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Tomorrow, March 15th, we will air our March 2018 Networking Technologies Live Session with Keith Bogart. This course is designed for those with absolutely no knowledge of computer networks, but who would like to learn more and possibly head down a career path working on computer networks.


    March 16, 2018 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST

    Instructor Info:
    This Course is taught by Keith Bogart, CCIE #4923. Keith started his networking career as customer service representative at Cisco Systems in 1996. His desire to learn more soon led him to a position as a Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) engineer on the “Dial-Access” team, and within six months he had obtained his Dial-ISP CCIE. He later became a network consulting engineer and obtained his CCNA certification while teaching the technologies to Cisco employees during his lunch breaks. Keith was the first instructor on Cisco’s TAC Training team, where he taught a wide range of internetworking topics and later developed and taught other courses such as routing protocols, LAN switching, MPLS, 802.1x, and CCNA. After almost 17 years with Cisco, Keith joined a small startup and focused on 802.11 Wi-Fi technologies, during which time he obtained his CWNA certification. He is now very happy to be working with INE as an instructor for Routing & Switching.

    Who Should Watch:
    Anyone with little to no knowledge about the IT and networking industry that would like to learn more.

    Why You Should Watch:
    This live session will allow you to find out more about what a computer network is, what types of things it can be used for, and what types of careers are available for those who want to design, install, monitor, and troubleshoot networks by asking questions, and discussing these topics with an industry expert.

The OSCP Security Technology course is for those interested in learning advanced ethical hacking and penetration testing. This course is designed to prepare students to for the Penetration Testing with Kali (PWK) course offered by Offensive Security. The PWK course is a prerequisite to the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) exam. Students should be familiar with Linux command line, Bash and Python scripting, and basic networking concepts before attempting the course.


This Course is 9 hours and 22 minutes long and taught by Heath Adams. You can view the full OSCP course on our streaming site.

About The Instructor:

Heath Adams is a cybersecurity professional. He currently holds the OSCP, OSWP, CEH, CCNA, Security+, Linux+, Network+, and A+ certifications. When he is not developing courses with INE, he spends his work life as a senior network engineer with a national lab in the United States. He is also currently an Army Officer in the Reserves.

In his free time, Heath enjoys spending time with his fiance and their 4 animal children. He enjoys playing video games, running, playing the guitar, watching sports, and binge-watching more TV shows than he should admit.


Don’t forget to watch Keith Bogart’s live CCNA/CCNP Q&A session TODAY at 1pm!


During this live Q&A Keith bogart will answer all of your questions about the Cisco CCNA and CCNP Routing and Switching exams. Check back at 1 pm (EST) to get all of your questions answered by an industry expert.


Watch our March 2018 CCNA Kickoff Session with Keith Bogart TOMORROW at 1:30 PM EST.


This kickoff session for those who are interested in, or have started to study for the CCNA certification. In this free session, we will cover common trouble areas that most people experience when getting started with their certification. Topics include: how to approach making a study schedule, strategies for not becoming overwhelmed during the study process, deciding whether to take one test or two to get your CCNA, what to expect when you walk into the testing center, which topics to study and how in depth, and what study tools can be useful. Keith will also discuss the testing experience and the CCNA Certification test format.

When: March 7th at 10:30 am PST/ 1:30 pm EST

Estimated Length: 3 hours

Instructor: Keith Bogart CCIE #4923

Cost: FREE


Last week we added Certified Ethical Hacker Module 7: Sniffing to our video Library. This is the 7th video to be released as part of an 18 video CEH course series. All Access Pass members can watch Module 7 by logging into their All Access Pass account. For those who are not members, you can buy the series here.


Why You Should Watch:
Attaining sniffing capabilities is a great achievement for hackers, because even when it’s difficult to get there, the rewards might be worth the risk.

About The Course:
This is the 7th of 18 video courses in our CEH v9 Technology Course series and will prepare viewers for the sniffing portion of the Certified Ethical Hacker v9 Exam. This Module is 3 hours in length and is taught by Josué Vargas.

