About This Course

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This is a self-paced CCDE v2.1 Training Program which helps you to pass CCDE Written and CCDE Practical exams.
You will learn the below technologies and also you will understand how to use those in Service Provider, Enterprise, Datacenter and Mobile Operator real life network design.
You may have a few CCIE, but you realized that none of them gives you the credibility that you want. You want to be the most respectful person in your organization and rise above all your peers. You are very good at many technologies; however, you realized that being an expert at network design is different and very important.
The problem is you that don’t know where to start. Everybody out there tries to teach you how to configure the protocols or devices, but definitely no solid information about real life network design. Stop searching anymore. This course will help you to get your CCDE certificate greatly. More than 60 students passed the CCDE Practical exam with these resources recently !

Sample Videos


What is the target audience?

  • Network Engineers, Designers, Solution Architects
  • This workshop will be helpful for many exam certification such as CCNP, CCIE , CCDP and CCDE.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Network design principles and best practices that will make you more respectful person in your organization.
  • Most important CCDE Written and Practical exam topics (Video Lessons)
  • Sample CCDE Practical Lab scenarios which will help you to pass Cisco CCDE exam in your first attempt.
  • Technology Comparison charts which will help you to understand Pros and Cons of different technologies
  • Network Design Quizzes which will help you to evaluate your knowledge.
  • Real life network design discussion videos of Orhan Ergun with other network designers, which will help you understand different design mindsets.


  • You should be familiar with the technologies in the Course Outline.
  • You don’t need to have CCIE certificate to attend the bootcamp. When you register Orhan will guide you on the resources which you should study until the bootcamp.

You can take the course now and access all the resources immediately.
You will have lifetime access, there is no subscription recharges !


  • 100+ hours CCDE Practical/Lab exam videos
  • CCDE In-Depth Workbook (New CCDE Book of Orhan Ergun – Including 2 CCDE Practical/Lab Scenarios)
  • $749 discount for Instructor Led CCDE Training (When you decide to join Live training you pay $749 less) !
  • Lifetime access – No subscription charges (New documents frequently are added and you will have them all) !
  • You will be placed in the CCDE Lab preparation group (250+ CCDE Candidates and CCDE Certified mix)
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Outline

Course Outline

Course and CCDE Exam Introduction

Layer 2 Design

  • Layer 2 Technologies Agenda SAMPLE VIDEO
  • Ethernet - control plane and data plane
  • Vlan and Flow Based Load Balancing
  • Spanning Tree - CST , PVSTP+ , RSTP , MST
  • LAG , MC-LAG , VSS and VPC
  • VLAN , VTP and Trunking Best Practices
  • HSRP , VRRP and GLBP Comparison
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 Protocols Interaction
  • Layer 2 Traffic Engineering
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 Access Design
  • Case Study : HSRP and GLBP at the Internet Edge
  • Case Study : Access Topologies and the First Hop Redundancy Protocols
  • Case Study : STP Root Switch Placspanent
  • Case Study : First Hop Redundancy Protocol Damage
  • Case Study : Port Security comes to the rescue
  • Case Study : Layer 2 Looped Access Design

Network Design Tools & The Best Practices

OSPF Design

  • OSPF Lesson Agenda SAMPLE VIDEO
  • OSPF Theory and Basics
  • OSPF Fast Convergence
  • Convergence and Microloop
  • OSPF Scalability and Multi-Area OSPF Design SAMPLE VIDEO
  • Fast Reroute with OSPF
  • Overlay Technologies and OSPF Interaction - GRE,mGRE,DMVPN,GETVPN,LISP
  • OSPF in the Datacenter - Traditional and CLOS Based Networks
  • OSPF in the Service Provider Networks
  • OSPF Design Best Practices
  • OSPF Frequently Asked Questions
  • OSPF Case Study - ABR Placspanent
  • OSPF Case Study - Which Area at the Internet Edge ?
  • OSPF Case Study - Multi Area OSPF over a single link
  • OSPF Case Study - OSPF and BGP Interaction
  • OSPF in the CCDE Exam
  • OSPF Summary

IS-IS Design

  • IS-IS Theory and Design Best Practices
  • IS-IS Case Study - 1 - Video
  • IS-IS Case Study - 2 - Video
  • IS-IS Case Study - 3 - Video
  • IS-IS Case Study - 4 - Video

EIGRP Design

  • EIGRP Theory and Design Best Practices
  • EIGRP Case Studies - Video

BGP Design

  • BGP Case Study - 4 - Video
  • BGP Case Study - 3 - Video
  • BGP Case Study - 1 and 2 - Video
  • BGP Theory and Design Best Practices - Part - 2
  • BGP Theory and Design Best Practices - Part - 1
  • BGP Mind Map Preview

QoS Design

  • QoS Design Theory and Best Practices
  • QoS Mind Map

Multicast Design

  • Multicast Theory and Design Best Practices
  • Multicast Case Study - 1 - Video
  • Multicast Mind Map

