Finally got my CCIE Number

Went for 2nd time and this time was lucky to get over to it 🙂

I failed in first attempt and felt that I can never pass this exam but didn’t loose my hope.

Got Two Main Benefit before going for 2nd Attempt:

1. Knew the topology (though it was not completely same)
2. Pattern of the LAB exam.

There are several people I would like to take the opportunity to thank for helping me complete this certification.

I got a very good support from my friends, they were/are with me in my entire journey of the LAB exam. Most important person who helped is my wife, without her it was not possible to crack this exam.

Furthermore, I am thankful to everyone that has participated in any way. You have been an integral part of my journey.


Now what:

This exam was based on very old software and hardware…..

1. Master ISE
2. Master WLC with new code
3. Converged AP/WLC
4. Week-points: VoWLAN and Sitesurvey

Failed in first attempt@CCIE Wireless

Yesterday I did my first attempt and still waiting for the result but I know i will fail for sure.

What went wrong:

1. Was too nervous
Once I got the Cisco questionnaire…I was in double mind..should i start now or read all question…and I wasted more then 1 hours on this.
2. Too many question/sub-question in exam
There are many question or sub-question in exam. and that was too tricky to handle it.
3. ACS and Autonomous section is my weak-point
Even i did not understand the real question after reading many times. Now we can think of the CCIE level.
4. Due to nervousness i configured wrong pod number on my WLANs and then i deleted all &  configured again(waste of time)
5. Dont have LAB at home this is major drawback

Now again will start my journey, track my progress status after that will book my LAB again.


@Update_02.02.2015: Today I got a confirmation mail and the word they wrote as “failed“.

What to study for CCIEW lab

As per Cisco syllabus for CCIEW LAB, Software used are:

We can find all these docs here:

Login to  then click on Support >Products->Wireless

Additional to these:

1. I will try to get latest CCIEW Workbooks or VoD/AoD course from a vendor.

2. Download or read all Cisco tech-note related to specific equipment from Cisco website.

3. Will try to Liston all Videos from Cisco Live.

4. There are many guys who went through the same phase and most of them have there own blog to encourage us:

Here are few (taken from Rasika Blog):



is it possible to crack CCIEW LAB in first attempt ?(will try…..)

Today with few hesitation Finally booked my slot for LAB exam in Brussels, Belgium. After passing Written exam I was very lazy,went for holidays due to that diverted my attention and then while playing cricket broke my ring finger, its got operated on 13th may and fixed with the help of rod and covered(plaster cast). Nevertheless, I have to start my journey and have to learn many things.

Will crack or not but want to learn as much as possible to motivate my self to get enough knowledge that’s My AIM.

LAB Exam Date: 30 January 2015


I got IPexpert WB volume 1 & 2 and  have small setup in my test LAB that inculdes:

2 X 2504 WLC
2 X 3750 Series Switch
1 X 1242 AG AP
1 X 2602 AP
1 X PI

I dont have many things but first will read/ learn all Cisco tech-notes,then end of this year will try to practice on Fast-lane/ IP-Expert racks.May be my company will also provide me 5 day instructor training this year(Hope for the best).

I am not thinking about 2nd attempt so please anyone who is going for same path or have already gone through this then please advice/suggest, it will be fruitful for me and as well as for other aspirants.

Only 7 Month left………..