Adam Black, CCIE #23393


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 as well. 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 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.

- Adam Black, CCIE #23393 (CCIE Security)