Thursday, November 20, 2008

Status Update : 081120

Been almost a month of non-blogging but I had pretty good reasons for that.

1. Work :-) + work-related training (I attended a cool shipping course in Singapore recently. Will update my personal blog with pictures later this week).

2. I am 1/4 way done with the CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide. I have finished:

-Spanning Tree Protocol
-IP Addressing
-IP Services
-IP Forwarding (Routing)
-RIP Version 2

IGP Redistribution is next if I follow the book chapter but redistribution has been quite a weak area for me although I seem to have a strong interest in it (ironic isn't it?) so we'll see how it goes this week :-).

I am now featured as the 'man of the week' on Mike Down's blog ( Thanks for having me up there Mike. Mike is concentrating on CCIE/CCNP candidates as well as title holders so if you want to be featured there, please visit Mike's blog and send him a mail.

As on Mike Down's blog, I plan to visit 'hell' tentatively in August 2009 but again knowing myself, it will get either delayed or pushed earlier. I have changed my study techniques a little whereby I am starting a little hammering on my home lab and at the same time read up on the examination guide. Hopefully this is a good study strategy.

Ok back to the books (I am now on a strict regime whereby I get up at 0430hrs or 0500hrs to start hitting the books before going to work at around 0700hrs or 0830hrs (whatever time I like ;-)). My social life is beginning to take a beating. This will probably continue until a year. Whatever it is, I am betting that it will be all worth it once those numbers appear!

1 comment:

Manish the CCIE chaser.... said...

Hi Nickelby,

Nice blogg!!

I am also preparing for CCIE and now looking for same minded people.

My Gtalk ID is

I am now planning to publich a few pages on internet which will be like a repository of CCIE candidate's mail ID. So you can connect to some one and directly ask your question. Secondly, it will probably give an exam feel (and a virtual combined study sort of....) also.

Tell me what do you think about it ?

My CCIE blog is

Give me your GTalk ID also......

See you!!

Kindest Regards,

Manish R. Shrivastava
Avaya Certified Associate - Design
Phone (C): ++254 714 558834
Skype: manish.eer