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CCIE Routing & Switching Written Exam Study

Created on: Jan 25, 2008 4:02 PM by Adrie: Certifications Community Mgr. - Last Modified:  Aug 4, 2009 12:00 AM by Adrie: Certifications Community Mgr.

About Study/Learn

Use the following resources to supplement your learning experience and exam preparation. This list is comprised of materials suggested by the exam development team to prepare a candidate for the examination. Login to access these items.


NEW: Upcoming Revision to CCIE R&S Certification

Effective October 18, 2009, important content changes will be implemented in the CCIE Routing and Switching certification exams.


Candidates who have exams scheduled October 18, 2009 or later should prepare using the CCIE R&S v4.0 Written Exam Topics (blueprints),  CCIE R&S v4.0 Lab Exam Topics and the CCIE R&S v4.0 Lab Equipment and Software Versions.


Candidates prior to October 18, 2009 should continue using the existing CCIE R&S v3.0 Exam Topics and equipment list.

Written Exam Topics (Blueprints) v3.0 and v4.0

The Routing and Switching written exam (#350-001) has 100 multiple-choice questions and is two hours in duration. The topic areas listed are general guidelines for the type of content that is likely to appear on the exam. Please note, however, that other relevant or related topic areas may also appear.


Lab Equipment and IOS Software

The lab exam tests any feature that can be configured on the equipment and the IOS versions indicated below. You may see more recent IOS versions installed in the lab, but you will not be tested on the new features of a release unless indicated below.



NEW: Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Routing and Switching

Designed with high-potential network professionals in mind, the Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Routing and Switching is a comprehensive, blended learning program designed to accelerate expert-level competency and provide the skills and training needed to prepare candidates for the rigorous CCIE Routing and Switching exam.


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Suggested Training Courses

No formal training requirement exists for CCIE certification. The list below contains Routing and Switching related training courses that may enhance your personal knowledge of the topics on the exam blueprint.


Implementing Cisco Quality of Service

Implement Cisco MPLS

IPv6 Fundamentals

IPv6 Design and Deployment

Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices

Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks

Optimized Converged Cisco Networks

Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks

Implementing Secure Converged WANS


Reading List

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.

Online Resources

Similar to the book list, the list of online resources provides links to articles, white papers, and documentation on topics covered in the blueprint.


Quick Learning Modules

The following Module(s) has been identified to cover content found in the Exam Topics.


Study Documents

Lab Study and Lab Exam Taking Tips
Spanning Tree Protocol Initial Concepts—Part I
Profile of CCIE Exam Proctor: A Glimpse into the World of a CCIE Lab Proctor
Common VLAN, VTP and Trunk link configuration errors
CCIE 360 Learning Program for CCIE R&S FOR CHANNEL PARTNERS Datasheet
Cisco CCIE Certification and Training for Experts - Datasheet

CCIE 360 Learning Program for R&S - Datasheet

Implementing EIGRP route manipulations

Lab Study and Lab Exam Taking Tips

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