Some people who passed the exam on FEB 2017 lost their CCDE !

As you know May 11 2017 exam has been cancelled. I shared the details in this post. Cisco took very hard decision but saved the CCDE certification. I have been suggesting that new scenarios should be added for a long time. Read this post and see why I have been suggesting it.


As you know, one company started to sell the CCDE scenarios on December, right after one guy from that company passed the exam on November 2016. They confirmed that their dumps worked !

You may not know but two days back Cisco revoked the CCDE certificates of some people who passed the exam on February 2017.

Probably this decision made that company very angry and they started to play their last game.

If you don’t read the above post, below points may not be clear. Please go through those posts first if you haven’t read yet.


Why I say this is last game ? 

Because they have been constantly fighting against me.

Let me show you the story

  1. They started asking hints from me about the CCDE exam. ( Conversations shared with Cisco)
  2. They started to sell by workbook as real dumps. (They didn’t publish on their website but click here to see another company which did the same)
  3. They started to sell real exam scenarios and were saying people that I confirmed the answers (They were doing this before they passed and mostly true because I answer more than 400 questions everyday in average and unless people specifically tell me that they are asking real exam question, I answer all technical questions)
  4. They sent an email to people and tried to show that I started to sell the scenarios as I was angry to those guys 🙂 Click here to see the post which I wrote about that too.  (You will see that my phone and all the other information is true, they have an access to everything ! But email was going to them and they could negotiate with the people)
  5. They don’t stop, you will see throughout the post their other games too.


So in order to raise their income they did everything. But they don’t consider the below points.


If I would sell the scenarios why would I 


  1. Publish one 200 pages and another 600 pages workbooks and continuously working with the industry experts to update the versions.
  2. Why I bothered to create 1000 pages training document which I share with all my Instructor Led Bootcamp attendees
  3. Why I bothered to create many CCDE Practical exam scenarios ? I’m supposed to have the real ones, why I am creating and teaching the different ones.
  4. Why I prepared more than 100 hours Self-Paced CCDE Practical Training videos !
  5. Why I bothered to publish 250 technical articles , isn’t it easy money to teach real exam scenarios ?
  6. Why I spent my time to create 450 questions to prepare people for CCDE Written exams ?
  7. Why I bother to do technical editing for the Cisco Press books, spending that time with the real scenarios I can make much much more money, trust me.
  8. Why I wrote on many famous websites (Packetpushers, Networkcomputing) many articles or recording podcasts, when you start selling 100s of people join you, you get famous any way right ?
  9. Spend time with at least 100 students to understand their real life network design and made hours and hours free design discussions , during that time I could teach them those real scenarios and of course charge money.
  10. Why I record all my sessions and provide them to the attendees. If I teach real labs, why I publish them ?
  11. If I teach the scenarios, why me and my chat agents never accept when people ask whether we provide pass guarantee ?
  12. Why even yourself were advertising ‘ If you want to learn go to Orhan , If you want to pass join us’. (This was true by the way, I cannot provide pass guarantee)
  13. Why I didn’t announce each and every time 27 people or 100 people  ? I remember I was proud when only two people passed the exam and one attended my class and other provided about my documents an excellent feedback (Thanks Daniel Dib ! )
  14. Why I couldn’t open even in a single bootcamp in Qatar but the same company could open two dumpcamps in couple months.


Their last game is not different from the above ones. I teach almost each and every topics which people would encounter in the CCDE exam and even more.

They share this time videos which I talk about technical topics. People asked me, isn’t it you ? Of course it is. Finding my voice or face while talking about any topic is not hard. And placing the scenarios underneath is not a rocket science.

I allow free retake and students attend many times (I know some guys attended 7times), some people have almost 1000 of hours of my videos.

Writing an exam simulation application, finding the 8 of those real scenarios are much much harder, no one accomplished it since 8 years. Congrats !


They claim that is the reason Cisco cancelled the May exam. 

They think people are stupid.

  • Who would want Cisco to cancel this exam ?
  • If someone is teaching the real scenarios, do you think that He wants Cisco changed the scenarios, why I published all those posts and asked new scenarios  ?
  • Why Cisco only revoked the CCDE certs of the people who were advertised by them on February 2017. Why they didn’t touch my students !
  • Would that same guys, in 2016, would write a post (2000 people read that post !) and ask Cisco to change or add new scenarios ?
  • Would I talk to Cisco on Jun 2016 about the scenarios (Not everyone is aware but Cisco knows of course)
  • Which company started to cry when the exam changed and who supported the decision !
  • Why all the industry believe that the reason is that company and suddenly a video appeared or not even a single comment on the Internet about me cheating (People may not like the quality of the recordings or my English, thats different story but why no one since 4 years claimed that Orhan Ergun is cheating, why now ?)   ?


I didn’t start my training on Feb 2017, or 2016 , I have been doing it since 2014. And many famous industry experts used my resources, participated to create , appreciate my knowledge. Your tricks will not destroy me. We WON , You LOST. You will loose CCIE battle as well.


People who don’t know me or don’t read this post will probably will believe you, your tricks are very real. Congrats, but spend time to learn network design so at least you can do consultancy when you cannot sell dumps anymore. Also, always remember the day which you begged me for the exam tricks! If I see any opposite comment anywhere, I publish it too !

If anyone in the industry tell that you asked money from me to share the scenarios, please talk. Please !


By the way, some of those people who lost their certificate just lost because of that company. I know personally some of those people, they could have passed the exam without this company, and some people contacted me and said they never attended their bootcamp but still advertised when they passed ?

Everyone who know me will vouch for me, will support me. I suggest to that company ‘ Focus on August exam and advertise more people than me and more importantly, get the feedbacks of the real people about your technical training ! ‘


I expect next time they share my naked video and it will not be surprise 🙂

Now, whatever you want to do, people know all the truth and I request from everyone who read this post, share your comments about my trainings, resources and my participation to CCDE community and hopefully we don’t see these companies anymore.



5 Replies to “Some people who passed the exam on FEB 2017 lost their CCDE !”

  1. Can you share with the larger audience the name of the company you’re talking about so that others don’t make the same mistake? Thanks.

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