CCIE Pursuit Blog

January 3, 2008

2007 Statistics

9 = months of study.
453 = hours of lab time.
Unknown, but significant = number of hours reading and viewing videos.
Unknown, but significant = number of hours reading CCIE blogs and forums.
1,600+ = pages of CiscoPress books read.
$2,600+  = spent on studies.
274 = blog posts.
8,892  = spam comments.
3 = number of times I have punched a router while building labs.
50+ = number of T1 and crossover cables I have made for labs.
25+ = number of IOS upgrades performed on lab routers and switches.
2 = number of Xmodem sessions due to IOS upgrades gone bad.

The payoff?

Many, but still too few  =  moments of epiphany when I finally understood a technology.
At least 5 = times that I was able to solve an issue at work with knowledge aquired during my CCIE studies.

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8 Comments »

  1. “2 = number of Xmodem sessions due to IOS upgrades gone bad.”

    Ha lightweight :)!

    Comment by Carl Yost Jr — January 3, 2008 @ 12:29 pm | Reply

  2. @Carl

    LOL! You just made my day. 🙂

    Comment by cciepursuit — January 3, 2008 @ 12:46 pm | Reply

  3. What is even worse, is after you reload the old image through XModem you come to learn the new image was only failing because the company didn’t max out the ram on the router as requested before sending it to you :(.

    Comment by Carl Yost Jr — January 3, 2008 @ 1:11 pm | Reply

  4. “3 = number of times I have punched a router while building labs.” NO DOUBT!!

    Comment by Ethan Banks — January 3, 2008 @ 4:22 pm | Reply

  5. 1600 pages of Cisco Press books? Does that include TCP IP routing 1 n 2? 🙂

    Comment by Mithun Bhat — January 4, 2008 @ 5:11 am | Reply

  6. How many midnight cups of coffee?

    Comment by Brad Hedlund — January 4, 2008 @ 9:21 am | Reply

  7. LOL, Cisco sure must make a lot of profit from Cisco Press! They deserve it, their books are very informative and easy to understand.

    Comment by CCNA Discovery — January 6, 2008 @ 4:49 pm | Reply

  8. Cisco WAAS seems good enough if you only have a few sites

    Comment by configuring cisco waas — February 6, 2009 @ 6:09 am | Reply


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