As you mentioned, the CCIE is quite illusive and obviously will require steadfast dedication and a good deal of...
time (not to mention funding). If you can swing it, I recommend that you go for your CCVP as a short term goal and then plan on preparing for the CCIE shortly after. You may find that several aspects of the CCVP will solidify your understanding on some CCIE concepts (such as QoS). Who knows ... you may like the CCVP so much that you may want to try for the CCIE Voice cert.
Dig Deeper on Networking Certs and Careers
Related Q&A from David Minutella
Learn in depth details about the cost and logistics of how and where to take the two part CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) exam.continue reading
Get advice on which wireless networking certificate to pursue after completing a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) course, from our expert ...continue reading
Understand how a CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) security certificate can aid you in pursuing a career in network security from our Cisco ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.