Not sure about the yearly subscription? Start slowly!
One of my Twitter friends sent me this question: “Would you honestly recommend your webinar subscription for a young CCIE that knows how routing works but have no real world experience and is a noob in DC/VM/NXOS?” That sounds like a perfect audience to me – I usually assume the attendees have mastered the fundamentals of networking/routing but don’t know much about the topics of the webinar (the whole idea of my webinars is to help you get started in new technology areas).
Furthermore, I try to create webinars with different prerequisite requirements in each area I’m focusing on. Some of the webinars are introductory and assume just the baseline networking knowledge, others are intermediate (where I would expect CCNP-level understanding of routing and switching), or advanced ... and you can always watch them in sequence according to the roadmaps to slowly build your knowledge.
Still not sure? Take baby steps:
- Start with the demo videos (highly recommended if you’re not sure you’d be able to understand my English);
- Buy one of the recordings based on what you’re assuming your knowledge level is. For example: if you think you know nothing about virtualization, start with the Introduction to Virtual Networking.
- If you like the recording, you can always upgrade to the yearly subscription – you’ll only pay the difference.
... where is this world going to ...
Maybe he was referring to 'DC/VM/NXOS' only.
Assuming you always focus on the concepts, not implementation recipes, you'll be able to master new technologies significantly quicker if you've seen X technologies in the past.
My favorite example: ADSL is a combination of baseband modems, modem racks (called DSLAMs), ATM switches (in DSLAMs), bridging-over-ATM, PPP and IP-over-PPP. Not a single new technology there.
They help tackle a giant subject and break it down into small pieces that are easier to digest. I cannot speak more highly of Ivan's technical knowledge and prowess behind the CLI.
A subject matter expert on a myriad of subjects.