After our recent announcement of our new All Access Training Pass we have received a enormous amount of positive feedback about the program. In addition to this feedback we have received several questions about the program. This post is designed to clarify some of these questions.
Q: Who is this training program for?
A: This program is targeted towards students who are on a tight budget, and are looking to get the most amount of training for a small amount of money. Also, it allows for anyone studying for their CCIE to use the most expensive stand alone products, like the R&S Advanced Technologies Class, along with other training products at a much lower cost. Lastly, it ensures you are covered when new products are released.
Q: Is this product just for R&S and Voice candidates?
A: No. In short, Routing & Switching and Voice customers will gain the most value from the subscription, as there are more products in these tracks, however there are new products coming to all tracks which will be added to your subscription. Also there are some topics that are good for all CCIE candidates, such as the overlap in technologies from Service Provider to Routing & Switching.
Q: What products are going to be released or updated during my subscription that I will have access to?
A: In the next year we have plans to not only update existing products and release totally new products, but also to expand upon some of our most popular products like the Voice Deep Dives. The core of updates will focus on products that were not developed and presented by Brian McGahan, Petr Lapukhov, Mark Snow or myself. The Routing and Switching Advanced Technologies Class along with the Security Advanced Technologies Class are just a few examples of products we are updating. Any products updated or released will be automatically added in your subscription.
Q: What happens at the end of my subscription?
A: At the end of your subscription, access to all subscription products will be removed unless you renew your subscription. Products that you’ve previously purchased on their own will remain in your account.
Q: What is the renewal price of my new subscription?
A: Before your subscription expires you will be able to extend the subscription for an additional year for just $999. (Option added at checkout) This is a 35% savings from the initial one year subscription.
Q: Is my subscription auto-renewed?
A: Yearly subscriptions will not be auto-renewed. You will receive a email reminder before products expire to make sure you can take advantage of our renewal pricing.
For your convenience and to prevent interruption in service, monthly subscriptions will be auto-renewed every thirty days. You can cancel your subscription at any time.
Q: What products are included with this new subscription?
A: To see a full list of products please visit: http://www.ine.com/ccie-all-access-pass.htm.
Q: Why are workbooks not included in this subscription?
A: We are looking into adding workbooks as an upgrade option to our all access pass. The upgrade path will be discounted for previous customers who buy before the workbooks are added. UPDATE: Upgrade options for the workbooks have been added to the All Access Pass. You will be able to select a specific track at checkout for a one time upgrade fee. These workbooks will remain in your account as long as your account is active. Prices are as follows: Routing & Switching (Volumes 1 -4 ) – $400, Voice ( Volumes 1 & 2) – $400, Security (Volumes 1 & 2) – $400, Service Provider (1 & 2) – $200. If you have already purchased the All Access Pass please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive upgrade pricing.
Q: Are there any discounts available?
A: Discounts will be given for customers who purchase a two or more year subscriptions. The price for adding an additional year to your subscription is $999.
Find out more about the All Access Pass, and please leave any further questions below in the comment section.
About Brian Dennis, CCIE #2210:
Brian Dennis has been in the networking industry for more than 22 years, with a focus on Cisco networking for the past 16 years. Brian achieved his first CCIE in Routing & Switching in 1996, and is currently the only ten year CCIE that holds five CCIE certifications. Prior to working with INE, Brian taught and developed CCIE preparation courses for various well known training organizations. Brian not only brings his years of teaching experience to the classroom, but also years of real world enterprise and service provider experience.
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