So after passing SWITCH 300-115 in February I was heavily involved with onboarding a new customer with a very large legacy Nortel voice estate transitioning to Cisco IPT.
The good: I'm finally doing what I love again which is voice (and doing a bit too much frankly but that comes with the package)
The not so good: i hate leaving loose ends. Having passed SWITCH, which I surprisingly enjoyed very much studying for, I kept getting that itch of diving deeper into routing and actually learn more about things like BGP, advanced EIGRP, OSPF, policy-routing etc
My plan is to use GNS3 to lab everything up.
For the material, I'm doing the same thing i did for SWITCH:
- OCG and FLG for ROUTE 300-101
- INE, CBT and LiveLessons for ROUTE 300-101
I plan on going through all 3 of the video series first as it's easier to understand some concepts from vids.
Then crack the books open, study each chapter from the OCG and FLG, take notes, watch the same chapter from each of 3 video courses and lab everything up.
When this is done, I'll be reviewing my notes, then go through the TSHOOT books material pertaining to ROUTE in order to get stuff settle in properly.
If all goes well, I hope to sit the ROUTE exam either late December 2017 or mid January 2018 but time will tell...then TSHOOT somewhere in March-April 2018.
...then the CIPTV2 300-075 until August 2018 but that's a subject for another topic
I will be using this thread to post progress on studies mostly for myself and others pursuing the same goal and writing down any catches/gotchas that I come across during studies.
Best of luck to anybody trying to tame the ROUTE beast!