The ultimate Virtual CCNA Boot Camp delivered via WebEX instructed by Matt George, CCIE #38216 using REAL Cisco hardware, not GNS3 or VIRL.
There are tons of boot camps out there that cost between $2,500 to $5,000 and force you to travel which drive the cost up and use virtual platforms such as VIRL or GNS3 to train you on. While this in and of its self is not a major issue, anyone spending thousands of dollars should expect to train on the real deal. They also guarantee that you will pass 4 different Cisco Certification Exams after 5 days or your money back.
As a Network Architect with over 15 years of IT Experience whom also happens to be CCIE, I call bullshit on this scam. No one but yourself can guarantee that you pass ANY Cisco exam without cheating. The way these types of boot camp companies are able to offer this type of class is that they give you a typical PowerPoint lecture and give you a simple lab workbook to do a few labs and at the end of the course they give you PDF files which have the questions and answers to the Cisco Exams. These are known as Brain Dumps. Also known as Cheating.
They can guarantee that you pass because you already have the questions and answers to the Exam however does this help you become a better engineer? Of course not, as a technical screener whom has screened dozens of employee candidates I’m able to weed out the “paper tigers” within 5 minutes using just simple questions such as “What port number does SSH operate on”, “How do you permit an administrative subnet to access SSH on a Cisco Router or Switch and block all other networks?”
So before you drop five large on a Cisco CCNA Boot Camp you should consider if you’re getting quality training to become a better engineer or are they encouraging you to cheat to become an industry certified paper tiger.
It’s scientifically proven that hands on experience is the best teacher. At Camp Rack and Stack each student has their own lab pod full of Cisco routers and switches. Our labs are written in a manner that encourages student interaction to provide a better learning experience.
You are not required to depend upon your fellow classmates however it is encouraged that you engage them for configuration verification and testing as this is the same approach you will utilize in the real world when dealing with other Engineers in the work environment.
At the end of each section there is a quiz to test your knowledge on the lab just completed. Lab quiz questions are written in a realistic scenario approach designed to test your overall knowledge related to the section completed. If necessary you can use your lab pod to determine the answers to the quiz and ensure that you understand the technology and configuration completely.
Unlike most of our competitors we do NOT use Cisco VIRL or GNS3 to provide hands on experience as we feel that nothing compares to the real thing. Each student is assigned their own POD of Cisco gear and given unrestricted console access to the devices with the ability to control power to each device individually.
Our lab pods are all inter-connected using T1 links from Pod routers 1 and 2 to provide inter-pod communication to facilitate student interaction. This way your fellow classmates can test your configurations and vice versa. Examples being, NAT, ACL, Routing configurations and more!
Each pod consist of Five (5) Cisco 2811 Routers running 15.1(4)M12a Adv IP Services and four (4) Cisco 3560 Switches running 15.0(2)SE10a IP Services.
Each pod has a link to the class lab server that provides TFTP, RADIUS, TACACS, DNS, NTP, HTTP, HTTPS services which is used in labs to test functionality configuration.
R1 in each pod also has an HWIC-1ADSL card used to complete the aDSL lab.
All Boot Camps and webinars are delivered via Cisco WebEX which is a real time collaboration platform providing an unparalleled online learning experience.
WebEX Training Center provides the ability for breakout sessions where 4 students will be assigned to a group to facilitate student interaction to verify configurations and collaborate.
Students are required to have a headset to talk to the instructor and other students. A Webcam is recommended however not required.
WebEX Sessions can be recorded and played back at a later date which will be available up to 30 days.
The total cost of the Camp Rack and Stack CCNA Routing and Switching Boot Camp is $1,995 and includes an “Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) Exam Voucher” as part of the class (a $300 dollar value) to take the official Cisco CCNA Certification exam. (CCNA 200-125 Exam)
A $300 dollar non-refundable deposit is required to hold your seat and the balance must be paid in full 21 days prior to the boot camp starting. You may cancel your order and receive a refund minus the $300 dollar non-refundable deposit anytime before 21 days prior to the boot camp start date. Cancellations within 21 days of the boot camp start date are non-refundable.
Group rates available, inquire via Email for more information!
The next upcoming CCNA Routing and Switching Boot Camp is scheduled September 18th through the 22nd. Classes start at 8:00AM Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5) and end at 5:00PM with two 15 minute breaks and a thirty minute lunch.
Each boot camp is limited to 24 students and availability is first come first serve.
If you are in a different timezone please make sure that you are able to attend the class during your timezone. Example, 8AM to 5PM EST is 5AM to 2PM PST.
Full refunds will be given if boot camp is cancelled due to low enrollment.