Beau Hahn, CCIEx2 #23436
used INE 6 years ago to take me to my first CCIE success in Routing & Switching. Since I had gained more experience since then, in 2013 I decided to use the Service Provider written as my renewal. I purchase the CCIE SP self-study material ahead of the lab exam since I was fairly certain to go through with it. For me, INE isn't just my first choice--it's my only choice. I finally passed on January 5, 2015--71 months after my Routing & Switching pass date. While it took several attempts, I learned a lot from the INE lab and the practical exam. The authors of the lab workbooks do a very good job of covering the technologies required and, since the last time I did pratice labs, rack rentals are much more accessible. The IEOC forums are also very helpful in adding understanding to confusing and frustrating problems during lab practice. I hold INE in high regard, and I am quick to recommend them first to anyone asking about study materials for their written or lab exam.
Thank you, INE, for the self-paced Routing & Switching package. The mock labs were extremely helpful in identifying trouble areas and strengths. The technologies audio classes are an excellent review for any CCIE candidate. Thank for you making my lab attempt count!