Petr Lapukhov is an incredible inspiration to so many of us in the Cisco Certification space. But sometimes, when you are speaking with an individual that has never tasted failure, you begin to wonder what advice or life lessons they can provide to us “mere mortals” pursuing such lofty goals.

Well, it turns out that Petr had finally encountered a practical certification exam he could not immediately master! In fact, he failed it many times over! What exam you might ask?????

The Nevada Driver’s License Practical Skill Test!


Petr – congratulations on this incredible achievement and enjoy your new privileges.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: Please consider public transportation options when visiting the Reno, Nevada INE facilities. In fact, we recommend avoiding the various public road systems as much as possible.

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20 Responses to “Petr Lapukhov Fails, Then Passes Practical Exam!”

  1. Josh J says:

    This is funny! I needed a good laugh. Great post INE!

  2. Nadeem Rafi says:

    i heard about a Korean old lady, she got it in 800+ tries. Our legendary Petr will be much better than her.

    After reading above news and hearing about Petr i believe driving is more difficult than doing ccie.

  3. So what you are saying is don’t get caught driving on the same road as Peter…Right ;-)

  4. Mad_Prof says:


    LOL….. unbelievable….

  5. Dana says:

    Hahaha, this is great.

  6. TacACK says:

    You always crack me up :)
    Now to find Scott’s weakness :D

  7. @all

    Well it took me three attempts… :) Sucks to start driving at 31, but still much better compared to how Sponge Bob Square Pants did!

  8. Unbelievable!!! Hilarous!!! :)

  9. Mad_Prof says:


    How about using TestKing or Pass4Sure, I am certain that there is a Nevada driving practical
    braindump ?

  10. DarrellEscola says:


    Congratulations on all of your accomplishments. I know that some cultures are quite different from the American culture, and things we take for granted, such as driving and owning a car, are not as common.

    It does make me feel a little better about the 3 attempts required for my R&S.

  11. Tmo says:

    Good job Petr !
    This reminds me of a joke seen somewhere a CCIE needs a cli to drive a car !

  12. ospfv2 says:

    no wonder , he spent too much time with routers

    just joking

    congrats petr

  13. AJN says:

    I know why Petr has hard time passing the drive license: He criticized the Nevada’s routing system, and proposed a new switching algorithm to alleviate the congestion on crossroads :) and as you guess this did not pleased the exam proctor :)

  14. MCL.Nicolas says:


    That just made me screw my pants ! *giggles*

  15. Swap says:

    humor apart, did Petr clear all his CCIE labs in first go? he is too amazing so it wont come as a surprise :) ..

  16. @swap

    Yes – four tracks in 18 months all on the first attempt.


  17. Swap says:

    simply wowoowowow!


  18. Charisse says:

    Hei everybody, Happy Fool’s Day!

    Recently a teacher, a garbage collector, and a lawyer wound up together at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter informed them that in order to get into Heaven, they would each have to answer one question.
    St. Peter addressed the teacher and asked, “What was the name of the ship that crashed into the iceberg? They just made a movie about it.”
    The teacher answered quickly, “That would be the Titanic.” St. Peter let him through the gate.
    St. Peter turned to the garbage man and, figuring Heaven didn’t really need all the odors that this guy would bring with him, decided to make the question a little harder: “How many people died on the ship?”
    Fortunately for him, the trash man had just seen the movie. “1,228,” he answered.
    “That’s right! You may enter.”
    St. Peter turned to the lawyer. “Name them.”

    Happy April Fool’s Day!

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