CCIE DC Passed San Jose 11-19-2015

Just
wanted to give a big thanks to INE with the help in passing the CCIE DC lab in
San Jose. I attended the CCIE DC two-week boot camp in Orange County in October
2014 and recently used the INE CCIE DC Lab Cram Session. Both of of the
resources where instrumental to me passing the CCIE DC lab. I spent around 1
year of pure viewing videos, reading the Cisco validated design guides, and practicing
on my works CCIE DC lab. This was by far the biggest undertaken that I took to
pass a certification. It was about 2-4 hours daily of studying material and lab
practice. Because my primary role is as a DC Architect I didn’t have a lot of
hands on experience, but quickly made that up with constant practice to get my
speed up. The one thing that help me was knowing most of the configuration
options by heart without having to look up any documentation. I would also take
practice situations and use notepad to do the configuration templates. This
helped a lot with the speed that one will need to pass the lab.

 

Please
please don’t underestimate the trouble shooting sections of this test. I ran
into issues every attempt that where sometimes NX-OS issues or hardware. A for
instance it you cut and paste vlans with names the last name would always get
cut off and I quickly learned that I had to add an exit or quit to the end of
the statement.

 

This
was a dream come true and thank you again to INE.

 










Rick
McGee CCIE DC #51090

Comments

  • Congrats Rick! Well done!

    Hope this helps!

    Timothy Q. Manito

  • JoeMJoeM ✭✭✭

    Thanks Rick!    Please keep posting any other advice you may have for the DC path.

    I am wondering a couple of things about your journey.

    How far down the routing and switching journey did you go before going after the DC CCIE cert?

    How much overlap is there between the two certs?   I have been going through the checklist, and it seems that there is a lot of R&S material covered as a foundation for the DC exam.

    Thanks and Congrats on getting the number.

  • Joe,

    I achieved my CCNP certification in routing and switching before I attempted the CCIE DC. There really isn’t to much overlap between the two cert’s are the CCIE RS is way more detailed around BGP, EIGRP, OSFP then would be required to achieve the CCIE DC


    hope this helps.

    Rick

    n Jan 15, 2016, at 9:47 AM, JoeM <[email protected]> wrote:

    Thanks Rick!    Please keep posting any other advice you may have for the DC path. 

    I am wondering a couple of things about your journey.

    How far down the routing and switching journey did you go before going after the DC CCIE cert?

    How much overlap is there between the two certs?   I have been going through the checklist, and it seems that there is a lot of R&S material covered as a foundation for the DC exam.

    Thanks and Congrats on getting the number.




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