What is a Bootcamp?

A bootcamp is an intensive, week-long live class that allows you to dive further into your study path in a small classroom environment with an in-person, expert INE instructor leading the way. Each bootcamp class will cover a specific list of topics tailored to the Cisco track and certification level you are studying. Our instructors will customize the training to focus on certain topics and technologies that best meet the individual requests of the students in your bootcamp.

A combination of lecture and hands-on practice will allow you to get the most out of your time. While the on-site bootcamp will not take the place of your self-paced study, it will greatly enhance your exam preparation. When you attend a bootcamp, you are placed in an immersive environment that allows you to take what your knowledge learned from our videos and solidify your proficiency. Your skills will be tested, helping you to identify weak points in your knowledge, and get the individualized attention you need to help know when you’re ready to take on the exam and succeed.

Why take your Bootcamp with INE?

INE specializes in Networking Training. Our instructors are some of the most highly regarded trainers in the industry, and have each personally developed the content they teach at their bootcamps. This means that you are learning firsthand from the experts themselves, and they are able to provide invaluable individualized attention to the students.

INE has already helped thousands of CCIEs achieve their certification goals. Check out some of our student Success Stories!

Which Bootcamp is right for me?

Once you’ve decided which track you’re interested in, figuring out your certification level is easy. If you’re new to the field we suggest you start with a CCNA, if you’re further along in your studies you probably already know which certification you want.

Though most of our bootcamps are CCIE level, we do offer CCNA & CCNP Routing & Switching on-site classes. These certifications are fairly streamlined and will be either five or seven day bootcamps, depending on which certification you are preparing for.

There are several class options available within each track at CCIE level. To decide the best class for you, you’ll simply need to look for one that correlates with where you currently are in your CCIE studies.

If you’ve just finished your CCNP certification or you’re just starting out with your CCIE training, our five-day Fundamentals Bootcamp is perfect for you. The Fundamentals Bootcamp bridges the gap between NP and IE and should be the first on-site class during the journey to your CCIE. The goal of the Fundamentals Bootcamp is to equip students with a foundational level of knowledge on Cisco networking technologies. The focus is on core concepts and topics found on the CCIE written exam. Your INE instructor will help you begin your studies on the right track, as well as point out pitfalls of the CCIE training path.

If you’re already well into your CCIE studies, you’ve learned the technologies, and you’re ready to put them to practice using full scale labs, our Advanced Bootcamps are right for you. Attending an Advanced Bootcamp will help refine your skills and provide practical knowledge that will help you in the real networking world, beyond your exam. Our Advanced Bootcamps will help you master the necessary technologies, gain a better understanding of how to prepare, and provide an insider perspective into what to expect on the day of your exam. Before you attend an Advanced Bootcamp, you want to be well into your training and can expect only a couple more months of planned study time before tackling the test. Many students arrive at INE’s bootcamps with a daunting view of their upcoming certification exam, but exit the class confident and empowered to take on their CCIE.

If you’ve finished all of your self-paced materials, you’ve attended your live bootcamps, and you feel like you’re ready to take the exam, there is one more step in your journey. The Mock Lab workshop is a true, real-time simulation of the CCIE R&S lab exam. Within this five-day class you will take two separate exams composed as close to the exam as possible without violating Cisco’s NDA. These labs will then be graded and demoed so that you can learn from your mistakes before the real exam, allowing you to experience the stress of time constraints on the exam and give you a realistic idea of where you stand.