When purging and cleaning ancient posts I found this post where I wished everyone a Happy New 2011. And I felt that it was time for an update.
So, what happened during 2011 – did I become a Cisco CCIE Security? The short answer is: No.
In february 2011 my written CCIE Security exam expired. Shortly after that my CCNA/CCNP/CCSP/whatever certifications also was about to expire, and to prevent that from happen I passed the CCIE Security Written once more. So, that means that I have another 18 (like 12 from now) months to do another Lab attempt.
During 2011 there was no way that I could find enough time to study for the lab. Primary of course because of the general work load, but also was my schedule filled with cool projects. Not only have I continued my journey to teach (I have made my own study material on which 2 different Cisco ASA-workshops were based), I have also done a lot of implementations of Cisco ACS5 and 802.1x, and lately a few ISE-implementations as well.
So, will I ever get that CCIE number? I dont know, but I will continue to try. I have recently purchased the “Ultimate CCIE Security Self Paced bundle” from INE as a complement to the material I already have from IPExpert. I find a few hours every now and then and try to focus to gain the speed/accuracy needed for the dreaded exam.
Stay tuned, I´ll be back. 🙂