The CCIE study program is more like a marathon than a sprint. I know of a precious few people that were able to get the CCIE in less than 4 months. The typical timeline for completion is between 8 and 12 months. How long does it take? How many hours of study a week and what resources should I use are the types of basic questions that can get hard to answer by generic Google searching. Below are some of the places that I use for starting information about the CCIE.
– So Much Information: Part One — http://blog.ipexpert.com/2008/11/21/so-much-information-part-one/
– CertCollection Message Board — http://certcollection.org/forum/forum/395-ccie-routing-switching-ultimate/
– OnlineStudyList Message Board — http://onlinestudylist.com/
Until next time,