For one and all:
I appeal to you wise ones for guidance into the realm of CCIE. I am on the threshold of pursuing my CCIE. I have bludgeoned my way through CCNP and am half way through my CCVP. I have no experience with the ways of Cisco. But, I have 8 years of hands on as a Microsoft Exchange Analyst and MSSQL DBA and a year with IVR programming.
I have the opportunity to attend a 5 month CCIE (R&S) course or a 4 month CCIE(Voice) course. I am in a dilemma to choose. I have enjoyed CCNP and CCVP. But the market seems to be slighty more favourable for the Voice compatriots. And could I be able to use my Exchange and AD skills in the Voice field, for example in the world of Cisco Unity which uses Exchange, AD and SQL? I have heard the R&S camp say that R&S would be the core knowledge to be acquired first before plunging into Voice. But, I feel CCNP should suffice. Hence, the dilemma.
Any words of wisdom, suggestions, tips or remarks will be considered as a gem.