Routing & Switching (CCIE)

The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification is accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certification in the industry. Network Engineers holding an active Cisco CCIE certification are recognized for their expert network engineering skills and mastery of Cisco products and solutions. The CCIE community has established a reputation of leading the networking industry in deep technical networking knowledge and are deployed into the most technically challenging network assignments.

The program continually updates and revises its testing tools and methodologies to ensure unparalleled program quality, relevance and value. Through a rigorous written exam and a performance based lab, the CCIE program sets the standard for internetworking expertise.

Step One: CCIE Routing and Switching Written Exam
You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam.

Step Two: CCIE Routing and Switching Lab Exam
The eight-hour lab exam tests your ability to configure actual equipment and troubleshoot the network in a timed test situation.

Written Exam

Network Principles

1.1 Network theory
1.2 Network implementation and operation
1.3 Network troubleshooting

Layer 2 Technologies

2.1 LAN switching technologies
2.2 Layer 2 multicast
2.3 Layer 2 WAN circuit technologies

Layer 3 Technologies

3.1 Addressing technologies
3.2 Layer 3 multicast
3.3 Fundamental routing concepts
3.4 RIP [v2 and v6] 3.5 EIGRP [for IPv4 and IPv6] 3.6 OSPF [v2 and v3] 3.7 BGP
3.8 ISIS [for IPv4 and IPv6]

VPN Technologies

4.1 Tunneling
4.2 Encryption

Infrastructure Security

5.1 Device security
5.2 Network security

Infrastructure Services

6.1 System management
6.2 Quality of service
6.3 Network services
6.4 Network optimization

Lab Exam

Layer 2 Technologies

1.1 LAN switching technologies
1.2 Layer 2 Multicast
1.3 Layer 2 WAN circuit technologies
1.4 Troubleshooting layer 2 technologies

Layer 3 Technologies

2.1 Addressing technologies
2.2 Layer 3 Multicast
2.3 Fundamental routing concepts
2.4 RIP v2
2.5 EIGRP [for IPv4 and IPv6] 2.6 OSPF [v2 and v3] 2.7 BGP
2.8 Troubleshooting layer 3 technologies

VPN Technologies

3.1 Tunneling
3.2 Encryption
3.3 Troubleshooting VPN technologies

Infrastructure Security

4.1 Device security
4.2 Network security
4.3 Troubleshooting infrastructure security

Infrastructure Services

5.1 System management
5.2 Quality of service
5.3 Network services
5.4 Network optimization
5.5 Troubleshooting infrastructure services