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2017: 22 Years CCIE Bootcamps 32 Years IT Trainings and Consulting !

A student: "Well, when asking me, what one can do best for archieving enough know-how and personal strength in order to manage the CCIE-Lab, I would strongly recommend to join Heinz's Boot Camp. You get skilled, you get tough." CCIE #6295

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A happy
'Heinz Ulm"-CCIE 28189

The Fellowship of Sweat:

Three weeks for the students under the sky
even days of torture in a week of pain and frustration
ine devices for the wannabees, doomed to configuration
nd one drill sergeant, on his dark throne
n the camps of Heinz Ulm where the damnation lie
ne sergeant to rule them all, one goal to aCCh IEve
ne camp to bring them the number, and determination bind them
n the camps of Heinz Ulm where the damnation lie..

"Student from US: Excellent Bootcamp !"

2bootcamptext0 HEINZ ULM's CCIE R & S BOOTCAMPS

27 routers and switches per student unshared !
  • CCIE is the most respected high-level certification, recognized worldwide as the "doctorate" of networking.
  • Certified CCIEs are a highly-select group. Less than 3% of Cisco certified professionals become CCIEs.
  • Passing the exams is not easy. Hands-on experience is the best preparation.

How does the camp work ?
What's the content,
what's the material given ?
When should I go to the lab ?
Recommended books



Students from France, Sudan, Denmark,
Germany (click picture to see more)

Abu Dhabi, Spain, Poland,

One of  4 rows of rack-cabinets.
(click picture to see more)

17 rack-cabinets in total

Benefit from the long-term experience of CCIE-instructors who are conducting certified Cisco classes since 1993,  preparation workshops/CCIE bootcamps since 1995 and who are and were involved in huge multi-national projects !


Extended trainings hours

2bootcamptext2 This bootcamp is a "work in progress": New tasks are constantly added. No 2 bootcamps are the same.  You listen to more lecturing, tips and tricks, but due to expanded training and access hours still more than 90 % hands-on.

Additional lectures on learning techniques, learning psychology and stress management

(You might have heard most people fail because they are their own enemies. Panic and black-outs play a significant role when failing. We considered this and put a special focus on it. ) There are special stress-exercises.
Our Bootcamp is tough, extremely tough. Harder than the lab, as most CCIEs tell us. Expect long work hours, even on the weekend.

CCIE 25604 wrote:
"I thought I knew my routing before I attended to Heinz Ulm 3 week bootcamp. I was totally wrong. The master himself taught me things that I had never seen before. I found out that I wasn't that good after all. The drilling really paid off and now I am a CCIE. Heinz Ulm bootcamp is a must for every candidate. "

Read here what others said about our trainings.

Some patch-fields and switches
(click pictures to see more)

17 rack-cabinets  in the training facility

Depending on task: up to 27 routers
and switches per student unshared !!!

Several modern and spacy trainingrooms

You'll enjoy the access to the equipment in the evening and even on weekends as long as you want (24/7)

This gives you several advantages:
a) you can deepen your hands-on experience
b) you can experiment with different solutions ("many ways towards Rome")
c) you can play with different topologies (we have enough exercises for this)
d) you can catch-up in case you are falling behind

Highspeed redundant DSL  internet access from the training-room.

Individual and personal "coaching"-talk with each student

All approved and successful components and concepts from previous versions of our bootcamps are integrated in the new bootcamp

CCIE 23777 wrote:
"Many thanks for the good company.. it's been a tense but fun time. Many thanks to Heinz and Heiko for all the good advice and the tough mock labs - it has helped me a lot to improve my Lab strategy and timing."

All classes are in english (even when German students only)

"I got BGP working !! Yeepeeh !!"            
(click picture to see more) CCIE 12219

Deepening friendship and exchanging
experiences (both are CCIEs now)

Students from Estonia and Germany
discussing a topic (CCIEs 11926 + 14145
- double CCIE through us -)

Student from Poland next to
two Cisco IP-phones; CCIE 12470

"Heinz Ulm is a legend."

Found in newsgroup "" and "". Nice. Thanks


2bootcamptext5_1 Pre-requisites

Due to experiences from past bootcamps there is a "prerequisite" to be in our bootcamp.  You must proof CCNP status. or passed "written": If you can't proof CCNP you must have successfully done the CCIE-written.
The status must be achieved prior to the class start, not when
registering.  If you have the status already when registering, even better.

