To any one:
My name is Jacob,(ccna,ccsp)
I'm currently preparing for the ccieR&S lab exam, I have build me own personal lab consisting of 1x7206(npe150),5x2600xm,4x1600-routers, 2x 3550 switches and 2x 3500 switches, 1 pix 506e .
My questions are as follow.
I want to upgrade the ios on the 7206 router but I struggle to get authorisation to download from Cisco, can any one maybe give me advice?
I spend 6-8 hours a day studying on the lab, but don?t work full time in the industry
I am a fibre optic specialist and do deal with live interfaces from time to time,
Will I be able to pass the lab or do I really need to work 5 year like Cisco advice before I take the lab exam?
I feel the lab I have provide me with more than some businesses have is my lab big enough?
Thanks for the help!!
Well, if cisco wants to make the CCIE lab
equivalent of 5 years experience, perhaps cisco
should modify the lab to reflect that. How is
it someone fault if they prepare hard for the
lab and passed it?
Getting a CCIE means you're an expert with
cisco products. It is by no means you're an expert in networking. Just the fact that you have to explain how to debug an ftp session doesn't prove anything, IMHO.
I can tell you that I've met may CCIEs who
are often clueless with Unix/Linux commands.
Most of them don't even know how to run
tcpdump. That does not mean he/she is not a
bad network engineer. I can also tell you
that I've worked with many CCIE Security who
have no clues when it comes to troubleshooting
Checkpoint or Juniper firewalls issues. It
doesn't mean that they're clueless. Last but
not least, I've worked with many CCIEs who
don't even know how to write a simple
expect/tcl script. It does not mean that
they are bad engineers.
In most situations, when someone obtain a
CCIE, it tells me that person is willing
to go through the pain and sacrifice to obtain
this achievement and therefore, deserve a lot
of my respect.