Michael W Zsiga II, CCIE #44883
It has really taken two full years, started in Sept 2012, to complete this goal of mine. I'm a big fan of self study, creating a realistic plan and following it through till completion. With that said, there were numerous times where I was just unmotivated. I fell pretty far off my study schedule near the end of 2013. I was revitalized by one of my fellow Marines, Nicole Briddon, CCIE #43730, when she successfully passed her CCIE exam at Cisco Live 2014. Utilizing her journey and success as an example, I knew at that moment I wasn't going to stop again until I was successful as well.
INE was by far the only option for me, as it was and still is the top training provider for CCIE. The amount of material and the level of detail of the material covered surpasses every other vendor. I didn't just want to be successful on the CCIE Exam; I wanted to become an Expert with each technology. INE made this a reality and I passed the CCIE R&S Lab on my first attempt!
R/SUpdate: April 10, 2015 Once again INE has done it for me! Last year INE made me an expert in R&S and this year INE has made me an expert in SP. Just amazing!! Thanks again INE!
Michael W Zsiga II
CCIE #44883, CISSP