I'm done...

a543047a543047 Member Posts: 41 ■■□□□□□□□□
Guys,

I've only posted a few times on this forum but have been a member for a while. Anyway, I have passed my CCIE Lab on Nov. 24th at RTP! Good luck to the rest of you working towards the same goal.

History:

Completed CCNP in Jan 08
Began studying for Written Jan 08
Passed Written June 08
Failed first attempt at Lab on Oct 8th 08
Passed Lab Nov. 24th 08

Just be patient and keep working towards your goal.

Ted Kim
CCIE R&S #22769
CCIE #22769
Routing and Switching
Service Provider
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  • shednikshednik Member Posts: 2,005
    Congrats on the pass, must feel great to have accomplished that!! :D
  • a543047a543047 Member Posts: 41 ■■□□□□□□□□
    shednik wrote:
    Congrats on the pass, must feel great to have accomplished that!! :D

    Yes it does... =)
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    Service Provider
  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats man. Thats one hell of achievement.

    Would you like to share the materials you've used and anything else you would recommend for those going for the IE?
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  • a543047a543047 Member Posts: 41 ■■□□□□□□□□
    nel wrote:
    Congrats man. Thats one hell of achievement.

    Would you like to share the materials you've used and anything else you would recommend for those going for the IE?

    Books from Cisco Press:

    Routing TCP/IP Volume I by Jeff Doyle
    Routing TCP/IP Volume II by Jeff Doyle
    Developing IP Multicast Networks by Beau Williamson
    Cisco LAN Switching by Kennedy Clark and Kevin Hamilton
    Cisco QoS Exam Certification Guide by Wendell Odom and Michael J. Cavanaugh

    Internetwork Expert products used for Routing and Switching:

    Lab Workbook Volume I
    Lab Workbook Volume II
    Advanced Technologies Class on Demand

    Of course Cisco Doc CD and a ton of practice with the technologies.
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    Service Provider
  • rfult001rfult001 Member Posts: 407
    Congrats! That is heck of an accomplishment. Now the rest of need to pick up the pace and catch up. :D
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,621 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Awesome man. Was the Developing IP Multicast Networks by Beau Williamson very helpful? I've been searching for quality multicast publications.
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  • mikeszmikesz Member Posts: 115
    CONGRATULATIONS,
    what an achievement, would mind sharing with Us, how long did it take to accomplish CCNA and CCNP??? icon_smile.gif

    that is where I want to end up.

    once again respect
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    2011: CCNA (70%), CCNA: Security, MCITP:Messaging
    2012: VCP, CEH, Linux+, start RHCA/E
    2013: finish RHCA/E, CCNP
  • TurgonTurgon Banned Posts: 6,313
    a543047 wrote:
    Guys,

    I've only posted a few times on this forum but have been a member for a while. Anyway, I have passed my CCIE Lab on Nov. 24th at RTP! Good luck to the rest of you working towards the same goal.

    History:

    Completed CCNP in Jan 08
    Began studying for Written Jan 08
    Passed Written June 08
    Failed first attempt at Lab on Oct 8th 08
    Passed Lab Nov. 24th 08

    Just be patient and keep working towards your goal.

    Ted Kim
    CCIE R&S #22769

    Well done Ted
  • a543047a543047 Member Posts: 41 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Paul Boz wrote:
    Awesome man. Was the Developing IP Multicast Networks by Beau Williamson very helpful? I've been searching for quality multicast publications.

    Excellent book. I would consider it a 'must read' for the CCIE.
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    Routing and Switching
    Service Provider
  • a543047a543047 Member Posts: 41 ■■□□□□□□□□
    mikesz wrote:
    CONGRATULATIONS,
    what an achievement, would mind sharing with Us, how long did it take to accomplish CCNA and CCNP??? icon_smile.gif

    that is where I want to end up.

    once again respect

    I got my CCNA in 2006 while doing desktop work. I started my CCNP in mid 2007 while working as a systems administrator. Currently, I am in my first 'real' networking job (enterprise environment) and have been here 13 months. I used certifications to get my foot in the door and never looked back.

    About 2 years from CCNA to CCIE.

    Ted
    CCIE #22769
    Routing and Switching
    Service Provider
  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I got my CCNA in 2006 while doing desktop work. I started my CCNP in mid 2007 while working as a systems administrator. Currently, I am in my first 'real' networking job (enterprise environment) and have been here 13 months. I used certifications to get my foot in the door and never looked back.

    About 2 years from CCNA to CCIE.

    Ted

    Fantastic achievement in that amount of time.

    So whats up next for you?
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  • a543047a543047 Member Posts: 41 ■■□□□□□□□□
    nel wrote:
    I got my CCNA in 2006 while doing desktop work. I started my CCNP in mid 2007 while working as a systems administrator. Currently, I am in my first 'real' networking job (enterprise environment) and have been here 13 months. I used certifications to get my foot in the door and never looked back.

    About 2 years from CCNA to CCIE.

    Ted

    Fantastic achievement in that amount of time.

    So whats up next for you?

