I have 7 years of experience dealing with cisco switches, routers, firewall and linux, I passed the CCNP in 2005 and the CCVP in 2008 (hard study, no braindump ....). I currently work for a Internet service provider so I deal on a daily basis with switching, routing and connectivity issues. My problem as you can see I don't have any experience or exposure to IP communication. I'm in the process of building a ccie voice LAB at home (without 6503 and VG248), and rent a virtual lab to train my self with the techno I don't have in my lab.
I know CCIE is not a peace of cake, do I stand a chance of becoming a CCIE by using my home lab + rented Lab + of course HARD WORK ? or is that simply mission impossible if you don't work at all in the VOIP industry on a daily basis?
I know some would suggest to leave my current job and try to find a junior IPT role, but I can't afford a pay cut.
thanks in advance.