In order to provide the best possible service to our customers, and
to the CCIE community as a whole, we have implemented a new combination
web forum / mailing list server as a free service. Internetwork Expert's Online Community (http://www.IEOC.com) officially replaces our previous Discussion Forum as a place where you can discuss both general CCIE topics for all tracks as well as Internetwork Expert specific products.
allows you to create new posts and reply to other posts like a normal
web forum, but you can also read and submit posts via email! For
example if you email email@example.com
your message will be sent out to all users subscribed to the "CCIE Routing & Switching Technical" email
feed, plus posted on the web forum as viewable and searchable content.
Personally this is my favorite feature of the new server, as I dread
checking web forums daily, but I am completely obsessed with checking
my email every five minutes. ;)
Also keep in mind that this new service is not designed to be just for product specific support. All users, customers and guests alike, are welcome to join and participate. Simply visit http://www.IEOC.com, sign up for an account with a valid email address, then click on the Forum Subscriptions
link from the main page. Forums are organized per topic basis for CCIE
tracks, and per product basis for IE specific support. On this page
you'll see the unique email address that is used to post or reply to
that forum, and a yes/no selection under Subscribe to add yourself to
the email feed.
All CCIE tracks are also broken down into separate "General" and
"Technical" forums, so if you want to spend endless hours debating the
merits of CCIE vs. PhD, please feel free to do so in the "General"
A good starting place for most candidates would be the CCIE Routing & Switching Technical forum (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This forum, amongst the others, is going to be actively monitored by
not only myself, but also our other instructors.
If you are interested in any custom forums or mailing lists please feel free to contact me directly.