This blog was originally started to better help me understand the technologies in the CCIE R&S blueprint; after completing the R&S track I have decided to transition the blog into a technology blog.

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This blog will continue to include questions, troubleshooting scenarios, and references to existing and new technologies but will grow to include a variety of different platforms and technologies. Currently I have created over 185 questions/answers in regards to the CCIE R&S track!! Note: answers are in the comment field or within "Read More" section.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Journey Starts 2014 - CCIE Security - Blog Post1

Well it is time to buckle down and make it happen in 2014. The goal is to become a dual CCIE by the end of 2014. I have previously passed the CCIE Sec written in version 3 but I did not have the time to actually sit for the lab and I also wanted to refresh to the latest version of the track. That said I am taking a small step back to refresh and reinforce the theory. The plan is to go through the NP Security track while labbing but also taking the respective NP exam followed by the written and then ultimately sit for the lab.

Here is the order as it stands today:
  • 642-627 IPS - Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System 
  • 642-618 FIREWALL - Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions 
  • 642-648 VPN - Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions 
  • 642-637 SECURE - Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches
  • ISE and WSA 
  • CCIE Written 
  • CCIE Lab
The primary partner that I am leveraging is CiscoPress and Cisco Docs for the theory and iPexpert for all the heavy labbing. 

The great thing about this journey is that I already eat, sleep, and breath Cisco .:|:.:|:.

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Joel Knight said...

Good luck Jason :-)

Packets Analyzed said...

Fun times ahead. Thanks Joel

Unknown said...

Hi, I have been told about the CCIE v5 update. I just wanted to confirm if there's a need for me to take the exam again as I have passed the CCIE v4 last october 2013 and from what I have known, I still have 18 months to book, right? Thanks in advance.

Unknown said...

Just a heads up. CCNP Sec track was just revamped.

Packets Analyzed said...

I was aware and I still have time on the current NP track before it expires (mid April).I will complete the older track (time permits) and then take the written. I will then use the new track as I continue to prepare for the lab. Appreciate the heads up.

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