I'm back again and it's been a while since last May. I wrote an article in the CCIEFlyer.com this month that ought to describe most of my last 10 years with Wireless Technologies. It's always been more of a an appetizer rather than the entree for me during most of this time.
Over the last 2 years things changed a little and this last 6 months or so I've been hot and heavy with CUWN.
Last week I passed two CCNP Wireless exams, Site Survey and Mobility.
I just finished the last leg in this project, although now after lessons learned, a few bumps, a lot of bruises, the next two pre-cursors (MESH and some WCS Pre-Planning/Surveying), to the yet another decent sized rollout of Clean Air for a brand new hospital, I've learned quite a bit.
So next week, I'm kicking off Monday with VoWLAN, Wednesday with Security, and Thursday with CCNA Wireless. I know it should have been first, it just cost more. That's it.
I'm also in class for the Nexus at DCNI-2 next week so I'm gonna be busy there too. Yep - I'm rolling out those guys too.
When I get back I'm due to take the CWNA and the CWSP exams and start prepping for the Wireshark Certs along with the CWAP. They are complementary. I may take a class with NetScout to update my Sniffer Certified Master certification to NetScout Certified Master - apparently I have to sit the class and pass the associated test too.
In between all of that, I have to complete a 2-Day Self-Paced F5 course and then make it to 1-2 days of training for the F5 LTM.
When I get all of that behind hopefully by January, I'm fresh and ready to take the CCIE Written for the Wireless - I'm hoping to completed any remaining lab tasks that I may have skipped around on during my readings, practicals, classes, and studies so far.
Then I'm ready for either a finishing class or more likely the exam itself. I'll probably re-read everything I've accumulated to date so I won't lose too many points or fail the exam due to the OEQ, which are said to be simple anyway.
The Controller-Based Wireless LAN Fundamentals: An End-to-End Reference Guide to Design, Deploy, Manage, and Secure 802.11 Wireless Networks" has slipped to December which is a pity.
The "Deploying and Troubleshooting Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers: A Practical Guide to Working with the Cisco Unified Wireless Solution is worth buying. Regards Conwyn
I have been working with wireless networks for the last three years I have got my CCNP Wireless, CCNP Routing & Switching and now my CCDP. I wanted to be one of the first to get a CCIE Wireless in the region I live in more for the knowledge that I can gain from it and to truly become an expert in Wireless. I think I am going to wait for the refresh at the end of the year to take the written and lab next year.