CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCDP, CCIP, CCVP and CCIE
Hi,I want to take the advice of all Voice Experts; actually, I want to do CCIE voice after holding CCNP, CCSP & CCVP.However, I have heard that it is hard to clear CCLIE VOICE lab because lots of R&S in involved, so shall I do CCIE R&S first or directly attempt for Voice track, your genuine suggesting will be of great help to me.Thanks in advance for your valuable suggestion
I suppose it depends on whether we're talking about the lab exam or about real-life deployment!The CCIE Voice lab has very little to do with R&S as Avner mentioned. The topics that are covered are really not the same as they are in CCIE R&S (there's no Cat6k in the R&S lab). So there's no real benefit or tie-in to do both in terms of one helping you prepare for the other.In real-life work though, I find that a lot of people doing voice deployments don't understand enough about the underlying architecture or seeing any potential problems during deployment. Most of the voice networks I am brought in to troubleshoot end up not being "voice" problems, but more likely bad QoS design, or bad/unknown spanning-tree design such that the packet flow isn't what's desired.The CCIE Voice exam, though, doesn't really focus on issues such as this.HTH,Scottsmorris@ipexpert.comPS. Best of luck in your preparation for either track, and certainly keep in mind that both Avner and I work for (competing) CCIE training partners, so always take what we say with a grain of salt, but we should both be honest with you!