    My plans are to start the CCIE Service Provider track around end of Jan beginning of Feb next year.
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    Routing and Switching
    Service Provider
  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    Congrats!
    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made.
  • seraphusseraphus Member Posts: 307
    Phenomenal accomplishment. Congratulations!
    Lab first, ask questions later
  • skeet2331skeet2331 Member Posts: 87 ■■□□□□□□□□
    How much time did you spend studying for the lab roughly?
  • mamonomamono Member Posts: 776 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations! :) That is some achievement and dedication.
  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,090
    Congratulations! icon_thumright.gif

    Are you planning to take off the rest of the year and celebrate? drunken_smilie.gif
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,163 Mod
    Congratulations, that's a heck of a holiday gift to yourself. :D

    Good luck with your future plans, just don't forget to actually celebrate this (rather monumental) victory.

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  • a543047a543047 Member Posts: 41 ■■□□□□□□□□
    skeet2331 wrote:
    How much time did you spend studying for the lab roughly?

    I spent 11 months from start to finish. I included plenty of technology specific labs during my study for the Written portion.

    I am definately taking the rest of the year off, what's left of it, and moving onto the CCIE SP track in Feb of 09.

    Just note that I am married with no kids yet and 24 years old. I have no major commitements other than my wife and work so I have some time to dedicate to studying. The real credit goes to those folks juggling a marriage, full-time gig, and kids while studying for any IE track! I almost went bonkers while preparing for the exam so I have no idea how they do it.

    The CCIE is only impossible if you let it be.

    Thanks everyone for the all of the congrats!

    Ted
    CCIE #22769
    Routing and Switching
    Service Provider
  • ITdudeITdude Member Posts: 1,183
    Wow! Fantastic story. Congratulations on the excellent accomplishment. You are an inspiration to us all!

    Please don't be a stranger on here. icon_wink.gif
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  • AhriakinAhriakin SupremeNetworkOverlord Member Posts: 1,800 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats!
    We responded to the Year 2000 issue with "Y2K" solutions...isn't this the kind of thinking that got us into trouble in the first place?
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Wow. If I was you, I'd be thankful for being awesome this Thanksgiving!

    Congratulations!
  • CCIEWANNABECCIEWANNABE Banned Posts: 465
    congrats, very inspirational. i thought i was going to stop after i got my ccnp, now i find that i am curious to learn even more. may buy my ccie books soon! thanks for your advice for study material! again, great job and to be 24 with ccie, WOW. i thought i was young to have ccnp at 27, guess i was wrong!
  • gorebrushgorebrush Member Posts: 2,741
    OK, you've just made me want to do CCIE after CCNP.

    Show's it can be done as I always knew it could...

    CCIE in mid 2010 anyone ;) ?
  • JavonRJavonR Member Posts: 245
    gorebrush wrote:
    OK, you've just made me want to do CCIE after CCNP.

    Show's it can be done as I always knew it could...

    CCIE in mid 2010 anyone ;) ?

    I'm with you on that one, friend :)

    To the OP: well done, and well deserved!
  • jbaellojbaello Member Posts: 1,192
    This is so impressive Ed, congrats icon_cool.gif
  • snadamsnadam Member Posts: 2,234 ■■■■□□□□□□
    congrats on such an amazing accomplishment.
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  • JohnDouglasJohnDouglas Member Posts: 186
    yep, i have to agree too. i like the slowly but surely approach shown on this forum.

    think i'll just coast at work for the next couple of years and study till i get my number. after all things are going to be slow for a couple of years and working at my usual break neck speed brought me nothing.
  • TurgonTurgon Banned Posts: 6,313
    yep, i have to agree too. i like the slowly but surely approach shown on this forum.

    think i'll just coast at work for the next couple of years and study till i get my number. after all things are going to be slow for a couple of years and working at my usual break neck speed brought me nothing.

    Some free time at work really helps with lab prep. But even if things are slow at work getting through the CCIE in one year still takes a lot of effort. In my case it's more like two years as I have been really busy at work and at home. But it still means a lot of work I can assure you of that. Both methods have pros and cons. Either way you have to turn your desire into determination along the journey! Good luck if you decide to go for it.
  • JohnDouglasJohnDouglas Member Posts: 186
    Turgon wrote:
    yep, i have to agree too. i like the slowly but surely approach shown on this forum.

    think i'll just coast at work for the next couple of years and study till i get my number. after all things are going to be slow for a couple of years and working at my usual break neck speed brought me nothing.

    Some free time at work really helps with lab prep. But even if things are slow at work getting through the CCIE in one year still takes a lot of effort. In my case it's more like two years as I have been really busy at work and at home. But it still means a lot of work I can assure you of that. Both methods have pros and cons. Either way you have to turn your desire into determination along the journey! Good luck if you decide to go for it.

    guy at work was given one day a week off work to study. he studied every evening and all weekend every weekend as well. still took him a year to do the written and lab.

    one step at a time for me i guess. hopefully np in one year though. i guess more realistically then ccie will take me at least four years without distractions.
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