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June 25, 2008

Internetwork Expert: IE Welcomes Scott Morris

Okay, I guess that this is the big announcement (thank you to Alissa and Adam):

Brian Dennis and I are proud to welcome Scott Morris, four-time CCIE #4713, to the Internetwork Expert team as a new CCIE instructor. Scott Morris has been in the Cisco networking industry for over 12 years and belongs to an elite group of engineers worldwide holding four CCIE certifications. Scott was one of the first individuals to pass the Cisco Design Specialist certification in 1998, and soon after passed the CCIE Lab Exam in Routing and Switching. He then went on to obtain CCIE certifications in ISP-Dial, Security, and Service Provider. Scott is currently preparing for the Voice CCIE, and the newly announced Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE).

Prior to joining Internetwork Expert, Scott was Vice President of Technical Training and an Instructor at IPExpert. While working at IPExpert, Scott developed and delivered CCIE classroom training, as well as initiated new product development. Scott is currently a regular columnist for the TCPMag Journal.

You can read more about this here.

I won’t even pretend to know anything about the CCIE training market, but it’s a bit strange to see Scott Morris hosting a beer and wings party for IPExpert on Monday and then joining the IE team on Wednesday.  If this was the price he had to pay to get into the Networkers’ CCIE party, then the price of admission was too high Scott.  🙂

I’ve never had the chance to see any of Scott’s training, but if he is as good at teaching as he is at writing witty posts in GroupStudy, then IE picked up a great instructor.  Plus, I don’t think that he’s slept in the last four years.  🙂

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5 Comments »

  1. this is like killing off the competition 😀
    I mean Ip Expert was all about Scott…

    Comment by Barooq — June 25, 2008 @ 2:13 pm | Reply

  2. Whoomp There it IS!!! I kinda suspected something was up.

    Comment by Tony — June 25, 2008 @ 2:16 pm | Reply

  3. […] got an email from IPexpert with their response to Scott Morris joining Internetwork Expert.  I don’t have a link to the IPexpert announcement so I’ll post it in it’s […]

    Pingback by IPexpert: Twitter Giveaways and Reponse To Scott Morris’ Departure « CCIE Pursuit — June 25, 2008 @ 3:26 pm | Reply

  4. […] already sense where the announcement was going. Much later in the day, I saw the breaking news from CCIEPursuit’s site which was posted at 1:29PM. It was now official that Scott was joining […]

    Pingback by www.bitbucketblog.com » Blog Archive » Scott Morris at InternetworkExpert — October 29, 2008 @ 1:52 pm | Reply

  5. IPexpert was all about scott, he’s on all the video on demand. Now, they have a bunch of CCIE 15,000 and above instructors. I already dropped 1,000 on the course, THEN I found out Scott Morris jumped ship. Originally it was 1,500, but then I was able to get it for 1,000 USD after a little email to ipexpert. I wish I would have known that Scott was leaving,as I would have probably chosen Internetworkexpert. However the GOOD news (Yes I know you were waiting) Is the Ipexpert materials are fantastic and I am not having any problems at all. Internetworkexpert’s stuff is around 3,000 USD so that’s the kicker for me. Everyone knows there are really 2 main providers of CCIE training and that’s Internetworkexpert and IPEXPERT. I will most likley just use ipexpert’s materials, go through them and then do all the mock labs, then go over to internetwork expert’s mock labs and see how I do since I didn’t use their material. If I can survive that, I should be good to go.

    Then of course we have those Open ended questions, which plenty of people fail right away and then you get to do the lab. G-R-E-A-T. Miss one, and POOF CCIE IS GONE. But I digress, so here we are.

    Interesting times.

    Comment by Clay — August 30, 2009 @ 12:26 pm | Reply


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