40% New Year Discount
On all CCDE Products
40% OFF On Below Products !
Note : Discount is valid for both Online Instructor Led CCDE Training and In-Class Instructor Led Training.
It is not valid for Paperback CCDE In-Depth workbook.
40% New Year Discount
On all CCDE Products
40% OFF On Below Products !
I am glad to announce that 7 of the attendees passed the CCDE Practical Lab exam in November 17, 2016 after attending my CCDE Training Program and got their CCDE numbers.
Read the below feedbacks from the people who passed the CCDE Practical exam on November 17 !
You can get more information and register to the next class from here. There is $500 discount until 31st of December.Seats will be limited as already 10s of people have registered.
Click here to get the CCDE book which they refer in their comments.
Also please know that I am organizing meeting on 26th of November in Dubai. If you want to meet in person with me please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am glad to announce that below 4 of my students passed the CCDE Practical exam in August 2016 after attending my CCDE Training Program and got their CCDE numbers yesterday.
You will have their success story and CCDE exam preparation recommendations on www.orhanergun.net in couple days. They are still celebrating it 🙂
November 17 is the only CCDE Practical exam date left this year. Join my November 10 days CCDE Training Program.
You can still have your 2016 CCDE number ! Learn More..
I read lots of comments on the blogs and forums about CCDE exam changes. People think that CCDE Practical exam is going to change by July 2016.
Guys, be relax. CCDE Practical/Lab exam is not going to change , Cisco will not add any vendor specific SDN technologies into the CCDE Practical exam.
But in July 2016, Datacenter, Automation, SDN topics (Cisco call them emerging technologies) will be added to the exam.
And of course some of the questions will be about Cisco ACI as well. But of course not configuration parameters or low level details of the solution.
I expect more conceptual things which look after why things are done rather than how they are done.
I am glad to announce that next bootcamp of this year will be on July 2016 in Las Vegas , right after Cisco Live.
Last day of Cisco Live will be the first day of my CCDE class. Extend your vacation 5 more days, inform your company by now, get approval and meet me there !
Onsite CCDE bootcamp in Las Vegas will be between July 13 – 17 , 5 days. Each day minimum 6 hours long.
I will explain the CCDE theory topics, will go through the design best practices with 40+ Case Studies and I will present 3 CCDE Practical Scenario.
This is not all. I will share Mind Maps which will help you before your exam and We will go through together many network design quizzes which I prepared.
Detail CCDE Bootcamp Outline and Frequently Asked Questions can be found HERE.
If you still have a question after above page, send an email to email@example.com
You may know already everything about my trainings and this date is suitable for you. Then Register Now !
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Finally, informational EIGRP RFC 7868 has been published.It is not anymore Cisco’s EIGRP, it is an open standard. Without a most critical feature of EIGRP,can we really say that? Why Cisco doesn’t share the most important feature which can help in large scale EIGRP design although industry has been asking from them for a long time ?
EIGRP RFC 7868 specifies EIGRP Dual Algorithm, EIGRP Packets such as Update, Query and Reply, EIGRP Operation, and EIGRP Metrics (K1,K2,….K6).
And since EIGP is RFC anymore, other vendors can legally implement EIGRP. There was couple of open source EIGRP implementations already,but with the RFC status, seeing new implementations among the big vendors would not be a big deal.
In addition to EIGRP packet types and metric values, there are a couple of important things to understand about EIGRP. Read more
Which company has the most Cisco CCDE certified engineers in the world? Of course, Cisco has the most certified engineers across the globe. In this post, I will introduce you to the second company that has the most CCDE engineers in the world outside of Cisco.
I like sharing the Global CCDE List whenever someone passes the exam simply because it is the most accurate CCDE list on the Internet. According to the Global Cisco CCDE list, Conscia has six CCDE’s and this figure makes Conscia to be recognized as a reputable company that has the most CCDE certified engineers – outside Cisco Systems – in the world. This is a huge number, especially when you observe that even large companies such as Google, Juniper and many other high-tech giants don’t have any CCDE’s.
With more than 13 years of IT related experience, I have spent my past few years using my passion in IT to teach Cisco network design concepts such as CCDE, CCDP and CCDA to help Cisco exam takers get successfully certified.
Recently, a shocking news came to light in my email from one of my student – that another website -CCIE University, stole the years and effort I spent in publishing the Cisco CCDE exam preparation book.
The feeling of disbelief loomed over me as I saw the exact copy of my book being sold on CCIE University’s website without rights or permission. But this act of thievery was not enough for CCIE University as you will see below.
If you check their website, you will notice that they are selling the stolen book for $699 – a whopping $500 markup from my original price of $199. So stealing was apparently not enough; they also shamelessly aim to take every penny possible out of hard working exam taker’s pockets.
Moreover, if you carefully read their description section, it becomes apparent that they also cheat their own customers by making fake promises that the book is “100% Real Lab”. As the author of my own book, I can assure that there are no real exam questions as it is clearly against Cisco CCDE policies.
Buyers – be aware of CCIE University’s scam and do not allow them to scam you too.
