CCIE link # 8

Route redistribution can be very complex in certain scenarios. I have struggled a bit with some of these scenarios and now I’m trying to increase my knowledge in this area. This post at INE is by Petr Lapukhov. Petr is probably one if not the smartest guy out there with multiple CCIE’s and a CCDE. This post from him is about redistribution, this is the first part in a three part series. I highly recommend you visit it.


I have now done 500 hours of studying for the CCIE (written+lab). I should be somewhere halfway at my road to the CCIE.

Right now I am focusing on route redistribution, I’m struggling a bit with some of the more complex route redistribution scenarios. I have started to draw route redistribution diagrams to get better at it.

I have now studied for almost a year for the CCIE. While I would like to be ahead of where I am now, studying on your spare time is very tough. I have roughly a year before I have to do a lab attempt and that should be plenty of time. I’ll just have to take this one week at a time and make sure I learn something every week.

Remember that becoming a CCIE is a marathon and not a sprint. When I go to the lab I want to crush that thing and have the feeling that it stood no chance against me. I want to feel that passing was not luck and that I am a real expert. Reaching that kind of expertise takes time and I’ll just have to live with that. Also the CCIE is just a stepstone, the journey of becoming an expert never ends.