Maarten Sneekes, CCIE #22324
In august 2007 I was busy with my CCSP training program when a colleague asked me to join him to do CCIE Security. I was not interested at first, thinking that CCIE was a bit too much for me. But I thought that it would be a great practice for me. A lot of experience in the technique and having some fun. Not at all to get the number. So I started by getting my written. This took about 2 months, because I already had 3 of my 5 CCSP certificates. End September 2007 I started practicing with the Internetwork Expert study material. At the beginning once a week, but when time passed more every week. In the end, just before my exam I had 2 weeks off and did 10 hours+ per day. My speed was building every day. The first lab I did in 3 days, but in the end I did it in 5 hours. This was the base of a successful first attempt at 13th of October 2008. Now I have my number!!!!