Congratulations Rick and Iwan – on Passing the CCIE Data Center Lab!

By Wayne Lawson II on April 26th, 2013

I’d like to congratulate two close friends of mine, Rick Mur and Iwan Hoogendoorn, on passing their CCIE Data Center lab(s) this week. These two gentlemen are two of the brightest Cisco engineers on the planet, and I’m thrilled and excited for them!

  • Rick Mur – 4x CCIE #21946 (Data Center, Storage, Service Provider & Routing and Switching)
  • Iwan Hoogendoorn – 5x CCIE #13084 (Data Center, Service Provider, Routing and Switching, Voice and Security)

Rick has been focused on developing our CCIE Data Center lab workbook for the past 5 months, and has (and is) helped get our 5 full CCIE Data Center racks online. He will be team teaching our CCIE Data Center classes, along with another full-time Data Center Instructor that we’ve recently hired (Official announcement coming in a few weeks!).

Iwan, one of my longtime beta testers, and a former developer, has been going through the exercises in our lab workbook (which is CLEARLY the most thorough product on the market) along with various Cisco Press books. He has also been using our racks, for the past several months – assisting us in working out some bugs and verifying solutions.

To celebrate Rick and Iwan passing their CCIE Data Center labs – and the verification of our workbook being their primary resource – I’m publishing a coupon code that will give you 30% off if you purchase our CCIE Data Center workbook THIS MONTH.

The coupon code is:  ”Congrats-Rick-and-Iwan

Iwan’s testimonial is as follows:

“Wayne, I just wanted to send you a quick update and let you know that I PASSED MY CCIE DATA CENTER Lab! :-) I want to thank you for allowing me to use your Data Center rack and beta test your workbook over the past several months! It’s clearly the best and most thorough product on the market. I owe you guys the thanks again! I look forward to continuing to beta test your Data Center products and assist you guys in rolling out the industry’s best CCIE Data Center products possible!”

We’re very pleased to be the first company – WORLDWIDE – that can now say that we’ve got a proven product and an instructor who has passed the CCIE Data Center lab! It seems to be a standing tradition that IPexpert has followed going back to my business partners Vik & Marko! Vik – is clearly the industry’s most accomplished CCIE Voice instructor (and we’ve recently added a 2nd fulltime CCIE Voice instructor – Sunny Sharma!), and Marko, our CCIE R&S “uber-geek”, was the first instructor in the industry to pass the 4.0 R&S lab. We’re also extremely proud of Jeff (Rensink) – our Wireless IE instructor – who is one of the very few wireless instructors on the market who have passed the current wireless lab. And, finally – as everyone knows – we have two of the world’s greatest CCIE Security instructors in Sam and Piotr – currently developing and teaching for us! We can now add Data Center to the list of accomplishments!

This is a huge accomplishment for my good friends Rick and Iwan, but it’s only the start! We’re very confident and excited about our future within the Data Center training space, specifically the CCIE Data Center lab arena, and plan (and expect) on many, many more announcements like this in the future (successful CCIE DC candidates)! Stay tuned for some game-changing announcements that we’ll be making soon – pertaining to the CCIE Data Center training space relating to products, a new (additional) instructor, additional racks, a VOD and more, and thank you for making us the world’s most-accomplished, recognized and respected CCIE training vendor on the market today!!!

Regards – Wayne


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    6 Responses to “Congratulations Rick and Iwan – on Passing the CCIE Data Center Lab!”

    1. CCIE Ninja says:

      Congrats, what a great achievement!

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    2. Deepak Arora says:

      It would be great if both guys can share detailed study plan they followed for CCIE DC Written & Lab

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    3. viney raju says:

      Congrats Rick & Iwan well done guys
      Wow sunny sharma heard a lot abt him
      Kudos team ipexpert….waiting for bls DC

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    4. Adrian says:

      Congratulations Rick Mur and Iwan Hoogendoorn, this is definitively the biggest professional achievement a network engineer can have. And you guys got 4 and 5 respectively!! You are awesome!!, very very few people in the world have reached to this (your) level.

      Enjoy! Cheers :)

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    5. Ian says:

      Great achievement, Rick and Iwan!

      IPExpert and Wayne, well done.

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    6. Awesome job guys!
      Congratulation to both guys – Iwan and Rick!!

      Cheers, Push

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