With many real world examples ! (Online 2 days – 10 hours Workshop)


25% Discount until March 30,2019 ($400 300) 

Introduction to Service Provider/Telecom Design

2 days (10 hours, 5 hours each day , on weekend) Service Provider/Telecom training.

Important note : Video on demand for this course is available to all attendees for free. Here is the Video on demand course.

  • Check the seat availability if you will join as a group.
  • Many network engineers struggle to understand Service Provider networks. Even if they know MPLS or BGP as a technology very well, they are struggling to find a material for the other important parts of the Service Provider architecture.
  • For example how SP networks are connected, how countries and continents are connected, what is POP or virtual POP and how they are really connected.
  • Seeing a big picture would be great. Understand end to end traffic flow between the Mobile Operator users and the broadband providers.
  • How countries are connected to Internet, how Submarine and Terrestrial Cables work, How SDH/SONET, DWDM works and transmission network interacts with IP networks ? Where are the Internet Hubs, how Interconnection between the networks are done?
  • Although the name is Service Provider design, all network engineers from different businesses will benefit from this course.
  • Since the targeted audience is very broad, I don’t want anyone to have hard time with the payment. Thus I keep the cost of this workshop very low.

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.


Although there will not be advanced technical level discussions, familiarity with the BGP and MPLS would be nice.


2019 CCIE Service Provider Training Schedule

Bootcamp Type Number Of Days Location Description Status Timing
May 4 – 5 2019 (2 days in a row) Online/Webex   More Info     Register    1 pm – 6 pm UTC +3
All are 2 days Bootcamps and 5 hours daily !

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Course Outline

Type of Service Providers

In this module different types of network operators will be introduced. Relations between them will be explained in detailed.

For example what is Transit Service Provider and how Transit Service Providers provide services to Content Providers, CDNs, Broadband Providers and so on.

Below business types will be explained in this module.

  • Broadband ISP
  • Transit Service Providers
  • Content Providers
  • Content Distribution Networks
  • Cable Access Providers
  • Mobile Operators
  • Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISP)

Broadband Technologies

In this module different broadband services will be explained. Without going too much detail, below services will be explained and examples will be shared to demonstrate the deployment of different services worldwide.

  • FTTx (FTTP, FTTC, FTTH) with different PON technologies
  • Cable Broadband (DOCSIS 3.0)
  • Satellite technologies
  • Mobile Broadband technologies (2G, 3G, 4G and 5G) basics

Service Provider Physical Connections and Locations

In this module; fiber optic technologies, cross-border country connections, sub-marine fiber optic connections, POP types and other physical layer knowledge will be provided.

This module is crucial to understand how networks are connected, where are they located and how are they connected in real world.

Below are the topics will be covered in this module.

  • What is Fiber Optics?
  • Different Types of Fiber Optics
  • SDH/SONET and WDM Basics
  • DWDM and the advantages
  • How Internet traffic is carried between countries?
  • How Service Providers use each other fiber networks?
  • Submarine Cable basics
  • What is Landing Point?
  • What is Telephone Exchange or Central Office?
  • Tier 1 Service Provider (Level 3) Global Fiber Map
  • What is Point of Presence (POP)?
  • Different types of POPs (Access POP, Backbone POP, Virtual POP)
  • How POPs are interconnected?
  • Tier 1 Service Provider POP and Datacenter connections MAP
  • What are Urban, Rural and Underserved areas?
  • Satellite usage in real world deployments

Network Interconnections

In this module interconnections between the networks will be explained. How different types of network come together and build the Internet ecosystem.

Examples will be provided from the real world deployments.

Below topics will be covered in this module.

  • What is Peering? (Public peering, private peering, bilateral and multilateral peering)
  • Why Peering is important?
  • What is Internet Exchange Point ?
  • Where are the Internet Exchange Points?
  • What is Local IXP?
  • What is Regional IXP?
  • Who are the Internet Hubs in the world ?
  • What are Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 Providers?
  • Who are the Tier 1 Providers in the world?
  • Is there a Global Tier 1 Provider?
  • Why you should place your content on Akamai?
  • What happens two Tier 1 providers dispute?
  • How Netflix distributes its content?
  • What is Remote Peering?
  • Pros and Cons of Remote Peering?
  • Remote Peering Providers
  • Selling a Transit Service in IXP

BGP in Service Provider Networks

In this module, starting from the basics of BGP, how BGP is used in Service Provider networks will be explained.

  • What is IBGP and EBGP
  • BGP Communities in the Service Providers
  • BGP in Internet Exchange Points (IXP)
  • What is BGP Route Server?
  • Most preferred BGP Route Servers
  • Who would use BGP Route Server in IXP?
  • Google Peering Policy in Real Life
  • BGP Route Reflector Design Options
  • How BGP helps for SDN in Service Provider networks?
  • BGP Confederations vs. Route Reflectors
  • BGP Fast Convergence (BGP PIC Edge and Core)
  • BGP Anomalies
  • Multi Protocol BGP

Service Provider MPLS Services

  • What is MPLS
  • MPLS VPNs (Layer 2 and Layer 3)
  • Inter-AS MPLS VPNs
  • MPLS Traffic Engineering
  • Fast Reroute in IP and MPLS
  • How would MPLS Service look like of Tier 1 Service Provider?
  • End to end MPLS deployment methods in Service Providers and the challenges in real life

Case Studies

At the end real life case studies will be provided. When we finish all above modules, understanding these real life case studies will show you the big picture.

  • How Comcast and Level 3 Peering Dispute created performance problems for the users
  • How Gaming Company deployed their network to provide better performance to players
  • Why two African Service Providers in the same city send all Internet traffic between their customers to another continent
  • Basic IXP (Internet Exchange Point) design
  • End to end packet flow between broadband user in Middle East and U.S

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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!

Instructor Led Training

Service Provider Design Workshop

Course Price $ 300
Course Type Instructor Led/ Live Online/Onsite
This course covers mainly Telecom and Service Provider technologies