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July 24, 2007

Ethan Banks Passed CCIE Written At Networks

Filed under: CCIE Blogs,CCIE Written,Cisco,Cisco Certification — cciepursuit @ 9:18 am

Ethan passed the CCIE Routing and Switching v3 test yesterday at Networkers.  Pop on over to congratulate him and also to read his summarization of the test.  If you’re studying for the written exam or just want some nice summarizations of technologies, go ahead and read some of his study notes.

Congratulations Ethan!

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10 Comments »

  1. Hi!

    Could anybody tell me please (if you know) if the new version has changed very much from the previous one?
    I’ve been preparing the CCIE written with the TestKings (v77.1)until I found out there was a new version of the exam with a new list of topics. There’s a new version of the TestKing (v78.1) exam from the 27th of July which includes new questions, some of them related to IPv6 and MPLS, but I wonder if that would be enough or if, as I asked you, the new exam is completely different and the old TestKing exam is not goot for studying.
    Could you help with this please?… or tell me who could do it.
    I just have a month to recertify… or I’ll lose my CCIE.

    Thanks a lot for your time.
    Kind regards,

    Kike

    Comment by Kike — August 2, 2007 @ 6:33 am | Reply

  2. I reviewed some of the older TestKing material during my final review, although it wasn’t a major focus. The good news is that the TK stuff has a lot of the concepts you need to know. But if you’re looking for actual questions that will show up on the exam, I didn’t see that in any of the TK material I looked at.

    From other people I’ve talked to, 350-001 version 3 (the current test) is quite a bit different from previous versions, in that the questions have a lot of interdependencies. I never took the old test, but I can say this test had a lot of questions where you had to know a lot about multiple technologies to come to the correct answer.

    Comment by Ethan Banks — August 2, 2007 @ 7:19 pm | Reply

  3. Ok, that was my doubt, if the last version of TK still had questions of the actual exam. As I said, I was studying with v77.1, I guess that is which you mention when you say there are no actual questions on TK stuff, right?
    Thanks a lot Ethan. I really appreciate.

    Regards,

    Comment by Kike — August 3, 2007 @ 3:17 am | Reply

  4. Ethan, why did you remove the blog content in your page? The information there was interesting, you had made a good MPLS summaries.

    Would it be possible you publish it again?

    Thanks!
    Johan

    Comment by Johan — August 6, 2007 @ 4:25 am | Reply

  5. Ops… just saw it is up and running!!

    Comment by Johan — August 6, 2007 @ 7:20 am | Reply

  6. UPDATE 6/5/2008 – The comment I made above has mislead some people to think I cheated my way through the CCIE written qualification exam.

    First off, TestKing and others appear to offer a legitimate practice exams to help a person who is preparing for a certification test. If you don’t know what these companies are about, you can be easily fooled. Certainly, I was one of those. At a glance, TestKing’s website looks as good as Boson’s and other legitimate vendors. TestKing doesn’t tell you that they are selling you the actual test questions.

    Second, since becoming aware of what TestKing is really about, I have discouraged the use of this material in several private e-mails to people that have asked me about them, and other similarly-minded vendors (like Pass4Sure).

    Third, the specific TestKing study document I referred to here was not a representation what was on the actual written exam. If someone claims that I used TestKing to pass the CCIE written exam, they demonstrate both ignorance of my blog in general and my specific study methods which were well documented in my blog over several months.

    Comment by Ethan Banks — June 5, 2008 @ 4:15 pm | Reply

  7. @Ethan – You blogged your progress from beginning to end. You passed the lab on the first attempt. You blogged detailed notes from each chapter of of the Cisco Press Exam Guide. IF you cheated, then you REALLY went about it the wrong way. 🙂

    Comment by cciepursuit — June 5, 2008 @ 5:27 pm | Reply

  8. It boils down to integrity and only Ethan would truly know what happened. Hopefully no one gets distracted with this foolishness.

    Comment by Ciscoswish Gomez — June 6, 2008 @ 7:22 pm | Reply

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  10. […] /I reviewed some of the older TestKing material during my final review, although it wasn’t a major focus. The good news is that the TK stuff has a lot of the concepts you need to know. But if you’re looking for actual questions that will show up on the exam, I didn’t see that in any of the TK material I looked at. Comment by Ethan Banks — August 2, 2007 @ 7:19 pm / https://cciepursuit.wordpress.com/2007/07/24/ethan-banks-passed-ccie-written-at-networks/ […]

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