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Re: Heinz Ulm - Day-2 - 1st Impressions posted 03/21/2007
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Yes, it is quite possibly the best "hands-on" training
I have seen to date.  I'm not surprised so many people
have taken his classes feel the way they do about
them...

His labs are tough and his Mock Labs are relentless...


Totally unique.


--- ccie girl <ccie.girl.2007@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> You got a "short n sweet" version of this .. ?
> 
> 
> 
> On 3/21/07, Darby Weaver <darbyweaver@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> >
> > Well,
> >
> > I've gotten past two daysa with "the Evil
> Bastard".
> >
> > I received a nice compliment yesterday - for a
> couple
> > of issue spotting exercises.
> >
> > He really kicked me pretty hard on Monday - his
> labs
> > are so... unique and challenging.
> >
> > He really makes you think, he gives you the
> > opportunity to eat your own foot in addition to
> the
> > nasty little tricksssseeesss that he waiting for
> the
> > unwary student.
> >
> > All the while he watches everything you do...  It
> is
> > quite interactive and he does things as you go...
> > makes comments on your speed, he has a lab of
> backbone
> > devices that enhance the overall experience...
> >
> > I gave him a surpise yesterday that came in the
> form
> > of a beautiful young lady with a spectacular
> voice...
> >
> > He won't forget the expereince any time soon... 
> Nope
> > strike 1 for Darby...
> >
> > So I took advantage of doing my homework before
> the
> > visit...
> >
> > However he did introduce me to a form that he said
> I
> > would be begging to sign by the end of the week...
> >
> > It is an interesteng form and it reads
> capitulation...
> >
> > Unlike Caslow or the Brians - Apparently no one
> has
> > ever completed a single lab of his in 8 hours on
> the
> > first try, nor have they passed it obviously...
> >
> > While some traps seem obvious, others are subtle
> and
> > you must have a keen eye, but that keen eye can
> cost
> > you points... and precious time and yet you cannot
> > look away easily since you can feel something
> > crawling...
> >
> >
> > Your actual performance is not graded till the
> last
> > day when you receive the Answer Keys for labs...
> >
> > I started getting sick and am suffering a bad
> cough,
> > the weather here, while nice, is different than
> > Orlando and couple with no sleep has left me with
> a
> > painful chest cough, headache, fever and nausia. 
> Not
> > the best had to be dealt when one is up against
> the
> > likes of Heinz Ulm...
> >
> >
> > In any event, my failures are my own.  I do not
> yet
> > have scores to report, his style took getting used
> to
> > but have slowed me down considerably.  Lots of
> things
> > to look at reach for along the way, I suppose -
> lots
> > of pretty... flowers...
> >
> >
> > The fruit is bittersweet sometimes and one cannot
> > survive on what has been challenged on before
> alone...
> >
> > The man is a genius and he is mean, cruel, calm
> ,and
> > cool, and all at the same time...
> >
> > He keep picture of those he has tortured before
> and
> > have surrendered and have therefore known
> defeat...
> > at his hands and his labs...
> >
> > All in all, a refreshing difference than any of
> his
> > competitors...
> >
> > Yep different...
> >
> > And even the Brians who have quite a list of
> CCIE's
> > may be hard-presseed to actually account for the
> > number of CCIE's Heinz has on his site... over
> 500...
> > and he undoubtedly has the most "1st Time Passers
> > overall"...
> >
> > Many of which are quite simply "FIRST-TIME
> PASSERS" -
> > With over 500 CCIE's to date some of whom you may
> see
> > on other sites (since they either bought a
> workbook
> > from one or more or even taken a class with...)
> but
> > you need to dig a little deeper, how many sought
> out
> > Mr. Heinz...
> >
> > I ran into one guy before he left the 3-Week
> Bootcamp
> > and I aksed him why he went to Heinz Ulm's Camp
> and he
> > said "My co-workers and friends said there was but
> one
> > place to go to learn what you need to learn to
> pass
> > the CCIE Lab the first time, so here I am"...
> >
> >
> > Heinz does not accept everyone is seems...  He
> likes a
> > picture of his victims fresh for and from the
> > slaughter... I think it a before and after
> comparison.
> >
> > But they leave his camp ready to take on the Lab
> and
> > mostly anything else...
> >
> > Most sit the lab within a few days of class and
> others
> > not much longer...
> >
> > The guy has a knack for tearing a person down,
> making
> > them acknowledge their own demons, and finally
> forging
> > a well-made sword capable of not only meeting the
> > beast but taking him down in but a flick of the
> > wrist...  or so it would seem...  I'll find out
> when I
> > am ready...
> >
> > There is no doubt that the sheer magnitutude of
> work
> > coupled by the demand and expectation are simply
> > unheard of...
> >
> > He has a hard time understanding how his
> competitors
> > can even consider a Boot Camp in only 5-days...
> >
> > His students seem to agree wholeheartedly...
> >
> > I'm only on day-2 and I am beginning to understand
> > myself...
> >
> > I managed to spot many but not all of not all
> issues
> > today, but I sensed there were a few things that
> were
> > going to trip me up.
> >
> > My health has failed me today and tonight...  I
> need
> > rest and it shows...
> >
> > The guy sitting to my immediate left is a survivor
> of
> > the 3-Week Camp and is eyes are red and bloodshot
> and
> > the toll on his soul, paid in blood, sweat, and
> tears
> > can be seen in his BLOOD RED EYES and his
> fiurrowed
> > brow...
> >
> > Heinz does something to you... He transforms
> you....
> > He makes you more than you are or even thought you
> > could be...
> >