MPLS Design

  • MPLS Case Study - 1 - Video
  • MPLS Case Study - 2 - Video
  • MPLS Case Study 3 and 4 - Video
  • MPLS Theory and Design Best Practices

IPv6 Design

  • IPv6 Business Drivers and PI/PA Discussion
  • IPv6 Mind Map

CCDE Practical Scenarios

VPN Design

  • VPN Design Lesson Introduction
  • VPN Considerations
  • GRE Tunnels
  • mGRE Tunnels
  • IPSEC VPN Basics
  • DMVPN Theory
  • VPN Mind Map
  • GETVPN - BFD Mind Map

Guest Designers

  • Russ White - Orhan Ergun CiscoLive CCDE Practical Scenario - Video
  • Michael Zsiga - Orhan Ergun CCDE Scenario - Background

Design Comparison Charts


  • CCDE Practical Exam Demo Scenario
  • IPv6 Design
  • OSPF Design
  • BGP Design Quiz VIEW SAMPLE
  • IS-IS Design
  • EIGRP Design
  • VPN Design
  • QoS Design
  • Multicast Design
  • Layer 2 Design
  • MPLS Design - 1 (10 Questions)
  • MPLS Design - 2 (30 Questions)




Life Time Access to 100+ Hours of CCDE Self Paced Videos

Course Content


Success Stories

Roy Lexmond

Senior Network Designer at Routz
CCDE #20150017 & CCIE R&S #26557

After I attended Orhan Ergun’s CCDE course I passed the CCDE practical exam.I really enjoyed the course a lot.

Before I signed up I didn’t know what to expect but it’s for sure a great design course and preparation for the CCDE exam. Mainly because of the interaction with Orhan who is really an expert in explaining all the different technologies and making perfect designs out of them.

CCDE #20150017 CCIE R&S #26557

Daniel Lardeux

Senior Network Consultant at Post Telecom
CCDE #20150039 & CCIE #34509

I passed the CCDE Practical exam and Orhan’s CCDE course was very important contributor to my success. I attended the CCDE course of Orhan Ergun in July and it was exactly what I needed, Orhan is taking the pain to break down the different technologies.

CCDE # 2015::39

Martin J. Duggan

Network Architect at AT&T, Ciscopress Author
CCDE #20160006 & CCIE#7942

I attended Orhan’s April 201610 days CCDE Bootcamp. I am CCDE now !

You can tell Orhan has a great deal of experience, it really comes through when he presents his design case studies and the CCDE Practical scenarios.

CCIE#7042 , CCDE 2016::6

Muhammad Abubakar Siddique

Lead Network Architect – CCDE #20160016 2xCCIE #26693 2xJNCIE VCIX

Your excellent CCDE materials and amazing Bootcamp helped me tremendously through my learning journey.Also thank you very much for being available whenever I have a design question or a complex design topics. I can’t compare your design skills and training with anyone in the industry.

I definitely strongly recommend you whoever wants to understand the network design in detail and wants to pass CCDE exam.

Reviews from the CCDEs who passed the CCDE Lab exam with this course

Hady Abdellah - CCDE# 2018::1/CCIE# 50137 - Senior Network Engineer at Qatar Hamad International Airport
Hi guys, I'm so happy that I passed the exam. I've already got my number CCDE 2018::1.

Thanks to Orhan for being the best CCDE instructor in the world. I highly recomend Orhan's CCDE Training and In-Depth-CCDE book.

Anyone who would like to learn network design or have the CCDE certificate should join his training.

He is really great mashallah, he's done many things for me. Thanks Orhan!

Abelardo Basurto - CCDE# 2018::6/CCIE# 12604 - NCE at Cisco Mexico
Hi everyone, I've just passed the CCDE Exam. My Number is CCDE 2018::6

I attended to Online CCDE Bootcamp of Orhan. I want to thank Orhan not only for the great book and bootcamp, but also for his commitment, availability and willingness to assist the CCDE community on our journey -at any time.

The Online Bootcamp of Orhan was the cherry on the cake after finishing the book.

For any one working on the CCDE, I highly encourage you to use his book and bootcamp

Jeff Patterson - CCDE# 2018::11
Hi Orhan

I wanted to pass along my appreciation for the outstanding training material. I used the online CCDE training provided by Orhan as well as the In-Depth-CCDE book and passed the exam in February 2018.

Thank you

Jeff Patterson

Jaroslaw Dobkowski - CCDE# 2017::53/CCIE#22260 (RS, SP, DC)
I passed CCDE exam on first attempt and Orhan’s bootcamp helped me switching mind-set from an engineer to designer.

Thanks again Orhan for your Instructor Led CCDE Bootcamp. .

