Andreas di Zazzo, CCIE #28735
Spent 4 months preparing with a compeditor's material and then had a go at the lab. Felt very confused and it turned out really bad. After the first real attempt I changed vendor to INE, went over the advanced technologies and workbook 2 labs twice. The big difference with INE compared to the previous material is that the layout and questions are much more like the real exam, this helped me alot and I really felt at home while doing the real lab. Could tell when the lab ended this was a sure pass - and it was. Now with Cisco's new Datacenter CCIE I'm just waiting for INE to launch their courses which I'll gladly buy. No more wasting time with other vendors.