I've been in the IT business for almost 20 years and have been using Mikrotik for a lot of years. I've been installing Mikrotik based networks, wireless P2P links, small scale ISP (PPPoE) networks and linking remote sites with IPSEC VPNs and BGP for routing.
Now I want to expand my knowledge on routing a bit and was looking at MTCRE, but to my surprise it is required to first follow a training course for MTCNA before you are allowed to take the MTCNA exam and the follow-up MTCRE exam (with prior MTCRE training). I know I can take the training course without an exam, but for the price of the training I would want to have the certificate (also because it's a pre-req for the MTCINE exam).
I have no issues with taking the MTCNA exam first, but why must I waste almost a 1000 euro's on the MTCNA training when I already know all that basic stuff? From other forum posts I understand that you want the trainer to "get to know" the student, but you don't really get to know me when I have to follow a "boring" training that I'm not motivated for.