Let's hear your CCIE Lab-test stories........

pullin-gspullin-gs Posts: 38Member ■■□□□□□□□□
My Cisco lab-attendents pretty much did nothing for the whole lab (2 days) until mid-way through the second day. At that point, they stopped all work and asked the four of us to go take lunch for 30 minutes and come back. While we were out to lunch (two doors down from the lab). They started looking over our work and tallying up scores.


When we returned, They told two in our group to go home. No scores or anything. Just leave.
The rest of us were told to go in and fix all the broken code and hardware in our lab within 4 hours. After four hours, we were told to leave again for 30 minutes.

When we got back, they took us to separate rooms and went over the score tallies....about 40 hand-written notes on a notepad with maximum points and points awarded.

We both passed.

I got 95% (I only got 60% on the written!....absulute minimum to pass).
The only place I got docked was on a DLSW bridge from Token-Ring media to Ethernet. They docked me because I did not specifically mark the MTU as 1500!
My argument....why would I?!?!?!? It was the DEFAULT!!!!!!
The ass-wipe still docked me anyway.....His ego got all bruised up.

They gave me a card-stock cert that day (my name was spelled wrong!)
I did not get my wood cert with my CCIE# (2197) until a few weeks later.

I paid for the test myself and drove down to NC from VA. I slept in my car (1965 skylark) in the parking lot between days.
My have things changed since then!

Cheers,

Pullin'

PS: Passed my last CCVP test (TUC) today.....got to know the new-stuff so I can at a minimumt talk the talk for my company.

Comments

  • Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    This doesn't seem like any other CCIE lab story I've heard. Two days? what? Also, punting people while allowing others to remain?

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    haha definitely missed a decimal in your number. 21xx rather than 21xxx. That makes a lot more sense.
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  • GoldmemberGoldmember Posts: 277Member
    Ahhh...it was a cold night.
    Blinded by my thirst for enjoyment and pain, I ventured into for what some would call a whimsical sidebar of absolute desperation, but for me paled in comparison to the records I had achieved along the path and the pounds of pure madness I had shed in my pursuit of one ultimate payoff.

    Combined with strength and wisdom as my tools of greater forthcoming, knowing only what was set before me and why my solutions were combed in the sands of hourly discipline constrained to moments of bliss, I perfectly landed in what is known as the mecca of all that is the CCIE.


    To be continued...
    CCNA, A+. MCP(70-270. 70-290), Dell SoftSkills
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    Chicken for lunch -- again?

    Hopefully I'll have a more interesting story sometime this year. icon_cool.gif
    Paul Boz wrote:
    Two days?
    CCIE -- Old School! :D
    Goldmember wrote:
    Ahhh...it was a cold night.
    Good -- it wasn't a dark and stormy night icon_lol.gif

    When do we get the next installment! I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for more.
    pullin-gs wrote:
    PS: Passed my last CCVP test (TUC) today
    Congratulations! icon_thumright.gif
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  • Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Yeah mike, definitely saw 2xxx as 2xxxx. Definitely my mistake :)
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  • ITdudeITdude Posts: 1,183Member
    Paul Boz wrote:
    Yeah mike, definitely saw 2xxx as 2xxxx. Definitely my mistake :)

    I think someone has been hitting the books too hard! icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif
    I usually hang out on 224.0.0.10 (FF02::A) and 224.0.0.5 (FF02::5) when I'm in a non-proprietary mood.

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  • Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    ITdude wrote:
    Paul Boz wrote:
    Yeah mike, definitely saw 2xxx as 2xxxx. Definitely my mistake :)

    I think someone has been hitting the books too hard! icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif

    Yah, going a little crosseyed. I picked up Ninja Gaiden II the other day so it's eating up a good bit of my time and helping me regain bits of my sanity :)
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  • ITdudeITdude Posts: 1,183Member
    Sounds like an excellent supplement to IE studies! icon_wink.gif
    I usually hang out on 224.0.0.10 (FF02::A) and 224.0.0.5 (FF02::5) when I'm in a non-proprietary mood.

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