It is time for Somit to celebrate his well-deserved CCIE title! We would like to congratulate him and wish all the best in his pursuit of perfection in mastery of networking technologies! Here is what Somit has to say about INE and his CCIE story!
Now it is the time to write my own success story, it was a big dream for me and dreams do come true. This was a very long journey and it had a lots of ups and downs but the ultimate goal never changed to get the 5 digits. I cleared my CCIE (R&S) Lab on 9th April from Banglore. My CCIE number is 28603. This was my second attempt. My CCIE Journey started back in Feb last year (2010) when I cleared my CCIE Written Exam with a perfect score (1000/1000). At that time I got enrolled in CCIE 2.0 program (now CCIE 4.0 program) from INE and I extensively used your Workbooks 1-4 especially Workbook VOL 1, which is one of a kind and was the base for all of my CCIE preparation. I cleared my Troubleshooting section in 40 minutes straight. Thanks to INE's Workbook VOL 2 and VOL 4 which has really boosted my confidence and I cleared the Configuration part in 3.5 hours with ample time in hand for verification. I also used extensively INE's Blog to clear most of my doubts. I want to thank INE (the Brian duos, Petr, former instructor Keith), my family (wife Renuka and daughter Navya) and my friends (Hansraj and Shrikant) who all supported me a lot during my preparation. Also I would like to thank Robert Deweese from INE Sales team for giving me a good deal in getting enrolled in INE CCIE 2.0 program. It's time to move forward and start preparing for CCIE Security Lab.
Thanks and Regards,
Once again, congratulations from INE!