Honestly, it’s hard to believe that over 3,000 people have reported to us that they have passed their CCIE lab using our materials – but that day has arrived, and we’ve actually already surpassed it. On average, 2-3 people inform us they have passed the lab every day, using our materials. Far too many to post every story to our blog, though we do try to pick random ones and add them here time and again.

We’re humbled and honored that they have chosen to use our materials to pass their CCIE Routing and Switching, CCIE Voice, CCIE Service Provider, and CCIE Security labs, and we very much look forward to helping many more in the coming years ahead.

By the way, we also made our way into the Inc5000 list of fastest growing companies this year. Something else that — and I know it may sound cliché, but nonetheless true — we in no way could have ever done without the absolute most important part of our business: You. Anyhow, all that is simply to say “Thank You”. However, that alone means nothing without your success, which brings us back to the more important bit of this post: Your Success Stories!

About Mark Snow, CCIE #14073:

Mark Snow has been actively working with data and traditional telephony as a Network Consulting Engineer since 1995, and has been working with Cisco Call Manager and voice-over technology since 1998. Mark has been actively teaching and developing content for the CCIE Voice track since 2005, and the Security track since 2007. Mark's story with both data and voice technology started out quite young, as he began learning around the age of five from his father who was a patented inventor and a research scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories. Mark started out on Unix System V and basic analog telephony, and went on from there to large data networking projects with technologies such as Banyan Vines, IPX and of course IP, and large phone systems such as Nortel 61c, Tadiran Coral, Avaya Definity and of course Cisco Unified Communications Manager in both enterprise and 911 PSAP environments across the US and internationally. Mark is also an accomplished pilot and punched his ticket in 2001. When Mark isn't learning, labing, consulting or teaching, he can be found either piloting or possibly jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, hanging off a rock somewhere or else skiing out west. He also might just be enjoying a quiet day at the beach with his wife and two wonderful young kids, Ryleigh and Judah.

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6 Responses to “INE Passes the 3,000 CCIE Mark”

  1. vicky says:

    Awesome Feat, Great Going INE
    Mark any update on the CCIE Tshirts

  2. Evin says:

    Do you have any statistics on how many out of the the 3,000 who did not do CCNA and CCNP first? I know the CCIE is a beast, but I have always been curious as to why there’s no pre-req for at least CCNA. I have my CCNA, is it naive of me to think that I could skip the CCNP and go straight CCIE?

    • No statistics, sorry. Cisco has them, but doesn’t release that kind of information.

      As to why you (currently) do not have to pursue the (seemingly proper) CCNA then CCNP route to get to be allowed to become a candidate for CCIE? Simply put it boils down to this: the CCIE program was around before all of the other (what used to be called) “Career Certifications” were around, and when they came into being in the late 90′s they were developed and kept in a completely different business silo. Anyway, in the last few years Cisco did merge all of the other certifications and the CCIE Program into one BU – the Learning@Cisco BU. Big companies take a long time to change the direction of the big ship. However I personally believe that in the next year or two that will change, and you probably will have to go the proper route of Associate, then Professional, before you can become a candidate for the Expert level. Just my speculation however – don’t read anything official into that.

  3. Yasser Baghabra says:

    The quality of Materials made by distinguished Engineers and instructors prevailed in the end :)

    way to go INE, wishing you all the best


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