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Here is another small sampling those of you who have written in to tell us how our products helped you succeed, after having passed your CCIE Lab in the past couple of months.

Don’t look, but there is an unprecedented Buy-One, Get-One FREE Bootcamp Seat offer here. But it’s only around until Dec 31. These are the same Route/Switch, Voice and Security bootcamps that many of these successful people below used in helping them to attain their CCIE number.

The road to both my CCIE Security (Passed on Oct. 8, 2009) & Voice (Passed on Sept. 26, 2011) were the greatest hurdles but at the same time the topmost achievements of my life so far but I didn’t do it alone. I have partnered with the expert and the best study mate that every CCIE aspirants should meet, the INE.
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Here is a small sampling of those of you who have worked extremely hard and passed the CCIE Lab in the past couple of months, and written in to tell us how our products helped you succeed:

My journey to the magic number started 18 months ago. I used two
other vender products to study for my first attempt in December 2010,
which turned out to be a disaster. After taking a few weeks off from
my epic failure, I started my studying again, continuing to use the
other vender’s products. No matter how much time I put in, I wasn’t
learning the technology. In June I decided to switch to INE. I
scheduled the two week bootcamp for about 6 weeks before my lab
attempt. I then started using your workbooks and watching the ATC
VODS using the All-Access pass. Things finally started clicking.
The ATC VODS really explained the technology, Workbooks 1 and 2
allowed me to skip over the easy stuff and really focus on the harder
technologies, and Workbook 3 helped me build speed. Attending the
bootcamp solidified BGP and a few other technologies that I was
struggling with. Going into my second lab attempt on December 6th,
2011 I can’t say I was 100% certain I was going to pass but I felt I
had a chance. I am happy to say, thanks to INE, and a lot of hours
of studying I finally achieved my CCIE R&S. CCIE# 32500 belongs to
me! Thanks so much!!!!!!

Paul Bard, CCIE#: 32500

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Congratulations go to Sinan Yilmaz for recently passing the CCIE R&S Lab Exam! Here’s what Sinan had to say about his preparation:

Finally, I passed the CCIE Lab exam on 22 April. It took 15 months to overcome this hard challenge. I used the INE Vol I and Vol II to prepare myself to exam. This documents are incredible. These books certainly complate all missing points in your mind about the technologies. I also followed the blogs that have been written by the especially Brian Dennis and Petr Lapukhov. Both of them are great instructors that can explain easily all kind of complex technologies principles. I used some tokens to practise about TS section of the lab. TS questions are very well planned and good questions, at least when I managed to solve some tough TS questions I felt that I can pass this Lab exam. Thank you very much to all INE instructors who prepare this perfect documents and the blog that you can easily find every kind of technologies and essentials about these technologies. I also want to thank to my great mentor who lead us to the target Bulent MORTEN. I must certainly thank to my family who support me to the end of the journey and of course Thanks to Allah who gives this success to me.

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Congratulations to Hemanth Raj, who passed the CCIE Routing & Switching Lab Exam on his first attempt! Here’s what Hemanth had to say about his preparation.

First of all I would like to thank Brian Mcgahan and Petr Lapukhov for their inspiration and also their constant support and encouragement helped me in clearing my CCIE Routing and Switching Lab Exam in my First Attempt

I am proud to say that i became a CCIE. CCIE#28593

I have used Internetwork Expert Vol 1 ,Vol 2 and Vol 3 labs and also used Video on Demand from Brian Mcgahan which is absolutely brilliant which refreshed all my concepts agian.

Volume 1 Technology Labs helped me to get much more in-depth logics in each concepts and with the excellent solutions provided with it

Volume 2 Full SuperLabs provided a excellent platform to improve my speed and accuracy in doing full length labs.

Volume 3 Labs is the most challenging labs of the two and it will really test your in-depth knowledge of your understanding of each and every protocol and also it tests your Troubleshooting skills to a large extent.It is a must-do before your exams

Volume 4 Labs will test your entire troubleshooting skills and also the steps with respect to troubleshooting each technology

Brian Mcgahan’s Video on Demand helped me to recollect all the concepts before going to the exam and it is a must before the exam. I really appreciate Brian for his good work.Thank you Brian for that excellent Video On Demand

I dedicate my success to the entire INE team for their quality products and also their excellency in every product their deliver.

Thanks a lot guys

Yours Friendly,
CCIE#28593 (R&S)
Cisco Systems

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Congratulations to Nic Bhasin, who passed the CCIE Routing & Switching Lab Exam last Thursday on his first attempt! Here’s what Nic had to say about his preparation.

Hey Brian,

I wanted to let you know that because of INE’s excellent guidance and course material, I was able to achieve my CCIE at RTP on March 31 on my very first attempt. Not only that, I am sure that I was able to knock it out of the park because of your excellent instruction and invaluable material. That speaks volumes about your material, as a mere two and a half years ago, I had just completed my CCNA.

I do not know if you remember me but we have conversed over email before and every single instance that you actually found the time to reply to my emails was greatly appreciated. I used INE’s 2.0/4.0 program, watching each and every riveting minute of the 10 day ATC bootcamp that you recorded with Brian D all those years ago, watching your recorded 5 day boocamp and personally attending your 3 day Multicast technologies bootcamp. It was one of the most fulfilling experiences of this journey, a live class with THE Brian McGahan. I also completed each and every one of the workbooks 1,2,3,4 and the first 4 mock labs. In the end, the exam seemed just like just another day of taking and INE lab. You guys have broken down a fine art to a science.

