Last minute recertification

mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
Since I was able to squeeze in a CCIE Written Exam on Saturday (and passed) I recertified some of my Cisco Specialist Certifications that were going to expire on Sunday.

The tracking system shows almost everything with new expiration dates -- but it did miss a few records. I'll give it 5 days and then open a support request.

I've been looking at my calendar today for the rest of the year -- and I've blocked out some time and penciled in some lab dates over the next 6 months. If I can get in 3 good weekday study/lab nights and some weekend study/lab time over the next couple of weeks, I'll go ahead and schedule my next lab attempt.
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  • sprkymrksprkymrk Member Posts: 4,884 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Wow, you sure cut it close with those Mike! icon_lol.gif

    Congrats on your pass and subsequent re-certifying of all that alphabet soup after your name! icon_mike.gif
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  • SieSie Member Posts: 1,195
    Congratulations, talk about last minute!!

    Good to hear your re-certified, Well Done!

    Love how you "managed to squeeze in a CCIE Written" like it was the Lawn Mowing or something icon_lol.gif
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  • gojericho0gojericho0 Member Posts: 1,059 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Amazing! Congratulations
  • LuckycharmsLuckycharms Member Posts: 267
    With most people you would be able to tell which written there were talking about in the above post... But I have to ask... which written did you take??? ( voice?) But congrats...
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  • MishraMishra Member Posts: 2,468 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Great job.
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  • snadamsnadam Member Posts: 2,234 ■■■■□□□□□□
    congrats!
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  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the written mike...and all of the others which you passed aswell!!!
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  • GT-RobGT-Rob Member Posts: 1,090
    So had you failed, you would have lost all your 2 year expire certs (as there is a 5 day wait to retest).

    Thats balls baby!


    haha good work though.
  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I would have preferred recertification via passing CCIE Lab -- but since work was sucking down lots of time I realized that wasn't going to happen.
    But I have to ask... which written did you take??? ( voice?)
    I thought about Voice since that what I've been working with most lately..... but I went with the Service Provider Written Exam.
    GT-Rob wrote:
    So had you failed, you would have lost all your 2 year expire certs
    Only 3 of the Security ones. The rest I got after passing the CCIE Written exams for R&S and Security -- so I still have some time on those. And that works out since my IP Telephony Design Specialist is one that didn't get updated -- and it should have. icon_eek.gif
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure / Core Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016 Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    Sie wrote:
    Love how you "managed to squeeze in a CCIE Written" like it was the Lawn Mowing or something icon_lol.gif
    Knowing Mike, he probably hasn't mowed the lawn yet. icon_lol.gif

    Congrats on the recertification, Mike. Although, next time, could you cut it a little closer? My testicles didn't quite re-ascend up into my abdominal cavity from the tension this time around.

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  • darkuserdarkuser Member Posts: 620 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I've mowed twice so far .....
    and dont have to re-take the written until next march

    taking the offensive security wi-fu challenge next thursday though ....

    oh btw good show

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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure / Core Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016 Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    darkuser wrote:
    oh btw good show

    sir more_certs_than_I
    The real question is, will he keep all those certs on his profile after he passes a lab, or will he just put his CCIE number and be all mysterious about it? :P

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  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Slowhand wrote:
    Knowing Mike, he probably hasn't mowed the lawn yet. icon_lol.gif
    Actually, since I was only a few miles away from my Mom's house, I went there and cut her grass after the exam icon_eek.gif
    Slowhand wrote:
    The real question is, will he keep all those certs on his profile after he passes a lab
    Well Yeah! If I didn't then there wouldn't be any reason for me to take the ICND1 exam sometime this year (after a few Lab visits) to earn the CCENT!

    That empty CCENT spot in my Certification list in the Cisco Certification Tracking System is Mocking Me! Vengeance will be Mine! icon_evil.gif And I want to take the exam while wearing a CCIE shirt. icon_twisted.gif
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  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    mikej412 wrote:
    Slowhand wrote:
    Knowing Mike, he probably hasn't mowed the lawn yet. icon_lol.gif
    Actually, since I was only a few miles away from my Mom's house, I went there and cut her grass after the exam icon_eek.gif

    Glad to see your human after all...and not the super computer i thought you once were icon_lol.gif

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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure / Core Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016 Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    mikej412 wrote:
    That empty CCENT spot in my Certification list in the Cisco Certification Tracking System is Mocking Me! Vengeance will be Mine! icon_evil.gif And I want to take the exam while wearing a CCIE shirt. icon_twisted.gif
    I'd love to be there, just to see the look on the face of the person running the counter at the Vue center.

