CCDE Practical Bootcamp April 16-20, 2018 - Malvern, Pennsylvania and Online


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I am excited to announce my CCDE Practical Exam Bootcamp in Malvern, Pennsylvania the week of April 16th, 2018. The class will be held at Cisco's office near Philadelphia (about 45 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport). This will be my fifth class held at a Cisco office; the staff and facilities are always great.

This training class will utilize the CCDE Practice Exams I have developed and refined over the last several years, as well as a set of case studies and technology-specific materials that are exclusive to my live training. I have delivered this training many times over the last seven years, always with excellent student feedback. Below is the daily itinerary:

Day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Monday
April 16th
CCDE Exam Overview
CallCo Case Study
IPv6, OSPF
Service Provider Practice Exam #1
Tuesday
April 17th
Practice Exam Review
MegaCorp Case Study
EIGRP, BGP
Enterprise Practice Exam #1
Wednesday
April 18th
Practice Exam Review
TradeSys Case Study
IS-IS, Multicast
Enterprise Practice Exam #2
Thursday
April 19th
Practice Exam Review
DASCom Case Study
MPLS/L3VPN/Tunneling
Service Provider Practice Exam #2
Friday
April 20th
Practice Exam Review
 CCDE Exam Discussion
QoS, Security, Management
N/A

A partial list of technologies covered during this course includes:
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Routing protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, IS-IS, Multicast)
  • IPv6 Transition Techniques
  • Tunneling (MPLS, GRE, DMVPN, IPSEC)
  • Service Provider Technologies (L3VPN, VPLS, Pseudowires)
  • Security (uRPF, Filtering, Encryption, DDoS)
  • Quality of Service (Congestion Management, Congestion Avoidance, Packet Marking)
  • Network Management (Netflow, SNMP, IPFIX, OOB Management)
Class will be held each day from 8:30am - 5:00pm, with approximately two hours of homework each evening. These will be busy days!

To register for this class, please email go to My Eventbrite Page. This class is also available for remote attendance via Webex. Registration to this class entitles you to unlimited access to all of my online content until you pass the CCDE exam.

Frequently Asked Questions


Has this training helped other CCDEs pass the Practical exam? And who is Jeremy Filliben?

I passed the CCDE Practical Exam in February 2009 (CCDE #20090003), and began developing training materials in 2010. I am proud to announce I have been able to assist over 100 successful CCDEs during their preparation for the practical exam. It has been said that the CCDE program is a test of experience, rather than a test of knowledge. Successful candidates must have extensive exposure to networking technologies and significant experience designing complex networks. The purpose of this class is two-fold. First, it will expose candidates to unfamiliar network designs and technologies. We will cover all five CCDE content areas and many common network designs. Second, it will describe the types of questions candidates face on the CCDE practical exam and assist them in understanding how to approach this test. My goal is to remove the uncertainty that first time CCDE candidates face prior to taking the exam, and to clear up any confusion that previous candidates have after taking the exam.

What are the prerequisites?

I expect most participants to have passed the CCDE Written exam (352-001), and I highly recommend that everyone read the following books from the CCDE Practical Reading List:
  • Optimal Routing Design
  • Definitive MPLS Network Designs 
  • BGP Design and Implementation
  • End-to-End QoS Network Design
I anticipate that most class participants will be taking the CCDE Practical Exam on November 19th, but that is not a requirement. Previous participants have chosen to take my training several months in advance of their practical exam date to decide how prepared they are for the attempt. They later attend (at no additional charge) my online review sessions to refresh their knowledge of the exam and learn of any changes to the CCDE program.

Where will the class be held?

Our class will be held at the Cisco's Malvern office. This is near the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. You may also attend remotely, via Cisco Webex. The office address is:

301 Lindenwood Drive, Suite 210
Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355
https://goo.gl/maps/M3wH1hAMezw


Travel Details:

The closest airport is the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) which is approximately 45 minutes away from Malvern.

Do you offer private CCDE classes?

If your organization would like a private CCDE class, please contact me via email. I have limited availability to offer additional training, but we may be able to find a suitable date to meet your needs.

Can I attend the class remotely?

Yes! On the Eventbrite site you will find a "Remote Attendance" registration option. Use that option to attend this class via Webex. We had several remote attendees during our previous classes at Cisco offices and the feedback was great. Cisco has pretty good Internet service, as it turns out :). Remote attendees have equal access to our in-class whiteboarding via Webex video and screen sharing. If you would like more details on how this works, please email me.

Do I have access to additional resources after the class?

Of course! All students who attend my bootcamp class will have unlimited access to all of my online resources until they pass the CCDE Practical exam. I provide quarterly online review sessions and I offer additional practice exams at no charge to my students. If you would like to attend the bootcamp class again, you may do so for a nominal materials fee of $299 USD.