Nov
05
A few changes have occurred with regards to the CCIE Data Center certification, some on Cisco's part and a few on ours. Read More
Sep
18
Cisco hasn't exactly changed their minds, but has made some - ahem - slight adjustments for those current CCIE Voice holders and how they may transition to the new CCIE Collaboration. Three options are laid out quite clearly here on Cisco's Learning Network page. Note that option 2 (what most previously thought was the only designated path) does expire on Feb 13, although that's Feb 13, 2016, so there is plenty of time to make your decision. Read More
Jun
21
Just as every year, I will be attending the additional 8-hour CCIE Voice/Collaboration Techtorial at Cisco Live, this Sunday June 23 2013, and will be tweeting live all of the additional nuanced details that I find out about changes to the CCIE Collaboration exam as it transitions from Voice. I've already downloaded the slide deck, and there are plenty of mentions about the new Collab track, but nothing that we don't yet already know. You can be sure that many questions will be asked and those... Read More
Jun
05
After a huge outcry by many on Twitter, Facebook and even a Change.org petition with currently almost 1,200 signatures gathered in less than a week, Cisco seems to have recanted their position, and will be allowing current CCIE Voice certified individuals, as well as those that certify before the February 14, 2014 switchover date, to migrate to the new CCIE Collaboration, simply by taking and passing the new CCIE Collaboration Written exam, which will debut on November 21, 2013. Read More
Jun
03
I put together a new playlist on our All Access Pass geared toward helping those that have decided to study primarily with the new CCIE Collaboration in mind. What will be included in this playlist is primarily new technologies, specifically those that haven't yet been covered elsewhere in our CCIE Voice v3 products. As the weeks go on, I will continue to update this list with more and more videos covering new technologies in UC v9.1. Keep in mind that until I have this list complete with... Read More
May
31
We recognize that there is new content in the new CCIE Collaboration blueprint. We also recognize that a change to the name of CCIE Voice is long overdue. Furthermore, we recognize that there is about an 80% overlap in content, and only about 20% worth of new material. To this end, we will not be requiring our CCIE Voice v3 customers to re-purchase any CCIE Voice track materials when follow Cisco in rebranding it to CCIE Collaboration. Read More
May
28
9 Months and counting to get your CCIE Voice v3 finished before CCIE Voice v4 --err, I mean before CCIE Collaboration-- debuts. UPDATE: See this newer blog entry before reading anything in this current post. Some of what's below is accurate, but anything in this newer post usurps what may have been said here. Important Overwhelmingly, the question I have been asked over and over again in the short time since this was announced is: "If I get the CCIE Voice certification, will I lose it come... Read More
May
15
Again, while not officially a blueprint change just yet, it's clearly coming. To that end we have gone ahead and taken the initiative to add another CCIE Voice bootcamp based on the current v3 blueprint. Read More
May
15
UPDATE: We were contacted informally and kindly ask to remove the title that hasn't been officially released as of yet. Read More
Apr
24
Normally we don't post many individual congratulations to new CCIEs, not at all because we don't wish to recognize them, rather simply because the shear number of passers would overwhelm our blog. In fact we do recognize ever single CCIE passer with a very nice custom polo shirt with their name, number and CCIE logo on it. However, today we felt it important to recognize the first CCIE Data Center having passed using our materials. He talks quite openly about the preparation and his experience... Read More

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