It's finally over...

a543047a543047 Posts: 41Member ■■□□□□□□□□
After four attempts and a lot of disappointment it is finally over! I passed my CCIE SP Lab today at RTP! To top it all off, I'm going to Las Vegas with my wife next week! Woohoo!

Ted Kim
CCIE #22769
Routing and Switching
Service Provider
CCIE #22769
Routing and Switching
Service Provider

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  • TheShadowTheShadow Posts: 1,057Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    congratulations! enjoy Los Wages
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  • SirsamonSirsamon Posts: 221Member
  • rogue2shadowrogue2shadow CISSP, GXPN, OSCE, OSCP, OSWP, eMAPT, CEH, CNDA, A+, Network+, Security+ Posts: 1,501Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congratss!!!!!!!

  • kenny831kenny831 Posts: 266Member
    WOW! Congrats!
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    Congratulations!! icon_cheers.gif

    Wasn't flying straight to Vegas and waiting for your wife there an options? icon_lol.gif
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  • dynamikdynamik Posts: 12,314Banned ■■■■■■■■□□
    Fantastic persistence, congratulations!

    Just curious, have you not updated your cert list, or did you really skip the CCIP and go right for the IE?
  • CCIEWANNABECCIEWANNABE Posts: 465Banned
    great job man. glad to hear that you got it done. have fun in vegas.
  • earweedearweed Posts: 5,192Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    Congrats and have fun in Vegas!
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • laidbackfreaklaidbackfreak Posts: 991Member
    Stand up and take bow sir icon_smile.gif congrats and now go party hard
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  • a543047a543047 Posts: 41Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks guys for all the congrats! I started studying for the SP at the beginning of 2009 and my first attempt was Oct of 2009. For some crazy reason it was so difficult to find open slots for the SP so my attempts were months apart. Anyway, to answer Dynamik, yes I did skip the CCIP and went straight to the IE SP. I was initially planning on going for my IE Sec but instead will be going back for my degree in a few weeks. I can't stress enough that the CCIE is obtainable so don't give up!
    CCIE #22769
    Routing and Switching
    Service Provider
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Posts: 561Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    a543047 wrote: »
    Thanks guys for all the congrats! I started studying for the SP at the beginning of 2009 and my first attempt was Oct of 2009. For some crazy reason it was so difficult to find open slots for the SP so my attempts were months apart. Anyway, to answer Dynamik, yes I did skip the CCIP and went straight to the IE SP. I was initially planning on going for my IE Sec but instead will be going back for my degree in a few weeks. I can't stress enough that the CCIE is obtainable so don't give up!

    How did you study? Do you have hands on access to all the hardware, do rack rental, GNS3 + real switches?

    Thanks!

    Congrats!!
    CISSP, CCNA SP
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • peanutnogginpeanutnoggin Posts: 1,096Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    CONGRATS!!! That is outstanding! Enjoy Vegas!!

    -Peanut
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  • jason_lundejason_lunde Posts: 567Member
    a543047 wrote: »
    I passed my CCIE SP Lab today at RTP!

    Double CCIE! Huge achievement, congrats man. What kind of hours were you putting in on the study front?
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  • AhriakinAhriakin SupremeNetworkOverlord Posts: 1,800Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    icon_cheers.gificon_cheers.gificon_cheers.gificon_cheers.gificon_cheers.gif

    and

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    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?
  • JSKJSK Posts: 166Member
    Congratulations!
  • alan2308alan2308 CISSP, MCSA 2008, MCSA 2012, CCNA R&S, CCNA Security Ann Arbor, MIPosts: 1,854Member ■■■■■■■■□□
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Bow to the master, folks. Well done sir.
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  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas CISSP, GIAC x5, CompTIA x5 Greenville, SC USAPosts: 5,735Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    WoW! Big Congratz! icon_eek.gif

    Folks, we have a double CCIE on our board! :D
    Currently working on: Linux and Python
  • jovan88jovan88 Posts: 393Member
    I'm impressed! What are the plans for the future?
  • miller811miller811 Posts: 897Member
    congrats
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  • ajmatsonajmatson Posts: 289Member
    Congrats on the pass.
    Working on currently:
    Masters Degree Information Security and Assurance (WGU) / Estimated 06/01/2016
    Next Up: CCNP Routing Exam | Certified Ethical Hacker Exam
    Cisco Lab: ASA 5506-X, GNS3, 1x 2801 Router, 1x 2650XM, 1x 3750-48TS-E switch, 2x 3550 EMI Switches and 1x 2950T swtich.
    Juniper Lab: 1x SRX100H2, 1x J2320 (1GB Flash/1GB RAM, JunOS 11.4R7.5), and 4 JunOS Firefly vSRX Routers in VMWare ESXi 5.1
  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Congrats, 2x CCIE's an incredible feat!
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  • DevilWAHDevilWAH Posts: 2,997Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Well done!!!! fantastic achivment :)

    The CCIE seems to be a fair way off at the moment for me, every time I learn a bit more I find yet another area I want to expand out in to... And a 12week old is not helping much...

    But I will be gettign one some day!!! (and not to distance future I hope) :)

    Have a great time in las vegas and enjoy a well deserved rest!
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  • a543047a543047 Posts: 41Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks again guys for the congratulations! As for my studying habit, I used dynamips along with ine and ipexpert. I think for the sp lab it is really important to also do the mini labs found on ccie18473.net. Otherwise, there is no magic formula, you just have to find what works for you. My immediate future is with my current employer and it will probably stay that way for some time. Good luck to the rest of the people labbing away, the end is near!
    CCIE #22769
    Routing and Switching
    Service Provider
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