Certifications happen when you break them down into their component parts and take them on one at a time. This 11-point methodology helped me complete several certifications. I hope it might help you too.
Reflecting on the recent PacketPushers podcasts on certifications and consulting life, I’m trying to document ideal conditions to train and retain top talent. (e.g. In the context of building a new consulting firm.) Please leave a comment to let me know what I’ve left out or gotten wrong. Establish a career ladder that clearly establishes […]
Since it has been out for more than a year, and has been developed and improved tremendously during that time, I decided to finally take the plunge and buy a year’s subscription to the Cisco VIRL software.
I am very pleased to announce that last week I did pass the CCIE Lab Exam in Routing & Switching version 5 and am now CCIE #50038 To explain the title of this post the method I chose to pass the CCIE is not best practice and it took me quite a few attempts across […]
I’m gearing up for a new certification effort, but after eighteen years of progressive experience in IT, a piece of paper or some new initials in my email signature was an extrinsic motivator I didn’t need. Still I found something about the entire process inviting and realized that it was the intrinsic benefits of certification […]