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How not to Pass the CCIE LAB Exam – Routing & Switching V5

Cisco will issue certificates only when both lab and written test are passed? I saved up to take 6 months off to study full time which worked for me, still paying off the last of it now though 9 months later.

Next ensure you have the funds for at least 2 attempts as if you fail the first time you will want to go back within 30 days and not worry about paying for it. Your email address will not be published. Enjoy your CCIE number! To explain the title of this post the method I chose to pass the CCIE is not best practice and it took me quite a few attempts across 2 versions which ended up costing me a lot both financially and sacrificing time with my family.

Studying for this exam is going to take a lot of your time so be prepared to put aside your social life for a good few months and dedicate your evenings and weekends to the command line. I am will not be going for the CCIE because of other personal projects. At this point my understanding wife said enough is enough this is costing us too much money you have to stop now.

So they need to be on board with what you are doing and be understanding of your weekends in front of the computer. I just starting to reading book from and my planned to take the lab will be in I just want to know that if someone has passed written exam of ccie rout8ng and switching so can he get hard copy of certificate or he has to do lab test to get certificate.

Conclusion The reason my journey took so long was purely that I did not put in the time required before I went to the exam, I also had some delays due to financial reasons. On the INE bootcamp Brian Dennis said that the CCIE Lab exam is a sentence that you have to serve and you will either do your time before your first attempt or all the times up until your passing attempt.

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Tell me importance of lab test for ccie. I am going to take a dcie weeks of study and then I need to pick up on some other vendor certs that I need to pickup mainly around F5, Riverbed and SDN I am also going to start learning Python.

I am learning Ansible with python to automation of Cisco and any networking devices. Again another ideal solution is to have switcuing employer pay for everything. I also know a husband and wife who were both swutching for the CCIE and she passed first! Would I do things differently for the next one? The reason my journey took so long was purely that I did not put in the time required before I went to the exam, I also had some delays due to financial reasons.

Once you have all these in place you just need a plan and a timeline. Proctor went as far as to say, you can configure Yes, the lab exam is a mandatory part of the CCIE certification. May — Third attempt in Brussels, I paid for this last few days of Version 4. My lab time must be well over hours if I include all the weekends and bootcamps etc.

Switxhing been reading your blogs for a while too. Certainly yes, I have learnt a lot and in more depth than if I had just passed the first time around. When I say the method I chose — it was not a conscious decision but more of the path that I ended up taking.

Congratulations and thanks for sharing and inspiring others on your journey.

How not to pass the CCIE Lab Exam in R&S V5

But what it really comes down to is you and the CLI — focus on the technology, no distractions, and you will get there. Kirk Byer created a sswitching script netmiko to connect to Cisco and networking devices. Getting your study time in will affect them.


Roger please guide us. I failed again better with time management, passed TS and failed config.

They might even be primary family caregivers along with working in networking. Correct, Cisco will only issue certificates when both the written and lab exams are passed. All I xnd to say is if you are on your own — setting your study time is a lot easier. Previous Post after failing attempt 1 https: Is it mandatory part of ccie?

I was very close to passing my Lab yesterday and even though I knew I had enough time, got stuck in one section in the Config that had me bogged down and loose substantial amount of time — which sapped away my validation times and that surely got me in the end.

What he means is that you have to do the work and you have to be on top of the technology, I chose to go to the lab before I was really ready, you should study and study really well and make one maybe two attempts. Thank you Roger for this article. This is a story of persistence and no quit. June — Re-certify the written exam again as I was unable to book the lab exam as it had expired — Again! Thanks for the response Roger.

Inspiring indeed, you have really hit a nerve and I am going for it. I want to know importance of lab test. As the version had changed from V4 to V5 I took my time coming up to speed with all the new technologies that were in the lab, the main difference was DMVPN which was a new area for me.

With others in your life they need to be on board with what you are doing. The comment was not meant to be negative in any way and I personally know two female CCIEs and am all for it. Has it made me a better engineer?