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Joel Wheeler, CCIE #23453

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After 21 months of tough studying and lots of late nights and two unsuccessful Lab attempts, I finally climbed the mountain on Feb 5th 2009 at RTP. Being a single father of two rowdy boys, studying was tough and lack of sleep was the norm. However, I found your mock labs essential in my studying. The feedback I received from the proctors was critical to my developing the necessary understanding and for calming me down. The technical knowledge is of course a requirement for success, but so is staying calm and working quickly, not in a hurry. There is a big difference between them and if you don't know that, then you're not ready. I wasn't for a long time, but I am now. So thank you all very much for you're work producing excellent study materials. I plan on returning to pursue my next track, but not for year or so! My boys and I need a vacation!!

- Joel Wheeler, CCIE #23453