Riddle: What has two thumbs and five digits?

You can probably guess that I got “that email” from Cisco this morning. So it’s the moment of truth.

Did I pass or fail?

I woke up this morning feeling tired. One of my boys climbed into bed with me, wriggled around for a bit then made me get up to make him breakfast. The other one is still asleep, unusual for him, but we did stay out really late last night. Part of me wanted to stay in bed, after all in a Schrodinger’s cat kind of way, if I don’t know that I have failed, that means I have passed, right? I think that’s how it works.

Nevertheless, I am still nervous about the result.

Nervous on Airplane

I was not sure whether I’d get an email from Cisco by now, mainly because it is the weekend, so I would have allowed until Monday to hear back.

They sent the email at just after 5am this morning.

CCIE results

The email itself just directs you to the CCIE webpage.

This is what greets me:

CCIE results

Clicking on the “Pass” link takes us to another page:

CCIE results

So there we go. What’s got two thumbs and five digits?

This guy.

I am CCIE.

CCIE certified logo

I did it. I would like to know that actual scores, but now they are irrelevant.

I have the digits. Mission accomplished.

It’s time to celebrate today. I can rest, I can enjoy time with my family again. I can spend my holiday (at the end of the month) relaxing and enjoying. This will be nice as I am sure my family would prefer me not to be studying for the fourth year in a row when we are on holiday.

I feel so relieved now. I have got some friends coming over later for a BBQ, so it’s time to kick back and relax.

Once again I’d like to thank all of you who have encouraged me along this journey. It’s not over yet, but I have reached a massive milestone.

So thank you guys for the support. I have the digits and don’t feel like I have let you guys down, as well as myself.

Time to go outside and smell the roses!


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