Complete CCIE training
The world's only complete training for the Cisco CCIE lab exam. 100% preparation for the CCIE exam. Pass the lab directly after our intensive and thorough CCIE training!
12 (8+4) weeks format (Complete CCIE training)
The 12 (8+4) weeks CCIE training program consists of:
5 weeks: CCIE technologies training
3 weeks: Multiprotocol labs and trouble tickets
4 weeks: Near 24x7 rack access & self study with time-to-time* trainer support.
This is not part of your formal training, but should you opt for the 12 weeks program, our trainers will be around to support you, solve your doubts related to the labs / troubleshoot the labs for you during this last 4 weeks. Please note this will not be dedicated time with the trainers. They will be around in the same facility and may even have other training during this time, and would come and help you from time to time during this phase. You will also have the benefit of the group being around in the premises during this phase and we have seen this can be very helpful.
Eligibility: 12 (8+4) week program: Complete CCIE training:
Sound knowledge of CCNP. Taking CCIE Written exam prior to training is beneficial so that you can plan your lab dates when you are in the second phase of training (usually by week 6-8 we should be able to assess your readiness for the CCIE lab exam).
Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1- 2nd edition, Volume 2: Jeff Doyle, Jennifer Carroll. Cisco Press.
If you have already taken your CCIE Written, then you need to only focus on understanding the concepts explained in the book. Some participants have found some technical stuff like exact IP packet structures, etc. a little overwhelming or difficult. These may be skipped if found so without being discouraged or demotivated from reading further.
Intensive CCIE Boot Camp :
An intensive CCIE Boot Camp for those with sufficient prior preparation to be able to dive straight into labs, trouble tickets & exam preparation.
Since we have a shorter amount of time to get you ready for the lab exam, we will ensure enough personalized attention to your specific needs and shortcomings. Therefore max batch size for the 4 / 8 week training will be restricted to just 4 participants.
A 1-1 CCIE boot camp where you have the trainer's undivided attention is also possible for 4 / 8 weeks for an additional price.
CCIE Written is prerequisite for this boot camp. Sound knowledge of all the core technologies is mandatory.
Recommended books to read prior to the boot camp:
- Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1- 2nd edition, Volume 2: Jeff Doyle, Jennifer Carroll. Cisco Press.
- CCIE Routing and Switching v4.0 Troubleshooting Practice Labs: Martin Duggan. Cisco Press.
- Cisco LAN Switching (CCIE Professional Development series): Kennedy Clark, Kevin Hamilton. Cisco Press.
Course Outline: Weeks 1-4
Week 1 : Technology Labs
Week 2, 3 : Mock Labs : Preparation for CCIE Lab exam: Lab section
Week 4 : Troubleshooting / Trouble Tickets : Preparation for CCIE Lab exam: Trouble Tickets Section
Optional Add On: Weeks 4 - 8 : Near 24x7 rack access with trainer support.
This is not part of your formal training, but should you opt for the 8 weeks program, our trainers will be around to support you, solve your doubts related to the labs / troubleshoot the labs for you during this last 4 weeks. Please note this will not be dedicated time with the trainers. They will be around in the same facility and may even have other training during this time, and would come and help you from time to time during this phase. You will also have the benefit of the group being around in the premises during this phase and we have seen this can be very helpful.
CCIE Training : CCIE Routing and Switching
CCIE certification is a highly acclaimed and highly sought-after expert level certification which certifies a high level of expertise of a network engineer in planning, operating, monitoring and troubleshooting sophisticated internetwork setups. CCIE stands for Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert and individuals who successfully acquire this certification are considered to be technical experts in the field of networking.
CCIE certification exams and eligibility
In order to CCIE (R&S) certification the following 2 CCIE exams must be cleared:
- CCIE R&S Written Exam v4.0
- CCIE R&S Lab Exam v4.0
This certification requires a minimum of 3 years of work experience as a network professional. This certification does not require any prerequisite.
In order to acquire CCIE certification, one needs to undergo CCIE training. CCIE training is offered worldwide by a variety of training companies, usually in form of a short CCIE boot camp. Choosing a good CCIE training boot camp is a crucial aspect of your CCIE certification preparation. ISOL by contrast provides a long and thorough CCIE training program.
Our training program is a comprehensive and meticulously designed CCIE training program which prepares the candidate to clear the CCIE certification exam is the first attempt itself. Designed to develop and enhance the theoretical as well as practical knowledge base, this program covers various switching and routing concepts such as RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP. MPLS, IPv6, internetworking protocols and configuring complex routing and switching solutions for complex internetworks.
