CCIE Labs: My Favorite Mistakes Part 4 – Caffeine Overdose!

By Anthony Sequeira on May 23rd, 2011

So there I was, on a commercial flight to the lab exam from my home. In fact, it was the first commercial flight of two that I would have to take to the lab exam. What to do? What to do?

I decided to look over some configuration notes for my particular weak areas, and write out some configuration practices on a legal pad. (This was before the days of Dynamips mind you!).

Along arrives this attractive flight attendant wanting to know if there is anything I might need…”yes, I would like some digits after my name, thank you very much!”. Well, she would not get that joke, so I ordered a Coca-Cola.

After another 45 minutes, I ordered another one. On the next flight, two more. Once arriving at the hotel, one in the gift shop. With a dinner delivery, another one.

Uh-oh. I have not consumed this much caffeine this late in the day before in all of my life, and at about 2 AM that night, while staring at the ceiling, I realized there was absolutely no way I would be able to sleep a wink before my exam. And, in fact, I did not…

You will want to be very careful about your diet and your sleep routine the day before YOUR CCIE exam.

Anthony Sequeira CCIE, CCSI
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    3 Responses to “CCIE Labs: My Favorite Mistakes Part 4 – Caffeine Overdose!”

    1. TiFFolk says:

      >You will want to be very careful about your diet

      You mean, we should order “Diet Cola” instead? =)

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    2. michal says:

      Hi Anthony , thanks and very good reminder , I think water is the best solution 5 days before the lab.
      Apparently artificial vitamins can bring the same bad effect.

      Cheers ,
      michal

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    3. vig says:

      great post sir……diet is often times neglected by students during exam time….

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