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Piotr Kaczor, CCIE #24301

CCIE

I started my CCIE journey for about 2 years studying to written exam
after I gathered some extensive experience while being CCNP
certified. May 2008 I passed my written exam and since then
everything has changed - all candidates know how many time and private live must be sacrified for intensive studies on road to CCIE.

After about 11 months of doing labs and trying out technologies, reading DocCD and self organized training I failed in march 2009 on my first attempt in Brussels. It wasn't disappointment for me because I had really good feeling about the exam and Score Report confirmed that - I was very close to pass. Never say die ;) Although I took in the
meantime some mocklabs there were another weaknesses which I had to work on, and after that in may 2009 I passed my lab in Brussels on second attempt.

Regarding my preparations I would strongly recommend all CCIE RS
candidates to use IEWB Workbooks as they are "technology" and "why" oriented - the purpose is really to teach the student to think and
prepare for exam with understanding of covered topics. And that is
the coolest thing on that study materials. On the other site -
knowing documentation is essential.

To summarize the story - usage of good workbooks combined with hard self-motivated training and study approach (this one from IE/Brians is in my opinion the best) will lead every candidate to success not only by passing the exam but also later on the daily job.

Hello INE team,

I just want to inform you that I passed my CCIE Service Provider lab in Brussels on Friday, this was my third attempt. I'm happy about getting my second CCIE, even after having serious lab environment issues during second attempt. Nevertheless, after about 2 years of studies including new version introduction I finally achieved my goal. It was a nice journey and I learned a lot. For my lab preparations I used the workbooks and ATC, which are really good, and my decision was made based on excellent experiences with INE from R&S track, back in 2009. In my opinion you have best in class study materials which covers all topics seen on real lab exam. I don't regret that I've chosen INE! Thanks to all contributors that wrote workbooks and designed labs.

Piotr Kaczor
CCIE R&S/SP #24301

- Piotr Kaczor, CCIE #24301 (CCIE Routing & Switching, CCIE Service Provider)