I was hoping to get peoples perspective on choosing higher-level certification paths. What would be more beneficial from a career standpoint? Getting multiple CCxP level certifications and then going for a CCIE, or going straight for a CCIE after your first CCxP certification?
I am in the middle of getting my CCNP right now, and I'm trying to decide what's going to give me the most result for my effort. Once I'm done with my CCNP, do I broaen my horizons and go in to other areas by getting other CCxP certifications and delay starting on a CCIE for a few years? Or will I get a better return in terms of job/money if I go for my CCIE R&S right after I'm done with my CCNP?
In the end, I still want to get into a number of different areas, and I do want one or more CCIEs. I'm just trying to figure out what order to do things so I get the best return.
If anyone can relate their experiences, that would be great. Especially if you have achieved a CCIE.