John C. Kirk (johnckirk) wrote,
John C. Kirk
johnckirk

Things that make you say "hmm"...

I'm trying to get my head around VOIP at the moment, since I've got a grand plan to set up a Cisco system in our new annex (linked to our existing PBX) as a test run for our new building in a couple of years. While I was digging around on the web, I came across the details of the CCIE voice exams.
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:
RRP: £17.95
Amazon marketplace: £1,963.06 "low price"
Egad! I think I may just borrow it from the local library instead.
Tags: books, computers, exams, phone
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