Jayaramakrishnan Shenbagam, CCIE #42762
I have successfully completed CCIE R&S in San Jose on 10th March. This was my first attempt. I feel very good now. It was very good experience. I have 7 years of experience in Network. I am taking care of implementation, design and support. I have completed CCNA, CCNA Sec, Juniper Firewall and CCNP 3 years back. I started my CCIE journey 2.5 years back. After some struggles I completed this lab in first attempt. Really feel good. I have completed INE Vol 1 work book and watched all ATC Video (ATC videos made by Brian McGahan ? Thanks Brain) then given the written exam. Excellent material to understand the complete technology. Then completed VOL 2 Lab. It took near 1 year for me , so I feel I forgot some technologies, so decided to do VOL 1 and VOL 2 lab again. After that only I started VOL 3 and VOL 4. I have partially completed VOL 3 and 4. I used INE Workbooks , ATC, Deep dive and recommended books to understand some technologies. In the exam, I suggest you complete the configuration LAB ASAP and spend some time for verification, since you can find some faults during the verification stage.