In January of 2009 I passed my Routing and Switching lab exam the
first time using INE materials - but my journey was not over. Having
moved into a new role where network security was my primary
responsibility, I decided to set my sights earning the Security CCIE
Saying I was in over my head when I started that quest would be an
understatement. I started ordering training material and studying
hard. Having experienced success with INE previously I ordered the
written exam prep material and went through it all. Once I was
confident in my academic knowledge I took the written portion of the
exam - Success!
Then came the lab. Having taken it once before I knew that academic
preparation was not enough for the 8 hour ordeal. I found a terrific
deal on INE.com and signed up for an in-person bootcamp and Workbook
bundle and started booking rack rental space for the Volume 1
workbook immediately. After completing the exercises in the Volume 1
workbook it was off to the bootcamp where Petr Lapukhov was able to
help me identify and work through my weak spots. My next challenge
was to work through Volume 2 of the CCIE Security lab workbook, which
was a lot easier with a full week of classes under my belt.
I walked in to the lab exam confidently and can honestly say that the
INE material left me well prepared. There was nothing in the lab that
we had not covered in class and in the workbooks.
Today I am a dual CCIE and I could not have done it without the
material and instructors at Internetwork Expert.
About Mark Snow, CCIE #14073
You might say that Mark Snow began his networking career at the age of five, when his father, a patented research scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, started sharing his knowledge with Mark. He has been working with data and voice technology ever since, beginning with Unix System V and basic analog telephony and progressing to large data networking projects and large phone systems in both enterprise and 911 PSAP environments around the world. You’ll see Mark in all of INE’s Voice video courses and live Bootcamps. Mark Snow is also an accomplished pilot, and when he isn’t learning, labing, consulting, or teaching, he can be found jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, hanging off a rock somewhere, skiing out west, or just enjoying a quiet day at the beach with his wife and two wonderful kids. You may contact Mark Snow at email@example.com, follow him on Twitter, or find him helping others in INE’s IEOC Community Forum.