As you may know I will be teaching new versions of our CCIE Security Advanced Technologies Class for Blueprint v3.0 and CCIE Service Provider Advanced Technologies Class for Blueprint v3.0 in the coming weeks.  Specifically the CCIE Security Advanced Technologies Class will be running as a live online class from July 25th – July 29th 2011, with an estimated release date of August 5th 2011 for the videos.  The CCIE Service Provider Advanced Technologies Class will be running as a live online class from August 29th – September 2nd 2011, with an estimated release date of September 9th 2011.

The purpose of this post is to solicit topic requests for both classes from students that will either be attending the classes live online, or watching the on-demand videos at a later date.  If you have requests or suggestions please post them as a comment below.  Note that in general both classes will be covering all topics that are within their respective CCIE blueprints.  If you have something very specific you would like to see covered please let me know.

Also remember that Subscribers to the All Access Pass will have immediate access to the streaming videos as they become available, and can attend the live online sessions of CCIE Security ATC and CCIE Service Provider ATC at no additional charge.  Seating is limited for the live class sessions, so contact sales@ine.com as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.  Download versions of each of the classes will be available for purchase as a standalone product, or as a discounted upgrade for AAP subscribers.


About Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593, CCDE #2013::13:

Brian McGahan was one of the youngest engineers in the world to obtain the CCIE, having achieved his first CCIE in Routing & Switching at the age of 20 in 2002. Brian has been teaching and developing CCIE training courses for over 10 years, and has assisted thousands of engineers in obtaining their CCIE certification. When not teaching or developing new products Brian consults with large ISPs and enterprise customers in the midwest region of the United States.

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22 Responses to “Submit Your Topic Requests for the New CCIE Security & CCIE SP ATCs”

  1. Dr. RDX says:

    Flexiable Packet Matching

    Destination NAT ( ASA )

    PKI into greater depth

    Site to Site VPN using Hostnames – agressive with psk and main with PKI ( ASA and IOS )

    Hierarchical Queuing Framework ( ASA )

    Multicast and ASA ( Small part )

    Layer 7 inspection ( with examples of http header spoffing etc. )

    Layer 2 IOS Firewall

    I will let you know other topics if they come up in my mind .

    • Rodrigo says:

      I agree…

      Flexiable Packet Matching
      QoS on the ASA
      Destination NAT ( ASA )
      PKI into greater depth
      Hierarchical Queuing Framework ( ASA )
      Multicast and ASA
      Layer 7 inspection ( with examples of http header spoffing and troubleshooting! )
      Layer 2 IOS Firewall

      Will the WB’s be updated ?

  2. Hemanth Raj says:

    Remote Access Technologies

    Ip over Wire line

    . PPP
    . PPPoE
    L2TP between LAC and LNS
    . PPPoE to VRF and MPLS VPN
    PPP authentication (Radius, TACACS)
    DHCP and options 82
    Broadband network gateway (BNG)

    IP over Cable to the customer
    DOCSIS 3.0
    . L2TP between LAC and LNS

    SP QOS

    Russian Dolls Model
    Maximum allocation model
    Class-Based Tunnel Selection: CBTS
    Policy-based Tunnel Selection: PBTS

    Ethernet Services

    Ethernet Wire Service (EWS)
    Ethernet Relay Service (ERS)
    .Ethernet Multipoint Service (EMS)
    Ethernet Flow Point (EFP)
    Ethernet Virtual Circuit (EVC)
    Resilient Ethernet Protocol
    Ethernet Connectivity Fault Management

    IOS XR fundamentals

    IP Over DWDM

    IP over DWDM

    Optical channel payload unit (OPU)
    Optical channel data unit (ODU)
    .Optical channel transport unit (OTU)
    Optical channel (OCh)
    Shared Risk Link Group (SRLG)
    Virtual Transponder (VTXP)
    FEC-FRR Triggering
    Optical Parameters- Rx-los-threshold, Wavelength and Transmit-power
    G.709 Parameters

    SONET Controller
    POS channel
    Channelized SONET

  3. Deepak Arora says:

    Right now I am just going to start my SPv3 Journey. Going further I would request to see few things as new products for SPv3 takes their shape.

    1. New SP workbooks to be more detailed breakdown this time like you guys have for R&S. I recently buy SP bundle few months back and I must say though SP vol 1 looked quiet impressive in terms of labs, but still not detailed enough and pretty much no breakdown for labs.

    So this time vol 1 and vol 2 must be covering not only all relevant topics but must have detailed breakdown like R&S vol 1 and 2.

