At Cisco Live US 2013 in Orlando, Packet Pushers co-host Ethan Banks was joined by CCDE program manager Elaine Lopes, CiscoPress author Russ White who was closely involved with the CCDE program creation, quad-CCIE & CCDE Scott Morris, and CCIE & CCDE Jeremy Filliben who instructs a CCDE bootcamp. We discuss (what else) how to prepare for the Cisco Certified Design Expert certification.
We recorded this as a video in the Learning @ Cisco Live booth in the CLUS Certifications Lounge. And let me tell you – it was HOT in that little room! With 5 guests crammed in there, plus the cameraman and gear, we were five baked potatoes by the time the session was over. BUT – what a great discussion about the CCDE program! The Packet Pushers thank the Cisco Learning Network for sharing the audio with us so that we could distribute it here.
If CCDE interests you, have a listen to advice given by a group of outstanding guests who understand the philosophy of the CCDE program well. The CCDE is unlikely to be like any other certification track you’ve been down, assuming you came up through the ranks of CCNA, CCNP and CCIE. CCDE is a different animal, with a different approach, different testing methodology, and different ultimate goals for the candidate.