Finally took the ARCH today...

Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,621 ■■■■■■■■□□
Got a 952 :) Now I am CCDP.

The student guides were the only resource necessary. My only real problem with the exam is that it hasn't been updated in quite some time so a good bit of the material is out-dated. It was a lot like the BGP test in that regard. All in all I feel like the CCDP was an entertaining venture. I don't know how much actual practical knowledge that I got out of it that I didn't pick up from other Cisco tracks, but it had some interesting concepts.
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  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    Congrats!
    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made.
  • miller811miller811 Member Posts: 897
    Congrats on the pass. My plans were derailed, but I plan to pick up where I left off, and take the exam in the near future.
    I don't claim to be an expert, but I sure would like to become one someday.

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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
    Congratulations! What's up next for you, Paul?

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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Yo PB! It's been awhile.

    How goes the recovery from the eye surgery?

    Congrats on the pass!
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,621 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Eye surgery went well. came out with 20/20 left eye 20/10 right eye. The recovery took approximately 12 hours and I had great vision. I don't have the halos around lights any more and I rarely have to use eye drops now.

    As for what's next, I'm not sure. I'm working pretty hard on the SSCP but there are some interesting Cisco security certs that I'm interested in (MARS, ASA, etc). I may go for the MARS next since I've been playing with the MARS appliance a good bit lately.
    CCNP | CCIP | CCDP | CCNA, CCDA
    CCNA Security | GSEC |GCFW | GCIH | GCIA
    [email protected]
    http://twitter.com/paul_bosworth
    Blog: http://www.infosiege.net/
  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,090
    Congratulations! drunken_smilie.gif
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  • UnixGeekUnixGeek Member Posts: 151
    Congrats on the pass!
  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats Paul!

    btw, have you been having laser eye surgery?
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  • shednikshednik Member Posts: 2,005
    Nice Paul...btw you are really making some of us look bad here icon_redface.gif I need to get some time to take the exams I want to take.
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,621 ■■■■■■■■□□
    nel wrote: »
    Congrats Paul!

    btw, have you been having laser eye surgery?

    Yeah, I mentioned earlier that it went very well. It was money well spent :)
    CCNP | CCIP | CCDP | CCNA, CCDA
    CCNA Security | GSEC |GCFW | GCIH | GCIA
    [email protected]
    http://twitter.com/paul_bosworth
    Blog: http://www.infosiege.net/
  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Paul Boz wrote: »
    Yeah, I mentioned earlier that it went very well. It was money well spent :)

    Damn, ive been thinking about this alot lately. I had perfect vision before i started to work in IT too!

    Im glad both have went well for you mate! Keep up the good work on the certs too!
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  • darkerosxxdarkerosxx Banned Posts: 1,343
    Congrats Paul!
  • rossonieri#1rossonieri#1 Member Posts: 800
    Congratulations Paul!! :)
    the More I know, that is more and More I dont know.
  • ITdudeITdude Member Posts: 1,183
    Congrats man! Your cv is starting to look like Mike's.:)
    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! Your cv is starting to look like Mike's.:)

    lol not quite. Mike has more specialist certs than MacGyver :)
    CCNP | CCIP | CCDP | CCNA, CCDA
    CCNA Security | GSEC |GCFW | GCIH | GCIA
    [email protected]
    http://twitter.com/paul_bosworth
    Blog: http://www.infosiege.net/
  • ITdudeITdude Member Posts: 1,183
    True, so true.:)
    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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