> > An interesting transformation to watch as students
> > come out of their own cocoon and emerge as
> > butterflies...
> >
> > I have three days to go - it is 3:49 am here in
> Denver
> > and I am starting to get sick, so I need to stop
> and
> > sleep now and let the medicines take their effect
> as I
> > try to heal before I go to get carved up more...
> >
> > The guy next to me mumbles almost incoherently
> about
> > "The Dirty Bastard" and Heinz only smiles and
> sinks
> > back in his chair easily satisfied by his
> work....and
> > his latest tormented victim...
> >
> >
> > I do believe he customizes things a bit... as you
> go
> > through his maze...  He might as well be called
> the
> > Minotaur...
> >
> > Today I caught one "issue" and he quickly offered
> > another - seemingly same, I feinted and easily
> > defended my reasoning for not choosing the option
> he
> > readily offered...  He smiled as he agreed with my
> > line of reasoning...  He complimented me on
> another
> > issue that I found - naturally he challenged my
> line
> > of thought... I defended it genuinely and he
> offered
> > me a compliment citing his entire class from the
> week
> > before had not considered what I had...
> >
> > Next there was a matter of spotting an entire
> > slaughterhouse of "issues" - It think I spotted
> them
> > all - carefully defended each and everyone and
> offered
> > other secondary or tertiary ways to do them if the
> > first one or two techniques should fail scutiny...
> > Cause you know he asked...
> >
> > He liked this... but the clock was ticking...
> >
> > I did find two  ways to do two other tasks, he
> slid my
> > carefully worded blades aside with a quick and
> sure
> > parry....  and said he would note those options
> and
> > would rule them out on future labs...
> >
> > The guy is good, witty, accomplished, and quite
> > striking...
> >
> > He challenges you over lunch to test how your
> mental
> > facilities are holding up or if your senses have
> > dulled.... again very personal very detailed... he
> > never misses an opportunity to poke you and prod
> you
> > and check your gums to see if they are bleeding...
>  He
> > sniffs for weaknesses relentlessly and being tired
> or
> > exhausted is simply not exusable...  The man does
> not
> > stop...  You are in his house and he owns the
> house;
> > lock, stock, and barrel...
> >
> > The man just does not relent...  If he even thinks
> you
> > slack he asks you what you did and why... over and
> > over...one thing after another... if you miss a
> > keyword in an ACL.... if you pause... if you use
> the
> > question mark... he asks why and if you don't know
> he
> > easily suggest the CCO and only the CCO...
> > Awesome...!!!!
> >
> >
> >
> > Excellent one-on-one tutelege and advisement -
> such
> > interactivity are rare... and none have I yet to
> > experience are this intent or so genuine...
> >
> > The man has one attention and it is his
> students...
> > never does his phone ring, his site is secret he
> gives
> > it only to students who are immediately attending
> > class...
> >
> > For the time you are with him, he owns you and you
> > know it...  Each day he sizes you up, cuts you
> down
> > and chides on what you did, did not do, or could
> do
> > better...
> >
> > He is truly masterful in the art of instruction...
> >
> > His classes are priced fairly and competitively -
> > $8000.00 for 3-weeks or just $2800.00 for one week
> > such as a week of mock labs...
> >
> > He has one and two week options, but strongly
> > recommends that serious students take the 3-week
> if
> > they can manage it any way possible...
> >
> > For the three week students they also get another
> week
> > of rack access...
> >
> > $10,800.00 will buy you 5 Weeks of Heinzware.... 
> And
> > apparently IF you survive the experience you will
> get
> > a T-shirt as well...
> >
> > 4 Weeks instructor lead - ok instructor over your
> > shoulder watching everything you do and every move
> you
> > make.... and taunting you to make you ask yourself
> > why, what for, what are you going to accomlish by
> your
> > moves in this evil game of Cat and Mouse...
> >
> > I've just never seen such attention... no
> > distractions...
> >
> > Just you... the rack.... and the Evil Bastard
> watching
> > over your screen... in cruel delight...
> >
> > Everything one might expect from a CCIE #1561...
> >
> > When he took his students to meet Jeff Doyle in
> > person... the student said that Heinz told them...
> he
> > did not have time to be concerned with such "HIGH
> > NUMBERED" CCIE's... jokingly... but the truth
> > palpatable... Heinz is a legend and if you ever
> meet
> > his and encounter his instruction you'd know
> why...
> >
> > Not many instructors today can boast the success
> of
> > Heinz....   there is a reason...
> >
> > He is a one stop shop.  Others can be
> end-to-end....
> > but their students sometimes find their way into
> his
> > classes and when they do they pass the lab...  and
> it
> > inevitably is... THE END for them...  I have yet
> to
> > find a person who needed other instruction AFTER
> they
> > attnded Heinz and those that cite him will tell
> you
> > plainly...  Heinz is the "WHY".
> >
> > Each and every time...  there's simply no other
> > answer...
> >
> > Others barely have time to give you...  Heinz
> takes
> > everything from you... but he gives you time and
> > attention... and he remembers... everyone and
> > everything, what they did, their style and
> > character...  He's an elephant with his memory...
> >
> > And yet... so humble and down to earth...
> >
> > It not only feels and tastes like one-on-one
> > instruction.... simply take it for what it is...
> > ONE-ON-ONE instruction...
> >
> > Who can even compete with that...  others can try
> but
> > let's be honest - tutelege of this caliber is
> really
> > the end of the rainbow...
> >
> >
>
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