Clear TLT advantages: Better focus, accuracy and efficiency

I admit that I had concerns about a class led by an instructor located on the other side of the world. I felt that learning at such a distance wouldn’t  t with my social and communicative character, and I doubted that I could follow the class.

How wrong I was! I found out quickly that NIL’s Technology-Led Training (TLT) has one very clear advantage, especially for this particular class: the training mostly consists of studying on your own under mentor supervision. TLT has this interesting duality: on one hand, you’re in NIL’s calm and comfortable classroom, which enables you to focus on solving the difficult problems that are part of Cisco Expert-Level Training for CCIE Routing and Switching Advanced Workshop 1 (CIERS-1); on the other hand, you’re also part of a dynamic, knowledge-thirsty group that wants the maximum from the instructor – we ask for additional explanations, share our experiences and ideas.

Technology does its job here. I must think carefully before asking a question, and I have to ask succinctly. The instructor explains things systematically. There’s little space for simplifications and waving hands. Meanwhile, students don’t interrupt each other. We listen closely and express clearly. Our words have greater value, and we absorb information with deeper focus. The lack of physical contact spontaneously brings out of us what is many times forgotten or ignored in typical classroom training: focus, concentration, accuracy and efficiency.

NIL convinced me that TLT is a mature training platform. It demands a highly competent instructor with very good communications skills – and NIL has a whole team of them.

Matjaž Straus Istenič, Network Expert, Arnes


Project information

NIL held a CIERS-1 training class, part of the Cisco CCIE 360 Learning Program for Routing and Switching. It was the first time we conducted this demanding training via our Technology-Led Training (TLT) solution, linking classrooms in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Johannesburg, South Africa

About the client

The Academic and Research Network of Slovenia (ARNES) is a public institute that provides network services to research, educational and cultural organizations, and enables them to establish connections and cooperation with each other and with related organizations abroad. The ARNES network links over 1,000 Slovenian organizations and makes ARNES’ services available to nearly 200,000 people.

Training is key to conquering Cisco’s CCIE Routing and Switching exam

Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching certification is one of the most respected IT certifications and CCIE professionals are among the highest paid in IT industry.

To successfully pass the CCIE R&S exam in the first attempt, it is crucial that you get trained from the people who have already done CCIE and have the experience with the exam. Since 1992, NIL has been at the forefront of advanced contributors to strategic partner Cisco’s technologies, learning curriculum and value-added solutions deployed to clients around the globe. A Cisco Gold Partner since 1995 and a Cisco Learning Partnersince 1993 (today Cisco Learning Partner Specialized), NIL has a long tradition of developing Cisco-certified engineers and especially CCIEs within the company, and we offer the same learning and exam-preparation methodologies to NIL customers. All our CCIE instructors are active CCIEs, consulting engineers and content developers, with years of field-experience and proven track of record.