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  • Cisco Qualifications
  • Premier Icon somouk
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    Seen as STW is full of IT Managers and techs thought I would ask the hive mind…

    What is the best Cisco route to follow, obviously CCENT first but which way after that?

    Anyone made it to CCIE/CCAr?

    Thinking of something to fill my Winter up and add to the CV.

    Premier Icon Russell96
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    The training for the CCENT puts you halfway towards CCNA Routing & Switching then as I found once you get the CCNA its not much more to get the CCDA, then once you get the CCNP its not much more for the CCDP.

    I had the CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCDP & CCIP with a whole pile of sales specialist certs to help keep our Gold Certification and was considering my CCIE in Routing & Switching but as I had moved into pre-sales it was getting harder and harder to get the hands on time to keep my skills current and when it came to re-cert time I let them lapse. The CCIP (Which has now gone) I really enjoyed doing as it was Advanced Routing, BGP, QoS and MPLS.

    When I was studying for them the lads in our hot staging area let me have a whole pile of routers and switches so I could build up my own labs, but with beefier PC’s and router simulators its easier to setup a virtual lab now, well if you can get hold of the IOS versions you need.

    My big tip get plenty of time at the command line, you need to get a lot of commands almost into muscle memory so you can rattle them off quickly in the exams.

    Premier Icon codybrennan
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    Similar story to Russell above: technical then pre-sales, except now the business has decided that certs are desirable again 🙂 so I’m getting back on the cert train.

    Dynamips and GNS3 are what you want! Not so good for advanced switching, but will get you a fair way in with no hardware.*

    *You’ll need IOS files.

    Premier Icon somouk
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    A friend has sent me a copy of packet tracer which is good by the looks.

    Command line is fine, I work with Linux OSes every day so confident enough at the command line and learn commands pretty quickly.

    Sounds like my plan to do CCDA might be the best option.

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