Edit:  For those asking where to meet me tomorrow for passes, my first session is "BRKCRT-8862 - Cisco Certified Architect: How to complete the journey from CCIE to CCDE to CCAr" which I believe is in room 309.  The session runs from 8am - 9:30am, and I'll be hanging around outside the room after the session for a bit if you want to come get passes.  After that check my twitter to come meet up with me!


Today wrapped up Day 0 of Cisco Live 2013 in Orlando Florida, US (#clus).  Brian Dennis and I attended the CCIE Routing and Switching Techtorial (TECCCIE-8000), and despite rumors of a blueprint change, CCIE R&S is going to remain as the current version 4 for the near future.  Version 5 is of course on the horizon, but I think the official announcement is still a ways out (Cisco Live 2014 Milan Italy?).

Me (Brian McGahan), Bruno van de Werve - CCIE R&S Exam Product Manager, and Brian Dennis

In other news, all of us here at INE our gearing up with final preparations for our CCIE Candidate Party 2013 at the Hard Rock Hotel!  We’re expecting a *huge* turnout, and along with prizes of iPads, MacBook Airs, AAP Memberships, and Bootcamps, just to name a few, we are giving away a Harley Davidson 2013 XL 1200X Forty-Eight!

If you don’t already have passes to the party, follow me on twitter, along with Brian Dennis and Mark Snow to meet up with any of us tomorrow to get admission passes.  I hope to see you all there, it’s going to be a rockin’ time!



Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593, CCDE #2013::13
About Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593, CCDE #2013::13

At the age of 20, Brian McGahan earned his first CCIE in Routing & Switching, and became known as the “youngest engineer in the world.” He continued on to earn CCIE certifications in Security, Service Provider, and Data Center. Brian has developed and taught for INE since 2002, setting the bar for CCIE training and helping thousands of engineers obtain their own certifications--we’re proud to have such an accomplished and driven instructor on the INE team. When he is not developing new products for INE, he consults with large ISPs and enterprise customers. You may contact Brian McGahan at bmcgahan@ine.com or find him helping others in INE’s IEOC Community Forum.

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