Posts from ‘CCNA Voice’
A few days ago, Cisco officially launched a completely new certification track centered around its entire Medianet portfolio -calling it simply the “Video” track- consisting of Unified Communications and TelePresence Video Conferencing products, along with Digital Media Signage and IP Video Surveillance. This track currently only offers the CCNA Video certification, however I doubt they will stop there.
This track seems to follow the CCNA Data Center in that it does not require you to certify at the CCENT level before attaining this CCNA Video, however it does require you to pass the 640-461 ICOMM, which is the same exam required to become a CCNA Voice (which by the way is a product that INE happily gives away for free in streaming mode and is also available for download at a nominal price). The second exam you must take and pass is a brand new one – the 200-001 VIVND. This exam is broken down into a two-phased learning approach by Cisco, the first giving you basic understanding of video-based systems, and the second diving a bit wider into four of Cisco’s specific Medianet product suites, namely Cisco Unified Communication and Collaboration, Cisco TelePresence, Cisco Digital Media Suite (DMS), and Cisco Video Surveillance (all links are for the design guides, not just basic product info). Passing this exam also gives you a specialist cert, being that of a Cisco Video Network Specialist.
As mentioned before, it seems highly unlikely that they will stop at only CCNA Video, likely continuing on to include CCNP Video and finally to add a CCIE Video certification at some unknown point in time. I don’t know about you – but I would venture to guess that the CCIE Video -when it comes- will be the most QoS-heavy cert of them all to date, considering all of the different LAN QoS classes presented in the excellent document Tim Szigeti and team spent 3 years putting together and refining in the Medianet Design Guide. Now I simply wonder if we’ll see a Catalyst 6509-E in the CCIE Video exam, or a Nexus 5K/7K.
A number of people had indicated that they thought my CCNA-to-CCIE-in-a-Year program was a bit aggressive for those with both family and job life to consider, so I’ve revised the plan into an 18-month plan, and also added a downloadable XLS spreadsheet to assist you in your studies. Simply plug in your starting date, and the spreadsheet should keep you on task on a week-by-week basis. Here’s the link to my previous blog post where you’ll find the updated plan to download, as well as links to all of the products used in the plan: From CCNA Voice to CCIE Voice in One Year – A Detailed Study Plan – REVISED Dec 31, 2012
Cisco keeps giving this week by allowing any desktop to join – for free – into any existing Telepresence video, and the quality of this video is really, really good. John Chambers recently said that Video is already the #1 traffic driver over Cisco’s internal network, and that by 2013 it is expected that over 90% of all traffic over the internet will be based on Video. There’s never been a better time to be training for Unified Communications!
We just can’t stop! We’ve had such a positive response from you with all of our recent Voice program changes, that we just decided to keep it going! Now when you attend our newly formatted 10-Day CCIE Voice Bootcamp, you will receive absolutely everything you could possibly need to pass the exam – including Workbooks, VoDs, 2-Year All Access Pass subscription as well as 1500 CCIE Voice Rack Tokens.
It is a prerequisite that students have at least CCNA Voice level knowledge (you don’t have to have the certification- just that level of knowledge), however due to our new new bootcamp format, it is no longer a prerequisite that students must have a CCNP Voice level knowledge – as I demonstrate absolutely everything they might be tested on in the Lab with the students live in class. This style of teaching would certainly help out anyone that is currently pursing their CCNP Voice exams as well. Also, since students are allowed to come back and take our 10-Day course again at no charge, this would mean that someone studying for CCNP Voice could sit for my class, then come back and sit for it again when they are later pursuing CCIE Voice.
Based on a comment below I realize that I should add that as soon as anyone completes a purchase of any 10-Day Bootcamp, they receive all of the above material including rack tokens to get them started in their studies right away.
Due to the positive reaction that we had giving free access away to our CCNA Voice video streaming product during the month of March, and our belief that once you watch that product and use it to pass your CCNA Voice exam that you will come back to us for all your CCNP Voice and CCIE Voice needs, we’ve decided to leave it as a free product indefinitely. We hope this is just one more way that we can both give back to our community, as well as showcase what’s in store for you with the rest of our Voice line of products.
In addition to the 5 CCIE R&S Scholarships that Brian Dennis announced last week, we have decided to add on 2 more scholarships, specifically for the CCIE Voice track. Just like Brian with R&S, I will personally select two people to receive everything they need to pass the CCIE Voice Lab Exam (Newly-formatted 10-Day CCIE Voice bootcamp, Voice Rack tokens, Voice workbooks, all Voice-related videos for CCNA Voice, CCNP Voice and CCIE Voice, along with CCIE Voice Mock Assessment Labs). This includes paying for their actual lab exam fee once they feel ready to attempt it. Using these products will be straightforward as you work along a clearly defined path to the CCIE Voice Lab Exam.
We are excited to be able to give back to the community in this way, and we are excited to see how it has changed lives. In fact, I recently had the privilege of having one of the winners from Brian and Brian’s previous CCIE Scholarship program – Mr. Jeriel Atienza from Angola – in my recent 10-Day CCIE Voice bootcamp in Dubai. He had passed the CCIE Routing and Switching, which had changed him and his new family’s life in such a positive way, and he was back for more with the CCIE Voice. It was very nice to see an up-close-and-personal example of how such a thing can really help someone.
As Brian mentioned, more information including how to enroll into this scholarship program will be shortly forthcoming.
With the recent advent of the new 2.0 version CCNA, CCNP and CCIE Wireless certifications, as well as the (probably more notable) CCIE Data Center being announced this week (something that we reported to you first 8 months ago), INE is proud to announce that we are developing training for both of these prestigious Cisco certification tracks. We should have CCNA, CCNP and CCIE Wireless products all covering the new 2.0 version by this summer, and we will be purchasing at least one complete Data Center rack and develop courseware surrounding that new CCIE as well. We will evaluate the market, and our costs to asses if it is feasible to procure more CCIE Data Center racks for rental at that time.
Also we should note that we have just finished up 62 hours of a brand new CCNP Voice v8 bootcamp that will be available for stream or download next week, and that our new CCNP Security bootcamp is being filmed beginning on Monday, April 30, and should be available for stream or download the following week. Also that we will be adding 2 new CCIE Voice labs to our Volume II workbook here in the next month (one in about a week and one in about 3 weeks), and lastly (but by no means even close to least) that we are on track to release the new CCIE SPv3 workbook by the end of next week.
We look forward to working with all of you in your certification endeavors!
We are streaming our entire CCNA Voice 5-Day bootcamp free for the month of March (ends 31 March 2012). Just register here and watch.
Also we are streaming Day 1 of our brand new 10-Day CCNP Voice bootcamp, and if you’d like to join for the entire two weeks, we’ve reduced the price.
Click here to watch live on 5 March or here for more details on the reduced price class.
I recently finished up recording a brand new CCNA Voice v8 online bootcamp, and it is available for both streaming and download. I also spent a number of hours today revising the extremely popular blog post outlining INE’s “CCIE Voice in a Year” study plan.
Just ahead of our brand new CCNA Voice live online bootcamp beginning this Monday, I thought it might be nice to provide an easy-to-follow graphic for those starting out in Voice (or on any other Cisco networking track). This graphic was from last year, but remains quite easy to follow for each and every Cisco track.
Be sure you have a high resolution set if you wish to see the entire thing, otherwise scrolling may be necessary.