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.
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.