Bilal Ajaz Nawaz, CCIE #45032
After INE's CCIE Routing & Switching 10-Day Bootcamp and lots of Deep Dives with Dave Smith (INE Instructor) at London Radison Blu hotel, I felt I was ready for the version 4 exam. As time went on, I booked the last seats for the v4 on the cut off date! Unfortunately, the bank declined the transaction to Cisco and they dropped my seat. Hurt quite a bit - extremely gutted, however I still remained positive and knew INE would be preparing for the v5 ATC'! I didn't re-sit the bootcamp for v5 - which was free for me anyway. Having gone through INE's Advanced Technologies Labs especially for v4, it was time - the big day! I went in to the lab, extremely difficult exam and came out thinking I had failed! I was thinking already of my re-seatt 30 days later. Was a long journey home. Everyone at home was comforting me, saying that it was only an exam and that I would pass it next time... Feeling very depressed, I went to sleep. It was 1AM in the morning, I woke up having seen the notification on my phone (email) from Cisco - when I logged in to Cisco OLSM.... I really couldn't believe it. Achieving CCIE accreditation. A very overwhelming experience. Being age 22, with help of the guys at INE, couple of study buddies and help of my father Ajaz Nawaz CCIE #15721 - I have much to be grateful for. Thank you INE, Brian McGahan, and Dave Smith!