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. Read more
Dubai 5 days Instructor Led Bootcamp just finished. Attendees were from Spain, Bahrain , Saudi Arabia, India and Abu Dhabi.
I am excited as today, 2017 CCDE April Online (Webex) class is going to start. Actually , there is only half an hour and we will start.
Every day will be 4 hours and minimum 11 days it will take. We will go through the theory , best practices and the case studies for many technologies for the first 5 6 days. Read more
Service Provider Design Workshop
With many real world examples !
(Online 2 days Workshop)
33% Discount – Limited seats !
On all CCDE Products
33% OFF On Below Products !
Discount is valid for both Online Instructor Led CCDE Training and In-Class Instructor Led Training.
I receive so many questions regarding Dubai Onsite bootcamp, this discount is valid for it as well.
Note : There is only 3 seats left for the Onsite bootcamp. You may not be able to register please contact immediately with email@example.com
This is a free webinar but requires registration and seats are limited thus please register immediately.
Webinar on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM AST. Read more
My February 2017 CCDE class is now over. The duration of the course was for 11 days and as usual it started with lots of advanced technology lessons. All the critical CCDE exam topics (IGP, BGP , MPLS and the other technologies) were covered in detail from the design point of view.
A minimum of 4 hours was spent each day. We had 50+ hours training this time; which helped and engaged the participants during the training. For example, many existing CCDE network engineers shared the CCDE Practical scenarios, CCDE exam tips and tricks and their strategies with the students.
Since I adjust and expand my course outline continuously; each time, students learn more about network design. There were many CCDE Practical Scenarios at the February class and those scenarios definitely will help the attendees in the CCDE Practical exam.
By the way, the next CCDE Practical exam is on 22 February 2017, in 2 days’ time!
I wish all the attendees including my students ‘good luck’ in the upcoming CCDE practical exam. Looking forward to share their feedbacks and the success stories in the future posts.
For the upcoming April Online and May Dubai CCDE Boot camp registration, please click here
40% New Year Discount
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It is not valid for Paperback CCDE In-Depth workbook.
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.
- Chintan Sutaria – CCDE 2016::26
- Mazin Ahsan – CCDE 2016::30
- Tahir Munir – CCDE 2016::31
- Michael Zsiga – CCDE 2016::32
- Felix Nkansah -CCCDE 2016::36
- Andre Dufour – CCDE 2016::40
- Nicholas Russo – CCDE 2016::41
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
Felix Nkansah – Chief Executive Officer at Red Mango CCDE #20160036, 2XCCIEIf you are considering studying for the coveted Cisco CCDE certification, make good use of the Cisco recommended reading list and CiscoLive videos focused on design. But your preparation won’t be complete without a touch of Midas from the master CCDE trainer Orhan Ergun. He is the most complete training provider in the industry – Books, Blogs, Videos, Bootcamps, One-to-one chat, etc.I strongly recommend Orhan Ergun’s class if you want to pass the CCDE exam
Mazin Ahsan – Design Lead Engineer | Solutions Engineer | CCDE License # 20160030 | CCIE Licence # 23892I passed the CCDE Practical Lab exam on November 17,2016 from supplications of elders and dedication from my Sensei Mr. Orhan Ergun I took different CCDE bootcamps in the past. Orhan has the most depth and expertise. You can discuss with him at an expert level on different technologies and he is focused. Both the bootcamp and his book helped me a lot in achieving the design skills to nail this beast. I would recommend taking his CCDE training to pass CCDE exam and learn the network design
Tahir Munir – Infrastructure Consultant at Accenture CCDE #20160031, 3XCCIEI passed the CCDE exam on November 17. Orhan’s CCDE Live class and Self Paced training course helped me a lot to pass the both CCDE Written and Practical exams.Design comparison charts and videos will help you a lot in CCDE Practical exam. The quizzes in the self paced CCDE course is excellent resource for the CCDE Written exam.If you are studying for CCDE exam or want to learn network design,I strongly recommend you to take this course.
Nicholas Russo -Network Consulting Engineer (CCDE/CCIEx2), CiscoI signed up for Orhan’s self-paced CCDE training. This training is very technically detailed and the use-cases, quizzes, scenarios, and mind maps are all great resources in the overall training program. Orhan teaches his customers to think like a network designer by applying technology to meet business requirements and design specifications.
Chintan Sutaria Network Specialist at GBM CCIE, CCDE#20160026I passed the most respectful Cisco exam CCDE on November 17,2016.Orhan Ergun’s class was great and helped me a lot to pass the CCDE Practical exam. There was so many resources in his class to consume and He is always available to discuss the design topics with you. Anyone who would like to pass the CCDE exam go to the best.
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.
- Hashiru Aminu – CCIE (R&S,SP,SEC) & CCDE 2016::14
- Anders C. Pedersen – CCIE #42544 (SP) & CCDE 2016::15
- Muhammad Abubakar Sidduque – CCIE (SP,DC) & JNCIE & CCDE 2016::16
- Syed Adeel Qamar – CCIE (R&S,SP,SEC,DC) & JNCIE & CCDE 2016::18
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.
- Why ACI should be used ?
- Which environment ACI makes more sense more ?
- How it can be deployed with the legacy datacenter architecture together ?
- Why companies would like to have private Cloud and the Private or Public datacenters ?
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 !
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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.”