Internetwork’s vSeminar announcement today was so popular (over 500 people) that they had to turn away users as it filled up pretty quickly. For those who missed it, there will be a recording on the IE site in the near future. I’ll post some more details tomorrow, but here’s the quick and dirty:
Internetwork Expert will NOT be participating in the new 360 CCIE training programming. They will be rolling out a new “CCIE 2.0” training program. This program will involve a MUCH higher level of personalization. This will included dynamic labs that will adapt to your strengths and test you more on your weaknesses. There will be “Customer Success Managers” to help your chart and stay on your CCIE training path. There will be the ability to purchase material “ala carte” to supplement your needs, rather than buying a one-size-fits-all end-to-end package. There will also be constant assessment labs/tests to monitor your progress and make recommendations. There will be more than $10,000 of worth of free training/credits available to community users (bloggers/forum users) who assist with answering training/technology questions. IE will also begin hosting blogs on IEOC. Existing customers will have their subscriptions upgraded. IE will also be venturing into the CCNx (starting with CCENT in Q1 of 2009) training arena. Next week there will be one or two more vSeminars that will go more into detail about the changes to CCIE 2.0
I’ll admit that this is a pretty exciting upgrade to IE’s existing CCIE training. It will be interesting to see how well/quickly they can roll out this new model. The good part is that they have been working towards this for at least nine months and it sounds like they have ramped up their payroll to be able to allocate resources towards this end.