Is it still worth getting a CCIE?

July 25, 2012 at 10:58 am (Opinions, Technology) (, )

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about if I still want to pursue a CCIE.  If so, which one?  There are so many to choose from.  Today I spoke to a wise, senior associate of mine and asked him about this question of mine.  His advice was invaluable.  His suggestion was to study for a CCIE in a speciality that interests you.  Why?  Because you need some really good motivation to keep working towards it on a constant basis.  Excellent advice!

Although I have my CCNP in routing and switching, the CCIE that really interests me is CCIE Data Center.  This is because it it contains many of the things that interest me and that I already work with on a day to day basis:

  • storage
  • switching
  • routing
  • virtualization
  • security

Anyhow, I need to do more research about what the best way is to prepare for taking the CCIE written exam for datacenter.  If you have any suggestions, please post them as comments to this article.

Speaking of articles, I also ran across this great one regarding whether or not it’s still worth trying to get the CCIE.  If you read the article, make sure you take time to read the comments too.  There’s some really good stuff there.

 

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