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Re: WAY OT: What would you do? posted 12/16/2005
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Hi Stuart,

Here in the US all companies are care about now is IP telephony and VOIP -
its kind of sickening. So if you want a guaranteed job and the highest
salary possible I would go for CCIE voice.
Myself personally I know close to nothing about voice so I'm sticking with
R+S.


On 12/16/05, Stuart.Juggins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <
Stuart.Juggins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Guys and Gals,
>
>
>
> Little bit of advice needed, my dilemma is as follows.
>
>
>
> I'm currently studying for my R&S Lab and have quite a lot to do before
> I'll be ready.  Also a colleague of mine is currently studying for his
> CCSP and will then be going on to his Security Lab as this is what he
> prefers (finds it more interesting), I had also thought of doing this as
> Security is interesting and is a growth area.
>
>
>
> I was chatting to a couple of new hire CCIE's to my company and they have
> said to me not to bother doing the R&S but to go down the CCSP (or Voice
> if I wanted) route and then do the Security lab in a year or so.  At first
> I thought no, but they were talking to me about the job market (in the UK)
> and were saying that whenever they had interviews they would be asked what
> there CCIE was in (i.e R&S) and then what they specialized in (e.g
> Security, Voice etc).  Basically what they found was there's an abundant
> supply of R&S CCIE's hence the requirements to specialize in something.
> They were saying to me CCSP's are earning nearly as much as R&S CCIE's,
> and if I did the Security lab I would be far more employable.
>
>
>
> What do you think?  If you were 6 months away from "attempting" (possibly
> not passing) the R&S lab would you continue down that route or extend your
> studying by 6-12 months and go down the more employable route?
>
>
>
> I know it's a personal decision, but would appreciate the opinion of you
> guys.  This does really only relate to the UK job market.  Also I
> appreciate that for some the main reason to do the CCIE is not financial
> incentive, but that is a major factor for most.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Stuart.
>
>
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