CCDE with MNB Class of 2022?

Venue: MNB Networks Office - Edinburgh, Scotland

Date: 23rd - 27th May 2022 (then throughout the rest of 2022).

This training is our Instructor-led CCDE offering which is focused on providing students with expert level, scenario based network design training that aligns to the Cisco Certified Design Expert, version 3 certification.

The program starts with a 5 day on-site course in Edinburgh, Scotland between 23rd - 27th May 2022 and will be followed up by the 6 candidates being added into a private, focused study group which is run by Malcolm Booden, CCDE #20170037.

The program includes the below:

  • Fully certified CCDE Instructor
  • 5-day CCDE course in Edinburgh, Scotland (On-site only)
  • Subject Matter Expert Guest Instructors (Automation in May 2022)
  • Focused study group of 6 - 8 people with Malcolm Booden as group co-ordinator.
  • Regular meetings as a group to set objectives and keep you accountable / on-track.
  • CCDE with MNB Class of 2022 Swag Pack

The course is suitable for those who are attempting the CCDE practical, but also for any design engineers who are not intending on taking the exam and just want to improve their network design skills in complex environments. 

Content is based on and aligned to the CCDE Unified Topics but has the Core Technology List and most Areas of Expertise intertwined into the materials.

The course focuses on the following aspects of CCDE preparation and provides advanced network design tuition. 

  • Choose the correct protocol and feature combinations to meet requirements.

  • Justifying "why" a certain solution, feature or protocol was chosen from the "core" or "expertise" technologie lists associated with the exam.

  • Developing solutions as a design team using our interactive design software.

  • Group discussions on complex network designs prepared by the instructor.

Various content, diagrams and practice exams will be made available for the student to keep after the course.  

Course slides available in printed form upon request for a nominal fee (printing and postage), but these are also made available during and after the course on the learning platform whilst students have access.

Students are responsible for arranging travel, accommodation and meals.  Tea and coffee will be provided.

Upcoming Courses

The following courses are scheduled to run subject to appropriate numbers.  

Please contact us to book your place, where we have 6 places available!

23rd - 27th May 2022

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Information

    • House Rules & Code of Conduct

    • Introduction to MNB Networks CCDE v3 Bootcamp

  • 2


    • CCDEv2 Cisco Live Sessions - PDF

    • CCDE v3 Learning Matrix

    • CCDE Shuffle Podcast (Interviews with CCDEs)

  • 3

    1.0 Business Strategy Design

    • Blueprint Objectives 1.1 - 1.2

    • Section 1-0 Design Examples

    • Section 1.0 Network Architect Challenges

    • Section 1 Slides (Reference Only)

  • 4

    2.0 Control, data, management plane and operational design

    • Objectives 2.1 - 2.5

    • Section 2-0 Design Examples

    • Section 2.0 Network Architect Challenges

    • Section 2 Slides (Reference Only)

  • 5

    3.0 Network Design

    • Blueprint Objectives 3.1a - 3.1f

    • Section 3-0 Design Examples

    • Section 3.0 Network Architect Challenges

    • Section 3 Slides (Reference Only)

  • 6

    4.0 Service Design

    • Blueprint Objectives 4.1 - 4.2

    • Copy of Section 4-0 Design Examples

    • Section 4.0 Network Architect Challenges

    • Section 4 Slides (Reference Only)

  • 7

    5.0 Security Design

    • Blueprint Objectives 5.1a - 5.1f

    • Section 5-0 Design Examples

    • Section 5.0 Network Architect Challenges

    • Section 5 Slides (Reference Only)

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Frequently Asked Questions

More information about the course below based on the most common questions. Please contact us if you want to ask something else via

  • Who is the instructor?

    Malcolm Booden, CCDE#20170037 is always the lead instructor, who will be responsible for all content delivery and development for this course.

  • How long is the course?

    The course is 5 long but enjoyable consecutive days. Typically we will run 08:00 - 20:00 local time with breaks for meals as appropriate. We will finish earlier on the last day, normally around 12:00 noon.

  • How much does the course cost?

    The course price is $4,995 USD which includes all materials and content that can be downloaded (does not include course slides although these are available on the platform during the course and for 18 months after the course). Printed slides can be provided at a small additional cost for printing and postage if ordered 30 days before. Travel and accommodation is not included which is the responsibility of the student.

  • What are the pre-requisites for this course?

    This is an advanced course, targeted at experienced network designers who hold 7+ years experience in network engineering with a broad understanding in large enterprise and service provider environments. There is an expectation and assumption that students attending the course will have an understanding of most technologies in the Core Technology List associated with the CCDE exam as these will be discussed within scenarios assuming the students are familiar will all protocol operations prior to coming onto this course.

  • Is the course remote or in person?

    Initially we planned on running the course in person only, but we have decided to make it available to remote attendees and will deliver via Zoom.

  • What is the course structure?

    Mix of lectures, design challenges (individual and team), CCDE practical scenario practice exams. We provide a blended learning experience which is made possible by our hosting solution where all content and materials are located.