So Brandon Carroll’s quest to do the Routing and Switching certification is scheduled to take 90’s days. I think he is very gifted and got the right stuff to do it (he’s a security CCIE). What came to mind, was this hypothesis:
If he can do it in 90 days, that must mean that the bulk of all CCIE certifications will be the same. My reason for saying this? glad you asked. Look at the multiple CCIE holders. If they were each to do the same amount of work as their first CCIE certifications, it would take them 6 years of pure study time (along with their regular work mind you). Even though some might have done this, i think that once you “get it” on all the technologies, it will be easier the 2nd time around. I dont mean to make it sound like its easy in any way 🙂
I think there are several reasons behind my thinking this. Its both the above knowledge, but its also the mindset going into it again. Knowing how you learn. Knowing what the written tests are like. Knowing what to expect of a lab exam. Trust to any vendor you might have used. So on and so forth.
I really hope he makes it, I just doubt hope there’s a seat available for him in any of the tests locations around the world after announcing lab change 🙂
God Speed Brandon!
Head over to his site to follow his progress: http://www.globalconfig.net/