The materials listed below can be helpful in preparing for exams. The list is only suggested, however, and other books or resources may also cover the same topics.
The learning matrix has been developed to allow you to customize your exam preparation. The matrix will provide you with a list of recommended training and resources related to the exam topics.
There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required. Instead, candidates must first pass a written qualification exam and then the corresponding hands-on lab exam. You are expected to have an in-depth understanding of the topics in the exam blueprints and strongly encouraged to have three to five years of job experience before attempting certification. You can review the exam preparation materials included on this page for more information.
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In addition, the course listed below contains related material that may enhance your personal knowledge of the items listed in the written exam topics.
The link below contains evolving technologies study resources to help you prepare for the written exam.
This page lists reading materials on topics appearing on the CCIE exam blueprints. They are not required study resources, however, they can be used to build knowledge in certain areas.
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