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.
61 Gloucester Rd, London, Greater London
SW7 4PE, United Kingdom
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 (https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-2438) 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.