What You’ll Learn:
During this module you will learn about gathering valuable data through sniffing techniques. You will learn LAN based and Internet based sniffing attacks and even use an experimental setting in Wireshark as a remote sniffing tool.

About The Instructor:
Josué Vargas is a networks and security engineer and also owns his own company in Costa Rica, Netquarks Technologies S.R.L. He started law school, but soon realized this wasn’t the path for him. While working in the call center industry he discovered Cisco and started researching careers in the IT industry. Josué quickly began taking classes and became CCNA, CCNP and CCDA Security certified. Later, he took a detour towards Juniper Technologies where he achieved JNCIP-Sec and JNCIP-ENT. He was then recruited by IBM to become a deployment and integration engineer for Managed Security Services, where he obtained his CEH certification. This career allowed him to discover the world of information security, the discipline that would take him to Africa as a consultant, to INE as an instructor and to build an entire SOC from scratch. Outside of work, Josué enjoys music, travelling, learning languages and trying all sorts of food.


Last week we added a new exam review course to correlate with the recent Service Provider v4.1 blueprint changes. All Access Pass members can view this exam review by logging into their streaming account. This course is also available for purchase at


Why Take This Course?

This Course is the most up to date Service Provider exam review in INE’s video course library. This course provides an overview of blueprint changes, as well as the technologies candidates should know in order to pass their CCIE Service Provider exam.

About the Course

This course is taught by Brian McGahan and includes 27 hours of content. This course is intended for those in the final stages of their CCIE studies preparing to take the CCIE Service Provider Lab Exam. Prior to taking this course, viewers should have a foundational understanding of the blueprint technologies covered in this exam and a working knowledge of Cisco’s IOS interface.

What You’ll Learn

This course will refine your skills and expand your knowledge of the blueprint technologies. You will also learn to change the way you think about problems and how to derive solutions. Last, you will gain real-world, practical knowledge to carry you past the CCIE lab and into everyday applications.

About the Instructor

At the age of 20, Brian McGahan earned his first CCIE in Routing & Switching, and became known as the “youngest engineer in the world.” He continued on to earn CCIE certifications in Security, Service Provider, and Data Center. Brian has developed and taught for INE since 2002, setting the bar for CCIE training and helping thousands of engineers obtain their own certifications–we’re proud to have such an accomplished and driven instructor on the INE team. When he is not developing new products for INE, he consults with large ISPs and enterprise customers.


Log into your members account or visit to check out Andrew Crouthamel’s newest Cyber Ops course; CCNA Cyber Ops Technology Course: SECOPS 210-255.


Why Study Cyber Ops?

Cisco’s CCNA Cyber Ops cetification provides individuals with the knowledge to identify and respond to security incidents. This certification provides a path to working in a security operations center and security positions. As a CCNA level certification, Cyber Ops provides introductory knowledge so one may be aware of the security landscape, understand security concepts and general networking.

About This Course

This course is taught by Andrew Crouthamel and is 1 hour and 22 minutes long. This is a CCNA level course and will cover the exam topics of the SECOPS 210-255 Exam.

What You’ll Learn

Topics covered in this course include: endpoint analysis and forensics, NetFlow and IPFIX, and the importance of data analysis. Students will also review incident response plans, various computer security teams, and compliance frameworks such as PCI, HIPAA, and SOX.

About The Instructor

Andrew is a seasoned IT engineer with over 12 years of experience. He started out in IT as an Assistant Computer Technician, blowing dust out of computers for a school district, moving up through the ranks to Systems Administrator, Network Engineer, and IT Manager. He currently works for an international satellite communications company, ensuring LAN and WAN connectivity for a large network of ground stations and customers such as NASA, ESA, JAXA, Boeing, The U.S. Air Force, and more. Andrew holds numerous Cisco and CompTIA certifications and is a part-time Cisco Instructor.