I would like to inform all my readers that I have commenced the CCDE Practical Lab Exam Scenarios Bootcamp.
In the CCDE Practical Lab Scenarios Bootcamp, I will share the CCDE Practical Lab scenarios. Four Lab Scenarios will be covered.Of course, these scenarios depict some of the questions in the current CCDE practical exams. They will help you to understand the exam structure, to approach the questions and to pass the exam.
The difference from the regular CCDE Practical Bootcamp (not scenarios specific) is Read more
This is a great news everyone !
Now you will enjoy your CCDE preparation much more than before: orhanergun.net has a new fancy design and a new membership price for the most special network design content!
You won’t believe but it’s ONLY $349 per year!
Besides, it means that the investment in your career is less than $30 a month.
Even if you’re not targeting to pass CCDE in the near future, the new price enables you to use DesignWorld materials to learn more about network design.
We wanted to make your studies affordable, so this is your true chance to become a CCDE candidate!
Disclaimer : This is a Guest Post, prepared by Yoshinori Okayama, 8xCCIE & CCDE for www.orhanergun.net which is the most visited and well known network design website in the world.
First of all, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Yoshinori Okayama. As a CEO, I’m managing my own company called Root Riff Systems, Inc. in Japan and holding 8xCCIE/CCDE.
I started my career as just a PC support engineer for consumer users, but I got bored with this. To enter IT infrastructure world, I passed MCSE 2000 and CCNA certification about 13 years ago as a server engineer.
But I got bored and tired with the server world with AD, Exchange, Linux/Unix, scripting, SAN, too much unnecessary logs and so on, jumped into the networking world and ever since I keep doing this.
As you all know, the DesignWorld is a place where you can find network design videos, articles, quizzes, and comparison charts. Currently, only CCDE resources are there, but the good news is that other courses will be added, too. In addition, CCDA and CCDP courses will be added.
There was a promotion for the DesignWorld subscription. It has been sold for a $499, which is 50% of the actual price($999).
We announced this discount for only 50 people. Although more than 50 people have already registered, now we have decided to extend it by more than 5 days. So, hurry now to subscribe!
CCDE Bootcamp – This is an Online Cisco CCDE exam preparation training.
Probably you all know the success of Orhan Ergun’s CCDE Bootcamps and how it has been helping so many engineer become a better network engineer/designer. If you don’t know, please just take a tour on the website. Check the Success Stories, Why Orhan and the Sample Videos.
Let’s continue to our journey with the April 2016 CCDE class.
Please note that, there is a 20% discount for the early registrations. February 15 is the last day.
Come and learn the network design from the best !
I’m proud to be the owner of the best computer network design blog and get positive feedbacks from users all over the world. In recent times, I have observed that everybody has been reading this blog. Because of this, I owe all the readers of this blog my achievements. Indeed, your comments and post views have encouraged me to write more insightful articles on this platform.
Let me share some statistics since 2015.
I published 105 posts in 2015. Two of my top posts – Seamless MPLS and Segment Routing Fundamentals – have over 4500 views.
Last year, 44,209 internet users visited the site with 233,998 page views. This is the first year of orhanergun.net and it is already listed on Alexa Rank, far ahead of most of the networking blogs. Most of the traffic came from Google and some from Linkedin, perhaps because I have over 6000 connections on the cyber space.
I have trained 54 students so far in my CCDE bootcamp classes, and most of them contacted me via this blog. In fact, 10 of them attended the exam and 6 of them passed the exam.
I hope that in 2016, there will be more than 100 students.
Recently I enabled the paid membership area, which has all the CCDE videos, CCDE tests, scenarios, and network design books.
After doing that, 100+ members registered and the number of students has continued to increase considerably.
Now orhanergun.net is hosted on every advanced platform. Working together with 2 proofreaders and 2 developers, I am planning to improve the website by hiring more professionals. If you would like to work with us, feel free to fill the contact form.
CCDE Study Guide – Are you looking for a book that will teach you all the topics on advanced technical networking? If so, I would be very pleased to recommend CCDE Study Guide written by Marwan Al-Shawi to you.
As one of the professionals who contributed immensely to this book, I must admit that Marwan wrote this book in collaboration with a number of savvy designers. IT experts who contributed to this wonderful book include Russ White, Andre Laurent, Denise Fishbourne, Ivan Papeljnak, and Orhan Ergun. In fact, all the IT concepts in this book are enlightening! The book has many drawings, which will assist learners to understand network design.
Today, I spoke with one of my old friend, an expert in CCDE, who read Marwan’s book, and his comment was this: “The book contains pictures that explain a thousand words.”
I have just decided to schedule my next online class for the February 2016 CCDE Practical exam preparation because of three reasons. One is the high level of demand for my early CCDE bootcamps; the other is the overwhelming number of students pursuing the CCDE; the last is the high numbers of students who passed the exam from my class.
Click here for an overview of the students who have passed the latest (October 2015 ) CCDE Practical exam.
This class will not only include an overview of the technology concepts needed to pass the exam but also include several mini and full design scenario that mimic the structure of the CCDE lab exam.
