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Re: CCIE #16755 posted 08/22/2006
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Incredible story Jim, good work!!!!!!!

Leigh, 16543 (R&S)

> Jim,
> Quitters do not Win and Winners do not Quit!
> Yours is a classic story and an inspiration, with that kind of spirit and
> determination, your future is in your hands, keep it up.
> Godswill Oletu
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Ferens" <ferensj@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 3:31 PM
> Subject: CCIE #16755
>> It was a long journey but I finally passed yesterday at RTP. This was my
>> 9th attempt at the lab. The last four attempts I felt confident walking
>> out only to receive that dreaded email and after logging in to find out
>> I
>> had failed again. This last attempt I was much more relaxed and
>> completed
>> everything but 2 questions by lunch. After lunch I finished those up,
>> ran
>> TCLSH scripts, and rechecked everything. I was completed by 2PM. I
>> almost
>> gave up about 3 months ago but now I'm glad I didn't. I started out with
>> IPExpert, using their workbook and moved to the NetMasterClass DoIT
>> Labs.
>> They were the key factor in helping me get over the hump to pass.
>> Best advice I can give is stick to it. I'm not the brightest or the
>> quickest, but I'm persistent. That is the key. A lot of practice. For
>> the
>> last 6 months I've studied 2-3 hours each night and at least 18 hours
>> over
>> the weekend. Doing lab after lab, changing up the labs, trying new
>> things,
>> knowing the DocCD inside and out.  My wife has been wonderful through
>> out
>> all of this. That helped the most. (Also having the equipment made a lot
>> of difference. Ebay was my friend!!!)
>> Good luck to everyone still on track and thank you to everyone that has
>> contributed to the group. GroupStudy helped in answering a lot of my
>> questions and opened my eyes to some things I never would have though
>> of.
>> Jim Ferens , CCIE (R&S) #16755
>> Network Engineer
>> Tier Technologies, Inc
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Best regards,

Leigh Nash

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