CCIE Pursuit Blog

April 3, 2008

Status Update: 24 – 30 March

I’m a little late on this status update, but I don’t want to stop posting these updates.  They serve as a combination carrot/whip to keep me on task for the week.

Last week I finished off a long stretch of labbing with IE Graded Mock Lab #1.  On Friday night I finished off my meal with two bottles of wine.  🙂

I scored an 89 on the mock lab which is far better that I had hoped for.  For those of you who have been following these updates, you’ll have noticed that I have been stuck on a readiness level of 2 (out of 10) since I started posting these updates.  That level has been my subjective perception of my ability to pass the lab.  I’ve decided to quantify that value a bit.  My ideal level of readiness will be achieved when I can score a 90 or above on an IE mock lab with a difficulty level of 10.  So I should be able to figure out my readiness based on the following equation:

(((Mock Lab Score/10) * (Mock Lab Difficulty/10)) + 1) = Readiness Level

So my current readiness level is (drum roll please):

(((89/10) * (6/10)) + 1) ≈ 6 

That seems a bit high to me (I’m a ‘glass half-empty’ type of guy if you haven’t guessed) but at least it gives me something quantitative for judging my readiness.

Here are my goals from last week: Redo Volume II labs 3, 8. and 9.  Review the IEATC videos for Multicast and IP Services.

I did manage to redo labs 3 and 8.  I’ll hit 9 again this weekend.  I went through the basic multicast video as well as two of the IP Services videos.

Here are my goals this week: Review the IEATC IPv6 and BGP videos.  Redo Volume II lab 9.  Do Volume III lab 6.

Days Until Lab: 109
Days Until Mock Lab 2: 20
Days Until Mock Lab Workshop: 74
Readiness (1 to 10): 6
Lab Hours This Week 32
Study Hours This Week (estimate): 12
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1 Comment »

  1. LOL just go take the lab next week and get it out of the way 😛

    Comment by Carl Yost — April 4, 2008 @ 8:41 am | Reply


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