About INE

INE is the premier provider of instructor-led training for the IT industry. We are committed to excellence and dedicated to your success. Over the past 15 years, we’ve helped more than 5,000 IT professionals reach their certification goals. Our philosophy is to treat our customers like family. We want you to succeed, and are willing to do anything possible to help you make it happen.


Our Bootcamps are unparalleled, intense courses designed to help you pass your certification exams the first time. These live, instructor-led courses are taught by the most experienced and esteemed networking trainers in the industry, and are part of a proven successful 4-sided approach to learning. Only INE offers the combination of video content, live instructor-led training, lab workbooks and practice equipment all in one place. Explore our Bootcamp courses and see for yourself how our training methods can help you achieve your certification goals.

Learn More About Our INE Instructors

INE Instructor - Brian Dennis

Brian Dennis, CCIEx5 #2210

With more than 24 years of industry experience, Brian Dennis is undeniably one of the world’s most esteemed CCIE instructors. The wealth of Cisco networking knowledge that Brian brings to INE students is immeasurable and his commitment to providing the best quality CCIE training is unmatched. After achieving his Routing & Switching certification in 1996, Brian accumulated four more CCIE certifications in Voice, Security, Service Provider, and ISP Dial. He is now the only 10-year CCIE to hold five simultaneous CCIE certifications. Brian prides himself on leading INE students through any challenge, all the way to CCIE certification. You may follow Brian Dennis on Twitter or find him helping others in INE’s IEOC Community Forum.

“For those of you who know Brian Dennis you will know he is a 5xCCIE and a Cisco dynamo.” Roger Perkin, INE Bootcamp student, My Journey to the CCIE Lab Exam Blog

INE Instructor - Brian McGahan

Brian McGahan, CCIEx4 #8593, CCDE #2013::13

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. You may contact Brian McGahan at bmcgahan@ine.com, follow him on Twitter, or find him helping others in INE’s IEOC Community Forum.

“Brian McGahan may be the best technical instructor I have ever encountered.” Matthew Heffler, CCIE #36646

INE Instructor - Dave Smith

Dave Smith, CCIEx2 #19125

Dave has more than 20 years of experience in the networking field and has spent most of those working with Cisco gear. After earning his CCNA in 1999 and his CCNP in 2000, he soon began teaching to help others earn their certifications. He earned his CCIE in Routing & Switching in 2007 and has been teaching CCIE bootcamps ever since. He also consults for several small and enterprise-level customers. Dave just passed his CCIE Data Center certification and is currently studying to add CCIE Service Provider and CCDE certifications to his list of credentials. When he’s not studying, teaching, or consulting, Dave can be found spending time with his family and off-roading in his Jeep. You may contact Dave Smith at dsmith@ine.com or find him helping others in INE’s IEOC Community Forum.

“Dave Smith exceeded my expectations concerning his depth of knowledge of the material covered.  I especially appreciated his incorporation of first-hand experience and historical context of the technologies.  Relevant anecdotes help to solidify "why" something does what it does, rather than just memorizing.    His enthusiasm and passion for networking really do help keep you stay focused and listening to everything he says.” Scott Bridges, INE Bootcamp student, CCIE #55860, VCP-NV, RCSP-WAN

INE Instructor - Keith Bogart

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. Keith lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, son, and daughter. When he is not teaching INE Bootcamps, Keith can be found at home with his family, reading, or working in the yard. You may contact Keith Bogart at kbogart@ine.com or find him helping others in INE’s IEOC Community Forum.

“I recently attended the on site CCNP R&S Bootcamp in Raleigh NC. Keith Bogart was my instructor and he was excellent. He has a great classroom temperament and is extremely thorough. We stayed late on the last day and my only regret is that the boot camp was only 7 days. I was completely engaged and fully interested the entire time.” Jason Rosner, INE Bootcamp student, CCIE #40750

INE Instructor - Rohit Pardasani

Rohit G Pardasani, CCIEx5 #21282, CCSI #34999

Rohit has been in the networking industry for more than 17 years, with a focus on Cisco networking for the past 15 years. Rohit not only brings his years of teaching experience to the classroom, but also years of real-world enterprise and service provider experience. Rohit has assisted hundreds of engineers in obtaining their CCIE certification, and has been conducting CCIE RS, CCIE SEC, CCIE SP and CCIE Collaboration for Cisco Systems worldwide. Rohit is currently a 5xCCIE holder (Routing Switching, Service Provider, Security, Voice and Collaboration). When not teaching or developing new products, Rohit consults with large ISPs and enterprise customers in India and UK. Rohit is currently pursuing his CCIE Data Center certification. You may contact Rohit at rpardasani@ine.com.

"Rohit was extremely knowledgeable, perhaps the most knowledgeable Cisco instructor I've had in an ILT. The class was outstanding and I would highly recommend - I'd say it ranks in the top 5 ILT classes I've ever taken." Thomas Maier, INE Bootcamp student, CCIE #7289
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