About iPexpert

Launched in 2001, iPexpert, Inc. is a 3-time Inc. 5000 honoree, as well as a 2-time Corp! award winner. We are committed to the highest quality training, and are passionate about our clients’ satisfaction and success. Our philosophy is to ensure the complete satisfaction of each of our customers. We have helped more than 3,100 CCIEs achieve their own success. We are only as successful as you are.

From our live and online classes, to high-definition video training solutions, to self-study workbooks, solution guides, audio-on-demand, practice quizzers, and finally to our online rack rental consisting of nearly $10MM in networking equipment, we are perfectly poised to ensure that your study plan can be accommodated. We back up our products with a customer guarantee, and strive to provide the industry-leading support and mentoring that you need in order to achieve your certification goals and dreams. We employ passionate people with a love for the industry, including 6 of the industry’s most accomplished technical instructors and leaders. You simply won’t find a match to iPexpert’s overall quality anywhere else, and we’re honored to be the partner you have chosen to assist you in achieving your certification and career goals!

The iPexpert Team

Wayne Lawson II
Founder, CEO & President

CCIE #5244 (R&S), CCNA, CCDA, Nortel NCSE, MCP, MCSE (NT 4.0), MCSE +I, CNA, CNE (4.0), CNX Ethernet, Cisco Wireless LAN Design Specialist, Cisco IP Telephony Design Specialist

Upon passing his CCIE Lab (CCIE #5244) in the late 90s, Wayne recognized that CCIE Lab training resources were extremely limited. At the time, he had just been published on the topics of "Building Cisco Remote Access Networks" (ISBN: 1-928993-13-X) and "Configuring Cisco AVVID" (ISBN: 1-928994-14-8), and was a Contributing Author / Technical Editor for "Cisco Security, QoS and AVVID" (ISBN: 1928994490). He decided to bring his technical knowledge and writing talents into the Cisco training market, so in 2001, he founded iPexpert.

With high-end products, great employees, and dedicated customer service, iPexpert has experienced phenomenal results (over 3,100 successful CCIE labs passed) and world-wide recognition in the CCIE training market. In addition to an industry-leading number of successful clients, iPexpert has also gained corporate recognition, appearing in Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the fastest growing privately-owned companies in America for three consecutive years, and twice receiving the Corp! award.

Today, iPexpert continues to assist thousands of CCIE R&S, Voice (now Collaboration), Data Center, Security, and Wireless engineers prepare for their CCIE certifications. With a wide range of self-study preparation tools (Video on Demand, Audio Lectures, Self-Study Workbooks, Detailed Solution Guides, and Online Rack Rental) and classroom (On-Site and Online-HD-ILT) training, iPexpert is able to offer clients a broad portfolio of learning tools, along with the much needed peer and instructor support required throughout this challenging certification journey.

Jeff Rensink
CCIE Wireless Instructor
CCIE #24834 (R&S and Wireless)

Jeff Rensink is a dual CCIE who passed the R&S lab in 2009 and the Wireless 2.0 lab in January of 2013. He also holds a bachelors degree in IT Management from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN.

Jeff has worked in the networking industry since 2006, starting in the enterprise space. In 2009, he worked on a team supporting one of the largest datacenters in Minnesota. His last employer was one of the premier Cisco gold partners in Minnesota, where Jeff was the lead wireless engineer for the majority of his time there. Jeff’s wireless experience spans local and national companies across many verticals including enterprise, retail, healthcare, education, and manufacturing.

Piotr Kaluzny
CCIE Security Instructor
CCIE #25665 (Security)

Piotr, MSc in Computer Science, has been in the networking industry for over seven years working in several different capacities within enterprise Cisco environments. His responsibilities included, but were not limited to, implementation, design, and level three technical support.

Piotr already has an extensive background as a Technical Instructor - he has been designing and developing Cisco training solutions and teaching CCIE classes for the past four years. He primarily focuses on Network Security, and is the author of most of iPexpert's current Security Portfolio - from CCNA, to CCNP, up through the CCIE level.

Andy Vassar
CCIE Collaboration Instructor
CCIE #22042 (R&S and Collaboration), CCNA, CCNP R&S, CCNP Voice

Andy Vassar is a dual CCIE who passed the CCIE Routing & Switching lab in September 2008 and the CCIE Voice lab in September 2010. He then upgraded to the CCIE Collaboration in March 2014. Andy also holds a Bachelors Degree in Network Engineering Technology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Andy has been a part of the networking industry for over ten years, and has recently been focused on corporate voice & video (collaboration) network design, support, and implementation. While working for Cisco as a senior network engineer in Chicago, Andy had the opportunity to work with several highly-visible, large-scale clients where he designed, optimized, and trained various staff departments and employees on how to support their enterprise voice and video networks.

With nearly a decade of hands-on experience with Cisco technologies, as well as Cisco's Collaboration hardware and application portfolio, Andy is leading iPexpert's Next Generation CCIE Collaboration training and product development initiatives, and will be delivering live CCIE Collaboration Bootcamps in our newest office, right outside of Chicago.

Jason Lunde
CCIE Data Center and R&S Instructor
CCIE #29431 (Data Center and R&S)

Jason Lunde is a dual CCIE who passed the R&S v4 lab in 2011, and the data center lab in December of 2013, both on his first attempt.  He also holds a BS in CIS from Colorado State Univ.- Pueblo, and a MS in Infosec. Mgmt. from Colorado Technical Institute.

