Step One: 2 hour written exam. Ok, that's not too bad.
Step Two: 8 hour lab exam. Yeesh! I hope they allow loo breaks in the middle.
Anyway, I can see why Cisco qualifications are quite well respected, but I think it will be a while (if ever) before I'm ready to take any of their exams.
Meanwhile, I was reviewing my Amazon wishlist. I added The Tripods Trilogy a while back, since I wouldn't mind reading that again, but it's now out of print. Take a look at the prices on that page:
Amazon marketplace: £1,963.06 "low price"
Egad! I think I may just borrow it from the local library instead.