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Feb 24 2015   4:50AM GMT

The Journey of CCIE – Follow your passions – Series 9

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan


I have been asked by many networking professionals to choose which CCIE track? As we all know Cisco is offering CCIE tracks in CCIE Routing and Switching, CCIE Service Provider, CCIE Data Center, CCIE Security, CCIE Collaboration and CCIE Wireless.   Cisco will never come out with these tracks if there was no value for any particular CCIE track. Hence there is no point in either asking or following what others are doing, its been observed some of the Networking Professionals failed to follow their heart rather they go with the trends or what their peers are doing. This is not a right approach. Remember in the first post we asked ourselves why do we want to be a CCIE? This question should give you a clarity and reason to focus.

Follow ur passions

So its better not to follow the mass, follow you heart, drive by your passions. When you do this, the journey of CCIE becomes interesting and easier. When you follow your passions, you have zeal to excel, reason to conquer and motivation to move forward.

While I was attempting to CCIE Routing and Switching Lab exam, most of my professional friends advised me to go with CCIE Data Center, simply because there was a huge demand for CCIE Data Center and there are very few Data Center CCIE’s. Thank to Almighty I followed my passion, followed my heart and attempted the track on which I have good experience and understanding of concepts and I passed my lab.

When you choose a CCIE track, ask yourself what track you are personally comfortable with, in which area you have an experience. Then go for it. Then only the journey becomes easier and interesting.

So follow your passions and live your dreams.

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  • taherali7
    Yes, absolutely well said post. It is what most networking professionals get in stuck with. So I hope it will help the guys to figure out what to choose and why to choose.

    Thanks for posting.
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  • chand007
    Ah, i am stuck in same Boat, i want to go for RS as i think i can justify it better , than DC where i can pass (may be :) ) But i dont have any real gears to practice and justify my expertise.  still my all friends pushing for CCIE DC, i have scheduled meeting with a CCIE DC Trainer tomorrow and then one i will fix with CCIE RS Trainer, and then decide again.
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