CCIE 2013 candidates

ZartanasaurusZartanasaurus Posts: 2,008Member
I guess it's time for a new thread.

These are all the people that I know or think are active.

rakem: Feb 17, 2013
jamesp1983: March 29, 2013
tigerplug: April 29, 2013
Mrock4: 2013
down77: Februaryish.
ipSpace:
SteveO86
sett: end of January

Anyone know what happened to Forsaken? He was scheduled for sometime in November, but he hasn't been around since October. I remember he said if he had to reschedule, it wouldn't be until much later in 2013 because of work obligations.

Let's do it!
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  • ipSpaceipSpace Posts: 147Member
    Hi Zartanasaurus.

    I will schedule for November or December next year. :)

    Will start full-time from the 10th of January. Hope the curriculum will not change next year, even-though i heard the opposite.

    My Network & Security Blog with a focus on Fortigate. New post on how to create a fortigate ssl vpn.
  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Good luck to all of you in this quest for certification glory!

    I think Forsaken is going to come back with a CCIE and CCDE or something. He couldnt have failed his attempt, not that man.
    NSX, NSX, more NSX..

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  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Member
    Good luck all. Great to see a strong number of members going for their CCIE.

    Wish you all the best!
    2017 Goals: VCP6-DCV | VCIX
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  • ZartanasaurusZartanasaurus Posts: 2,008Member
    ipSpace wrote: »
    Hi Zartanasaurus.

    I will schedule for November or December next year. :)

    Will start full-time from the 10th of January. Hope the curriculum will not change next year, even-though i heard the opposite.
    Odds are that they will announce the changes at Cisco Live in June, which means you'd have until the end of 2013 to do the current track.
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    IPSec VPN Design 44%
    Mastering VMWare vSphere 5​ 42.8%
  • SteveO86SteveO86 Posts: 1,423Member
    Odds are that they will announce the changes at Cisco Live in June, which means you'd have until the end of 2013 to do the current track.

    Yep that's the rumor, I might try to squeeze in at least one lab attempt before they retire v4.

    And pray they I don't have to buy all new equipment for my lab at home.

    Although I wouldn't mind if they drop frame-relay icon_smile.gif
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  • jamesp1983jamesp1983 Posts: 2,475Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Good luck everybody! I'm curious about Forsaken's status as well.
    "Check both the destination and return path when a route fails." "Switches create a network. Routers connect networks."
  • ZartanasaurusZartanasaurus Posts: 2,008Member
    SteveO86 wrote: »
    Yep that's the rumor, I might try to squeeze in at least one lab attempt before they retire v4.

    And pray they I don't have to buy all new equipment for my lab at home.

    Although I wouldn't mind if they drop frame-relay icon_smile.gif
    I suspect that people will still be able to run 15 code in GNS3 at least. The 7206s support that version, and the activation licensing hasn't proven to be a hindrance for running ASAs under GNS3.

    There might be an arbitrage opportunity here though. Figure out the cheapest router that will support 15 code and stock pile them. Once the changes are made, re-sell them for a handsome profit. :)

    I don't have a problem with Frame Relay. I don't think they have it in the blueprint so much as to teach Frame Relay but to use it to teach concepts like partial-mesh designs, split-horizon and how that affects routing protocols. It's a means to an end.
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  • nerdydadnerdydad Posts: 261Member
    I'm currently scheduled for June, but will probably be pushing it to August. It is currently scheduled for the same date my wife is due (scheduled before I knew), so it is going to have to change.
  • MAC_AddyMAC_Addy Posts: 1,740Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Good luck to all CCIE candidates for 2013!
    2017 Certification Goals:
    CCNP R/S
  • QHaloQHalo Posts: 1,488Member
    From the Feature Navigator, it looks like 1841's should support 15.x releases. Those are pretty cheap now. Comparatively speaking of course.
  • jamesp1983jamesp1983 Posts: 2,475Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    nerdydad wrote: »
    I'm currently scheduled for June, but will probably be pushing it to August. It is currently scheduled for the same date my wife is due (scheduled before I knew), so it is going to have to change.

    I had to push mine back to March for this same reason. My boss also forced me to take an MS certification test a few months back as well so that didn't help.
    "Check both the destination and return path when a route fails." "Switches create a network. Routers connect networks."
  • thadizzythadizzy Posts: 72Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    4th of Jan (6 days to go.. )
  • shodownshodown Posts: 2,271Member
    Taking the written at the end of January Depending on my 2013 load I may be able to take a crack at the lab nov/dec time frame.
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    CUCM SRND 9x/10, UCCX SRND 10x, QOS SRND, SIP Trunking Guide, anything contact center related
  • rakemrakem Posts: 800Member
    Yep I'm still in the race for 7th feb 2013. Need to pass first time!


