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Created by - Orhan Ergun

CCDE Practical/Lab Exam Result Policy

Many of my students have been asking whether CCDE Practical/Lab Exam Result policy is still the same. As you might know after CCDE 2017 May exam cancellation , practical exam results can be learned after 8 to 12 weeks. This mean, if you attend CCDE Practical exam, you cannot learn the result (Pass or fail) on the same day. It was the case until CCDE 2017 May exam. You used to finish the 8 hours exam and when you click the end exam button, exam result was just there ! This is not the case anymore. Last CCDE Practical exam was on November 2017 and the attendees are still waiting their results as of today. There is no any new announcement by Cisco and I would expect the same thing for February 27, 2018 CCDE Practical exam. Learning exam result is good probably for the exam security but I hear complaints from the students and i think some of my readers are thinking the same. They say, if they knew that they failed , they could schedule the next exam. Exam results of the previous one arrives right before the next one , thus , candidates cannot find a time to reschedule in case they fail. I think, Cisco should change the policy again and students can learn the result same day or at least in a week so they can schedule the next exam , book the flights , hotel etc. As many of my CCDE students passed the CCDE Practical exam, let me help you to pass it! Click here to understand how I deliver my courses and why we are successful in CCDE.

Published - Wed, 27 Nov 2019

Created by - Orhan Ergun

CCDE Salary – How much you can get if you pass Cisco CCDE ?

Many people have been searching these two words on the website. Many people also have been asking to me , how much they can earn monthly if they pass CCDE practical/lab exam. For more information on CCDE course content and course schedules, you can check my Instructor Led CCDE and Self Paced CCDE course web page. I think answer is depend on many criteria. Since this post will be read by people all around the world, it is important to share some insights on the topic. Before talking about dependencies, you should know some facts about CCDE certification. Unlike CCIE, CCDE is not known by many recruiters. If you don’t have any CCIE but you have CCDE certificate, probably you won’t appear at the top of the search for the network engineering jobs ! There are less than 400 CCDE certified people in the world as of January 2018. Most of these people are known in the industry by the other technical people. When they would like to change their job, it happens most of the time through referral. If I close my company one day and search a job, I am counting on you, refer me okay ! In the beginning of his post, I said that CCDE salary depends on many criteria. These are in general Country Position Changing the company Years of experience Most probably there are other things which would affect the salary of the CCDE but these are my observations. Country is important because, even if you are CCDE and as a technical person (not as manager or C level), if you work in Turkey, you can’t get more than 3000 usd in average. If you work in GCC (Dubai, Qatar, Kuwait etc.) you can easily get 10 000 usd per month. If you are living in Africa, even if you get CCDE , you won’t get more than 5000 USD as a technical person. (There are so many countries in Africa, but in average almost all African country salaries are roughly the same) Position is important because as I said above, as a technical person, you can get probably 3000 usd in Turkey but as a manager in IT company let’s say, it can be around 6000usd. This would be 15000 usd in GCC countries. I won’t list each and every country CCDE level person salary here, but engineer level , CCDE person salary would be around 8000 to 15000 USD in Canada , U.S , Australia , Singapore as well. These are the countries I am aware of. Also, in general, people working in design and architecture position gets more salary than people working in Operation. Changing the company : If you are working in a company for years , having CCDE won’t increase your salary suddenly if you stay in the same company. In fact, many of my friends , students , when they pass CCDE exam , changed their job. This is not only for salary , but they can find a better position (Design vs. Operation for example) Last but not least, years of experience is important. You can have 10 years of experience but probably stayed in the same company for 10 years and your domain knowledge is limited but you passed the CCDE exam somehow. On the other side, there is a person with 10 years of experience but worked as a consultant and designed 10s of networks from the different domains (Enterprise, Service Providers, Telcos and so on), second person would be preferred by the hiring managers even both of these people have CCDE. And the second one would be offered higher salary. Orhan Ergun’s CCDE Training Courses Onsite CCDE Live/Webex CCDE Self Paced CCDE Summary Depend on country , position , years of experience and whether you change the company after you pass the CCDE, CCDE salary can change between 2000 usd to 20 000 usd. I can help you to pass CCDE exam , as I help so far for more than 50 of my students , just in couple years. You can join Online or Onsite Live Instructor Led CCDE Training or Self Paced Video on Demand CCDE Course. Please don’t hesitate to share your comments in the comment box below and if you have personal question, you can send me via [email protected]

Published - Tue, 26 Nov 2019

Created by - Orhan Ergun

Keeping the Cisco CCDE Exam Secure!

