Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Tips On Becoming A CCIE

February 23, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 159

The ultimate goal of virtually everyone that enters the computer networking industry is to become a CCIE. This is the absolute authority certification in the industry and everything else is secondary. You do not need to be a CCIE to earn a good living, but once you have obtained this ultra-high-end certification it would be difficult not to.

The most important part of this track is to understand that you cannot do it without the proper amount of experience. The curriculum out there assumes you have a working knowledge of pretty much everything. If you don't, the material will lose you quickly and it will be incredibly difficult to learn basics as you try to absorb the more challenging concepts. Thus, if you don't work in computer networking today, your first step should be to get one of the lower level certifications and find a job.

For many of us that have other valuable skills, this may even mean a pay cut. However, if you consider this part of your training you should have no trouble making it through the hard parts. Of course, the typical CCNA salary is pretty good so hopefully you won't have to lose too much money. On the other hand, if you are just staring out this shouldn't be an issue for you at all.

Once you gain some experience and knowledge about networking in general, you are probably ready for the high level certification. However, you have to take the exams in order and cannot jump from an entry level certification all the way to the CCIE. You must first go through the associate program, and then the professional program before you can even think about the CCIE. This takes time and you should not be in any hurry. The longer you wait in between exams the more time you have to really master the concepts presented in your current certification level.

Once again, the key is to completely master a set of material before you move on. You don't want to have to constantly refer back to information you should already know. This adds a ton of time and frustration to the entire process. I understand that everyone is in a hurry to earn a better living or get a better job, but you simply cannot rush this. It's kind of like taking the bar exam and skipping law school. It's not going to work out as well as you hope.

For me, the main concept that I had to get through my head is overkill is a good thing. When I would study for something, it probably takes me twice as long as other people would take if they had similar knowledge and experience. The trick is to completely master everything before you move on. Many just study just enough to pass the test and that is the end of it. However, for me I don't want to spend a single second looking up something that was already covered in a lower level certification. If I'm not 100% ready to ace the exam, I keep studying until I am.

This method makes the exams much easier and in a lot of ways quicker. Not to mention you will be a better more knowledgeable employee having all the information in the world already in your head.

For further information on how to become a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or CCIE, check out http://www.ciscocareers.org and be sure to visit the CCIE Training section.

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

 
0
 
0
 
Rate this Article
 vote(s)
Feedback
Print
Re-Publish

Article Tags:

Ccie Certification

,

High Level Certification

,

Ccie

,

Cisco Certification

Windows 8 will change the way you work and play, says Microsoft and we agree. Nearly all of the previous iterations of the Windows OS have been evolutionary but Windows 8 is set to change all that.

By: Sakshi Sharma l Computers & Technology > Mobile Computing l April 03, 2013 lViews: 662

Many antivirus programs available today have various features but it entirely depends on the user to make the best choice from among these different computer virus protection programs online. Before

By: Alex l Computers & Technology > Software l December 28, 2012 lViews: 370

You can add a new color to your entertainment life with iskysoft video converter for mac & iskysoft dvd creator for mac and make your Christmas holidays all the more special. iskysoft video

By: Zaithyn Galter l Computers & Technology > Software l December 23, 2012 lViews: 1070

The choices you make regarding the type of recruiting software you choose to use are important. Being an informed consumer is essential to getting a system or components that complement systems of

By: Maria Warne l Computers & Technology > Software l December 14, 2012 lViews: 305

The Cisco certification has become the most popular IT training in recent days and it offers three different levels of these certifications include as: associate, professional and expert-level.

By: sandidas chakma l Computers & Technology > Certification Tests l December 11, 2012 lViews: 236

Millions of prospective 12th standard students are gearing up their preparations for the Joint Entrance Exam for engineering seats. From 2013, it has been decided by the IITs, CBSE, JEE organizing

By: Sarkariexam l Computers & Technology > Certification Tests l December 07, 2012 lViews: 633

The Cisco certification has become the most popular IT training in recent days and it offers three different levels of these certifications include as: associate, professional and expert-level.

By: sandidas chakmal Computers & Technology > Certification Testsl December 11, 2012 lViews: 236

Millions of prospective 12th standard students are gearing up their preparations for the Joint Entrance Exam for engineering seats. From 2013, it has been decided by the IITs, CBSE, JEE organizing

By: Sarkariexaml Computers & Technology > Certification Testsl December 07, 2012 lViews: 633

One can truly say the world has transformed into competitive place for businesspersons. In every sector one would find the flourish of businesses. Among various fast developed industries is the

By: Mukesh Kumarl Computers & Technology > Certification Testsl November 11, 2012 lViews: 199

If you ever have heard about the Cisco Certification you might be wondering why people today are so crazy about Cisco. Why not, Cisco System has built immense reputation in the entire world and the

By: Mohsen Ansaril Computers & Technology > Certification Testsl October 25, 2012 lViews: 215

Well Guys! It’s really hard to decide, which course to take up because of the number of hardware certification being available in the market. But you need not worry as long as it is certified by

By: Mohsen Ansaril Computers & Technology > Certification Testsl October 25, 2012 lViews: 217

A Cisco exam that offers students with the certification is definitely a highly paying gateway assuring brighter future, but it is one of the hardest certifications to obtain. In order to get through

By: Mukesh Kumarl Computers & Technology > Certification Testsl October 25, 2012 lViews: 214

Read this article before you purchase a CCNA training program. The article discuses what to look out for and how to make sure you choose the best possible class.

By: Kevin Cevichl Computers & Technology > Certification Testsl February 29, 2012 lViews: 182

This article is a brief look at the popular information technology certification paths. By knowing the popularity for each IT career option, you will have a great staring point to do your

By: Kevin Cevichl Computers & Technology > Certification Testsl February 28, 2012 lViews: 145

This article describes how to choose the right Cisco certification based on what you want to do for a living. It advocates determining what type of job you want, then matching the right type of

By: Kevin Cevichl Computers & Technology > Certification Testsl February 27, 2012 lViews: 150

This article goes over the popularity of the Cisco CCIE certification. It also discusses the difficulty involved in obtaining this top level certification.

By: Kevin Cevichl Computers & Technology > Certification Testsl February 26, 2012 lViews: 153

This article discusses which books you should purchase to help you study for your CCNA exam. It also includes a few tips on how to use the books to get the most out of them.

By: Kevin Cevichl Computers & Technology > Certification Testsl February 25, 2012 lViews: 217

This article discusses the reasons why you should choose the Cisco CCNA voice track as opposed to their other certifications. The CCNA voice certification has increased demand now and well into the

By: Kevin Cevichl Computers & Technology > Certification Testsl February 20, 2012 lViews: 203