Hello world,

My name is Jelmer Siljee and I am working towards my CCIE. I have been working on this for the last 2 years, at times more intensely than others. But, now I have set a date for the Lab exam: April 1st, 2016.

The purpose of this blog will be to help me keep focussed on my progress and a place to keep my notes. And of course, to keep myself accountable.
I have recently built a progress-o-meter in excel, to track where I need to focus. This gave me the drive to study PPP, a subject I could not interest myself in before. I also tried my hand at my first diagnostics problems from the INE workbooks. I only got half the points, which show that I still have some work ahead of me, but also that this should be achievable. If the actual lab questions are anything like this, I think they are a fair assessment of peoples theoretical knowledge. the questions did drive home the point that I should dust of my flash cards and review the theories again.

Until next week, when I will be taking a look at OSPFv3