CCIE Routing & Switching Lab Exam Bootcamp

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Our entirely hands-on Lab Exam Bootcamps are unmatched offering seven full days of in-depth, comprehensive CCIE lab exam training, taught by industry-renowned expert instructors with extensive real-world experience. This Lab Exam Bootcamp is intended to serve as the final step in preparing to take your CCIE Routing & Switching Lab Exam.

Make your CCIE goal a reality. Join the thousands of students who passed their CCIE Lab Exam after participating in an INE Bootcamp!

What is a Lab Exam Bootcamp?

Our CCIE Routing & Switching Lab Exam Bootcamp is seven days of intensive, hands-on, instructor-led training. The instructor will alternate between presenting material and guiding attendees through hands-on, real-world exercises. Attendees will be provided access to a complete rack system encompassing the necessary topology.

Not only will you 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. In addition to helping you pass your exam, our Bootcamps give you real-world practical knowledge to carry you past the CCIE lab and into everyday applications that you'll use as a CCIE in the field.

Who should take it?

This Bootcamp is intended for those in the final stages of their CCIE studies who are preparing to take their CCIE Routing & Switching Lab Exam. 

What can you expect?

This Bootcamp is structured to run 10-12 hours per day, typically starting at 8am, with a one-hour lunch break. Each day will be a combination of lectures, Q&A sessions, and hands-on exercises. Students will also have full access to their lab equipment throughout the evening to continue practicing on their own or as together with other students.

Our lectures are dynamic and engaging, with a digital whiteboard system, and a significant amount of class time spent live on Cisco's IOS command line interface working with a full network topology. Each student will be equipped with his or her own complete rack of equipment.

What does it mean to audit a Bootcamp?

Classes that are sold out due to rack limitations will offer an audit option. This option will include all the same access to the live online class and materials that a regular seat offers, the only difference being you will not have rack access while in class. Instead, you will be offered access to the rack during a different week that meets with your scheduling needs. For questions regarding bootcamp audits, please reach out to our training advisors at 877-224-8987.

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  • Lab Exam Structure
  • Troubleshooting Section Strategy
  • Diagnostic Section Strategy
  • Configuration Section Strategy
  • Using the Cisco Documentation
  • Time Management on the Exam
  • Additional Topics
  • VLANs & Trunking
  • VTP
  • EtherChannel
  • STP, RSTP, and MSTP
  • QinQ Tunneling
  • Advanced Spanning Tree Features
  • Storm-Control
  • SPAN and RSPAN
  • HDLC
  • PPP and PPPoE
  • PPP Authentication and Advanced PPP Features
  • PPP Troubleshooting
  • Layer 2 Troubleshooting
  • OSPF Configuration
  • Advanced OSPF: Area Types, Summarization, Authentication, Virtual-Links, etc.
  • EIGRP Configuration
  • Advanced EIGRP: Authentication, Summarization, Metric Tuning, etc.
  • RIP Configuration
  • Advanced RIP: Timers Tuning, Authentication, Summarization, etc.
  • Route Redistribution
  • Additional IGP-Related Topics
  • General Routing Troubleshooting (RIP, EIGRP, OSPF)
  • Advanced OSPF Troubleshooting
  • Advanced EIGRP Troubleshooting
  • IGP Troubleshooting
  • BGP Configuration
  • BGP Router Reflectors and Confederations
  • Route Aggregation
  • Community Signaling
  • BGP Best Path Manipulation: AS_PATH, Local Pref, Other Attributes
  • Route Filtering Features
  • Advanced BGP: Conditional Advertisement, ORF, etc.
  • Additional BGP Features
  • Advanced BGP Troubleshooting
  • MP-BGP VPNv4
  • Route Target Filtering
  • PE-CE Routing: OSPF and RIP
  • Inter-site Connectivity
  • Advanced Features: Summarization, Internet Access, etc.
  • MPLS and MPLS VPN Troubleshooting
  • Site-to-site IPsec Tunnels
  • Virtual Tunnel Interfaces (VTI)
  • Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
  • Addressing and Tunneling
  • Routing: OSPFv3, EIGRPv6, and BGP
  • Advanced OSPFv3 Features: Area Types, Summarization, etc.
  • OSPFv3 Troubleshooting
  • Additional IPv6-Related Topics
  • IPv6 Troubleshooting
  • PIM Sparse and Dense Mode
  • Auto-RP and BSR
  • RP Filtering Techniques
  • PIM and IGMP Access Control
  • RPF Failures
  • Tunneling Multicast Traffic
  • PIM over NBMA Networks
  • Interdomain Multicast (MSDP)
  • Additional Multicast Features
  • Basic and Advanced Multicast Troubleshooting
  • QoS DiffServ and InterServ Theory
  • Classification and Marking
  • Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR)
  • Policing and Shaping
  • Queueing Techniques: Legacy and CBWFQ/HQF
  • Congestion Management Techniques
  • Congestion Avoidance Techniques
  • Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)
  • Access-Lists in Routers and Switches
  • Port Security
  • Private VLANs
  • DHCP Snooping
  • IP Source Guard
  • Dynamic ARP Inspection
  • IPv6 First Hop Security
  • URPF
  • TCP Intercept
  • Managing Router Access: Privilege Levels, RBAC
  • Additional Security Topics
  • First Hop Redundancy Services: HSRP, GLBP, VRRP
  • IOS Features: Menus, HTTP server, DHCP, etc.
  • Management Features: SNMP and RMON
  • NAT
  • SLA and Object Tracking
  • Embedded Event Manager (EEM)
  • Additional IP Services
  • Troubleshooting

