Internetwork Expert recently announced the launch of a new “CCIE Scholarship” program (the information below is a combination of the information found here and here – as always, emphasis mine):
Through the years Brian Dennis, CCIE #2210 (R&S, ISP Dial, Security, Service Provider, Voice) and Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593 (R&S, Service Provider, Security) have been devoted to revolutionizing the way CCIE Lab training is approached. Since 2004 their vision of success for CCIE’s has changed the market and help shape where it stands today. From inventing new ways to tackle technologies, to their famous CCIE Lab Workbooks, and now the highly sought after 12-Day Bootcamp, the Brians and Internetwork Expert continue to help networking professionals around the world achieve their own CCIE certification.
As part of Brian Dennis’ and Brian McGahan’s ongoing commitment to the CCIE community, Internetwork Expert is pleased to announce the Real CCIE’s, Real People 2008 Scholarship.
We will be choosing one U.S. scholarship recipient and one international recipient from the applicant pool. The scholarship recipients will each receive CCIE Lab training from start to finish including:
CCIE Self-Paced End-to-End Program
Complete CCIE Rack Rental package compliments of Graded Labs
Onsite Bootcamp of the recipients choice (including airfare, hotel, provisions, and ground transportation).
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have the ability to travel and have scheduled or passed the CCIE Written Exam.
How To Apply
Complete the online application. All online information must be received by Friday, June 13th, 2008. In addition to completing the online application, you are required to e-mail an application letter to email@example.com.
Application letters should contain background information (in regards to networking) and personal reasons for applying for the scholarship. Suggestions include:
400-800 word count
Answer questions such as:
Why you need to be a CCIE
What strengths would you bring as a CCIE to the field
Where you started in networking and where you are now
What circumstances kept you from training
Finalists will be notified and announced in July 2008.
This is a very good idea. I like the fact that they are choosing one of the candidates from the international pool. Covering the travel costs is a great (if potentially expensive) idea as well.
Two lucky buggers are going to get some very nice training. The deadline to get your application in is fast approaching so if you are interested move quickly.