Jamie Grive, CCIE #39494


Dear INE, It is with great pleasure that I'd like to inform you that I have just passed my CCIE routing and switching lab exam. It has been a tough 18 months and this was my third and (so I keep telling myself) final attempt. Through this time the INE products have been irreplaceable as the key study material. I elected to use the CCIE Routing and Switching video course bundle and the full Workbook volumes. The ATC videos were an excellent resource and I used them at every opportunity... In the car, on the train, walking around... as with Brian's descriptive skills they are truly just as good with audio only. The one downside is that my pronunciation of Router has become americanised! Additionally, after failing the lab troubleshooting section I found the Advanced Troubleshooting videos helpful to improve my logic and methodology to give myself extra time to work on the faults, this was critical in my passing attempt as it gave me 30 minutes for verification and extra configuration time. Although a great deal of my hands on practice was in a production environment the workbooks (particularly Volume II for dynamips) were essential for plugging some gaps. Of course I would also like to thank my wife Rachael for her patience with me during this time and for my work colleagues for the training opportunities and the access to the equipment that enabled me to work on CCIE level scenarios on a daily basis. I will be sure to use INE for my future course materials and will recommend you highly to others. I hope to see you and work with you again soon.

- Jamie Grive, CCIE #39494 (CCIE Routing & Switching)