Re: #22744 Chalk 1 up for the USA posted 11/21/2008
Dude...where are we celebrating?
Anthony J. Sequeira, CCIE #15626, CCSI #23251
Senior CCIE Instructor
Internetwork Expert, Inc.
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On Nov 21, 2008, at 12:01 AM, Jonathan Greenwood II wrote:
Happy to report I passed my R&S exam today here in San Jose.
Sitting in the
Days Inn right now to be exact. I found out my results a little to
comfort. I was eating dinner at restaurant and the email from Cisco
across my phone and I got that sick feeling because I knew I did
good on the
exam and felt I passed. My results came back in less than 2hrs so I
like I must have failed.
I was to eager to wait till I got back to the Hotel so I checked
phone in the restaurant and when I saw my # I couldnt believe it.
waitress a nice tip and now I'm writing this story.
First off I got to thank the GOD its been a trying journey for me.
send a special thanks to InternetworkExperts and their team. Brian
Petr, Josh Finke, Athony Sequiera, and I'm sure there's some support
with their RackRental service, the whole IE team. Along with the
made through this Journey Dale Kling, Anthony Faria, Peter Stephan,
Oliver, Mr Azher. Their material was great I just had to figure out
tailor it to my learning ability, and not cut corners. I took their
12Daycamp back in June and after leaving it I felt dissappointed,
first thing I tried to blame was the format LOL of course its not me
them, it sounded good at the time or at least it made me feel better
moment. Looking back on it the format/Material was perfect, I just
ready for that special #. I thought I was and felt I was but reality
slapped me in the face looking at my first score report. Brian was
clear and upfront about how the process works and you really have to
it to achieve this success.
2nd attempt I took it 30days after the first and did worse than my
attempt. Their was a Mock Lab camp back in Sept that had got
moved to Oct, like a jackass I didn't want to wait so I studied a
thinking I could go in and wing it, LOL what a waste of money. 4th
I settled and studied my ass off. I always felt I had what it took I
needed to focus and really dedicate myself to the technology's. I
in all my exams on the Core Technology's, each exam I got burnt on
QoS/Security. Qos/Security I became a damn expert over these past
I couldn't turn the page on these topics anymore I love it now.
I re-sat their Mock Lab out in Dallas with Anthony Sequira at the
end of Oct
I needed that to give me some motivation. After 3 attempts your
feeling like maybe I'll put it away. Anthony I really appreciate
support during the MockLab camp even though my job kept me away from
most of the camp lol I knew I was getting close by how fast I was
through the Mock Labs and More score's were damn near doubled from
time I took them in June. IE's MockLabs are the truth whether you
or not your will get the TRUTH from them. Excellent Hire Brian,
a great instructor.
I passed on my fourth attempt, It would be a lie for me to say that
I didn't get it on my first attempt I'm sure everyone would feel
to pass on their first try. This 4th attempt is the ICING on the
me, I can't even explain how I feel right now. I EARNED this one,
involved, just hardwork and dedication this time around and each
got stronger and more pissed to finally buckle down and learn the
kept trying to avoid. The CCIE exam will weed out the folks who cut
corners you really have to earn it. Very few people slip by and I'm
sure how. I stayed the course and just tailored the material to my
and I didn't cheat myself this time. I know some of you out there
studying probably pass up sections thinking you won't get it in the
trust me you will. Save yourself the $1400 lunch and just buckle
learn the shit... I consider myself a well rounded invidual but I
become a nerd for this one and it's worth it in the end. Hard work
pays off it may take awhile but success is always around the corner.
Looking forward to my next track with InternetworkExperts after I
little ROI with the new digits VOICE or SP. Sorry for the long post
write a lot more :) I'm just Happy today is my day!!!
Jonathan Greenwood II
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