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.
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Lab Exam Topics
Please review the Lab Exam Overview for general information about the CCIE Routing and Switching lab exam. The exam topics (blueprint) is a detailed outline of the topics likely to appear on the lab exam. Knowledge of troubleshooting is an important skill and candidates are expected to diagnose and solve issues as part of the CCIE lab exam. The topics listed are guidelines and other relevant or related topics may also appear. In general, new product features become eligible for testing on CCIE lab exams six months after general release.
Lab Exam Preparation Checklists
To further assist candidates preparing for CCIE certification, Cisco has provided a detailed preparation checklist, containing an expanded list of the skills and tasks expected at the expert level. Candidates can use the checklists to guide the hands-on practice necessary for success on the CCIE lab exam.
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.
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.
- Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE R&S
- Implementing Cisco Quality of Service (QOS)
- Implementing Cisco MPLS (MPLS)
- IPv6 Fundamentals, Design and Deployment (IP6FD)
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.
Similar to the book list, the list of online resources provides links to articles, white papers, and documentation on topics covered in the blueprint.
- Online Resources
Cisco Product Support Documentation a central repository for all Cisco Documentation
Quick Learning Modules
The following Quick Learning Modules have been selected for your preparation.
- Lab Study and Lab Exam Taking Tips
- Spanning Tree Protocol Initial Concepts—Part I
- Common VLAN, VTP and Trunk link configuration errors
- Implementing EIGRP route manipulations
- Routing & Switching Troubleshooting Tips Part I—Switching
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