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Jeremy Filliben
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CCDE Program Updates from Cisco Live 2017
  This year's  Cisco   Live  has been a busy one for CCDE candidates.  Cisco  offered an 8-hour techtorial, led by my friends Elaine Lopes and Russ White (among others). During this event it was announced that  Cisco  is returning to the pre-2012 policy of ...

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Preparing for the August 2017 CCDE Practical Exam
You have surely heard that the May 11th practical exam was cancelled. You likely also heard why, but I’ll summarize the facts here, just in case. It is widely believed that a training company acquired actual CCDE Practical scenarios and taught from them in ...

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Attending Cisco Live as a CCDE Candidate
How is attending Cisco Live as a CCDE candidate different than attending normally? Well, it doesn't have to be. But if you don't approach this opportunity with an effective strategy you will miss out on some amazing opportunities! Formal Training Cisco prov...

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History of the CCDE, Part 3 -- 2013 to Present
(Click these links for  Part 1 -- Origin to 2008 , and  Part 2 -- 2009 to 2012 ) First, congratulations to all of my students who successfully passed the CCDE exam in 2016. I am proud to announce that our community of CCDE candidates has nearly reached one ...

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Introducing the Pristine Packets CCDE Wall of Fame
I am proud to introduce my CCDE Wall of Fame page, where I have listed all of my students who have successfully earned the Cisco Certified Design Expert certification. Congratulations to all of these individuals, and good luck to those who are taking their ...

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Evaluating Your CCDE Practical Score Report
(This entry is a cross-post from my September CCDE newsletter. If you'd like to receive this to your email inbox two weeks prior to posting on my website, please sign up for my newsletter) Over my years of helping CCDE candidates prepare for their Practical...

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Why You Should Prepare For Your CCDE With Jeremy
Once you commit to pursuing the CCDE certification, your next decision is how to prepare for it. Here are ten reasons why you should trust me with your training: 1) Proven Success I have trained 10x the successful CCDE candidates as all other CCDE training ...

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That Time I Taught My First CCDE Training Class
I recently noticed a great infographic floating around the inter-webs regarding the Imposter Syndrome : It struck me that: A) Everyone I’ve had a meaningful conversation with on this topic has admitted to suffering from this affliction B) No one thinks anyo...

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Is Network Design an Art?
I get a little worked up when I see network designers describing our craft as an ‘art.’ I understand where the thought comes from; there is certainly a level of creativity required to arrive at an optimal network design for a given set of constraints and bu...

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Over 300 CCDEs in the World
CCDE Program Update Congratulations to my students who successfully completed their CCDE journey this year. I am currently aware of 18 passing results for the year, but I haven't heard from all of my students quite yet. I suspect a few are still celebrating...
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