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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:  Oct 19, 2009 7:17 AM by Adrie: Certifications Community Mgr.

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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: Revision to CCIE R&S Certification

Effective October 19, 2009 Cisco CCIE® Routing and Switching  v4.0 certification exams are available in all testing locations worldwide. The competencies required for CCIE R&S v4.0 certification can be found  by reviewing the CCIE R&S v4.0 written exam topics and CCIE R&S v4.0 lab exam topics.


Both the written and lab exams have been refreshed with new questions covering MPLS and VPN networking. The written exam includes new scenario-based questions. The lab exam now requires hands-on troubleshooting of preconfigured networks, in addition to configuration.


Written Exam Topics (Blueprint) 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.



Suggested Training
Cisco provides a flexible and integrated learning program using instructor-led and self-paced training, hands-on exercises, assessments, and practice exams to build the expert skills required for CCIE certification.  The Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE R&S is available from specially trained and authorized learning partners.  Other individual Cisco training courses can fill in gaps in a candidate’s experience or knowledge.



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.


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