It has been a while since I last checked in my blog site. Reading through past post and realized I am a bit behind from how I expect myself to be in my studying. Still trying to find that sweet spot balancing between work, family and study life. I am also looking for that sweet spot as well for a study strategy.
I plan to do my first attempt around January 2017, a year after passing my first attempt but that would mean booking my exam around October because of the 90-day booking period. This means I have roughly 5 months to hammer through the topics and labs. If I am honest with myself it is going to be a Hail Mary attempt, but its a choice between booking the exam or re-taking the written exam if I go beyond my 18-month grace period to make an attempt.
I should really start tracking down the hours that I study, it’s a known fact that CCIE passers do between 1000-1500 hours of lab time. I don’t do it by the hours, I do it by the number of labs I do a day which is a minimum of five. Depending on the lab I am doing, currently I am going through the OSPF labs, it will go between 2-4 hours an evening, multiply that by 5 or 6 which would only total to 24hrs/week, roughly 100hrs/month if I am lucky.
This would explain while I am off the radar with my blog. Ok enough of this ranting, need to go back to my studies…
2 thoughts on “A break from lab time”
You can do it! Im about to resume my ccnp journey as my ccna is expiring this year.
best of luck to you my friend.