CCDE Exam Security - One of the most important thing about CCDE exam is security. We all think that it is secure, it is not cheatable. There is no CCDE dump. We all believe that. CCDE exam has been around for more than 10 years and there are still only less than 500 people in the world. It seems what we think about exam security is correct.   But, keeping CCDE exam as secure is important and not hard. There are thousands of paper CCIEs around and we all know that. Nobody admit but people get CCIE number so easily. Of course there are many people also work hard, study hard and have it as well.   In the below video, I share my ideas on CCDE exam security. How Cisco can keep it secure. Hope they read this post as well and take it seriously. There are many rumors, students and existing CCDEs are telling me that some companies are selling CCDE practical labs publicly. I am not sure if this is true but please know that these companies tried to sell my book as Practical Lab scenarios to many people.   Again, these companies tried to sell the documents as Practical scenarios and told people that I verified the answers. They used my name all the time. That’s okay, my followers know that they can talk and ask me anything directly. They asked whether that is true and of course didn’t buy anything from those.   They always change their tactics, but who knows if somehow they have stolen the questions, there is only one way to stop these cheaters and keep the CCDE exam as secure : Add new scenarios. Change the existing scenarios at least.   You can watch the video from the below link and please share and comment this post on social media (LinkedIn, Twitter everywhere) so maybe Cisco can take an action and we don’t see many paper CCDEs soon ! This message for not only the candidates or those who consider to have CCDE but also for existing CCDEs as well.

Published - Tue, 26 Nov 2019

Created by - Orhan Ergun

May CCDE Practical exam results have been announced. Student feedbacks in this post!

Hello, May 2019 CCDE Practical exam results were announced a few days ago. I am happy to help 4 people to have their CCDE numbers on May 2019 exam. Congrats to Matt, Fredrik, Dmytro, and Schilling for passing CCDE Practical exam. They received their numbers! Let me help you to get it now ! The next Webex CCDE Class will start in 10 days! You can see Webex-based CCDE Courses by clicking here You can see Onsite/In-Class CCDE Courses by clicking here I would like to share their testimonials with you. Hope to see you in one of my classes soon.! Matt Cross – Technical Architect at Heartland – CCDE #2019::7 Orhan did an excellent job of filling in the gaps of knowledge that I had that took me to the finish line of the practical exam CCDE. The community of people that Orhan facilitates is both engaging and supportive of the journey to CCDE. Orhan was always quick to answer any email or chat messages that I sent him. Overall I am very happy with the time spent engaged in the material and Bootcamp. Thanks, Orhan! DmytroOsmachka – CCDE #2019::10 Orhan, I came, I learned and now I got my CCDE number! For those who prepare for the CCDE Practical exam, all you need is some experience and Orhan’s guidance! Thanks, Orhan for all your support. Shiling Ding – Sentinel Technologies – CCDE #2019::12 Just passed the CCDE Practical exam! I attended Orhan Ergun’s CCDE training program and used Orhan’s Instructor Led and Self-Paced CCDE training and Online CCDE Practical Scenarios during my CCDE journey. Orhan’s CCDE In-Depth book is an excellent summary book about almost all topics related to CCDE. Orhan’s practical scenarios are well organized and discussions in his Webex are very valuable. Orhan also from time to time hosts Webex lectures on different technology topics, I find it’s another revenue to refresh and strengthen my understanding of different topics. Orhan’s study group is very active, different peers share their experiences, discussion, and insight on not only the CCDE but also different technologies. I surely appreciate Orhan’s excellent training materials, constant guidance, and demonstrated dedication to help me get CCDE. As always, life is a constant learning experience, and CCDE is only one of the small steps! Please be aware: Many people still are not aware that we have started CCIE SP training. In fact, some students already passed and I will try to announce them periodically. You can have a look at the details of CCIE SP training by clicking here CCIE SP and CCDE together provide operational and design experience, thus I recommend you to get Bundle CCIE SP and CCDE Course.  See you in one of the upcoming CCDE training! 

Published - Fri, 08 Nov 2019