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RE: CCIE #15277 at Brussels Today posted 10/29/2005
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CONGRATS !!

Well Done !!!!!!!!!!

Maybe time to hit the pub again!!

:-)

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  From:  "simon hart" <simon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  Reply-To:  "simon hart" <simon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  To:  "Group Study" <ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  Subject:  CCIE #15277 at Brussels Today
  Date:  Sat, 29 Oct 2005 00:23:13 +0100
  >Hi all,
  >
  >Today I travelled to Brussels for my second attempt at the Routing
  and
  >Switching CCIE lab.  To my delight the exam seemed far less of a
  mountain to
  >climb than the last attempt.  I felt fairly confident after
  finishing the
  >Lab (having said that I felt confident the last time!!).
  >
  >I sat in the airport sipping on what I felt was a well deserved Pint
  of
  >Stella Artois.  After the second pint :), the doubts started to
  creep in -
  >Did I really put a permit any any on the end of that Deny
  ACL,  Should that
  >have been a mac ACL, of a VLAN  Map, did I use the right RP,  did I
  >advertise the right summary into the Backbone.
  >By the time I arrived in the UK I was far from the confident guy who
  left
  >the lab (somewhat sober) 4 hours earlier.
  >
  >I got home, and with baited breath, my wife and 3 kids watched me
  download
  >my email - and there it was an email from Cisco 'CCIE Lab Score
  Report'.
  >Okay, followed the link, IE seemed to take an age to boot up - put
  in my
  >Candidate ID, and then forgot when I had taken the written!!!  Could
  not log
  >in :(  Spent around 30 minutes looking for my old written score
  report,
  >found it, finally I could log in.
  >
  >There it was ----  PASS  CCIE 15277  ---- I was jumping around the
  room with
  >delight, could not contain my excitement.
  >After what seemed like a good 18 months of reading books,
  configuring
  >routers, reading books, configuring routers, reading group study etc
  etc it
  >had finally happened, I had got my number.
  >
  >I truly believe that without everybody who cares to contribute to
  Group
  >Study, I would not have had this success, I thank you all.  I really
  do want
  >to pick out some for special mention
  >Tim ccie2be (now is!!) -  Tim without your probing questions, our
  long MSN
  >conversations, and the odd R&S curveball I do not think so much
  would have
  >sunk in.
  >Scott Morris - A true Guru -  Scott you knowledge is truly
  encyclopeadic,
  >and your contributions well thought out.  The dose of humour is
  always
  >welcome.
  >Chris Lewis - Chris your posts and assistance on all things QOS is
  awesome -
  >thanks
  >Bruce Caslow - For picking me up and dusting me down after my first
  attempt.
  >Bruce thanks for the NMC library and the overall Lab strategy.
  >The two Brians - IE workbooks - solid labs that really help after
  reading
  >all the theory!!  Thanks for responding to Q's when clarity was
  required.
  >Gladston - Our regular exchanges on various technologies in the
  past.
  >Particularly a clearer understanding of SRTCM - certainly came in
  handy
  >today.
  >Jongsoo Kim - Jongsoo's pre lab checklist was an inspiration.  If
  you have
  >not seen it check out the archives!!
  >
  >I also need to thank my wife Andrea and my 3 children for putting up
  with a
  >bear with a sore head for most weekends over the last 8 months.  No
  more
  >'labbing' till Xmas - I promise honey!!
  >
  >I think that is about it for now, another Stella and off to bed
  >
  >Simon Hart
  >CCIE #15277
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