Monthly Archives: February 2014

Log 7: Finding my motivation

Week: 8-9

Hours: 98.25

Weeks 8 and 9 were tough to get through, I am not gonna lie. The material I was going through was on the boring side so everyday was really a struggle. My motivation is at an all time low as well. I only studied for a total of 4.50 hours in week 9! I have never studied that little in the past 2.5 years! The CCIE is like no other journey I have faced before. Every exam I have ever went for was typically very clear cut and the topics were written out clearly. However with the CCIE, the abundance of topics can be quite overwhelming.  I’m trying my hardest to remain on track, but I am very worried I am starting to feel burned out. Work has been extremely busy, which in my opinion is a great thing since I am doing R&S stuff every day.

In Week 10 I will be going through the INE Adv. Tech EIGRP videos as well as going through the Narbik EIGRP Labs from the Advanced R&S Volume I workbook.


Log 6: Layer 2 Tech. Done

Week: 7

Hours: 84.25

I definitely did not get in as much studying as I would have wanted this week. I blame it on the fact that I took Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off to go up to the mountains. Like I said I am taking this slow and am not in the “hardcore” studying mode. Especially since workbooks/books/videos have yet to be released for the new CCIEv5 exam. This week I finished up the Layer 2 technologies which includes both working through the labs as well as going through the INE Advanced Technology videos. Towards the end of the week I started up PBR related topics which I have yet to begin to lab. Week 8 should be filled with mostly going through these labs and hopefully starting on Layer 3 topics.

Also please check out this post I made which included a bunch of CCIE Study Material which I compiled.

Log 5: Let the labs begin

Week: 6

Hours: 74.50

This week I started on Narbiks Advanced R&S Workbook I as well as the Advanced Technologies Video series from INE. I am trying to line up the two of them so I get the most information I can from each topic. I am currently working through the Layer 2  labs and videos. I am hoping that I am able to finish them up in week 7. I didn’t realize how long some of these labs are! One lab took me close to 3 hours! This is definitely a change from what I am used to from my CCNA/NP studies. Most of the stuff however still seems like a review from the Switch exam.

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