My name is Dio, I work for Spectrum Enterprise as a network Engineer II. I have my CCNP in R&S, and have hit a brick wall recently. I feel like after getting my CCNP, I am no longer as driven to go for the CCIE. Not that I don’t want to get it, but there are so many other things I would like to learn. I end up not learning anything because I can’t focus on just one thing. I have been like this for about 3 months now, I need to desperately choose one path and stick with it. I have thought about going for the CCIE, but after analyzing how long it would take, I’ve considered starting with a new track. Maybe, getting my CCNP in Service Provider, Data Center, and Design as well as Security. I would love to get some feedback, from the community. I think of myself as a relatively sharp individual (but that is relative). Let me know your thoughts, I am very interested in hearing out anyone that has been in my shoes before.
PS - There are other vendors other than Cisco that we have in our network, Nokia (Alcatel Lucent) and Juniper which has become a big deal since they are now our PE devices. I don’t know if maybe I should deviate and go for one of those as well. I am not a fan of either of those platforms, not to say anything negative, I just don’t like the way they implement their configurations and/or services. I would prefer to stick with what I know, but having a cert with either or both of those two would also be a big deal.