Pramod K G - CCDE# 2017::5/CCIE# 49662
Thanks Orhan for your Instructor Led CCDE Bootcamp. It was very informative for CCDE Written and Lab preparations. Personally we used to discuss designs related to production networks (ISP,DC/Enterprise) & I must say he is technically sound in Network Design. I am impressed with your technology comparision charts when it comes to selection of routing protocols, VPN technology solutions etc.
I strongly recommend Orhan Ergun’s class if you want to pass the CCDE exam and learn network design.
Concepcion Diaz -CCIE RS, CCIE SP, CCIE DC, CCIE Col, CCIE Wir, CCIE Sec, CCDE 2017::19
The eleven days spent in Orhan bootcamp was invaluable in helping me build confidence and master my design concepts. After a long number of reading books and watch all the Cisco Live design sessions, this class was definitely the advantage i needed to take and pass my CCDE lab.
Thanks Orhan for your all supports.
Avinoash Gupta - CCIEx4, CCDE
Orhan's Bootcamp is really informative; I gain lots of knowledge from him. It helps to prepare the CCDE; Also in your work environment. I recommend my friend and colleagues to join Orhan once to get the great knowledge about Network Designing
Felix Nkansah - Chief Executive Officer at Red Mango CCDE #20160036, 2XCCIE
If 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.Self Paced Course is a best offline CCDE resource !
Mazin Ahsan - Design Lead Engineer | Solutions Engineer | CCDE License # 20160030 | CCIE Licence # 23892
I 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, 3XCCIE
I passed the CCDE exam on November 17,2016.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.
Michael "Zig"​ Zsiga II - Lead Technical Architect at ePlus Technology CCDE #20160032, 2XCCIE
I passed the #CCDE today! I used a lot of resources to be successful but I need to call out one specifically. Thanks Orhan Ergun for always being available at all hours to answer every question, to discuss every technology, and to work through my personality "issues" that I had throughout this process!! For all my friends venturing down the CCDE path Orhan is a great resource and friend to have!
Anders C. Petersen - Network Systems Engineer at Conscia A/S CCIE #42544 (SP) & CCDE #20160015
Orhan is forcing you to take off the implementation hat that most of us have been wearing for many years, instead he is providing a new fancy design hat, which makes you see and deal with the issues presented.
At the beginning of this CCDE course you many times are sitting thinking ‘I could solve this issue with some fancy trick/feature’, all because you keep thinking implementation. However as the course goes on Orhan is helping you to fill your new fancy design hat with all the important information not only for designing, meeting business requirements, but also dealing with the interaction of the protocols.
If you’re trying to get your head into a new hat, chasing the CCDE exam, or just wants to get on top with network design, I would go to Orhan today.
Hashiru Aminu 3xCCIE, CCDE #20160014 Technical Leader Services at Cisco Systems
I passed the most respectful Cisco exam CCDE on August 2016. I became first Nigerian CCDE and Orhan Ergun's CCDE Bootcamp was the most important resource in my success.If you want to nail down CCDE, you need to think as a designer. You need to change your mindset and understand all the technologies in the CCDE Blueprint.Orhan's resources cannot even comparable with the any CCDE Training provider in the industry.I would highly recommend the Orhan's CCDE Bootcamp for anyone who want to pass CCDE exams and understand the real life network design

Corporate Testimonials

In this page you see the testimonials from the companies. I studied these companies networks before the training and we talked about their network design, possible new services , network optimisations , performance/availability/scalability improvements and the future plans during my five days Service Provider/Telco Network Design Training.

SAFARICOM – Biggest Fixed and Mobile Services Provider/Telco in Nairobi/Kenya

Andrew Masila – Architecture and Service at Safaricom Limited

Your class was very useful and served as a valuable addition to my experience in telecommunications, architectures, quality of experience and content delivery networks.

I will definitely use the knowledge acquired to make more sound business decisions and investment as well optimize operations in my organizational unit with a fit for purpose network.

Most important is the approach in understanding exactly why a certain option has been chosen.

Jackson Mutie – Packet Core Engineer at Safaricom 

It was nice to be your student and enjoyed the MPLS TE technology and network design principles sections.

The network is about to evolve in design so I hope to be able to reach out to you and discuss various design and architecture options.

Kind Regards,


Stephen Njoroge Njuguna – Subject Matter Expert – Transport Network at Safaricom

Your training was quite relevant and practical, since we were able to relate the theory covered to actual scenarios on our network and identify areas of improvement. Thanks also for your encouragement to start the CCDE journey and making it look achievable.

Silas Kimathi Borona – Senior Network Planning Engineer

I attended Orhan Ergun CCDE course and I must say it was remarkable . It was well illustrated ,kin on current and advanced technologies .

He surpassed my expectation i.e. Quality , Depth of Knowledge, Well-structured online Resources and Quizzes . Intriguing eye-Opener!

Self-Paced Training

Self-Paced CCDE Training

Course Price $ 749
Lectures 100+Hours
Skill Level Advanced
Language English
CCDE Trainer, Author and Network Design Advisor Orhan Ergun