Home > Unleashing CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0

Wow, time flies! It’s been now more than a year that CCIE R&S v5.0 was released!   And yet, one of the most common queries that I keep receiving is about the new scoring logic and specifically why a score report may show “PASS” for all three modules, but show an overall “FAIL” for the exam. It seems natural to assume that if a candidate passes all three of ... Read more

In my previous post, we looked at some useful tactics that you can employ when tackling the CCIE R&S written exam and the Troubleshooting portion of the CCIE R&S lab exam. Here in this second part of my compilation of tactics, we’ll look at the Diagnostic and Configuration components of the lab exam.   Diagnostic Exam Quickly glance over the different tickets, identify the ... Read more

  As promised in the previous post, here is an attempt at compiling some specific tactics for each CCIE R&S exam module. I tried to order the bullet points with a logical sequence, but it’s not to be considered as a hard-coded process.   Very likely, many of these suggestions will appear quite obvious, but, nevertheless, I really hope that they might prove useful to ... Read more

  Did you drive in the exact same way when taking your driver’s license test compared to how you drive in real-life? Did you ever think of what strategy and which tactics are going to help you reach your end goal of passing the exam? What does an effective exam strategy look like? Why do you need one? Is there only one way of approaching the exam? What else besides the technical ... Read more

Bruno van de Werve

Know Your Enemy

Posted by Bruno van de Werve Aug 20, 2014

Have you ever heard or read stories about CCIE candidates claiming that their failure at taking the test is not their fault? If you’ve started your journey toward earning your CCIE number, I’ll bet you’ve heard or read these and, in turn, I’ll bet that these are important concerns to you as you prepare for the exam.   This is, of course, legitimate and I’d ... Read more

In my last post, we began to explore some things to consider when starting to pursue the CCIE R&S certification. In summary, Part 1 discussed the large volume of exam curriculum topics and the associated challenges to effectively prepare for them at the required performance level – the expert-level – while taking into account the exam-centric rules.   Here in Part 2, I will ... Read more

So you’re getting ready to jump in the CCIE R&S v5.0 journey? If you’re starting the journey to earn your CCIE number, there’s a good chance that you might feel a bit intimidated just by looking at the size of the current list of exam topics (previously known as exam blueprints), right? And even more if you do not currently use most of these technologies in your daily job. ... Read more

Why a blog about CCIE Routing and Switching? At almost every Cisco Live session where I’ve presented during the past four years, I get asked to write down the speech in a blog. I don’t know if it’s due to my non-native English accent, which might be difficult to understand at times, or if it’s simply the diversity of learning styles and preferences – or both. In any ... Read more