Minimum Preparation

There are no formal prerequisites, but it is recommended that you have a CCNP or a CCNP level of knowledge prior to attempting a CCIE.

To prepare for this course, we recommend that you have a basic understanding of the technologies on the CCIE Routing & Switching blueprint and view INE's CCIE Routing & Switching v5.1 Advanced Technologies course. You will also need a working knowledge of Cisco's IOS interface.

Preferred Preparation

In addition to the minimum preparation materials, we recommend completing the self-paced CCIE Routing & Switching Workbook, which is available here or in our All Access Pass.

Bootcamp Reseat Policy

The re-seat/re-take terms in place at the time of purchase will apply to your case. Re-seats are available for bootcamps of the same type, or for bootcamps that have replaced the course you originally attended. You must attend your initial bootcamp before you can register for a re-seat. You may only register for one re-seat at a time and must attend the re-seat session before scheduling another re-seat. Students may schedule a re-seat for any upcoming bootcamp date, excluding those marked “Sold Out”.  Any outstanding fees, including rescheduling fees, must be paid before you can register for a re-seat. You must agree to the re-seat terms before you may register. 
Effective November 1, 2017, bootcamp students may purchase re-seats at a reduced rate for two years from the date that you attended your original class. At the close of the two-year timeframe, bootcamp students have the option to purchase two more years of discounted re-seats. Re-seat fees are applicable for all tracks. Re-seat fees for bootcamps 6 days or longer are $1000 per re-take. For bootcamps of 5 days or less, the cost is $500 each time you wish to re-sit. In addition to the re-seat fee, if you received a discount on your original purchase, you must pay the difference between list price at the time of purchase and the discounted rate received. If any promotional items (i.e. free travel vouchers, electronic devices, etc.) were included with your bootcamp purchase, you will be required to pay the cost of that item (up to $500) in addition to the re-seat fee. Requests for re-seats after your two-year timeframe will be evaluated on a case by case basis.  
Reseat policy is subject to change at any time at the discretion of INE.

Bootcamp Payment Plans

We offer 2 month, 3 month, and 4 month payment plans for our bootcamp classes. A 5% processing fee will be collected with the first payment of all payment plans. Any exceptions are at the sole discretion of our billing team.

This is not a credit or financing plan and no interest charges are incurred from INE, except for the initial 5% processing fee.

For example, if you place an order for $4,000 and choose a 4-month payment plan, your initial payment would be $1,000 plus the 5% processing fee of $200, for a total of $1,200. The remaining $3,000 order balance will be processed automatically by INE over the next 3 months, at $1,000 per month.

With your first payment, you will receive access to your All Access Pass so you can begin watching the self-paced videos to prepare for your bootcamp.

Payment plans require you to use a debit/credit card. We accept the following debit/credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. No other payment methods are accepted for payment plan orders.

Your bootcamp must be paid in full prior to the class start date.

Bootcamp Cancellation Policy

Bootcamp Refunds

The following policy applies to refunds for instructor-led bootcamp vouchers, instructor-led bootcamps that have already passed, or instructor-led bootcamp classes that have you have rescheduled from the original date listed on your purchase. Refunds for instructor-led bootcamp vouchers, instructor-led bootcamp classes that were attended, or instructor-led bootcamps that have a date on the order that has already passed are not permitted for any reason. If you no longer wish to attend an instructor-led bootcamp, you must notify INE in writing at least 45 days before the course start date in which you are currently registered. You are then eligible to receive a store credit which you may apply to another purchase. The store credit extended to you will be valued at the cost of your purchase minus any promotional items or self-paced training materials that were included with your bootcamp purchase. Store credit is valid for 365 days from the date of issue.

