About This Course

This is a self-paced CCDE v2.1 Training Program which helps you to pass CCDE Written and CCDE Practical exams.

If you have CCNA level knowledge, you can start CCDE with our program !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 70 students passed the CCDE Practical exam with these resources recently !

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Sample Videos

Sample Comparison Charts



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)



Course Content


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