I am very proud to announce that Daniel Lardeux, Johnny Britt and Mohammad Haddad passed the CCDE Practical exam yesterday and they joined the CCDE Club, which is one of the most respected IT certifications.
Their CCDE numbers will arrive in a couple of days.
See the existing Global List of the CCDEs, their companies and numbers here. If you are not in the list, have changed your company or want to be on the list, contact me.
Daniel and Mohammad joined my July class and Johnny used the CCDE Practical preparation bundle.
I would like to stress that four guys from my class or using my preparation resources attempted the November 2015 CCDE Practical exam and three of them passed! A 75% success rate is not a small thing for this certification.
They all glad that they have not only learned the CCDE-related topics but also the real life network design.
If you’re studying for the CCIE Data center v.10 exam, it’ll be available until July 2016, after which time the recently announced CCIE DC v2.0 exam will take its place.
CCIE DC v2.0 will no longer include
The following topics have been added to the CCIE DC v2.0 exam:
New technologies now covered by the CCIE Data center exam include ACI, LISP, EVPN, and VxLAN. Hardware also takes a more prominent role and includes: Cisco Nexus 9300, Nexus 5600, Nexus 2300 Fabric Extender, UCS 4300 M Series Servers and APIC Cluster.See the below table for comparison CCIE Data center v1.0 and CCIE Data center v2.0.
Last week I sent a below questions and asked the optimal place for an OSPF ABR (Area Border Router). There was a high level of participation. Thanks everyone who shared their thoughts. Hopefully they didn’t do it only for a free CCDE Workbook prize 🙂
I am glad to announce that Russ White and I have been preparing a CCDE Practical Exam ( Lab Exam ) Scenario. This is the most realistic scenario available anywhere. Why? Because it is not only prepared by a CCDE but also by one of the exam founders!
Disclosure : This is not asked in the CCDE exam , but the structure and idea is very similar to what would be found in the exam.
Russ White is one of the CCDE exam founders and the Author of Optimal Routing Design, Practical BGP, Advanced IP Network Design, and many other network design and architecture books. Russ and I have put much effort into preparing this scenario.
There are already more than 20 people in the class and multiple people will attend the CCDE Exam in August. I am sure this scenario will be an excellent resource for the CCDE candidates.
If you want to be a good network designer as well as a CCDE, it is not enough to understand the technologies alone, but you also need to understand how business intersects with those technologies.
You need to understand how business drives the network, and how the network can drive the business.
How can you analyse the network ? How can you prepare an architecture ? What are the attributes of good design? What are the most important tradeoffs? All of this will be discussed and more!
This is the ONLY CCDE Design class offered online. Travel and time away from home is null thus saving you not only time but money!
UPDATE: THE JULY CLASS IS FULL!
REGISTER FOR YOUR SEAT AT THE OCTOBER CLASS NOW BEFORE IT SELLS OUT!
I have been delivering CCDE practical training for quite some time. Couple months ago I have started a survey for my CCDE training. 134 people voted and here is the results.
Ethan Banks and I have been managing Google CCDE Study Group for more than 2 years. Ethan who is the packetpushers.net founder and friend of mine created this study group to discuss Cisco Certified Design Expert related topics and real life network design with the experts.
I was a group Manager until yesterday. Since Ethan is very busy with his other projects and I am fully focused on CCDE preparation, training and helping the people who are interested in CCDE and network design, He decided to left the group ownership to me.
There are 500 people in the group and 100 topics related with network design, networking technologies,protocols, best practices and the journey of the people who achieved CCDE certification successfully.
If you are not membership of the Google CCDE Group Study yet, you can apply now.
In order to protect the group from spam , we have been asking a reason for participation and I will continue in the same way. Please indicate your reason, join the group and start to get benefits of all network design and CCDE related topic !
If you are interested in Group Management role, let me know.
Also please be informed that registrations started for my July CCDE Training , check this new registration page.
Attention CCDE Practical & CCIE Career Track Candidates!
I am pleased to announce that my next online WebEx CCDE live stream training will begin on July 20th, 2015.
This class will be recorded and distributed to all students for their future review.
This class will not only help CCDE students pass their practical exam, but also aid CCIE candidates fill in knowledge gaps and further their understand of technical concepts and theory.
Course will be delivered over a one month period, 3 days a week, 3 hours per session.
This is to allow the student to digest the information as well as work through the topics presented.
This approach not only aids in your retention of the information presented, but is also HIGHLY cost effective since ancillary training costs (travel and lodging) are nil.
Students may also take future CCDE offerings free of charge until they pass their CCDE.
To find out what previous students are saying about this course (click here).
Success stories of previous students as well as their thoughts on my training versus others (click here).
To watch a sample video module (click here).
What is covered ?
Cisco announced 2016 CCDE Practical exam dates.
CCDE practical exam is organised only in every 3 months. Prerequisite for the exam is CCDE Written Qualification exam.
You can attend the exam 4 times a year in a Professional Pearson Centers.
I am planning to start my CCDE trainings 2 months before an announced exam date so we can finish it until your exam date.
For more information click here.
When are you going to attend the CCDE exam ?
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