The reasons are quite simple. If someone doesn't meet this minimum requirement the bootcamp cannot be successfull, the exercises could not be completed successfully,  the student would dramatically fall behind the other students, frustration and depression can occur on the side of the student and the fellow-students.

We are experiencing more and more lacking knowledge with the students. Please read this article Heinz wrote how a student should be prepared.

The "must-haves"-books were already read (and understood, hopefully).

This class is designed for candidates who are within a few months of their lab exam date and does not cover introductory material; candidates are expected to have at least a CCNP-level knowledge of the topics covered in order to gain the full benefit of the class.

You will be taught the do's and dont's, deeper technical tricks, hints, tuning  and troubleshooting stuff.  Don't forget that 90 % of our bootcamp is hands-on.  Our camps are thought to be the FINAL CLASS to be visited prior to the exam.  Your pre-existing knowledge and experience will be deepened and polished.
Do not assume the class is for the beginning of your 'CCIE journey' !

CCIE 20597 wrote:
"Heiko, I really want to thank you for all your effort and patience. You are a good instructor and more important you are a great person. I am happy to meet you.
Heinz, thank you too. Your system, training materials are very well structured and do their job well. I did not realize how much we improved through these three weeks. Without bootcamp I had no chance to it. Actually I had no hope at the beggining... now I have the number:"

Bright and spacy rooms

CCIE 12219 studying the friendly books

This is not even half of the books

Discussion at the white board

Snake watching student

The "evil bastard" instructor watching too

Relaxing on the terrace

"I'm CCIE 11542 ! Thanks to Heinz"

Discussion in the garden

CCIEs 12163 + 12406 working until early morning (4 a.m.)

Look at the time ! Long after midnight ! 1.39 a.m. (CCIEs 14124 + 10088)
A CCIE wrote:
"I would really like to thank you very much. I think that your guidance
during the training and all the tips and tricks that you taught us, made the
difference and help me pass at my first attempt."

A student: "I don't know how anyone can even think of doing the exam without beeing drilled like this"

Extended training hours (and days)

The extended access hours offer more time for lecturing and hands-on :

All devices can be turned on/off remotely.


We are administering the classes ourself, controlling the whole:
concept, idea, execution, content, dates, seats, exercises and such.
The concept will evolve permanently.
No two bootcamps are the same.
Each bootcamp has revised, changed and new  exercises.

Registration forms

Our registration forms are accepted only.
The originally signed registration (sent in via regular mail) only is taken as registration.
Seats are given on a first come first serve basis.

Please let us know a bit about you.
Fill out the questionaire-form which is bundled with the registration form.

Download corner (registration forms and other stuff)

registrforms Purchase orders ?    Read this

The registration procedure

a) Download the correct registration form and questionaire (see belows list)

b) fill out both forms and sign

ba) fax us the form to let us know that something is under way (the fax number is on the form: on page 1 right upper corner)

bb) send both signed forms via regular mail to us (adress is on the form).

If you don't have a fax machine:
    scan the signed forms and email  them as pdf- or jpg-file

c) wait for our confirmation and invoice (as pdf-file; with bank details) sent via email
(with detailled location-, hotel- and other important student info)

d) transfer the money onto our bank account as mentioned on the invoice.

If you need visa    read this

Registrationform  for classes in Germany (as pdf-file)

Registrationform  for classes in Germany (as Word97/WordXP-doc-file)

BTW: You don't need to bring any of the recommended books. They are all here. And the best ones in multiple copies.

get-together and chilling out                           huge garden, silence, no traffic !
                             (click each picture to see more)                   

" WOW - I thought – I really passed it ! What a wonderful feeling after the endless hours of studying before the exam. I cannot explain how good this feels. But those of you who have done the exam will know what I mean. I think I would not have passed it on the 1st attempt without the weeks of full-time preparation right before the exam. Special thanks to Heinz Ulm (aka Drill-Heinz) and Heiko Groeger, instructors at the famous Heinz Ulm Bootcamp for the challenging mock labs, and all the good advice. MOCK H was EVIL !! "

CCIE 23777 on 1st attempt

CCIE 6295
CCIE 6295
" Heinz was my trainer for becoming a CCIE. Heinz was the best I could get in order to prepare for Cisco CCIE Lab in Bruxelles. THX to his boot camp, I managed to get the medal in one shot. Without him I feel like it would have taken me alot more effort.
After my certification Heinz and me met occasionally, but whenever we were meeting / talking, we had a good time and I took a little advantage - in busines as well as in life.
I'm glad to know him - lucky you if you also do!          CCIE 6295 (Germany)"
CCIE 6295

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