The Story

I woke up early the day of the lab and felt calm and relaxed. My co-worker and I joked in the hotel lobby that it felt like we were heading into a normal day at work. The proctors were running late and after the introductions, we were off to the races… …only to hit an […]

Posted at 1:12 am on December 17, 2010 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: CCIE, CCIE LAB | Continue reading

I passed! CCIE 27704

After an unbelievably crazy day, I logged into my CCO account and saw my number waiting for me. I’m deeply humbled and I still can’t believe that I did it. It wouldn’t have been possible without my friends, family, co-workers, and everyone else grinding away, sharing, and teaching this tech. I’ll post a more detailed […]

Posted at 1:00 pm on December 10, 2010 | 5 comments | Filed Under: Uncategorized | Continue reading


Hi, my name is Charlie and this blog will chronicle my journey through the Cisco networking certification world. The current focus is the CCIE (Data Center).  I passed the CCIE R&S lab in December, 2010.