Wednesday, May 29, 2013

New CCIE Collaboration certification announced. CCIE Voice discontinued

   After some waiting for the announcement of the new version 4 of the CCIE Voice, we finally got a completely new certification called Collaboration.  I'm not sure what to think about this. I'm in a strange position right now. I've failed on my second attempt and was trying to figure out how to continue in the near future with my study and all. But it seems that this announcement changes everything (or not). Read my thoughts after the break.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Catalyst 2970/3560/3750 - QoS Considerations and Design

   This will be a brief post. I'm working on some weaknesses I have with QoS especially for LAN. You will find specific hardware in the actual lab according to the blueprint and information found on internet. Since I'm 2 days before my second attempt I'm quite relaxed (but stressed). So it's the perfect time to focus on some exercises without pressure. So read after the break about LAN QoS from some posts I found the previous months at

Thursday, May 16, 2013

CCIE Voice will be renamed to CCIE Collaboration in November (rumors, guesses)


   It's almost a year that we wait for an update of the v3 Voice blueprint to v4. Many rumors and hypothetical additions to the current blueprint have been heard. We'll all know after the Cisco Live 2013 in Orlando this summer. It seems that by the end of the year v3 will be a history. What does this mean? It means that you'll have just 6 months after the announcement to pass the exam based on the current blueprint. Well this is 8-9 months from now. I'm going to Brussels for my second attempt next week so I better pass this time. Time is money and I need some vacation this summer :) So let see what v4 might add to the existing blueprint after the break.