    Anyone know what happened to Turgon? Has he passed yet?
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  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Yeah, I'd like to know too if Turgs passed his lab.
    NSX, NSX, more NSX..

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  • jamesp1983jamesp1983 Posts: 2,475Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    rakem wrote: »
    Yep I'm still in the race for 7th feb 2013. Need to pass first time!


    Anyone know what happened to Turgon? Has he passed yet?

    Good luck!

    I would really like to know if Turg did as well. He had logged a lot of hours.
    "Check both the destination and return path when a route fails." "Switches create a network. Routers connect networks."
  • Mrock4Mrock4 Posts: 2,360Banned
    Won't be making my original date, but I have a reasonable shot at a 2013 attempt if all the stars align. My work has told me I don't have a choice, so I'm sure that will play a key role.

    Good luck to everyone else!
  • shodownshodown Posts: 2,271Member
    How many of us are in the jobs we want? I'm already 1 step away for being an architect. Getting CCIE would help me get that role, but I'm sure I will get it if I just put in my time, and most of the jobs past there are management where having a MBA becomes more important. Thats the only thing that worries me. But for the other guys/gals on here do you have the job you want?
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    CUCM SRND 9x/10, UCCX SRND 10x, QOS SRND, SIP Trunking Guide, anything contact center related
  • Mrock4Mrock4 Posts: 2,360Banned
    I'm in the job I want to be- at this point a CCIE will not make me advance at all, but I would get a little pay bump. It's a personal goal.
  • thadizzythadizzy Posts: 72Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Very much like Mrock4, I'm also at the position I want to be at.
    To be honest the CCIE did not help very much getting there, nor did it get a big pay raise (had a good salary even before, so thats why). My second CCIE will not make any difference either.

    The CCIEs for me is a personal goal nothing else really.
  • rakemrakem Posts: 800Member
    I'm the same as above... I'm a Senior Engineer and happy there at the moment.

    Moving into Architecture is a long team goal but right now I'm still happy getting my hands dirty with all the config and troubleshooting. CCIE probably won't make much difference to my current role and salary
    CCIE# 38186
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  • MickQMickQ Posts: 628Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Best of luck thadizzy.

    I'll probably be going for my CCIE written in about 6 months. I've a lot more to learn between now and then, and practical administration of virtual server tech, too.
    Full CCIE attempt in 2014/15.
  • SteveO86SteveO86 Posts: 1,423Member
    I've got my Sr. Engineer role, I guess my next move would be somewhere in architecture or maybe jumping to a SP or another MSP. However my current position provides me ample time to study and lab. So I'm pretty content for now. Plus I'm getting exposure to everything I haven't before Nexus, IPS, etc. Outside the realm of R/S but I wanted to get my hands on some Nexus stuff.
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  • jamesp1983jamesp1983 Posts: 2,475Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I have the job I want at this point in my life. The CCIE is a personal goal and has been since I started in IT.
    "Check both the destination and return path when a route fails." "Switches create a network. Routers connect networks."
  • KelkinKelkin Posts: 261Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Going to hit the written this year but not sure about the lab. I am still trying to discover what direction/path I want to go and where I want to be.
  • NOC-NinjaNOC-Ninja Posts: 1,403Member
    Im going attempt again in 6 months. Im still studying everyday for 3-4hrs and 8hrs on the weekend.
    Im not looking for another job until I passed the CCIE.
  • gbadmangbadman Posts: 71Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Essendon wrote: »
    Yeah, I'd like to know too if Turgs passed his lab.

    I've being curious about what the deal was with Turgon myself. From what I remember, he seemed to have had some sort of altercation with the mods, resulting in him being banned. But the issue wasn't elaborated on. All rather defies belief.
    Life always goes on of course, but the forums are still much the poorer for his absence.

    I sure hope Forsaken comes back as well. He's another colossus. My guess is he's drawn a line in the sand and locked himself in his basement with a vow not to resurface until he has his number :)

    I do have a sad feeling though that we may have seen the last of Mikej412.
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  • down77down77 Posts: 1,009Member
    My lab attempt is less than 2 mos away.. much less icon_wink.gif! I'm booking the flight to RTP this week to reserve my spot and making my hotel reservations in the few weeks or so. Two of the people I attended the INE 10 day bootcamp with have already passed their CCIE R&S attempts (both on 3rd try fwiw).

    The pressure is on and on my way to pursue the 5 digit number!
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  • 7of97of9 Posts: 76Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    My first attempt will likely need to be in 2014. I'm working on knocking out my CCNP for the second time in the meantime (grumble, grumble, expiration dates, grumble.) I'd like to attend a training in the fall, but flights are expensive from here.
    Working on Security+ study, then going back to re-do my Cisco Certs, in between dodging moose and riding my Harley
  • SettSett Posts: 187Member
    Mine is scheduled for the end of January. Wanted to pass it in 2012, but oh, well...
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