The following policy applies to refunds for instructor-led bootcamps purchased for a specific date. If requested in writing at least 46 days before the bootcamp start date, instructor-led bootcamps purchased for a specific date are eligible for a full refund, minus the value of self-paced materials and any promotional items that were included with your order.

Any refund request received within 45 days of your scheduled instructor-led bootcamp purchased for a specific date will incur additional cancellation fees. Cancellation fees will be based on a percentage of the price that you paid for your bootcamp. Any self-paced materials that came with your order cannot be refunded; the value of these materials and any promotional items will be removed from your refunded amount, in addition to the appropriate cancellation fee. In the event that the purchaser and attendee are not the same person refunds will be processed to the purchaser. Request for refunds on bootcamps with a specific class date are subject to a cancellation penalty as follows.

  • Cancelling 46 days or more prior to the bootcamp date chosen on your order allows for a full refund minus the cost of self-paced materials and any promotional items.
  • Cancelling 45-36 days prior to the bootcamp date chosen on your order will incur a 5% cancellation fee.
  • Cancelling 36-29 days prior to the bootcamp date chosen on your order will incur a 10% cancellation fee.
  • Cancelling 30-20 days prior to the bootcamp date chosen on your order will incur a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Canceling 20-15 days prior to the bootcamp date chosen on your order will incur a 30% cancellation fee.
  • Canceling 15 to 10 days prior to the bootcamp date chosen on your order will incur a 40% cancellation fee.
  • Cancelling less than 10-7 days prior to the bootcamp date chosen on your order will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancelling 6 or less days prior to the bootcamp date chosen refunds will not be permitted.

Bootcamp Rescheduling

If for any reason, you need to reschedule a bootcamp, or if you would like to choose your date after purchase, you must notify INE in writing at least 46 days before the bootcamp start date. At INE's sole discretion, you may incur a rescheduling fee if your request is placed less than 45 days before the original bootcamp start date. Rescheduling fees are based on current bootcamp list price and must be paid before you may attend.

  • Rescheduling 46 days or more in advance will not incur a rescheduling fee.
  • Rescheduling 45-30 days in advance will incur a 5% rescheduling fee.
  • Rescheduling 30-15 days in advance will incur a 15% rescheduling fee.
  • Rescheduling 14 days or less before the class start date will incur a 25% rescheduling fee.

Failure to attend your scheduled bootcamp without prior written notification will be considered a “no show” and the full bootcamp price will be forfeited.

INE reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any bootcamp. INE shall not be liable for lost travel expenses or any other expense incurred by the student related to a rescheduled bootcamp. INE assumes no liability in the case of war (declared or undeclared), natural or man-made disasters, delays or inability to travel, or other forces outside of INE's control through which INE determines attending a bootcamp may cause risk to students or INE employees. 

Bootcamp confirmation will be provided 30 days before the start date. Bootcamps for which the running dates are changed 31 days or more before the originally-scheduled start date are considered “rescheduled,” not “cancelled.” In the unlikely event that INE must cancel a Bootcamp within 30 days of the scheduled start date, we will contact and work with you to determine the appropriate solution.

Bootcamp Payment Policies

Before one can reserve a seat in an upcoming bootcamp, a valid INE order must be placed. A valid order consists of an order paid in full using an approved payment method, for which the initial payment has been made on a payment plan, or with receipt of an approved purchase order.

Any electronic materials included with the bootcamp purchase will be fulfilled to your account upon payment completion, the first payment of a payment plan, or receipt of a valid purchase order.

Bootcamp orders must be paid in full before the student may attend class.

Bootcamp must be paid in full before any applicable promotional materials can be ordered or delivered.

Bootcamp rescheduling fee will apply regardless of the payment method selected. Please refer to the rescheduling policy for further details.

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Upcoming Scheduled Dates Location
October 14 - October 20, 2019 Online (GMT -5)
November 4 - November 10, 2019 Online (GMT -5)

Hear From Previous Bootcamp Students

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 does help keep you focused on and listening to everything he says.
Scott Bridges - CCIE #55860, VCP-NV, RCSP-WAN
I've taken classes from Global Knowledge, CED Solutions, and a few others over my career on various topics. Most of them are 'death by powerpoint'. The INE class taught by Dave was hands down the best class I've ever taken. Whatever my next class/training session I take is going to be, it will be from INE and if Dave is teaching it, it will be his class. Dave's class was exceptionally fantastic. In the field of IT we never get any 'good job' comments and because the class was extremely helpful and enlightening, I thought I'd share my two cents. Thanks again.
Zach Smith
Wow. I really enjoyed my bootcamp session. I was pointed in the right direction for my preparation in a way I had never thought of. Dave was really great and he made all the complicated technologies understandable to all of us in class.
Ian Kirks
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