If you are a CCIE candidate, and you have a blog, you probably know the name Mike Down. Mike did a lot of good work with IPexpert to help make all of us in the CCIE online community happy. I was saddened to see that he had left the company about 6 months ago, but alas Mike has returned to IPexpert and will be continuing where he left off. If you are a CCIE blogger, and an IPexpert supporter, this can only mean good things to come!

Welcome back Mike!!!

It is 5:19 AM. I booked the midnight to 8:00 AM session to attempt Volume 3 mock lab 1 for the 2nd try. The first time I tried this (another all nighter) the grading script took a dump. I was given vouchers and told my configs would be saved and sent to the developers. The next day I got an email that my configs were ready…to my shock my score was probably about half of what I computed and looking at the score report I could see why…half my configurations were just plain gone. UGH.

Tonight I tried again, confident that everything would be cool. I whipped through the lab and finished in about 4 hours feeling very confident….since I sacrificed sleeping for the night ( I need to be at work in 3 hours) I was quite excited to see my results…yet again “oops” followed by some error message. You have got to be fucking kidding me….

Well, at least I got 2 more vouchers out of it, and this time I made certain my configs were saved. 3 times.

At this rate, I am never going to pay Proctor Labs any money before my lab exam! 🙂