Monday, October 22, 2012

Knocked out first CIPT1 Chapter

I'm off to a decent start but it could be a little better, I finished up the first chapter out of 16 from the official study guide. I looked around quite a bit and besides the quick reference book there isn't much study material for this exam besides going through one of the training vendors. Once I'm reimbursed for this first test I'm going to invest it into a Skeletek rack with all the goodies like cable management.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Passed the CVOICE Test!

It's about time! It took me a little longer than I expected due to a lot different outside variables but I finally got over the hump on this one. It took the following to get me through:

Cisco Voice Gateways and Gatekeepers
Cisco QOS Certification Guide
Cisco (CVOICE) Foundation Learning Guide (Kevin Wallace)
Sybex CVOICE 8.0 Study Guide

Kevin Wallace 1 exam a month (
IPExpert CVoice videos

Lab's...a bunch of labs
Real World Experience

By far the hardest exam I've taken so far and there's 4 MORE to go before I'm certified. I can finally get back to building out my lab though. Hit hard on QOS, CUBE/Gatekeeper, VOIP Calculations, and Voice Signaling theories.