Good day everyone!
I finally went and got my CCNA. I've got a degree in telecommunications and have been working for Service Provider for 3 years now. I finally broke down and went to take the CCNA test, mostly because it is a requirement for the professional level tests. I've got my sites set on the CCIP now. I am one of two engineers that assume the operational duties of the MPLS core network and this certification seems to be the best fit for me currently. We have a lot of Data Center operations too, and I will explore the certifications to match that aspect of the business next, but right now I would like some advice on how to plan out the training/study for the CCIP. I just got my CCNA, so I have 3 years, but I'd rather not put it off until the very end. I have extensive lab resources so that isn't an issue. I'm not sure if the company will send me to a boot camp or not, but is it advisable to go to a boot camp prior to doing some self study? Does anyone have any advise on what tests to take first and the best resources to use while studying?
Thanks in advance!
Congrats on getting that CCNA! As far as learning the CCIP track it really depends onhow you learn. Personally bootcamps are worthless to me. I'm a little slow so I need to work through labs and make sure I really understand how and why something works the way it does. I prefer to take the exam I have the least experience with. Cisco tends to overlap some of the material in the exams and I would rather learn the ones I don't have experience with instead of blowing them off. That being said here are some great resources for self studying-
A geat resource for routing protocols-