Posts Tagged ‘success story’

Oct
14

Congratulations go out to Keith Humphreys who recently passed his CCIE Service Provider Lab Exam on his first attempt! Keith was a student in a recent CCIE SPv3 Bootcamp that I taught in London, and posted a very inspirational story about his road to CCIE success on INE’s Online Commmunity. It’s a long one, but is definitely worth the read.

Congrats Keith!

Finally after years of preparation I have passed my 1st CCIE on my 1st attempt in Diegem, which is the party centre of the universe, isn’t it!? Below I will go through my preparation, what I did, when I did it and it’s probably all repetition of other peoples experiences but you only pass the CCIE for the 1st time once so I’m going to babble on cos this is my moment :D

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Aug
09

Congratulations to Neil Moore on passing the CCIE Data Center Lab Exam, and becoming the first and only Seven Time CCIE in the world!

Neil attended INE’s CCIE Data Center Bootcamp and used INE’s CCIE Data Center Workbook, CCIE Data Center Videos, and CCIE Data Center Rack Rentals during his preparation for the lab exam.

Congratulations Neil!

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Dec
01

Earlier this year we announced that we were sending out customized INE polo shirts with your name and CCIE number on them when you submitted a success story.  After an overwhelming response to this program we now have over 3000 CCIEs on our Wall of Success – this is more than most other vendors combined!   In fact the response has been so overwhelming that our shirt vendor has had a little trouble keeping up with the demand – after all, each of these shirts are custom made with your name and CCIE number.  However please be assured that the shirts are currently shipping, and they are going out in the order in which your success story was received.

You can see a preview of what the shirt design looks like below:

 

For those of you that have passed the CCIE lab exam using our self-paced products, classes, or rack rentals, and you haven’t yet submitted a success story, we would like to hear from you!  Even if you didn’t buy these products directly from us, but still used INE as a resource, we want to hear about it!  In return for you submitting your success story we’ll ship you a customized INE polo shirt with your name and CCIE number on it. These are free of charge and we even ship them free worldwide! Visit http://www.ine.com/success-story.htm to submit your story.

 

 

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Apr
26

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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Apr
12

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,
HP HEMANTH RAJ
CCIE#28593 (R&S)
Cisco Systems

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Apr
03

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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Apr
02

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!

Thanks,

Jacob

 

 

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Feb
20

After 2 years I passed CCIE R&S Lab on Feb 17. First of all thanks to the Almighty God who has given me this success and play the main role in that. I want to thank my family and colleagues who support me a lot during last 2 years, especially my wife, her great patience and supportive behavior was a great help for me. INE you are great! I used Advanced Technology CoD and all Workbooks, as well as one Mock Lab. Your sophisticated products are more than the exam requirements, the detailed conceptual designed Volume 1 Workbook is like a university.

I also want to thank your friendly sales staff who are really helpful and supportive. Thank you INE.

- Barmak Shayan, CCIE Routing & Switching #28214

Congratulations Barmak!

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Apr
02

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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Sep
18

The entire team here at INE expresses sincere congratulations to some of our passing students that have contacted us! Here is just a small excerpt from the list of candidates that passed last week:

  • Jean-Marc Mazzoni, CCIE# 18851 (R&S, Security)
  • Naveen Sreeramachandra, CCIE# 25432 (R&S)
  • Atul K Dalvi CCIE #23155 (R&S, Security)
  • Bobby Acker CCIE# 19310 (R&S, Security)
  • Dmitriy Litvinko CCIE# 25150 (R&S)
  • David Penney CCIE# 25269 (R&S)
  • Andrey Golovanov CCIE# 25335 (SP)
  • Anas Marza CCIE#25380 (R&S)
  • Bill Graham CCIE# 7258 (R&S, SP)
  • Joe Flanagan CCIE #25439 (R&S)

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