So it’s always best to have goals, or a plan, for studying. So I will break it down into 12 months with the end goal being taking the lab exam a year from now.
Month 1 will start on 1st August (2013).
So where am I now?
I finished up my CCNP Switch and TShoot exams and have started collecting study resources, books, and buying equipment, and generally having a little break. I have just started with the Wendell Odom book CCIE Routing and Switching Certification Guide (4th Edition). Which really should be the first book you start reading – for obvious reasons, the clue is in the title!
I have got some of the practice labs from different vendors and will start to segment them into the varying topics and do those portions of the labs as I progress through the Odom book.
Clearly, there are topics that will need a bit of a refresh, and many that will be completely new to me. But then who doesn’t like a challenge. If I didn’t like a challenge then I wouldn’t be doing this exam…
So so far – Chapter 1 is done and I have a week left before the clock starts. I will be in sunny Spain next week, so hopefully will be able to finish a large part of the book.
Anyway, enough talking, I need to start on chapter 2…