recert in 2021

my journey with expert-level Cisco certification began already quite far long time ago - 15 years. and with Cisco certification overall - even couple years earlier than that. I was finally able to get hands-on practice with Cisco Continuing Education program. apart from the fact, that trying to pass exams right now remotely during pandemic has abstract requirements I do generally believe it makes sense. one way or another - I’m recertified until April 2024....

April 10, 2021 · Łukasz Bromirski

CCDE bootcamp

it will be unique opportunity in Poland and in this part of Europe. with group of my dear friends and design masters - Piotr Jabłoński, Sebastian Pasternacki and Piotr Matusiak i’ll be delivering bootcamp-type of training for CCDE. we’re starting on 5th of may - and you can find more details here.

February 28, 2014 · Łukasz Bromirski

"...or die tryin'" or how failures help us grow

there’s a lot of wisdom in books, presentations and trainings covering “how to achieve success” (however we choose to define it). this can be applied to working with people, managing them - or companies. one of great books helps reader achieve the success by simply structuring it in a simple, three-step program: decide what you want to achieve prepare plan, that will help you achieving what you want execute the plan simple, isn’t it?...

June 30, 2012 · Łukasz Bromirski

ccde the way it should be :)

i’ve had a opportunity today to take the CCDE exam in London again. accompanied by two fellow SEs and one of the engineers working for Cisco Partner in Poland, we’ve took our chances. and it’s definitely better - feedback works. out of 6 scenarios you work only with 4, split statically by 2 for before and after the lunch. questions are more to the point, and there’s less of text to look for information from....

March 29, 2012 · Łukasz Bromirski

ccde #2

I’ve took a CCDE practical earlier today, and for the second time I’m pretty clueless how it went, however I have a strong feeling that it was similar to my first take: no go. this time I’ve spent 7 hours, not 5, to do the test, however most of the time I was trying to answer questions based on the small set of information provided. again I’m under strong feeling, that the set of information was not enough to judge on some of the questions, not to mention the effect Russ White describes as “you’d be confused for the whole time”....

October 21, 2011 · Łukasz Bromirski

CCDE, or how to design a network... or six of them

today I’ve met CCDE practical exam heads-on in London. it’s a new one at the Expert level, focusing on designing and redesigning of the networks - according to the virtual needs of virtual customers. after the Networkers CCDE presentation delivered by one of the authors of the CCDE program - Russ White - it’s hard to expect anything different than what they say. it’s very focused on “why”, and “how” is touched only in some generic terms....

May 6, 2011 · Łukasz Bromirski