In some ways, the CCIE OEQ Waiver program sounds like a mafia protection racket from the movies:
- You pay a bit extra for our ‘program’
- We’ll check you are in good standing with our ‘members’
- We’ll make sure you are “protected” from the OEQ in the CCIE lab exam.
- Thankyou for the donation to our corporate revenues and get our snouts into the trough of cash.
I have posted my more comprehensive thoughts in Blessay: On CCIE Core Knowledge Waivers. The HP fallout continues. – UPDATED and continue to think that this is an badly thought out attempt to prop up the 360˙ program during a period of low revenues keep the resellers ‘sweet’. But, really, there doesn’t seem to be any way to polish this turd.