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  • darkuserdarkuser Member Posts: 620 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Slowhand wrote:
    mikej412 wrote:
    That empty CCENT spot in my Certification list in the Cisco Certification Tracking System is Mocking Me! Vengeance will be Mine! icon_evil.gif And I want to take the exam while wearing a CCIE shirt. icon_twisted.gif
    I'd love to be there, just to see the look on the face of the person running the counter at the Vue center.

    actuallly he should take it @ networkers wearing the ccie shirt
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  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,620 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Slowhand wrote:
    I'd love to be there, just to see the look on the face of the person running the counter at the Vue center.

    In my experience the people working at testing centers don't know the difference between a CCIE and a MCSA. They are there to get paid to administer exams and don't really know a whole heck of a lot about them.

    That's just my experience between the three or four I've tested at.
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  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    Mike you should be ashamed of yourself for wanting to whip up on the poor little ICND1 exam icon_lol.gif
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  • AhriakinAhriakin SupremeNetworkOverlord Member Posts: 1,799 ■■■■■■■■□□
    LOL. Back away from the books Mike, the cats will love you still without the CCENT :D
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  • telco1telco1 Banned Posts: 88 ■■□□□□□□□□
    OMG! absolute hilarity!

    congrats Mike!
  • simba123simba123 Member Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Great job for re-touching your cisco collection!

    mikej412 wrote:
    Slowhand wrote:
    Knowing Mike, he probably hasn't mowed the lawn yet. icon_lol.gif
    Actually, since I was only a few miles away from my Mom's house, I went there and cut her grass after the exam icon_eek.gif
    Slowhand wrote:
    The real question is, will he keep all those certs on his profile after he passes a lab
    Well Yeah! If I didn't then there wouldn't be any reason for me to take the ICND1 exam sometime this year (after a few Lab visits) to earn the CCENT!

    That empty CCENT spot in my Certification list in the Cisco Certification Tracking System is Mocking Me! Vengeance will be Mine! icon_evil.gif And I want to take the exam while wearing a CCIE shirt. icon_twisted.gif
  • APAAPA Member Posts: 959
    Congratz Mike :)

    When you squeeze in a PhD I'll be impressed icon_lol.gif (only kidding)

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  • cblm123cblm123 Member Posts: 27 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Speaking of PHDs...I worked with a guy who was not successful in passing the CCIE lab (after three tries), so he gave up on that quest and went on to successfully complete a PHD (computer science) from Columbia University...not sure what that says about the CCIE cert or the PHD program...
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    cblm123 wrote:
    Speaking of PHDs...I worked with a guy who was not successful in passing the CCIE lab (after three tries), so he gave up on that quest and went on to successfully complete a PHD (computer science) from Columbia University...not sure what that says about the CCIE cert or the PHD program...

    Might just be his style of learning. It's completely different when you have a major task broken town into more manageable pieces as well as being instructor/classroom-based. It seems like there is an enormous amount of self-study involved with the CCIE, regardless of how you go about preparing for it. I can't imagine quitting after being so close though...
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure / Core Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016 Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    cblm123 wrote:
    Speaking of PHDs...I worked with a guy who was not successful in passing the CCIE lab (after three tries), so he gave up on that quest and went on to successfully complete a PHD (computer science) from Columbia University...not sure what that says about the CCIE cert or the PHD program...
    Could be that he figured out that he just doesn't like networking as much as he likes software development. Either that, or he likes both, but just got so fed up with failing the CCIE that he put it on the back-burner indefinitely. Either way, if he went as far as a PhD, more power to him. Maybe for him, like for me, doing IT work was just to pay the bills, and school was the real goal.

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  • cblm123cblm123 Member Posts: 27 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Could be that he figured out that he just doesn't like networking as much as he likes software development. Either that, or he likes both, but just got so fed up with failing the CCIE that he put it on the back-burner indefinitely. Either way, if he went as far as a PhD, more power to him. Maybe for him, like for me, doing IT work was just to pay the bills, and school was the real goal.

    I have not seen him in a few years so I am not sure what motivated him, but after completing his PHD, he accepted a high-level Network Architect/Project Manager job...so maybe he is destined to be a CCDE!
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