Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Notes from Cisco TV on CCNP

I'm listening to the first episode of CCNP TV. It's not really TV, more like slides plus audio. I'm listening because I wanted to know about the CCNP changes mentioned earlier. The new material will all use Cisco IOS 12.4. I found this change interesting: assume I earn my CCNP; in the future, I can recertify using any Professional level exam, like one from CCSP.

Mixing and matching of old and new exams will be allowed within the guidelines explained in these two press releases.

Parts of this webcast were hilarious. Despite Cisco's drive into voice, none of the callers could communicate with the hosts. The caller who got closest to speaking should have been told "turn your radio down!" because the broadcast was on a 30 second-or-so delay. The host also asked two questions twice each, and the other panel members pretended like it didn't happen. I heard the terms "billion dollar marketplace" and "revenue opportunity" repeated several times. This was probably the funniest exchange:

Host (paraphrasing): "So what's the difference between the old and the new?"

Bob: "These new networks go up to layer 7."

Host: "Oooohhh."

If you have questions the best place to look for answers is www.cisco.com/go/certifications or www.cisco.com/go/certsupport. For specifics on preparing for CCNP, try www.cisco.com/go/prep-ccnp.

4 comments:

Alastair said...

> Bob: "These new networks go up to layer 7."

Marty DiBergi: "Well why don't you make layer 6 louder?"

Sorry.

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