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Russ White – Orhan Ergun CCDE Practical Exam Scenario

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.

I will first present this scenario for the first time in the July CCDE Training class. (You can see from here the topics which I will talk about in the class as well.)

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!

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Google CCDE Group Study

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.

Google Study Group has full of CCDE related topics !

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.

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OSPF Design Challenge

OSPF and MPLS is most commonly used two technologies in an MPLS VPN environment.

In this post I will share a mini design scenario with you and ask couple questions about the fictitious company architecture.

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CCDE Practical exam preparation – Podcast

Wouldn’t you want to listen the story from the guys who passed the CCDE exam ?

What are their CCDE Recommended reading list ?

Is there any CCDE Training which they suggest for CCDE Preparation?

Which technologies they recommend for the CCDE candidates to focus ?

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CCDE Practical Exam Blueprint

What is in the CCDE Practical exam blueprint ?

If you passed CCDE Written ( 352-001 ) already, practical exam is the only barrier between you and certificate !

Below blueprint is the first step for your CCDE journey.

You will know that what are the concepts which you need to be an expert !

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CCDE Before and After !

Don’t expect technical topic in this post. Instead I wanted to show how was my situation before and after the CCDE – Cisco Certified Design Expert !. Enjoy 🙂

BEFORE

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Orhan Ergun ( At the Right, Handsome one 🙂 ), Neil Moore (Only 8xCCIE in the world at the left) and Brian McGahan ( INE ) at the back.

AFTER

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Celebration time.. Thanks to my wife !

And.. Certificate comes. I hope this blog helps to get your CCDE.

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