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RE: CCIE- Paths - (A Non technical question) posted 07/09/2007
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In my opinion, it is not really about which path has more value, it is more
about applying that path you have chosen.

What path is your career taking you?  Are you more of a security engineer or
a voice engineer?  Are you looking at being an instructor where you might
consider getting each one?

Have you heard of the term, jack of all trades, master of none?  Multiple
CCIE does not necessarily mean more valuable.  Value is determined by the
needs of the employer.

It is not the CCIE path that will determine the value, but rather how you
apply yourself in that path.

Regardless of what path you decide to take, consider starting with the R&S
as it is the foundation to most networking.

I have seen a number of Security CCIE's that had no clue how to configure a
Frame Relay interface or even a simple VLAN configuration on a switch.  For
me, I would not have much confidence in their CCIE abilities at that point.

Good luck. 


Tony Schaffran
Network Analyst
CCIE #11071
CCNP, CCNA, CCDA, 
NNCDS, NNCSS, CNE, MCSE
 
www.cconlinelabs.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Anekwe, Abdul
Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2007 5:56 PM
To: ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: CCIE- Paths - (A Non technical question)

All, ..I'm real curious. Been in the network engineering  field for like
12 years, and after passing the CCIE-RS written and failing at the lab,
I took time off, but I'm back at it again (passed the written and now
prepping for my lab). But I have a question for you all.



... in today's market place, which one is more valuable.



CCIE-Voice, CCIE R&S, CCIE Security or another other CCIE path?



I'm just curious .....is there anyone more asked about than the other?
Any more valuable in today's market place than the other?  What are
clients, employee's asking about when it comes to skill set or demands.



Curious to hear your input.



Oh by the way....been a silent listener to Groupstudy for years. Very
very good bulletin board.. Been like that for sometime.







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