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Course Highlights

By enlisting for the class, students will receive expert level tuition from two of the most experienced CCIE SP instructors in the world, along with access to their own always-on, dedicated virtualized rack, consisting of:

  • Cisco XRv9000 routers

  • Cisco CSR 1000v routers

  • Cisco NSO instance

  • Ansible & Python Control Host


  • Is the training remote?

    Yes, delivered using online collaboration tools and providing lab rack rental access.

  • What is the course cost?

    Our launch price for September/October course is $2,409 USD per student. RRP is $2,995 USD but apply the coupon cciesp-2022 at checkout and you will receive a discount.

  • What Dates does the course run?

    5 consecutive Saturdays starting 24th September. Therefore 24th September, the 1st,, 8th, 15th and 22nd October 2022 is the current plan.

  • What is the structure of the course?

    Every Saturday for 5 weeks, go through some slides, demos / examples and student has a CCIE SP workbook to work their way through between sessions on their allocated lab rack / pod.

  • Duration of each session?

    Approximately 8 hours, where about 1.5 hours can be budgeted for breaks, dinner, lunch etc. Instructors will agree this with students in the course.

  • What are the pre-requisites and is it an advanced course?

    Like any CCIE program this is not a beginner track. CCNP level routing, switching and some familiarity with MPLS components (P, PE, CE, RR) and 3 - 5 years’ work experience in networking is recommended.

Course Curriculum

CCIE Service Provider v5.0

  • 1

    Session 1 - Part 1

    • Class Intro

    • CCIE SP v5.0 certification

    • Changing landscape of SP networks

    • IOS-XE, IOS XR and NSO intro, architecture & familiarization

    • Lab Exercises

  • 2

    Session 1 - Part 2

    • OSPFv2 and OSPFv3

    • IS-IS

    • Lab Exercises

  • 3

    Session 2 - Part 1

    • IOS XR RPL language

    • BGP basics

    • Lab Exercises

  • 4

    Session 2 - Part 2

    • BGP advanced

    • MPLS basics

    • Lab Exercises

  • 5

    Session 3 - Part 1

    • MPLS L3 services

    • Lab Exercises

  • 6

    Session 3 - Part 2

    • MPLS L2 services

    • Lab Exercises

  • 7

    Session 4 - Part 1

    • MPLS Traffic Engineering

    • QoS in Service Provider networks

    • Segment Routing

    • Lab Exercises

  • 8

    Session 4 - Part 2

    • IPv6 and SP - coexistence and migrations

    • Fast convergence

    • Lab Exercises

  • 9

    Session 5 - Part 1

    • Multicast

    • Lab Exercises

  • 10

    Session 5 - Part 2

    • System tasks

    • System and network security (BGP Blackholing, Sinkholing, FlowSpec, QPPB and RPKI)

    • Additional NSO-based automation exercises


CCIE Service Provider - Lead Instructor

Łukasz Bromirski

Networking geek and engineer - currently Product Manager at Cisco Security Business Group. Begun his networking career in 1997 working with various telecommunication areas. In 2006 moved to Cisco, and while reaching for his double CCIE (Routing&Switching and Service Providers) and CCDE, was responsible for Partners and projects spanning various technologies and types of customers. Actively engaged in various networking projects outside of his work at Cisco, focused on education and best practices sharing. Creator of BGP Blackholing project; author of self-developed IPv6, MPLS, QoS, multicast, IGP and BGP, SP Security and CCIE bootcamp hands-on trainings; Co-creator of PLNOG and active speaker on other conferences, also leader of Cisco ISP SWAT team, coordinating efforts to help defend Service Provider networks under active attack around the world.

CCIE Service Provider - Lead Instructor

Piotr Jablonski

Piotr Jablonski - CTO and consultant supporting network and security virtualization projects across Europe. Contributed to new features in Unified MPLS, Adaptive Code Modulation, Autonomic Networking. A speaker at VMworld, VMUG, Cisco Live and other conferences. Launched the Cloud Infra meetup. An author of network design bootcamps. His certifications include CCDE 2012::7, CCIE SP, R&S #19476, VCIX-NV, AWS SAA. Co-founder of a startup around networking and analytics.