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CDP-CCIE Lab

Preparation Program
The World’s TOP Certification-
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
CCIE is the worldwide Doctorate of Networking

Total of Worldwide CCIEs 15,658

ASEAN
Top 10 Countries
Malaysia 71 USA 4599
Brunei 0 China 2233
Cambodia 0 Japan 923
Indonesia 41 UK & Korea 808
Laos 1 Canada 634
Singapore 148 Germany 570
Myanmar 0 Australia 470
Thailand 55 Belgium 242
Vietnam 21 Russia 239
Philippines 13 India 235
Total 350 Total 11,085
2.2% ~71%
APAC Key Findings

• Overall Skills Gap in Networking
technologies:
2006: 210,000 growing to 396,000 by 2009

Total Networking Skills Trends in Demand and Supply in Asia/Pacific 2005-2009

IDC Whitepaper, Oct 2006.
Gap rating by country
Least gap
 Singapore
 Australia
 Hong Kong
 Philippines
 Korea
 Indonesia
 Thailand
 Vietnam
 Malaysia
 Taiwan
 India
 China Biggest gap
Challenges pursuing CCIE

• Busy work schedule & other
commitments
• Access to lab equipments
• Finding lab equipments
• Difficulty of lab exams
• Exam & travel costs
• Changes to lab exams
• Lack of employer support
• Lack of training courses

* Based on Cisco CCIE 2006 Survey Results
Program Mapping

BGP, SNRS, QoS, IPv6

BSCI, BCMSN, ONT, ISCW

ICND2

ICND1
CDP - CCIE Lab Preparation Program

• 1 Year Program for Working Professionals
– Weekly to attend 1 or 2 hands-on Remote Lab Tutorials
– Monthly to attend one full day on-site workshop @ MIMOS
ACENT
• Competitive program cost – lower than market rate
• CCIE Candidates Pre-requisites
– Commitment
– Attended ICND Course & Completed CCNA Certification
– 1-2 years experience working with Cisco LAN/WAN
Networking Equipments
– Attended BSCI/BCMSN Course
CCIE Lab Technology Outline

• Bridging and Switching
• Frame-Relay, HDLC/PPP
• Interior Gateway Routing (Static, RIP, EIGRP, OSPF,
PBR)
• Exterior Gateway Routing (BGP)
• IP Multicast
• Quality of Service (QoS)
• IPv6
• Security
• System Management
• IP Advanced Services
Gap Assessment & Continuous Improvement (CI) – Quality Control
CCIE Candidate Name  
CCIE R&S Lab Blueprint Req. Expertise Level 0 to Level 10
  Start Month Month Month Month Month Month Month Month Month Month Month Month
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
I.            Bridging and Switching                           
 A.            Frame relay                           
 B.            Catalyst configuration: VLANs, VTP, STP,                           
MSTP, RSTP, Trunk, Etherchannel, management, 
features, advanced configuration, Layer 3 
C.           Tunnelling                          
II.            IP IGP Routing              
 A.            OSPF                           
 B.            EIGRP                           
 C.            RIPv2                           
 D.            IPv6: Addressing, RIPng, OSPFv3                           
 E.            GRE                           
  F.            ODR                           
 G.            Filtering, redistribution, summarization and                           
other advanced features 
III.            BGP                           
 A.            IBGP                           
 B.            EBGP                           
 C.            Filtering, redistribution, summarization,                           
synchronization, attributes and other advanced features 
IV.            IP and IOS Features                           
 A.            IP addressing                           
 B.            DHCP                           
 C.            HSRP                           
 D.            IP services                           
 E.            IOS user interfaces                           
  F.            System management                           
 G.            NAT                           
 H.            NTP                           
   I.            SNMP                           
   J.            RMON                           
 K.            Accounting                           
 K.            SLA                           
V.            IP Multicast                           
Platforms Used
CCIE Equipment List: (MIMOS ACENT)

