After 4 months of getting lost in design guides/books I finally decided to take a shot at the CCDP exam, and passed! I’m sure the experience I gained at worked helped out even more since a good portion of job is network design.
Much like the CCDA it covered the best practice and design for a broad array of different technologies IP addressing, remote access, security, virtualization, multicast, & various other topics. Just from my own experience the difficulty of the questions varied I found the layer 3 routing protocol and IP address questions to be quite simple, what I consider along the lines of just good common sense for any network design. Compared to the data center/virtualization technologies where I found them a little bit more difficult because I don’t typically find myself playing with NX-OS often. I will say however my previous experience managing and maintaining a few VMWare ESX clusters did come in handy.
I am looking forward to a small break before I start going down another path, whether it be CCNP: Security or towards my CCIE: R&S. So for now it’s back to blogging, labbing, working, and living life!
Now to figure out what more I need to complete my CCIE lab!