CCIE Pursuit Blog

June 22, 2008

Cisco “Unofficially” Changes My Life

At the IE Mock Lab Workshop last week (I will get some blog entries up about this over the next few days) it was interesting how many CCIE candidates intended to get more than one CCIE.  For me, this has always been a ‘one and done’ pursuit.  The amount of time and toil that this has required has pretty much made this the toughest thing that I’ve ever done (educationally).  But now Josh at the Internetwork Expert blog drops this:

After speaking with multiple Cisco employees within the wireless group, the Wireless CCIE has been confirmed. Beta candidate registration should begin this fall, along with a blueprint release. Beginning early 2009 the Wireless CCIE beta testing will begin! As of now, topics of the test are expected to cover all aspects of wireless from design through implementation including the implications of security, routing and switching and voice technologies. Check back often for any additional information!

I love wireless networking.  At my previous position, wireless networking (a few thousand “fat client” 1240s administered by a WLSE device) was about 50% of my job, but it was my favorite part.  I’ve always said that if there were an independent wireless certification track announced, that I would be all over it.  It looks like I will be attempting at least two CCIEs.  For now I have to pass my R&S lab, then I need to formulate a way to tell my wife that I want to get a second CCIE.  The former might turn out to be easier than the latter.  🙂



  1. Good luck telling the boss about this idea 🙂

    Comment by Deon — June 23, 2008 @ 12:01 am | Reply

  2. LAWRY!!! I am glad to hear that about the wireless. I will be right there with you buddy!! I hope you got a day or two off after the camp.

    Comment by Tony — June 23, 2008 @ 7:44 am | Reply

  3. […] CCIE Pursuit’s latest post talks about a new CCIE track that has apparently been confirmed. Check it out, including a link from his page. As usual, because I read it on his blog first, he gets the trackback credit. […]

    Pingback by Baby, You Can Route My World! » Blog Archive » Wireless CCIE — June 23, 2008 @ 8:40 am | Reply

  4. @Deon – 🙂 That is going to be a very tough sell. I am probably going to take the “It’s required for work” route.

    @Tony – Damn it Tony! Internet anonymity! Now everyone is going to know my real name is ‘Lawry’. 🙂 Just remember that I can edit any comments, so don’t be surprised if your comments end up with additional lines like “I met CCIEPursuit and I am so gay for him” 🙂

    I didn’t know that you were sneaking out at lunch on Friday or I would have said goodbye. Nicely played with the pastries though. LOL.

    “Stay strong, cowboy.” 🙂

    Comment by cciepursuit — June 23, 2008 @ 9:25 am | Reply

  5. Dude, get 3 CCIEs! you’re such a slacker! RS,SP,Wireless is my route now. I’ll see if I Can sneak in Security somewhere in there.



    Comment by Dale Kling — June 23, 2008 @ 10:40 am | Reply

  6. @Dale – If I get one CCIE for each 4 that you get I’ll consider that an accomplishment. 🙂 Good luck Friday.

    Comment by cciepursuit — June 23, 2008 @ 11:00 am | Reply

  7. If I tell my wife I want to go for another CCIE after the R&S she will want two more kids 😦

    Comment by cciejourney — June 23, 2008 @ 12:44 pm | Reply

  8. You didnt want me to waste the tickets did you lol. My kids loved them lol. Remember Dont Weaken!!!! Just call me cciepursuit fanboy!!! LMao. Dale will be like 8x ccie lol.

    Comment by Tony — June 23, 2008 @ 11:58 pm | Reply

  9. There has been an independent wireless group for a while now… CWNP.

    Comment by Dan — December 15, 2008 @ 7:03 pm | Reply

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