I have come to the conclusion that status updates are going to just be a permanent fixture on the site 😉 I have been doing these now for what? Four years almost?!?! I just think it speaks to difficulty of obtaining your CCIE. This week I was actually ready to walk away and talk a long break and maybe start up my CCNA Security. I think in the end though the mounting pressure of a new child on the way and other outside forces just temporarily pushed me past a breaking point.

One thing I did do was alot of soul searching the last few weeks. I need to accept the fact I am not being honest with myself. Whenever I would hit a scenario in a workbook that was over my head I would get frustrated and just blame the workbook. Instead I should have just blamed myself and accepted the fact I didn’t know that particular topic as well as I thought I did. This would drive my “ADD” with different vendor material back and forth, and I think that was making matters worse. The good thing is I can rewire my rack blindfolded and with only two hours of sleep 🙂 After this week with getting the last of the house in order I need to sit down with the CCIE checklists and work from there. I need to settle down on what material to use and just move forward and finally bring this chapter of my life to a conclusion. If the writers of “Lost” can do it I think I should have no problem doing so right?

A good quick read if you own any of INE’s material or are thinking about purchasing. Looks like volume II is getting a big update and the video companion series is still being added on to. No dates yet on the completion though.

More full labs walkthroughs are on the way for the Video Companion…we are waiting for an incredibly exciting re-release of Volume 2 that is happening very soon. Bug fixes, better explanations and verifications, and a full blown 2-hour Troubleshooting section in each lab. Wow!

The troubleshooting section to each lab will be a welcome addition I am sure to alot of people.

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