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desperate R&S/voice

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by desperateR&S/voice, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. desperateR&S/voice

    desperateR&S/voice Bit Poster

    HI All,

    I am currently going towards CCIE Voice and mostly stuck at it... with time.. as every other CCIE i guess :(
    So i stopped my job, and put full time for studies thinking after the cert to apply for a better job with the new number :).. I do not want to fail and get in the middle of lab changes of Voice.. i don't think any one would for that matter... so I justify my self.. of quitting the job for safeguarding the pass...

    Soo here I am jobless but head full of... books.. and materials..and home lab plus a boot camp ahead of me..

    So just came to the forum to see if I could trade a RS book for a voice.. and I read through few posts..very useful, but with short time i have (labs in March) i could not go through many posts.. but sounds good.

    Once I am done with it.. Will post my experience may be useful for others going towards voice labs.

    Thank you!!
    Certifications: ccna, ccnp, ccvp, Bsc (hon)IS
    WIP: CCIE Voice /CCIE R&S
  2. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    Me personally, I do not believe that giving up your job just to study for the CCIE was a wise thing to do, for 3 very good reasons:

    1. Having any certification (whether it be professional, academic, vocational) does not guaranty you a job &
    2. The current economic climate.
    3.All CCIE certifications and Specialist certifications are valid for two years. See here.

    In two years time, will you stop working again in order to study to renew your CCIE?

    But those are just my opinion. Good luck and let us know how you get on :)

    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  3. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
  4. desperateR&S/voice

    desperateR&S/voice Bit Poster

    Yes you have a point .. at this time letting go a job is.. and not a wise thing to do.. BUT.. when comparing to the cost of failing.. I guess its a good trade off.. with alerted voice changes with Cisco.. coming up....
    Certifications: ccna, ccnp, ccvp, Bsc (hon)IS
    WIP: CCIE Voice /CCIE R&S
  5. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

    Only you know what you need to do (work or study for CCIE-voice) and how to achieve it. My opinion though is the same as wagnerk's. The cert is to enhance what you know from experience so having a job goes even further with a CCIE.

    Good luck and welcome aboard...
  6. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    I disagree. Failing costs $1400 (plus travel expenses) per attempt. Not working costs much, much more than that.

    Welcome to the forums.
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  7. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

    Hi and welcome to the forum. :biggrin
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685

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