Congratulation to Robert passing his CCIE last week. Like many he is currently experiencing the great relief, accomplishment and happiness that his hard work for a CCIE has paid of.
Robert was tremendously kind in his feedback to me. Well done to you my friend !! Its your hard work and determination that paid off :)
Email from Robert:
Yes, I am enjoying it so far and am enjoying the fact that I know have more free time for the family.
Now, for some feedback on my thoughts about routing-bits and how I used it.
I first heard of the Routing-Bits Handbook (back when it was short notes) over a year ago when reading a success story of someone who had passed the CCIE on INE’s IEOC and raved about how great it was and how much it helped. After reading some other feedback I bought your Handbook.
Form the start I was hooked. I read over the pdf for the first couple of weeks and wanted to bring it everywhere. So, I had my printing office at work print out a gbc bound copy so I can bring it everywhere I went. Before I went to bed, I would look over a chapter almost every night as a review. On trips, I would read it on the plane and at the airport, and when I needed to supplement my reading materials I referred to the Handbook. Also, when I wanted to review a topic that I might not have touched in a while, I looked over the Handbook first.
Its funny that at times there were topics that I did not find in the docCD right away (MPPE for example) and I would refer to the Handbook on where to find it in the docCD until I memorized it. Besides being very clear and concise, I loved the fact for every section you showed where it was in the docCD. Awesome! Every topic I read in the Handbook I can refer back to the docCD location in case I needed to reference it in the lab. And config sets too. Great! I thought of the handbook as a mini-docCD and loved it. I would recommend the Routing-Bit Handbook to anyone going for the CCIE RS as the ultimate supplement.
Even though I have passed the lab, I feel this will come in hand for my job at times. If there is something I need a quick refresher on, I am sure to look over the Handbook. Now I eagerly await for your SP version as there are topics on that track I want to learn and get better at.
Rob Kosyluk CCIE #28368″
From my experience and based on most of the responses I have had from candidates who passed their CCIE, one thing is obvious. The time taken to prepare and complete a CCIE is like isolation. Its time away from the world, social and family life. And after passing there is this unique pleasure in the freedom to do the things you previously loved.
Until that bug start biting for a second CCIE…