Timothy Thielenhaus, CCIE #21960


I would like to say thank you to the entire Internetwork Team. I passed my CCIE R&S this past Thursday on my first attempt. I definitely couldn't have done it on my own without your products and classes. A very good friend of mine passed his CCIE with your end-to-end self-paced program and highly recommended it to me. I am very happy I took his advice. I really liked the Class-On-Demand and Lab Workbooks. I also took your mock lab class earlier this year and that was extremely beneficial as well. With all the labs, including the mock labs, I probably did about 35 different labs and about a dozen of those I did twice. When I did the real lab I felt like it was nothing really new because I had already done so many before that. The way I looked at it, while it takes many people multiple times to pass, I already had about 50 realistic labs as practice for it - many of those harder than what the real lab would be. It worked for me and I would recommend it to anyone who is pursuing their CCIE. The entire IE team including the two Brians and the support staff are great. Both the Brians bring a wealth of knowledge from both the lab and real-world perspective and they cover the different topics very well. They teach you about all the topics and you really do learn about them as opposed to learning just how to pass the lab. As for the support staff, I have talked with Alissa and Mike and they were both extremely helpful. You guys are great. I am going to take some time off from studying and doing labs but if I do decide to pursue another track I will definitely come back to Internetwork Expert. Thanks guys for all your help!!!

- Timothy Thielenhaus, CCIE #21960 (CCIE Routing & Switching)