Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from September, 2022

Pivots - Key Decision Points in Your Career: Upward Mobility

From my Substack: Pivots - Key Decision Points in Your Career: Upward Mobility Basically, it's about things to consider as you consider moving from an Individual Contributor to a Manager.

Re-certifying your CCIE via Continuing Education for less than $900!

Originally published by me on  LinkedIn in August of 2020 . Updated - as of 9/7/2022, this deal is still active on  Cisco's DevNet! A New Way to Recertify A few years ago, Cisco created a new way for CCIEs to re-certify. Instead of cramming for a test (that may not be relevant to your current job) every two years, they created a Continuing Education (CE) program to let you earn credits while learning new skills. Simply earn 120 CE credits throughout the year and you can then use those (it's now automatic vs. having to manually ""spend"" the credits) to re-certify for three years. Going to Cisco Live and attending breakouts/technical sessions can earn CE credits for things you were going to do anyway (right??) while you're there. Taking Cisco's Learning Network courses like SD-WAN and DevNet were, in my opinion, more useful than cramming for a written exam and could be more relevant as "old dogs" try to learn some new tricks to keep up! FYI,

New home

 Moved from Wordpress.com to Blogger because apparently my infrequent updates meant I was just burning $$$...