Andrew’s hobbies outside of technology include many outdoor activities, such as hiking and canoeing. He is currently learning woodworking, and is working on a 17′ cedar wood-strip canoe in his garage, much to his wife’s dismay. He lives in Pennsylvania, where his family has been for generations, dating back to 1754. Andrew lives with his wife, young daughter, and too many pets.



We’re excited to announce the release of our newest bootcamp: The Google Cloud Architect Exam Bootcamp. Currently the only course of it’s kind on the market, this bootcamp focuses specifically on what candidates need to know to pass the GCP Cloud Architect Exam. Like our other bootcamps, this class is taught live, on-site by an expert INE Instructor and will feature 5 days of intensive, hands-on, real world exercises, practice exams, and in-depth case study discussions. Attendees will also be provided access to a complete series of GCP based cloud labs.

The goal of our GCP Cloud Architect Exam Bootcamp is to equip students with a foundation-level knowledge of Google Cloud Platform to pass the exam. The primary focus of the class is core concepts and topics found on the GCP Cloud Architect written exam.

This bootcamp is currently only offered in May and August of 2018, at our NC location, but more dates and locations will likely be added in the future.

Who Should Take it?

Our Written Exam Bootcamp is for anyone who is beginning their GCP Cloud Architect certification journey, but already has at least basic knowledge of cloud computing. We strongly recommend at least 1 year of hands-on experience prior to attempting a GCP Cloud Architect Exam Bootcamp.

What Can You Expect?

This Bootcamp is structured to run 10 hours per day, with a one-hour lunch break. Each day will be a combination of lectures, instructor-led demonstrations, Q&A sessions, hands-on exercises, and frequent quizzes. Students will also have full access to their lab equipment throughout the evening to continue practicing on their own or as groups.

Each student will be equipped with his or her own Qwiklabs and GCP account. Each day, instructor lectures will be followed by applicable technology-focused labs. Upon completion of this class, the student will have a solid foundation of knowledge and a keen understanding of what topics to focus on for the remainder of their studies.

Interested in becoming one of INE’s first Google Cloud bootcamp students? Click here for more information.


Last week we added a new Azure course to our video library. This is the first course of it’s kind and can be found on the INE streaming site and also for sale on


Why Study Azure:
Azure is Microsoft’s version of web services management. Azure is a great option for DevOps professionals due to it’s diversity. Azure allows you to create intelligent apps using the language of your choice, including Node.js, Java and .NET, and works for both PC and Mac users. With 100+ services and tools to manage apps, Azure Design has become a favorite among many large companies and should be considered an essential study topic for DevOps professionals.

About the course:
Length- 1 hour 23 minutes
Instructor- Gary Bushey

In this Series we will take a look at what Azure is, including what IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS mean. We will thoroughly discuss Azure PaaS and some of the specific technologies used with PaaS, namely containers and artificial intelligence.

In the second section, we will discuss how to move your applications to Azure. The first video will provide an introduction to the Architectural decisions to make when moving your application, including which style (like N-tier, Microservices, or Web – queue – worker) and which data store (like a relational database, document database, or object store) to use. The second video will discuss design principals to keep in mind when moving your application. This includes items like Availability, Resilience, and Monitoring. The series will end with a discussion of the various cloud design patterns that can be used to realize the design principles. These include items like the Ambassador, Circuit breaker, and Sharding patterns.

About the Instructor:

Gary Bushey is a certified Azure Architect that has worked for numerous Fortune 500 companies and the US Department of Defense. When not working with computers he is traveling around the US in his RV with his girlfriend and their two dogs. He enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking, camping and grilling, as well as building houses with Habitat for Humanity.


Tune in Tomorrow, February 16, 2018 for a FREE online live Spanning-Tree webinar with Keith Bogart.


Deciphering Spanning-Tree Technologies
Starts February 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM (PST) 1:00 PM (EST)

Understanding the logic of 802.1d and how it builds a loop-free “tree” is critical to passing any Cisco certification exam. Presented by INE instructor Keith Bogart (CCIE #4923), this session will take you through that logic so that, given any bridged/switched layer-2 network, you can predict what tree will be formed. Ask questions live with an experienced industry expert!


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