I’ll be in London the week of November 19th for an Service Provider Bootcamp that I’m teaching until Friday the 23rd. I’m going to keep the facility and do a CCDE Open Study session like the one I did in San Jose a couple weeks ago. I’ll be able to allow up to 25 people attend and of course it’s free of charge. We’ll go over one CCDE scenario per day for the 3 days prior to the exam which is being held in London on the 27th of November.

Even if you aren’t going to take the CCDE but are interested in getting a chance to discuss real world networking with other senior engineers then you should attend. We had a great time in San Jose as nearly everyone was at least a CCIE and many double/triple CCIEs which allowed for interesting discussions on the scenarios and technologies in general.

I’ll try to keep doing these sessions a few times a year and keeping them free of charge in various locations to help promote the CCDE program.

Our London location for the CCDE Open Study Session will be the Rydges Hotel in Kensington. This is the same location as my R&S and SP London bootcamps.

Rydges Kensington
61 Gloucester Rd, London, Greater London
SW7 4PE, United Kingdom

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The Rydges Hotel is a little on the pricey side as it’s in a really nice area but if you want to stay there Jeremy Brown our Bootcamp Coordinator can get you a discounted INE rate. Also you’ll be right down the street from the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and Harrods.

To sign up for the session, email Jeremy Brown and he’ll reserve your seat.

I’ll post a CCDE recommended reading list and I’m trying to get a CCDE simulation released over the next couple months. I have the content developed and just waiting for the testing engine to be finalized.

Lastly during the last session in San Jose we “cracked” the CCDE demo ( to get a 100% score. If you haven’t taken the new demo try it out and see what score you get. Then next week I’ll post the answers to the demo here on the blog.

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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9 Responses to “Free CCDE Open Study Session – London Nov 24th – 26th”

  1. dcancerian says:

    That’s good news. Will this also be available online for promotion ?

    • The problem with an online version is that there is a ton of discussion between myself and the people attending. This does’t work well in an online format. Online works better when just one person is teaching the session and it’s not so interactive as these are.

  2. Aryan says:

    Are you guys planning to release any CCDE Lab Material in near future along with CCDE Bootcamp COD ?

    Also any plans to revise current CCDA/CCDP offerings from INE ?

  3. Zeus says:

    Brian I missed your session in SJ. Can you please post the scenarios so folks like me can benefit :-)

  4. Andre says:

    Nice job in San Jose, Brian. Really enjoyed the session. Thank you for making it happen.

  5. Helier says:

    Will there be a sign up sheet for the event or how do we go about signing up for the event?

  6. Quinton Coelho says:

    Any plans to have a similar workshop for the August CCDE lab window?


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