The original plan was to take BGP and MPLS separately, but I was told by a few people to give the composite a try. Since my employer is picking up the tab for two attempts, I figured it couldn’t hurt to try. I was hoping to pass, but I wasn’t too confident. I passed though!

It was pretty tough, but not too bad. There was more ATM than I would have liked, but most of it was basic. Also a lot of drag and drops. The sims were ridiculously easy, which was surprising. It didn’t feel like the exam went as deep into the technologies as I expected.

So I’m a CCIP now, which is awesome. I need to celebrate a little.


Colby Glass has been in IT since 2002. He is currently a Systems Engineer (presales) with a Cisco Gold partner and holds the CCNP R/S, CCNP DC, CCDP, CCIP, JNCIA-ER.

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