Cisco CCIE Routing & Switching Course Description

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) is the highest level of technical networking certification offered by Cisco.  Achieve Cisco CCIE Routing & Switching Certification and accelerate your Career.

CCIE Certification requires a Written and Lab Exam

The focus is on identifying experts capable of understanding and navigating the subtleties, intricacies and challenges of end-to-end networking. To become CCIE Routing & Switching Certified, you must pass both a CCIE Written Qualification Exam and the hands-on Lab Exam.

CCIE Written Exam

First Step for CCIE Certification
The CCIE Routing & Switching Written Exams are computer-based, has 100 multiple choice questions Exam lasting 2 Hours. You must pass the Written Exam before you’re eligible to schedule CCIE Routing & Switching Lab Exam.

Scheduling and Payment
Payment and scheduling of Written Exams is arranged online through Pearson VUE, Cisco primary test delivery partner. You will need to have the correct Written Exam Number to register. You must also use the same Cisco Candidate ID Number for both Exams that you take, to ensure your results appear in your Cisco CCIE Profile.

Cost of Written Exam
Pearson VUE offers the CCIE Written Exams for $350 USD, and Beta Written Exams when available at a discounted price of $50 USD.

CCIE Lab Exam

Final Step for CCIE Certification
The Lab Exams are 8 Hours, Hands-on Exams that tests the Students ability to Configure and Troubleshoot Networking Equipment and Software.

Lab Scheduling and Payment
A valid passing score on a CCIE Written Exam is required to schedule a CCIE Lab Exam. Written Exam Scores are automatically downloaded from Pearson VUE. You will need the Cisco Candidate Identification Number you used to register for the CCIE Written Exam, the date of your passing the Written Exam and your Passing Score.

Cisco CCIE Lab Exams must be paid for at least 90 days before the scheduled Lab Exam date, or the reservation will be automatically cancelled. You will only receive one email notification reminding you to make your payment. You can verify the payment due date on a Lab Exam by logging in and viewing your Cisco Certification Status at Cisco website;

Cisco CCIE Lab Exam location information and cost is located on their website;

U.S. Cisco Lab Locations:

Cisco Systems
150 West Tasman Drive
Bldg C, 1st floor
San Jose, CA 95134
Cisco Systems
7025-3 Kit Creek Road
Building 3
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Cost of CCIE Lab Exam
Lab exams cost $1,400 USD, Travel Cost not included.

Synergy CCIE Instructor Lead Training

Our Cisco CCIE Routing & Switching program will teach you the Technology you’ll need to learn to effectively pass the Cisco CCIE Routing & Switching Written and Lab Exam (Exam 350-001).  Our Structured Learning Methodology provides you the Course Materials that will teach you Technology to be successful on the job and with passing your CCIE Certification Exams.  The Course Materials include the best Cisco CCIE Hard Cover Book, Online CBT (Computer Based Training) and Online Practice Exam that will prepare you to Pass both Your CCIE Routing & Switching Written and Lab Exams the first time.  In addition to this our Continuous Hands-On Lab Training will give you the Cisco Internetworking Skills to be confident and productive on the Job Day 1.

The Cisco CCIE Routing & Switching (Exam 350-001) consists of Training from all 9 CCIE Routing & Switching Domains;

CCIE-01 – Bridging and LAN Switching

  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
    • 802.1d
    • 802.1w
    • 802.1s
    • Loopguard
    • Rootguard
    • Bridge Protocol Data Unit (BPDU) Guard
    • Storm Control
    • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
    • Unicast Flooding
    • STP Port Roles, Failure Propagation and Loopguard Operation
  • LAN Switching
    • Trunks
    • VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) Administrative Functions
  • Ethernet
    • Speed
    • Duplex
    • Ethernet
    • Fast Ethernet
    • Gigabit Ethernet

CCIE-02 – IP (Internet Protocol)

    • Addressing
      • Subnetting
      • Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP)
      • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
      • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
      • Network Address Translation (NAT)
    • Services
      • Network Time Protocol (NTP)
      • Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP)
      • Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP)
    • Network Management
      • Logging and Syslog

CCIE-03 – IP Routing

  • OSPF
    • Standard OSPF Area
    • Stub Area
    • Totally Stub Area
    • Not-So-Stubby-Area (NSSA)
    • Totally NSSA
    • Link State Advertisement (LSA) Types
    • Adjacency on a Point-to-Point and on a Multi-Access (broadcast)
    • OSPF Graceful Restart
    • Troubleshooting Failing Adjacency Formation to Fail
    • Troubleshooting of External Route Installation in the RIB
  • BGP
    • Protocol on which BGP Peers Communicate
    • Next Hop
    • Peering
    • Troubleshooting of BGP Route that will not Install in the Routing Table
    • Best Path
    • Loop Free Paths
    • EIGRP Operations when Alternate Loop Free Paths are Available and when it is Not Available
    • EIGRP Queries
    • Manual Summarization
    • Auto-Summarization
    • EIGRP Stubs
    • Troubleshooting of EIGRP Neighbor Adjacencies
  • Policy Routing
    • Concept of Policy Routing

CCIE-04 – QoS (Quality of Service)

  • Modular QoS Command-line (MQC) applied to:
    • Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR)
    • Class-Based Weighted Fair Queueing (CBWFQ) / Modified Deficit Round Robin (MDRR)
    • Policing
    • Shaping
    • Marking
    • Random Early Detection (RED)

CCIE-05 – WAN (Wide Area Network)

  • Frame Relay
    • Local Management Interface (LMI)
    • Traffic Shaping
    • HUB and Spoke Routers
    • Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)

CCIE-06 – IP Multicast

  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) v2
  • Group Addresses
  • Shared Trees
  • Source Trees
  • Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) Mechanic
  • PIM Sparse Mode
  • Auto-RP
  • Anycast RP

CCIE-07 – Security

  • Extended IP Access Lists
  • Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF)
  • IP Source Guard
  • Context Based Access Control (CBAC)

CCIE-08 – MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching)

  • Label Switching Router (LSR)
  • Label Switched Path (LSP)
  • Route Descriptor
  • Label Format
  • Label Imposition/Disposition
  • Label Distribution

CCIE-09 – IPv6

  • IPv6 Addressing and Types
  • IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
  • Basic IPv6 Functionality Protocols
  • IPv6 Multicast and related Multicast Protocols
  • Tunneling Techniques
  • OSPFv3
  • EIGRPv6

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