Michel van Kessel, CCIE #44197
I started in april 2013 reading the recommended books for the CCIE Data Center traject. I work as a Data Center Technical Consultant/Architect for a Dutch system integrator, so I was also able to learn a lot on the job.
Meanwhile I started to look for a boot camp and study group. I choose the INE boot camp. Never regretted that choice. The 10 day boot camp was given by Mark Snow. Excellent teacher! We spent two weeks learning the whole blueprint for the CCIE Data Center Exam.
I also booked my first attempt in RTP, as the boot camp was there. Unfortunately I did not pass on my first attempt. But I was very close and confident that I would pass on my second attempt. It was also my first ever CCIE exam.
3 months later, on June 26th, I cleared the CCIE Data Center exam in Brussels. Thank you Mark Snow and all INE staff for organizing the boot camp. I learned a lot!