But INE aside, I really wanted to convey what an inspiration you have been to me personally. The way you rattle of Cisco/IP related facts and technological data in a casual, extremely coherent way makes me want to be a better engineer everyday. I someday hope to budget enough and find enough time to attend a bootcamp live with you.

For now, thanks again for your time and you energy that you very obviously put into this great company.

Nic Bhasin
CCIE# 28547

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Congratulations to Jacob Parks, newly minted CCIE #28508!  Jacob recently attended our 12-day CCIE R&S Bootcamp in Chicago.  Here’s what Jacob had to say about his path to passing the lab exam on his first attempt!

Brian and The INE Team:

After almost 10 months of non stop studying for my CCIE R&S Lab, I’m glad to announce I’m officially CCIE # 28508.    I can’t THANK YOU enough for putting together such an awesome training program.  Furthermore, I wanted to let you know that I also use your material often when researching or making design decisions supporting the Chicago Public Schools network.  So not only has your material helped me out with my CCIE certification, it has helped me out in my job too!

For everyone currently studying for their CCIE, I can’t stress enough if you stick to the INE 4.0 plan YOU will pass.  Below are some keys to my success.

July 2010-November 2010

1.  Purchased CCIE 4.0 R&S self paced program

2.  Built my own lab

3.  On the weekends I focused on Volume 1 labs to fill in technology gaps

4.  Listened to 4.0 Audio boot camps weekly.

5.  Went through all the class on demands included with the self paced program.

6.  Studied at least 8 hours on Saturday and Sunday.

December 2010 -Feb 2011

1.  Started going through all Volume 2 and 4 labs. My goal was to complete at minimum one lab a week.

2.  Attended the 12 day boot camp in Chicago in February 2011.

3.  Scheduled as many mock labs as I could.

March 2011

1.  Studied about 30 hours a week going back through Volume 1, Volume2, Volume 4 labs, CCO documentation, INE blogs.

2.  Passed on March 28th!





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Congratulations to Brett Saling (CCCIE #25890) for passing his CCIE Voice Lab Exam and for leaving us this positive feedback.

” More than impressed with the talent at INE and their contribution as trusted advisors to my success in achieving this certification. I had the opportunity to spend a week at the bootcamp in Reno and solidify the gaps in my knowledge before facing the actual lab. Being able to throw questions back at live bodies while in the midst of mock-lab tasks is priceless as those ‘pesky’ questions usually surface when studying and your phone-a-friends are out drinking.

Much thanks to Josh Finke for his time, insight and patience and for having the tenacity to take students under his wing and provide the necessary resources to strengthen their understanding of core technologies.

Cathartic experience for sure. Now time for a little break, a little make-up family time, then on to Security!”

Now we are giving you the chance to celebrate with Brett and get your CCIE Voice.  All CCIE Voice products are 20% off including our v3.0 Training Program and our Essentials Training Package.  This is an incredible savings.  Find out more here.

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Hi guys,

Before we do any more technical posting, here is a list of the lucky folks (well, some of them), who got their CCIE numbers recently! Those must be the last ones who have taken the “old” CCIE blueprint. Let’s hope the new lab blueprint will not be a problem for those of you who are still preparing. It’s our mission to make sure it is not! ;) Now for the list and the success stories!

tough week, been testing and releasing the new updated mock labs!. Now working on the detailed usage guide for IEWB-RS VOL1, to allow people get the most use of their limited study time!

  • Martin Hogan, CCIE #25636 (R&S)
  • Ricard Badia, CCIE #25480 (R&S)
  • David Bluett, CCIE #25437 (R&S)
  • Kevin Kilpatrick, CCIE #25105 (R&S)
  • Wouter Prins, CCIE #25628 (R&S)
  • Nora Prommahachai, CCIE #25554 (R&S)
  • Anantha Subramanian Natarajan, CCIE #25652
  • Cassio Gomes, 2xCCIE #13900 (R&S/SP)
  • Chris Jones, CCIE #25655 (R&S)

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First of all, for all you guys waiting for more RS updates: three updated full-scale IEWB-RS VOL2 labs have been posted to all subscribed accounts. Another IEWB-RS VOL4 lab is to be posted this weekend.

And now, even better news – we have ten people passing their CCIE labs this week (or maybe even more, we may have not heard from all!). Here is the happy bunch:

  • Chris Riling CCIE #25581 (R&S)
  • Rasim Huseynov CCIE # 25610 (R&S)
  • Wilhelm Boeddinghaus CCIE #25603 (R&S)
  • Federico Cossu CCIE #25593 (R&S)
  • Andrew Forest CCIE # 25526 (R&S)
  • Keith Kim CCIE #25513 (R&S)
  • Ali Salim CCIE#25515 (R&S)
  • Jose Allan Villaescusa CCIE #25556 (R&S)
  • Paul Lavelle CCIE #25542 (R&S)
  • Naga Sayeenathan CCIE #25532 (R&S)

Our sincere congratulations to you all! We are glad we could help you on your way to your success! And now time for inspiring stories and insightful tips from the people who recently passed!

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