    Also it will be too good if you guys can come up with some sort of OLS and AOD products for SPv3 like you have for R&S.

    2. I would really like to see SP Written Bootcamp course too from INE, reason being is that if someone like me don’t have strong SP background then chances are less that I already understood some of Written SP topics such as optical networks, Sonet, DWDM etc

    In Written bootcamp at-least we can build good background on all these technologies which comes in written exam if not in lab exam.

  4. Ovais says:

    Dear Brian,

    its good to hear that you will be teaching this course in your old legendary style. first time ever i will be waiting for these videos as i am planning to prepare for CCIE security.

    Kindly include an indepth coverage of ACS 4.1 and AAA. If possible, do a deep dive of it since its a topic not easily explained to its full potential. It will be a excellent summer gift if you plan it :-)

    Also, although i am reading your blogs daily, but can you confirm the dates for CCNP security ?

  5. Ovais says:

    By “old” i mean trend setting :-)

  6. Christof says:

    These are terrific news Brian!!!!
    For the SP track, I need in depth analysis for ISIS, just as you have made for OSPF in R&S VOD.

  7. Mbong Hudson says:

    DiffServ-Aware traffic engineering (using RDM and MAM), Route Policy Language (RPL), Point-to-Multipoint LSPs, Inter-AS LSPs with FRR

  8. kim says:

    hi brain,

    thanks for good work for RnS , i would like to see more in SSL vpn.

    extensive topics of identity management…

  9. Deepak Arora says:

    Not sure if I am wrong , But I don’t see QPPB and MVR under CCIE SP expended blueprint from Cisco.

  10. Mohsin Sohail says:

    For the SP ATC, I would really to see all the sub-topics covered under the following headings in the CCIE SPv3 blueprint.

    1. Packet over SONET
    2. IP over DWDM
    3. SP High end Products
    4.SP QOS
    5. FE/GE and Ethernet trunk connections
    6.IP over DSL to the Customer
    7. IP over wire line to the Customer
    8. IP over cable to the customer
    10. VPLS And Carrier Ethernet
    11. L2TPV3 for L2VPN

    These are the topics I feel would greatly benefit anyone who doesn’t really have the LAB or experience of a SP environment.

    Thank You,

  11. parvez says:

    Should be more focus on troubleshooting, Step by step troubleshooting of VPNs, Packet flow in ASA with troubleshooting.etc…

  12. Jean-Luc Picard says:

    I figure the new SP/Security ATC videos will follow the format of the new R&S ATCs, which are great in terms of content but I have to say I really miss the black/green SecureCRT windows from the older R&S/SP videos. The black/white is hard on the eyes during those marathon study sessions. The same thing goes when looking at the topology diagrams. More color would be great. Make it so!

  13. Antonio Soares says:

    Coverage of the Security Lab Blueprint:


  14. Ali says:

    Brain , I think you should make a poll for that Black/green or white/black securecrt screen :)

  15. Ali says:

    I am having a look into the PKI section and this looks very complicated with ASA and IOS also when we use hostname to make the VPN come up . Please explain this and show this configuration in greater depth with different scenario :) . There has been quite a debate on the Cisco Learning Network with this topic .

  16. Fore CCIE SP

    IPv6 on XR
    CSC,Inter AS VPN on XR with troubleshooting?

  17. Dr. RDX says:

    NAT-T and IPSec Pass-through ( Effect on ESP , AH and IKE ) . Also NAT-T in a case where device in between is doing PAT .

  18. Srikant Ganesh says:

    CCIE Sec

    1. Security Contexts
    2. MPF with application level inspection.
    3. Auth Proxy

    IOS Firewalls
    1. ZBF
    2. PAM
    3. Auth Proxy

    1. DMVPN
    2. GETVPN
    3. Easy VPN
    4. VPN Using CA and hostnames

    1. Advanced signature tuning.
    2. Custom Signatures

    Everything ;)
    1. ACS
    2. 802.1x
    3. Command and Exec Authorization

    Advanced Security
    1. NBAR
    2. CAR
    3. Identify and mitigate different attacks like MITM, spoofing, DHCP, DNS, flooding.

  19. Sanjeev Wije says:

    Hi Brian,
    Could you tell us when the SP workbooks will be updated? Great job on the R&S workbooks so wondering when we will see something similar for SP.

    Thanks in advance- Sanjeev.

  20. Edi says:

    I’ve join the SP ATC Live when buying the package it said:
    “SP ATC Live: I would like to attend the live online ATC August 29th-September 2nd, 2011″

    Now there’s a new offer


    with a different time period. Are there two SP ATC Live sessions?



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