• CISCO2811 - ADVANCE IP SERVICES)
– CISCO ROUTER 2811 W/ AC
PWR,2FE,4HWIC,2PVDM,1NME,2AIM (
• CISCO2811 - IP BASED W/O CRYPTO
– CISCO ROUTER 2811 W/ AC
PWR,2FE,4HWIC,2PVDM,1NME,2AIM
• WS-C3560-24PS-E -
– CISCO SWITCH CATALYST 3560 + 2 SPF
– ENHANCED IMAGE
• 10 units WS-C3560-24PS-S
– CISCO SWITCH CATALYST 3560 + 2 SPF
– STANDARD IMAGE
• Interfaces:
– WIC-2T (2-PORT SERIAL WAN INTERFACE
CARD)
– NM-8A/S (8-PORT ASYNC/SYNC SERIAL
NETWORK MODULE)
– NM-16A (16-PORT ASYNCHRONOUS
MODULE)
Program Hours – Total of 450 Hours

• Week 1-20 (100 Hours) Tutorials
– Once a Week
• 5 Hours Remote Lab access
• Week 21-45 (250 Hours) Tutorials
– Twice a Week
• 2X 5 Hours Remote Lab access
• Monthly Workshop – Total 100 Hours over 1 year
– 8 Hours On-Site
• Technical Q&A
• Technology Updates in Key Technology topics by SMEs***
• Practice Mockup Labs
• Sharing Experiences of CCIEs

***SMEs – Subject Matter Experts
Weekly Session
Week # Level Remote Lab Session

1 – 12 Foundation 1 x 5 hours lab session per week

13 - 24 Domain 1 x 5 hours lab session per week

25 - 36 Advanced 2 x 5 hours lab session per week

37 - 48 Expert 2 x 5 hours lab session per week

• Foundation
– Isolated topics / configure each technology
• Domain
– Integrate multiple technologies
• Advanced
– Reinforcement of lab exercise to improve
speed
• Expert
– Complex practice of lab scenarios
Program Model – Monthly Workshop Approach

• Available On-site Technical Resources
– Lab & CCIE Program Support Assistant
– Subject Matter Expert (SME)
– Visiting CCIEs
– Program Director (Cisco Certified 10 Years CCIE)
• In-Depth Technical Study
– Complex networking topics are presented &
tested in the lab
• Practice Mock-Lab
– Candidates lab performance are evaluated on-site
for one-to-one feedback for hands-on
improvements
• Q&A
– Active Q&A sessions conducted based on lab
work performed for that month
Monthly Tutorial Session
Month # Tutorial Session

1 LAN Switching & WAN Protocols (Frame Relay & PPP)

2 IGP Routing – Static, RIP, EIGRP & OSPF

3 Security

4 BGP Routing (iBGP, eBGP, MP-BGP)

5 QoS

6 IP Multicast

7 IP Services & System Management

8 CCIE Written Preparation 1

9 CCIE Written Preparation 2

10 Mockup Lab Test 1 – 8 Hours

11 Mockup Lab Test 2 – 8 Hours

12 Mockup Lab Test 3 – 8 Hours
Quality Control

• Week 1 to 20:
– Day 1 : Self-study of Technical Concepts
– Day 2 : Self-study of Technical Concepts
– Day 3 : Weekly lab instructions are given out. Students
prepares for the lab work.
– Day 4 : Execute Remote Lab Sessions
– Day 5 : Self-evaluation of Lab answers
– Day 6 : Review IMS answers and feedback
– Day 7 : Rest Day
• Week 21 to 45:
– Day 1 : Self-study of Technical Concepts
– Day 2 : Execute 1st Remote Lab Session
– Day 3 : Review IMS answers and feedback
– Day 4/5 : Execute 2nd Remote Lab Session
– Day 6 : Review IMS answers and feedback
– Day 7 : Rest Day
Skill Development

• Experiential Learning
– Configuration Planning
– Configuration Execution
– Configuration Verification
– Troubleshooting
– In-depth Technical Research & Analysis
• Information overload
• “The world of Google”
– Protocol & Technology understanding
CCIE LAB – Physical LAN Connectivity
CCIE LAB – Physical WAN Connectivity
CCIE LAB – FRAME RELAY DLCI
Connectivity
CCIE Lab – Topology based Hands-on
CCIE Lab – Topology based Hands-on
CCIE Lab – Topology based Hands-on
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