My plan is to do the CCIE two years from now. I plan on doing the written in late 2010 or early 2011 and after that prepare for about a year for the lab. Many people do like 1/3 reading and 2/3 labs but I think I will be closer to 50/50. My goal is to know the theory so well that doing the labs is not that difficult since it’s just an extension of the theory. We will see if my plan holds up 🙂 I also now have an OK from work to go for it, which is nice. Right now I have too much work to do any studying there but we will see what happens later on. At least I know I will get the support I need. I’ve done about 50 hours of reading so far and I think I will need at least 300 hours reading and some basic labs on that before taking the written. Doing the whole preparation will probably take more than 1000 hours.
CCIE – 2 years from now