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CCIE written or CCDP ?

Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:47 am

Hello

After finishing TCP/IP volume 1 and 2 and a bunch of videos, still not ready to take the CCIE written.
My CCNP expires in November, and till that time, I don't think I will be ready for CCIE written.
Even I will take that exam, it will not be worth, because taking CCIE Lab, for me is not enough 1.5 years.

So, I'm think to switch to CCDP path, and it at last will renew my CCNP, and I will have more time for CCIE.
Also with only 2 exams, I will obtain 2 valuable certs.
After that I think to dedicate 3 years for CCIE.

Any opinion will be worth

Thanks
Ernest

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Re: CCIE written or CCDP ?

Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:46 am

I am thinking of doing something similar.

I am taking my troubleshooting exam at the end of the week. I am then looking to get a few more qualifications from other vendors and in a year or two I'll return to Cisco and take the architecture exam to get the CCDP as the other two exams are route and switching.

If you are not ready to take the CCIE, why not renew the qualification and get another certification in the process.... i think its a smart move.
Chris

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Re: CCIE written or CCDP ?

Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:27 am

Yes, for this reason I'm thinking to move to Design path.
1. I don't have time for ccie
2. Renew the current certs
3. Learn how to design
4. Have a more general view of how to design networks
5. Taking a paper is worth

Tshoot will be easy, so, I am sure you wil beat it.

Ernest

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Re: CCIE written or CCDP ?

Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:04 pm

If you're in a position where you design networks, the CCDP is a valuable certificate. Unlike the CCNA/CCNP, it covers a lot more of the 'why' behind what you might do. And if time permits, it's a great way to renew your CCNP (if you just need to renew, there are other tests that are easier).

CCIE is a path to a better pay grade, but the written itself isn't worth any more than the CCNP.

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Re: CCIE written or CCDP ?

Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:44 am

I finished the CCDP ARCH and renew my CCNP and CCNA-s
Now time for CCDA, to finish all design track.
Next to it, would be great to start Service Provider track.

Thanks
Ernest

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