RE: CCIE #15277 at Brussels Today posted 10/29/2005
Well Done !!!!!!!!!!
Maybe time to hit the pub again!!
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
>Today I travelled to Brussels for my second attempt at the Routing
>Switching CCIE lab. To my delight the exam seemed far less of a
>climb than the last attempt. I felt fairly confident after
>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
>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
>the lab (somewhat sober) 4 hours earlier.
>I got home, and with baited breath, my wife and 3 kids watched me
>my email - and there it was an email from Cisco 'CCIE Lab Score
>Okay, followed the link, IE seemed to take an age to boot up - put
>Candidate ID, and then forgot when I had taken the written!!! Could
>in :( Spent around 30 minutes looking for my old written score
>found it, finally I could log in.
>There it was ---- PASS CCIE 15277 ---- I was jumping around the
>delight, could not contain my excitement.
>After what seemed like a good 18 months of reading books,
>routers, reading books, configuring routers, reading group study etc
>had finally happened, I had got my number.
>I truly believe that without everybody who cares to contribute to
>Study, I would not have had this success, I thank you all. I really
>to pick out some for special mention
>Tim ccie2be (now is!!) - Tim without your probing questions, our
>conversations, and the odd R&S curveball I do not think so much
>Scott Morris - A true Guru - Scott you knowledge is truly
>and your contributions well thought out. The dose of humour is
>Chris Lewis - Chris your posts and assistance on all things QOS is
>Bruce Caslow - For picking me up and dusting me down after my first
>Bruce thanks for the NMC library and the overall Lab strategy.
>The two Brians - IE workbooks - solid labs that really help after
>all the theory!! Thanks for responding to Q's when clarity was
>Gladston - Our regular exchanges on various technologies in the
>Particularly a clearer understanding of SRTCM - certainly came in
>Jongsoo Kim - Jongsoo's pre lab checklist was an inspiration. If
>not seen it check out the archives!!
>I also need to thank my wife Andrea and my 3 children for putting up
>bear with a sore head for most weekends over the last 8 months. No
>'labbing' till Xmas - I promise honey!!
>I think that is about it for now, another Stella and off to bed
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