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RE: CCIE # 10474 posted 10/16/2002
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Well done Nick!

I could've sworn you were already a CCIE!


CCIE # 10256

-----Original Message-----
From: nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
Nick Shah
Sent: 16 October 2002 00:35
To: Chuck Church; ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: CCIE # 10474

Yes, I was unlucky to miss out on food, because we had to order in the
morning. And I thought I might have something lite so I ordered just the
Soup ;) .. There were pizzas too, I might have ordered that :)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Church" <cchurch@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'Nick Shah'" <nshah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 9:14 AM
Subject: RE: CCIE # 10474

> Nick,
> Nice job.  Done at noon!  You're probably one of the few who's
> actually enjoyed the lunch they provided.  My first three unsuccessful
> attempts, I had no appetite at all.  #4, I ate like a horse!
> Chuck Church
> CCIE #8776, MCNE, MCSE
> Sr. Network Engineer
> Magnacom Technologies
> 140 N. Rt. 303
> Valley Cottage, NY 10989
> 845-267-4000
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
> Nick Shah
> Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 5:34 PM
> To: Joe Martin; ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: CCIE # 10474
> Guys,
> I passed the lab today and was awarded CCIE # 10474.
> I finished the lab in 4 hrs. (exactly at lunchtime) and spent the rest of
> hrs. to check it, finally couldnt wait any longer and left. Upon reaching
> home, I found the congratulations email waiting.
> It has been a bit long journey, which wouldnt have been possible without
> support of this List and most importantly the people on this list. I would
> like to thank the following people who I have admired and who have
> me when I have made mistakes. I must admit that I am quite a hasty guy and
> so I miss overlook a few things. Jason Sinclair, Carlos Mendioroz, my
> Chris Hugo, Manuel R., Mingzhou Nie, Volokov Dmitry, Kip Palmer, Vijay
> Patankar
> Jeff Kessemeyer for his excellent lab rack (
> and John Mistichelli ( for excellent labs, Brian Mcgahan
> for creating the fine cyscoexpert sample lab, and Howard Berkowitz for his

> insights.
> I used the standard books, and possibly did most/all the labs that I could
> lay my hands on, however special mention goes to IPEXPERT  & Routopia
> IPEXPERT v3 (which I just recd.) is a great lab prep. work book with about
> 19-20 individual tech. labs and about 17-18 full 8 hr. labs. Routopia labs
> are quite complex and I would really recommend both these products for
> anyone who is serious.
> Frankly, I didnt have the money to attend any of the bootcamps, so I
> out on that experience.
> A big thanks goes to Paul for hosting this list/group.
> Big thanks go to my wife and my 7 yr. old daughter for supporting me thru
> this endeavour.
> Now for a few days rest and on to JNCIS.
> rgds
> N. Shah
> CCIE # 10474