CCIE Pursuit Blog

April 1, 2008

My Etherealmind: What Is A CCIE?

I found this over at My Etherealmind (have a look around there’s a lot of good stuff there).  I’m thinking about putting this on my resume when I get my digits.  🙂

What is a CCIE?
By Greg Ferro, CCIE

In the course of my day-to-day work, people ask me what is a CCIE(tm)? I thought about this for some time. I wrote some notes. And this is what I came up with:

I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling 8 foot computer racks and charming magnetic security cardswipes. I have been known to remodel SME networks on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of capital deployment, reliability and performance. I translate technobabble for Management, I write award-winning technical presentations and deliver them better than an American president announcing tax cuts.

I can recite complete chapters of the Cisco Documentation CD, backwards and, with little effort and at the same time, perform decimal to binary conversion for very large numbers.

I woo women with my sensuous and godlike MIDI playing on a notebook. I can pilot computer trolleys up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I can rack Cisco gear faster than Arnold Schwarznegger can bench press. I am an expert in network diagramming tools, a veteran in web surfing, and know the Cisco Web Site better than I know my own family.

—Read The Rest Here—



  1. ROFL!!! Fantastic Post there by Greg. I suggest that he may have also have been the 1st man on the moon and that he often engages in conversation with ET lifeform as mortal humans do not provide conversation with enough stimulus.

    Great find.

    Comment by Steve P — April 1, 2008 @ 12:06 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks for noticing my humble little blog, I appreciate you reading my site. I also enjoy reading your articles, good luck (if that comes into it) with your studies.

    Etherealmind (greg)

    Comment by Greg Ferro — April 3, 2008 @ 2:58 pm | Reply

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