CCNP or CCIP?

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I just knocked out the BSCI 642-901 and am now wondering if I'm heading
towards a CCNP 'by habbit'.  Looking at the CCIP exams...  MPLS, BGP,
QoS...  those sound more....  "fun" (for lack of a better word).

I know most people go NP before heading down the IP path..  but is there
any real reason for this?

I've got a couple days before I buy the next book so any advice is
greatly appreciated.

MPLS or BCMSN?

Cheers,
Jeff

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CCIP is oriented towards telco / ISP style protocols - so depends
where you expect to work.
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stephen_hope@xyzworld.com - replace xyz with ntl

Re: CCNP or CCIP?
Hi,
I did CCIP and did not regret it. O.k. - I work for a telco, there CCIP
definitely fits better than the CCNP.... and in todays world where MPLS
and BGP get also more important for enterprise networks, it´s not a bad
choice.

There´s only one backdraft:
CCNP is well-known amongst HR-managers and people like that, CCIP not.
So if you´re looking for a new job, you should consider that.

Cheers
Axel



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Axel Gärtner wrote:
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Thanks Axel and all.  I ended up deciding on CCNP first for two reasons.

A)  As someone mentioned, CCNP is more common and HR types know it.
B)  I already had the Switching books (Study Guide and Exam Guide)
C)  CCNP's third exam covers security and my resume lacks any security
experience.

I've always worked in ISPs (Erols, UUNet, WorldCom, MCI, Comindico and
Verizon) and I know the CCIP is where I want to end up.  It was a tough
call but for the reasons listed above I thought it best to continue down
the path most traveled.

Thanks again to all that offered advice.


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RadRage wrote:
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....   and I see my mistake...  A, B & C are more than two reasons...
no need to flame me.  :-)


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