I’ve booked the exam for end of August. I may still postpone it, so it’s not like it’s set in stone or something. I’ve had a change of heart today because I looked at how much i’ve been learning for this exam and it’s been over 9 months. I can give myself two more months but that’s it. From Sept 1 onwards i’m going to focus on labs only.
So here’s a short plan for the next two months:
- read CCIE vol.1 and vol.2 again
- watch Cisco presentations about evolving technologies
- read through ccieordie.com CCIE R&S notes
I had to fork out $450 so i’m not thrilled about the idea of failing. I will reevaluate my chances around Aug 25 and we’ll see. I’m keen to start off with the labs big time so I can’t keep on postponing the exam for after October 2017.
Obviously, i’ve left out some items from the original plan. These I’m going to read /watch after Aug 30 (and until Dec 30, 2018)
- IPv6 video courses (safari https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/ipv6-design-and/9780134655529/ and cbtnuggets ipv6 course) and book IPv6 Fundamentals: A Straightforward Approach to Understanding IPv6, Second Edition
- safari video course Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS) Routing Protocol
- BGP book Troubleshooting BGP: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Troubleshooting BGP
- multicast book IP Multicast, Volume 1: Cisco IP Multicast Networking
- mpls book MPLS Fundamentals
- qos books and safari video course End-to-End Quality of Service Network Design LiveLessons (Video Training): QoS for Rich-Media and Cloud Networks
- safari video course Large-Scale Network Design: Best practices for designing elegant, scalable, and programmable networks with OSPF, EIGRP, IS-IS, and BGP routing protocols