Somit Maloo, CCIE #28603
Now it is the time to write my own success story, it was a big dream for me and dreams do come true. This was a very long journey and it had a lots of ups and downs but the ultimate goal never changed to get the 5 digits. I cleared my CCIE (R&S) Lab on 9th April from Banglore. My CCIE number is 28603. This was my second attempt. My CCIE Journey started back in Feb last year (2010) when I cleared my CCIE Written Exam with a perfect score (1000/1000). At that time I got enrolled in CCIE 2.0 program from INE and I extensively used your Workbooks 1-4 especially Workbook 1 which is one of a kind and was the base for all of my CCIE preparation. I cleared my Troubleshooting section in 40 minutes straight. Thanks to INE's Workbook 2 and 4 which has really boosted my confidence and I cleared the Configuration part in 3.5 hours with ample time in hand for verification. I also used extensively INE's Blog to clear most of my doubts. I want to thank INE (the Brian duos, Petr, former instructor Keith), my family (wife Renuka and daughter Navya) and my friends (Hansraj and Shrikant) who all supported me a lot during my preparation. Also I would like to thank Robert Deweese from INE Sales team for giving me a good deal in getting enrolled in INE CCIE 2.0 program. It's time to move forward and start preparing for CCIE Security Lab.