Not so long ago, Mr Vivek Tivari from http://www.2doubleccies.com contacted me and asked if I would be interested in writing a review for a book that himself and Mr Dean Bahizad wrote. Being always intrigued by what others have done and whether finding use for my own or the benefits of others, I accepted the request.
Vivek, (CCIE# 18616) and Dean, (CCIE# 18887) both have double CCIEs – R&S and SP. While preparing for their CCIE exams, they realised (like many other candidates) that there was a portion of the CCIE cycle lacking material. There are many books on theory and technology, ample lab work books and a multitude of microblogs/study groups available. However, some of the important requirements for successfully studying for a CCIE exam, such as the level of commitment required, a sound approach to studying and an effective strategy, are not to be found in any single publication, or website. Some necessary information is scattered among various microblogs and study groups, but spending time searching for it makes little sense. Often the same questions regarding these topics are asked in forums and study groups.
The aim of the guide “Your CCIE Lab Success Strategy” is to coalesce all this non-technical information into a single book.