We hope you enjoy (and can benefit) from this post at the IEOC! Peter, you are awesome – and we noticed you are already asking for advice from your peers about the Service Provider track…wow!

* First and foremost, I would like to thank God, my girlfiend, and my parents for their endless support.  I absolutely could not have done it without them. *

The day is finally here!  I passed the R&S v4.0 lab yesterday in San Jose, California.  I know other people have mentioned this but it certainly is the greatest feeling in the world!  Thank you INE team for all of your training materials.  INE is clearly THE BEST in the business.  After a well deserved break from studying, I will be back here to begin training for the SP track.  Just in case anyone is curious, I used the following products:

Here is some advice that I would like to share with candidates that are studying and/or scheduled to take the CCIE R&S exam:

  • Dedicate hours to studying on a consistent basis but, make sure you have time to relax your mind.  I studied for about 6 – 8 hrs a day on the weekdays and took weekends off.
  • If you have to fly to your test location, arrive TWO days early!  I cannot stress how much easier it is on you to have that extra full day to get acclimated to the city.
  • Take a test drive (if possible) to the test location ahead of time so you don’t have to spend the morning of the test looking up directions.
  • This might not be for everyone but I chose not to study at all the weekend before my test (my test was scheduled on a Monday).  This allowed my mind to recuperate from all of the hard studying I did leading up to the weekend!
  • My absolute best advice: Take someone with you on your tip to the lab.  A significant other, friend, family member, whoever!  Being able to share this experience with someone is something I will always treasure.  Not to mention the fact that their company alone should be able to reduce the amount of stress you’re bound to be under.

I wish all of the CCIE candidates the best of luck.  I hope one day you will also be able to look with great pride at the long list of CCIEs on this website and see your name listed.

Peter Lee
CCIE #25935

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17 Responses to “Yet Another R&S Version 4.0 Success!”

  1. Sajjad Ahmad says:

    Congratulations Peter.

    Well Done.

    Happy Studying SP.

  2. Iman says:

    Well done and congratulation Peter !

  3. Muhammad says:

    Well done Peter. Very nicely written & Involving success story full of good advices.
    Good luck for your SP track after the break.

  4. jack says:

    congrats peter awesome

    best of luck for your SP track

  5. vishal says:

    Congratulation & Best of luck !!!!

  6. Chris says:

    Well done Peter. Advice is much appreciated. Congratulations.

  7. TitusW says:

    Congrats and thanks for good piece of advice!

  8. Congratulations Peter!

  9. Carlos says:

    Congratulations Peter..take a good rest
    i only want to ask, in how was useful de Adv Troubleshooting CoD for your lab test?

  10. Brandon says:

    Congrats Peter!

    You mentioned you studied for 6 to 8 hours/day. Can you please describe how you fit this in to your work life? Did you do like three hours in the morning and 3 hours in the evening? Can you please describe for how long (months) did you do this?


  11. Thanh says:

    Congrats Peter. I’m so proud of you!

  12. Peter Lee says:

    Thank you all for your comments! This is a great community to be a part of.

    Carlos: If you don’t have lots of real-world troubleshooting experience, the Adv Troubleshooting CoD videos put you in the correct mindset on how to approach these types of scenarios. After using the CoD videos and going through Workbook IV, I found that the TS section was the easiest part of the lab! That’s saying something considering the OEQ section consists of only 4 or 5 questions. :)

    Brandon: I was very fortunate to be able to study 2-3 hours during the day while I was at work. The bulk of my studying came when I got home. I understand this is difficult to accomplish since you may be tired and there are many distractions but this is when you need to buckle down and get it done! To prevent myself from going completely insane though, I took extra breaks from studying here and there.

    As the old adage goes, practice makes perfect!

  13. Brandon says:

    Hi Peter,

    Thanks for your reply. Can you please describe how many trips through the workbook(s) you did and also trips through the COD(s)?


  14. Awad says:

    Hi Peter and congrates for your great success

    and thanks a lott for your tips.i am feeling more confident after reading your success story

    thanks anthony for posting this :-)

  15. AJN says:

    Congratulations Peter!
    Very well done, I wish you more successes !!

  16. Sameoj says:

    Congrats Peter!!!!!!!!!!

    Can you please tell him how long it took you to prepare from the day you passed the written exam to the time you took the lab.


  17. Peter Eseosa says:

    Congrats Peter , good luck with SP


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