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I think we left Joe’s post up on top long enough (he yells at me when I post and bump his down 🙂 …)

I have been working though IPexpert’s lab workbook two, making steady progress through the labs with some good advice from Jared over at IPexpert. Hopefully I can finish these up within the next couple of weeks. My core stuff seems to be strong, atleast while working through the workbook. I do have access to the Cisco 360 reference library as well that I have been reading everyday which seems to break things down quickly for a good review.

My schedule for the summer:

Cisco Live June 26th through July 3rd

Narbik’s bootcamp the week of July 20th in Herndon, VA

Narbik’s again the week of August 24th in Glendale, CA (It actually starts on my birthday which shows how sad my life is 😉

IPexperts camp in September, then my lab.

I know this seems excessive, but one thing that is hard to do at home is shut the world out and do nothing but lab and submerse myself in the material. It just is impossible to do with an infant running around 🙂 So that will give me three solid weeks of doing nothing but labs and reading. Hopefully that puts me over the top.

I have a lab date booked right now, but was wondering if it is worth the chance to drop the date until after going to Narbik’s atleast once. I was thinking what would I do if he gave me the go ahead to schedule the lab thinking I was ready? As of right now all the dates are booked up solid until the 18th. Do I drop my current date and chance it that more dates will open up when people have to start paying for them? Or just keep my date and just keep working through all the material until the end? Not sure, atleast right now I have a lab date.

Comments

6 Responses to “Status Update 05.26.2009”

  1. jo on May 26th, 2009 11:36 am

    Its a tricky one, as dates usually open up when people drop them at payment time, but now the 4.0 changes are coming people might not be so ready to do that.

    I would say stick with the date you have, attend all the great classes you have lined up, then ace it.

  2. CCIE Journey on May 26th, 2009 11:48 am

    Yea it would seem kind of stupid to rush it and miss out on the training. The downside is it will be one shot and done with the current version.

  3. routemyworld on May 26th, 2009 12:05 pm

    I believe in you. Go kick some @$$!

    Narbik’s, is that in Glendale, CA? That’s in the neck of my woods. I’d take you out on your bday but depends if you’re up for it considering you’ll be deep into your studies. Still, let me know though.

  4. CCIE Journey on May 26th, 2009 8:42 pm

    LOL I am sure I will be knee deep in my labs Monday night, but that wouldn’t stop me :P… My wife being out there with me will though! We are actually going out a few days early to head over to Disney Land for a few days to relax a bit…

  5. Jgitau on May 27th, 2009 7:33 am

    I totally understand you. I have a lab date booked, and some serious study time scheduled. question is whether to drop the date and risk 4.0. for me its a bit bigger problem. If i do 4.0 the labs woul dbe in my country and I’d afford more mock labs which i think woul dgo a long way in making me a better engineer….Im not worried of either blueprint especially since most vendors will let you attend their boot camps later for free anyway:-) assuming you behaved well the first time…

  6. Joe A on June 1st, 2009 11:17 pm

    Dude, do NOT cancel your lab date and chance it! The waiting sucks yeah, but don’t worry you will do well and it will all be over..don’t chance it bro.

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