The Cisco CCIE Service Provider Operations certification assesses and validates core IP NGN service provider operations expertise. Candidates who pass the CCIE SP operations certification exams demonstrate the skills required of an expert-level operations engineer (tier III or tier IV support) to troubleshoot and maintain complex (PE-PE and PE-CE) IP NGN core network infrastructures in both IOS and IOS XR operating environments. In addition, they demonstrate broad theoretical knowledge of operations management processes a and network management systems, and can apply relevant aspects of the ITIL® v3 framework for service operations and transitions, and to a lesser extent, service design and service improvements.
CCIE SP Operations Certification benefits:
|CCNA and CCNP certifications provide a solid foundation but are not mandatory prerequisites for CCIE certification.|
|Required Steps to Attain Certification|
|Candidates are expected to have in-depth knowledge around the exam topics outlined and are strongly encouraged to have at least three to five years of job experience before attempting certification. You can review the exam preparation materials included on this page for more information.|
|Steps to Certification|
CCIE SP Operations Written Exam
You must pass the two-hour , written qualification exam, which covers core IP NGN service provider operations topics, including network management tools and operations management processesby applying relevant aspects of the ITIL ® v3 Core Service Lifecycle Framework.
CCIE SP Operations Practical Exam
The eight-hour practical exam tests your ability to maintain and troubleshoot a core IP NGN service provider network in a timed test situation. Candidates should be fluent with the IOS-XR operating system on both P and PE devices and configuration environments. You must pass the practical exam within three years of passing the written to achieve certification. Your first practical exam attempt must be made within 18 months.
A CCIE must recertify every two years.
To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
For more information, access the CCIE Recertification.