Amr Sabbagh, CCIE #21536


I graduated from university last year. I had a new goal after I graduated, that was the CCIE R&S. I started my CCIE R&S journey with watching the CoD videos. It took me about 10 days to finish all videos with note taking. Then I started Workbook I. It took me about 1 month to finish all the minilabs in it. After that I started working on Workbook volume II. It took me another month to finish most of it. The third month i went back to study WorkBook I because I felt its importance in emphasizing the basics. The fourth month was the time to take the exam. I signed up to take it in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia mobile CCIE lab. It was required from me to pass an assessor exam which was a mini CCIE exam. I took that exam and I scored the required grade. My exam was confirmed on 20th of July 2008. I had 20 days to go, I spent the next days revising WorkBook I and WorkBook II. Also I spent some time going through Cisco Documentation CD. The night before the exam I slept at 10 p.m and next day started my exam at 7:30. I had a good start but faced some problems before the break. After the break I fixed everything and completed all the sections 1 hour before the time is up. I had 1 hour to revise everything. The next day I received the good news that I've become CCIE #21536 :)

- Amr Sabbagh, CCIE #21536