Jason has been in and around the networking industry since 2006.  His real-world expertise spans many verticals such as oil & gas, education, banking, entertainment, and retail.  His past several years have been spent doing post-sales designs, configurations, and troubleshooting for a Cisco partner in the mid-west; providing services for both SMB and enterprise-level clients.  His primary focus over the past two years has been around datacenter technologies such as OTV, FabricPath, VPC, and converged networking.

Terry Vinson
CCIE R&S Instructor
CCIE #35347 (R&S)

Terry Vinson is a seasoned instructor, with nearly 25 years of experience teaching and writing technical courses and training materials. During the 15-year span prior to joining iPexpert as a full-time instructor, Terry taught and developed training content, as well as provided technical consulting for high-end firms in the N. Virginia / Washington DC area. His technical expertise lies in the Cisco arena with a focus on all Routing and Switching technologies as well as the latest Data Center technologies including Nexus switching, unified computing, and storage area networking (SAN) technologies. Terry's most recent accomplishment was being selected as the co-author of the Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Configuration Practice Labs, 3rd Edition, which is soon to be released by Cisco Press.

Laurent Metzger
CCIE Data Center and R&S Instructor - Europe-
CCIE #13538 (Data Center, R&S, and Storage) VMware, VCP5

Laurent, a triple CCIE, has been working in the telecommunications industry for over a decade. He has extensive hands-on experience supporting and troubleshooting some of the largest networks in France, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland, with a primary focus on MPLS/VPN service provider, and Cisco Data Center networks and technologies. Recently, he has been a Sr. Network Architect for highly-visible corporations in Switzerland, where he has designed, installed, supported, and trained on various data center technologies, including LAN-SAN convergence, virtualization, hybrid cloud solutions, and inter-DC communication. He will be responsible for teaching iPexpert's CCIE R&S and CCIE Data Center classes throughout the US, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, and Milan.

Rohit Pardasani
CCIE Instructor - Asia
CCIE #21282 (R&S, Security, Service Provider, Collaboration), CCNP (R&S and Security), CCNA (R&S and Security), JNCIA Ent, MCSA, Checkpoint CCSA, Certified Ethical Hacker

Rohit Pardasani, a Quadruple CCIE, is a Cisco-savvy engineer who has been involved in the networking industry for more than 15 years, teaching and consulting. His real-world expertise revolves around large-scale Cisco enterprise and ISP networks, and his focus spans the R&S, Security, Collaboration/Voice, and Service Provider arenas. He has assisted hundreds of engineers obtain their CCIE through classes in Asia. He will be delivering iPexpert's CCIE R&S and CCIE Security courses in Dubai and Singapore.

Marko Milivojevic
CCIE #18427 (R&S and Service Provider), CCNP, CCDP, CCIP, JNCIA-Junos, JNCIS-ENT, JNCIP-ENT

Marko, a dual CCIE, is one of iPexpert's most respected CCIE R&S trainers. He has spent the last 4 1/2 years teaching live bootcamps, and recording Next Generation VoD classes, with a focus on the CCIE R&S track. He will be involved in additional Next Generation VoD development and customer support.

Prior to joining iPexpert in 2010, Marko spent 13 years designing and supporting some of Europe's largest service provider networks. He is credited with designing the largest multi-service internet infrastructure in Iceland.

Rick Mur

CCIE #21946 (Data Center, R&S, Storage, Service Provider), CCNA, CCNP, CCIP, Cisco Advanced Data Center Networking Support Specialist, Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Support Specialist, Juniper JNCIA-ER, Juniper JNCIA-EX, Microsoft MCSA:Messaging (2003), MCSE (2003)

Rick, a triple CCIE and JNCIE, earned his CCIE titles for R&S and SP by his 21st birthday, making him one of the youngest engineers in the world to accomplish this extremely difficult and rewarding career goal. At the age of 22, he passed his CCIE Storage and JNCIE-SP making him one of the youngest 4-time Experts in the industry. Rick was involved in the initial development phase of iPexpert's CCIE Data Center Workbook (First Edition) as well as the CCIE Data Center Lab Essentials VoD :: Next Gen (First Edition).

Iwan Hoogendoorn
CCIE (Data Center, R&S, Voice, Security and Service Provider), CCNA, MCSE, MCSA, MCDBA, ITIL Foundations, Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Field Specialist , Cisco Unity Support Specialist

Iwan's career consists of over 14 years of experience designing, supporting, and troubleshooting Cisco infrastructures. Iwan achieved his first CCIE (R&S) in 2004 when he was only 22 years old. Shortly after, he added the CCIE Service Provider, CCIE Security and CCIE Voice to his portfolio of certifications. In 2013 Iwan passed his CCIE Data Center lab as one of the first, giving him 5 CCIEs. Iwan was involved in iPexpert's CCIE R&S 4.0 and CCIE SP Development and Support and will be developing CCIE Data Center Mock labs.

Peter Revill
CCIE #18371 (Data Center, Voice and R&S)

Peter has over 10 years of industry experience in which he has deployed many large-scale Cisco voice networks. He has also been the lead engineer on various complex routing and switching infrastructures including a major Western Australian ISP/Transit Provider for 3+ Years. He has a wealth of industry experience to back up the three CCIEs he has obtained over a period of 7+ years.