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October 29, 2008

Internetwork Expert: Big Announcement Coming Tomorrow

Filed under: Cisco,Cisco Certification — cciepursuit @ 11:35 am
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Internetwork Expert hinted last week at a big announcement last week.  It looks like the big announcement will drop this Thursday:

Brian Dennis and Brian McGahan, Co-Founders of Internetwork Expert, will make a major corporate announcement during an online webcast, Thursday, October 30th at 11AM PDT.

Who: Brian Dennis and Brian McGahan: Co-Founders of Internetwork Expert
What: Major Corporate Announcement
Where: Online Webcast
When: 11 a.m. (PDT) Thursday, October 30th, 2008

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The posting has an interesting interesting bit:

Current customers please note, this announcement will not affect the status of our Investment Protection Program. All previous, current, and future purchases are still protected under this plan!

I’ll tune in Thursday to see what the announcement is but based on the wording I am hopeful that this means that IE is going to launch Version 5 of the Routing and Switching Class On Demand.

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12 Comments »

  1. I am pretty good at guessing most of the time but this one I have NO CLUE about. From the wording, it appears that the pricing IS going up for sure.

    On a side note- have you started ur R&S labs again ?

    Comment by CCIETalk.com — October 29, 2008 @ 2:17 pm | Reply

  2. @CCIETalk – Crap. I didn’t think about a price increase. 😦

    I’ve started working through the Volume 1 v5 labs as well as doing a lot of reading. It’s been harder than I thought it would be to get back into the swing of studying. Work should slow down soon and I’ll be able to get more time in. I still haven’t scheduled a second attempt yet. As soon as I can clear out a couple of weeks from work, I’ll schedule another attempt.

    Comment by cciepursuit — October 29, 2008 @ 2:26 pm | Reply

  3. I emailed you with a question on documentation. When you get a chance please reply 🙂

    Comment by CCIETalk.com — October 29, 2008 @ 2:42 pm | Reply

  4. well,

    if i can guess, three of the five ccie instructors at internetworkexpert did the ccde exam.

    so the big announcement is that they all PASSED.

    Comment by nwachonky — October 29, 2008 @ 2:47 pm | Reply

  5. I don’t think it is related to CCDE. According to Cisco, CCDE results won’t be available for another week or so.

    Well countdown begins now.. let’s see what happens tomorrow.

    Comment by CCIETalk.com — October 29, 2008 @ 3:52 pm | Reply

  6. Another thing the Brians have said is that this is a good thing for US.
    Now if it was a matter of the guys being CCDE’s although that is great news for them (and we’d be pleased for them of course), that is not something that would warrant a major announcement in the form of an online webcast.

    Can you see it?
    OK guys well err thanks for attending this online webcast.
    Well…we are all CCDE’s! Isnt that great!
    OK thats it, thanks and cya around!

    If there is a price increase (likely, although I can’t see how that would make IE more attractive as opposed to the other vendors), there must be some heavy &*^% being introduced…

    I’m inclined to go with you here pursuit on a vers 5 cod.
    But if they then increase the price significantly, I cant see too many people being “happy” about such a thing.

    Anyway time tells all.

    Comment by Roy Waterman — October 29, 2008 @ 7:16 pm | Reply

  7. Brad Reese thinks Cisco is gonna buy IE. I think Brad’s being a little provocative. 😉

    http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/34627

    Comment by Ethan — October 30, 2008 @ 5:40 am | Reply

  8. Brad Reese is the spoon that stirs the pot on Network World :). Would be insane though if he were right…

    Comment by ccie journey — October 30, 2008 @ 5:57 am | Reply

  9. Hmmm… if I remember well in your bootcamp they talked about changing IEWB Vol 3 to Vol 2, Vol 2 would be Vol 3 and the introduction of a new Vol 4… Plus CoD v5… that would be my personal bet!

    Regarding Cisco actually buying IE, I dont think so… if they were going to buy someone that should be NMC, as far as they will use NMC products… They “may” or “may not” partnership with IE in order to teach the products…

    Anyway… if IE is going for Cisco 360, that is a step back! If somebody actually wanted NMC products, they would purchase NMC and not IE…

    IE materials are AWESOME, and they should stick to it, developing and getting it even better!

    Thats my two cents…

    Cheers,
    Caue Wailemann

    Comment by Caue Wailemann — October 30, 2008 @ 8:06 am | Reply

  10. Can anyone who’s login to the IE webcast tell us what’s the announcement is about?

    Comment by chandu — October 30, 2008 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

  11. So what’s the news?

    Comment by CCIETalk.com — October 30, 2008 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

  12. just adding my guess…adding the CCDE and CCIE Wireless courses?

    Comment by TL — October 30, 2008 @ 1:34 pm | Reply


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