Passed BGP+MPLS Composite, finished CCIP

Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,621 ■■■■■■■■□□
It was a very tough exam - harder than the BSCI+BCMSN composite. It seemed like a very out-dated exam that required the knowledge of legacy stuff that isn't used a whole lot any more. I scored a 932 and literally took the exam down to the last 30 seconds. I'm done with the CCIP now. I'm going to finish my studies on the CCNA-Security now, and maybe consider the CCSP track.
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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    And now we know why we haven't heard from you for so long!

    Congratulations!
  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,090
    Congratulations! icon_santa.gif

    Both the BGP and MPLS exams blew my 1 minute per question average -- those exhibit type questions take some time to just to read. And the SIMs in those were finally a worthy challange.

    I don't even want to imagine what the composite exam was like icon_eek.gif

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  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,621 ■■■■■■■■□□
    mikej412 wrote:
    Congratulations! icon_santa.gif

    Both the BGP and MPLS exams blew my 1 minute per question average -- those exhibit type questions take some time to just to read. And the SIMs in those were finally a worthy challange.

    I don't even want to imagine what the composite exam was like icon_eek.gif

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    The sims were pretty tough. They were why I took the exam down to the last minute. Without disclosing anything about the exam, I will say that the sims on the exam made you understand multiple ways to do the same thing, much like the CCIE. It was very hard. I only took the composite because I had a lot of BGP experience with my previous job at an ISP.
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  • PlazmaPlazma Member Posts: 503
    Congrats dude!!!
    CCIE - COMPLETED!
  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    Congrats!
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,163 Mod
    Good to see you're still alive and kickin' Paul. Congrats on both the pass of that monster-test, as well as the new CCIP title. Good luck with the security studies.

    So, once you get to the CCSP material, should we expect another TE-sabbatical from you? icon_lol.gif

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  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,621 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Slowhand wrote:
    Good to see you're still alive and kickin' Paul. Congrats on both the pass of that monster-test, as well as the new CCIP title. Good luck with the security studies.

    So, once you get to the CCSP material, should we expect another TE-sabbatical from you? icon_lol.gif

    No. I started a new job in September so I've been studying for both my new job and for various certifications. Once I'm more settled into my job I'll be able to post more. There is just very little free time right now. I travel a lot and study on the airplanes, that helps a lot.
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,163 Mod
    Hey, I completely understand how it is to have your time sucked up by a new job. I'm currently pretending to work at my new gig while I'm posting this.

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  • JavonRJavonR Member Posts: 245
    congrats on the pass, good luck with your future studies. :D
  • shednikshednik Member Posts: 2,005
    Congrats Paul!! I was wondering how soon this exam was coming up for you, as always you nailed it!
  • ITdudeITdude Member Posts: 1,183
    Congrats man! Are you putting the DP on hold in place of the CCSP for now?
    I usually hang out on 224.0.0.10 (FF02::A) and 224.0.0.5 (FF02::5) when I'm in a non-proprietary mood.

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  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,621 ■■■■■■■■□□
    ITdude wrote:
    Congrats man! Are you putting the DP on hold in place of the CCSP for now?

    Probably. The CCDP doesn't really offer me much compared to the CCSP. I work in security now so the more security I have the better.
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  • ITdudeITdude Member Posts: 1,183
    Sounds like a reasonable plan! icon_wink.gif
    I usually hang out on 224.0.0.10 (FF02::A) and 224.0.0.5 (FF02::5) when I'm in a non-proprietary mood.

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  • lildeezullildeezul Member Posts: 404
    congratz paul.. man.. i can't wait until im there.

    again congrats
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  • rossonieri#1rossonieri#1 Member Posts: 800
    congrats paul,
    well done!!!
    the More I know, that is more and More I dont know.
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