i am CCNP (Routing & Switching ) & CCNP security certified . and also cleared CCIE written in R&S in Sep 2011,my job profile is mixed which include R&S and security also .
I am confused which ccie track to pursue i having almost equal knowledge in R&S and security also .
Kindly advice which CCIE track to pursue .
Why not do both? Only you will know which one will serve you better in your current position and job function.
You say it's pretty much a bit of both, but if you can choose one I would suggest the RS track.
heheheh... Both is always a fun choice, however, it makes more sense to concentrate on one first!
Personally, I would pick the R&S as even though it's an expert-level exam, it still provides the foundation of any other specialty network we're talking about.
With your job, do you do more stuff that is specifically R&S, or specifically security? And keep in mind there's overlap between the two, so in regards to the blueprint for either, which is it?
It depends on your current experience, if your current experience dealing with CCIE in Security then i would recommend heading in that route but if RnS then it would make sense to do the RnS. Then once done with RnS or Security then venture to the next one. Idially, many Network Engineers takes RnS route first then do SP or Voice or Security.
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I would say it depends what you want out of your CCIE. Like if it is about passion for one of the other you know which one you prefer doing both NP tracks?? If it about moving up in your company you know which one will move you up quicker depending on your role?? If the idea is to leave your current company and move on find out locally what is more in demand?? Cisco without doubt have the lead in r&s products in companies but i believe they would like to increase the share they have on security products. I believe there is going be and already started a huge push on cisco security products line up with alot of demand for CCIE security technicians to help this push. So CCIE security could well place you as mostly people have R&S CCIE. BUt then again CCIE R&S is always in demand. My advice would be do whichever you prefer. I am personally doing R&S as it is more inline in my current job and my desired future.
eoghan you are right it is about the passion to do all track .. i want to do all track .. but do to time i am only concentrating on security and R&S . I am joining new company next month . Based on my new job profile i will decide which track to pursue ..
Totally Agree One step at at a time !!! I am the same i want do more tracks after R&S. but it is a heavy workload and very time consuming.I think your making a good decision see what the focus is in your new role. Best of luck in your job and whichever track you decide
Who cares what your current job is, you're getting this cert for you and your career development. Unless your employer needs you to get a specific version then pursue what you want.
FWIW I've found the Security IE very helpful in getting where I want to be in my field. As stated there are not nearly so many of them out there and security work is one of those things that gets farmed out a lot due to lack of staff capability within companies.
Or don't lock yourself down. Get both. 5 months ago I swore I'd never bother with doing that **** again but now I'm kicking around the idea of doing the R&S. If you do want to go the dual route like Scott suggests above I'd do R&S first. The foundation of network security depends on networking.
Whatever you choose, work hard and consistently!
i was thinking about security track first but do to non availibity of dates in banglore i will go with R&S track first ..
That's the recommended way to go CCIE R&S first, then CCIE Security after.