounds like a mirror of myself! I'm trying to take the written just a little bit later..probably late June early July, and give my first lab attempt at about June/July 2011. In the next few months I'll be doing mostly reading with INE Vol I labs, also somewhat lightly.

    Just finished my cabling yesterday, and just finished configuring my BB and FRSW (a couple of hours ago). Today was IOS upgrade day, making sure all of the features I need are on each router. I also just had UPS deliver the CCIE exam cert guide (4th edition). I had the 3rd, but it was really beaten up, missing pages, etc. I'm making myself finish TCP/IP Vol I first though..probably got another 2 weeks left on that book.

    Anyway, good luck, if you want to boune ideas off of each other or something shoot me a PM.
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    Have you guys considered the CCIP track at all along the way? I am going to try and knock it out as I build up my rack over the next couple of months for the INE topology. Are you guys just going to be labbing your way through INE Vol 1 first along with some reading? Oh, and SysAdmin....it is hooah Ex-Army Sapper here
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    Quote Originally Posted by jason_lunde View Post
    Have you guys considered the CCIP track at all along the way? I am going to try and knock it out as I build up my rack over the next couple of months for the INE topology. Are you guys just going to be labbing your way through INE Vol 1 first along with some reading? Oh, and SysAdmin....it is hooah Ex-Army Sapper here
    Knew I liked you ..Army here too. I forgave SysAdmin a while ago with that whole hoorah thing he goes on about...

    Personally, I was strongly considering the CCIP before the CCIE. I'm weak on BGP, and thought that'd be a great way to do it, but from a person perspective, I feel more like setting a target, and learning along the way hopefully enough to pass the lab..while the CCIP would be helpful, I have to learn that stuff anyway..well, not even all of it. The second factor in my case, is that I've got a timeline I'd LIKE to meet..not sure if it'll happen..but if I detoured to the CCIP it would be highly unlikely I'd meet it.

    I'm labbing through INE Vol I and reading between the exam cert guide/misc blogs/cisco docs/TCP-IP Vol I.
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    yeah yeah yeah, two on one, just like the army likes it. Remember, the FEW the proud. We dont need all those regiments to get the job done Yeah bro, I thought about it, but like M, I just want to focus on the Expert material. I feel like if I need the extra BGP focus, I'll just focus on it. I dont really want to have the IP, it seems like an unneccessary expense, and this is expensive enough.

    I'm labbing through INE Vol I and reading the exam guide/TCP-IP Vol I and maybe Vol II if I get through Vol I. I'll be very lightly going through the INE Vol I topics as I go through the topics in the book, to make sure I have the proper reference. After the written is cleared, I'll focus really heavy on the Vol I labs, and then progress through the all 4 logically. I havent bought the Vol III which i'm not sure if I should at all. Vol IV is the troubleshooting portion, so that was a must, and Vol II is the full practice labs. Do you guys have Vol III or plan on getting it if not?
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    Do you guys have Vol III or plan on getting it if not?
    I probably will get it. Right now I have Vol I and II, but I haven't even looked at Vol II other than a tiny glance (not enough to tell you what the labs entail). I'm not going to touch any full labs until the written is cleared and I master all of the Vol I stuff. I really want a strong foundation to base all of my knowledge off of, so that's kind of my personal view on it.

    Before the written I plan to finish the IE Advanced technologies class CoD also. I started it, but have a longggggg way to go..but so far I'm pretty happy with them.
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    Are you going to get Vol IV?
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    Are you going to get Vol IV?
    Yeah, I am. Part of me says, I would be OK with the troubleshooting (and OEQ for that matter) section by the time I'm "ready" for the lab anyway, but it can't hurt to work on it. If all goes well, I hope to be doing the Vol III labs in the couple of months leading up to the lab attempt, then go to INE's 10 day bootcamp here in Tampa a couple of weeks before the attempt. I'll be at the end of my service on leave at that time, so it seems like the perfect time to really buckle down and give it my all. I think if it goes as planned I should have no problems. That all being said, I'm trying to concentrate on the next few months. I'd like to do very well on the written, and I feel like I have a long way to go till I'm even close to where I want to be. It will be a long road indeed.
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    I almost forgot, I also plan on taking Narbiks bootcamp when I pass the written and right before I take the lab exam. Its in Pasadena, I wouldnt even have to get a hotel
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    I almost forgot, I also plan on taking Narbiks bootcamp when I pass the written and right before I take the lab exam. Its in Pasadena, I wouldnt even have to get a hotel
    Same here for INE's..it's right here in Tampa, so I'd only drive maybe 30 minutes one-way..not too shabby. The pricetag is quite heavy though! I should clarify, I mis-spoke, I thought it was a 10 day bootcamp, but rather it's 12 day. I'm kind of thinking you might have the right idea with taking it after the written and again before the lab. We'll see. I think I'd be way behind if I took the next bootcamp here, which would either be next month, or November. November might not be bad.
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