Why choose ISOL for CCIE training:
- Dedicated CCIE POD for each student.
- 24/7 access to modern labs and expert staff.
- Most comprehensive and highly exhaustive training material designed by CCIE experts.
- Expert training faculty comprising of well-experienced and CCIE qualified trainers.
- Regular Mock Tests
- High past success ratio at the CCIE lab exam and guaranteed training satisfaction.
The objective of the CCIE Routing and Switching training at ISOL is to prepare you for the Cisco CCIE Lab exam for the Routing and Switching track.
Students who join the 12 week (8+4) program will find that the first 5 weeks of the program will largely prepare them for the CCIE Written exam as well.
However, having said that, we do recommend potential candidates to take the CCIE written exam (350-001) prior to taking the CCIE lab training because it would help you to remain focused on the lab exam.
In contrast, the 4 / 8 (4+4) week program assumes you have passed the CCIE Written exam and know the underlying technologies to be able to dive straight into labs.
We strive for 100% satisfaction for everyone who takes this CCIE Routing and Switching Lab training program. Based on expectations of people in earlier batches and a thorough assessment by our expert CCIE trainers about what needs to be done to make the program more effective, the 12 (8+4) weeks Complete CCIE training program has been significantly modified from June 2012 onwards.
This training is designed such that the candidate is ready for the CCIE lab exam at the end of 12 weeks and ready to tackle both the Lab and Trouble Tickets section comfortably.
Change of Rack topology & CCIE Lab equipment:
Our CCIE Lab equipment is now compatible with Cisco 360 topology. Our CCIE lab workbooks are now designed based on the Cisco 360 topology. 2610 & 2611 XMs have been phased out of the core routers. ALL core routers are now ISR routers.
Greater emphasis on trouble tickets:
Worldwide, this is currently a weak area for students taking the CCIE Routing and Switching exams and more people are failing in this section as compared to the Lab section.
We have therefore revamped our course to include a lot of trouble tickets and have also installed powerful 8 core servers onsite for the same since trouble tickets section cannot be practiced on normal CCIE POD.
Last 4 weeks of self study with trainer support phase:
Now offered with guaranteed trainer support in your self study phase:
Trainers will be physically onsite during this phase.
Please however note this phase involves time-to-time support and not support on demand. The trainers who are onsite may be taking some other batches at that time and will come occasionally to help you with stuff you are stuck or to clarify any remaining doubts. We will try our best to support you to the extent we can, but we wish to clarify that the support will be from “time to time” and not always “on demand”. This level of support should be enough for most participants in these last 4 weeks.
Our effort is that you should need minimum trainer support in the last 4 weeks, having undergone 8 weeks of intensive and high quality training.
If we are, for any reason unable to offer you the last 4 weeks of trainer support at that time, we would present 3 refund options and you may decide on availing one of them.
1. If you do not want the last 4 weeks of rack access and training facility access either: Refund of $950.
2. If you still want the last 4 weeks of rack access & training facility access but are OK without trainer support: Refund of $500
3. At this point, should we be able to offer you remote trainer support and you are OK with it and accept last 4 weeks of rack access and remote trainer support through Skype / desktop sharing, etc – where trainers log into your rack to show you how to troubleshoot a problem: Refund of $250
Extensions to the 12 week CCIE training program.
Often but not always, a participant would be ready to take his lab exam around the end of 12 weeks. In response to needs of participants who are not yet quite ready to take their exams, we now offer 4 week extensions with near 24×7 rack access, study room facility, and time-to-time trainer support.
We have now set up exclusive study rooms for this purpose. These study rooms can be accessed from 8.30 am to 9.30 pm on weekdays and from 10 am to 6 pm on weekends for participants who opt for our 4 week extensions.
Here you would not only have support from our trainers who would drop by from time to time to help you but also have have others preparing for the CCIE lab exam which would form an excellent study and support group which would be very beneficial when you are close to taking the CCIE exam. Also note that our trainers live in the same building and are happy to help to the extent they can. It’s quite normal that you would end up being good friends with them after spending so much time here. It is likely that even after office hours, you may find them dropping by to help you with your last minute doubts and exam preparation questions.
Extensions to this 12 week program are offered in blocks of 4 weeks each and are extremely reasonably priced ($950 / month – onsite with time to time support or $750 / month – remote rack rental) but availability is limited and offered on a first come first serve basis.