CCIE Routing & Switching Training



Cisco’s CCIE Routing & Switching certification is one of the most prestigious and respected certifications in IT.  It is designed for senior network engineers, network architects, network managers and other networking professionals who are involved in the implementation, operation and troubleshooting of complex network infrastructure, and enterprise networking environments.

Achieving your CCIE Routing & Switching certification demonstrates a mastery of network engineering skills and an expert-level knowledge of Cisco products and solutions, and will put you among a group of the most sought-after and valued professionals in the industry.  

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Our training bundles come complete with downloadable video courses specific to the certification topic you are studying, workbooks, practice exams, and rack rental tokens to rent our equipment.

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Prerequisites

Cisco does not require any formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required. However, it is usually recommended that Engineers gain enough experience to be considered at the Professional (CCNP) level of expertise before attempting their CCIE certification exams.

Exams

The CCIE Routing and Switching Certification requires candidates to pass two exams: the written exam and the lab-based exam.

Certification Step One: Written Exam

Exam Number: 400-101

The first step towards certification is a two-hour written exam with 90-110 questions that will validate your expertise to: configure, validate, and troubleshoot complex enterprise network infrastructure; understand how infrastructure components interoperate; and translate functional requirements into specific device configurations. The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed. 

An Evolving Technologies section is included in the Written exam only. It will enable candidates to bridge their core technology expertise with knowledge of the evolving technologies that are being adopted at an accelerated pace, such as cloud, IoT, and network programmability.

Certification Step Two: Lab Exam

Exam Number: Cisco lab exams do not have exam numbers

The CCIE lab exam is a hands-on exam lasting eight hours which will test your ability to configure and troubleshoot a variety of network topologies to provided specifications using real-world equipment. To complete your certification, the lab exam must be passed within three years of passing your written exam, and your first attempt must be made within the first 18 months.

Lab Environment

The Cisco documentation is available in the lab room, but the exam assumes knowledge of the more common protocols and technologies. The documentation can be navigated using the index. No outside reference materials are permitted in the lab room. You must report any suspected equipment issues to the proctor during the exam; adjustments cannot be made once the exam is over. 

Lab Exam Grading

The labs are graded by proctors who ensure that all the criteria have been met. They will use automatic tools to gather data from the routers in order to perform preliminary evaluations.  Candidates must reach a minimum threshold in all three sections and achieve an overall passing score.

Lab Format

The CCIE Routing and Switching Lab exam consists of a 2 hour Troubleshooting section, a 30 minute Diagnostic section, and a 5 hour and 30 minute Configuration section.  Candidates may choose to borrow up to 30 minutes from the Configuration section and use it in the Troubleshooting section.

Our Training Bundles offer a cost-effective way to get the industry-renowned training resources you need to prepare for and pass your exams with confidence. Combining conveniently downloadable video courses, online workbooks and rack rental tokens that allow you to practice real-world scenarios and topologies, these training bundles provide complete self-paced training solutions at an amazing discount.


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Our on-site (and online live) bootcamps are intensive, 5-7 day live classes that allow you to dive further into your study path in a small classroom environment with an in-person, expert INE instructor leading the way. Each bootcamp class will cover a specific list of topics tailored to the subject and certification level you are studying. Our instructors will customize the training to focus on certain topics and technologies that best meet the individual requests of the students in your bootcamp. Our Bootcamps are intended to be the final step in preparation before you take your certification exams.

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Rent Our Rack Equipment To Get Hands-On Practice!

INE offers rack rentals that support all of our self-paced and instructor-led CCIE product lines, including Routing & Switching, Data Center, Collaboration, Security, and Service Provider. In addition to 24-hour hardware support, INE rack rentals come with simplified scheduling and advanced management control and utilize the same hardware and software used in the actual CCIE lab exams.

How Many Tokens Do I Need?

All rack tokens you purchase are placed into your account, and you then draw from those tokens to rent time as-needed. The exact number of tokens needed will vary depending on your individual training goals, current experience level, and the type of rack you are renting.

In general, our instructors advise planning for about 350 - 450 hours of total rack practice time for a CCIE certification.

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The CCIE R&S Workbook Is The Single Most Comprehensive Resource In CCIE Lab Preparation!

INE’s CCIE Routing & Switching Workbook features Advanced Technology Labs to learn new technologies in a step-by-step approach, Advanced Foundation Labs to increase your speed and accuracy at core configuration tasks, Advanced Troubleshooting Labs to help you master a structured troubleshooting approach, and Full-Scale Practice Labs to simulate the CCIE Routing & Switching Lab Exam.

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There are a few different paths you can take when preparing for your certification exams. INE's expert instructors recommend viewing/attending our training in the following order to ensure success.


1. Prepare for the CCIE R&S Written Exam

The following topics & technologies are covered on the Written Exam:

-Network Principles
-Layer 2 Technologies
-Layer 3 Technologies
-VPN Technologies
-Infrastructure Security
-Infrastructure Services
-Evolving Technologies

Gain full access to INE's entire video library of 11,000+ training videos by purchasing an All Access Pass. You will automatically receive an All Access Pass with any INE Bootcamp purchase.



2. Review what you learned with INE's CCIE R&S Written Exam Bootcamp

Our CCIE Routing & Switching Written Exam Bootcamp is five days of intensive, hands-on, instructor-led training. The instructor will alternate between presenting material and guiding attendees through hands-on, real-world exercises. Attendees will be provided access to a complete rack system encompassing the necessary topology.

The goal of our Written Exam Bootcamp is to equip students with a foundation-level knowledge of Cisco Routing & Switching technologies. The primary focus of the class is core concepts and topics found on the CCIE written exam.

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3. Take & pass your CCIE R&S Written Exam

Certification exams are offered at locations throughout the world. To register for an exam, contact Pearson VUE, the primary test delivery partner for Cisco.






🏆CONGRATULATIONS ON PASSING YOUR WRITTEN EXAM🏆


4. Brush up on the technologies covered on the CCIE R&S Lab Exam

You will be tested on the following topics & technologies on the Lab Exam:

-Layer 2 Technologies
-Layer 3 Technologies
-VPN Technologies
-Infrastructure Security
-Infrastructure Services

Gain full access to INE's entire video library of 11,000+ training videos by purchasing an All Access Pass. You will automatically receive an All Access Pass with any INE Bootcamp purchase.



5. Reserve time on our racks to practice for the CCIE R&S Lab Exam

INE offers rack rentals that support all of our self-paced and instructor-led CCIE product lines, including Routing & Switching, Data Center, Collaboration, Security, and Service Provider. In addition to 24-hour hardware support, INE rack rentals come with simplified scheduling and advanced management control and utilize the same hardware and software used in the actual CCIE lab exams.

All rack tokens you purchase are placed into your account, and you then draw from those tokens to rent time as-needed. The exact number of tokens needed will vary depending on your individual training goals, current experience level, and the type of rack you are renting. In general, our instructors advise planning for about 350 - 450 hours of total rack practice time for a CCIE certification.

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6. Practice with INE's CCIE R&S Lab Workbook

As the single most comprehensive resource in CCIE lab preparation, INE’s CCIE Routing & Switching Workbook features Advanced Technology Labs to learn new technologies in a step-by-step approach, Advanced Foundation Labs to increase your speed and accuracy at core configuration tasks, Advanced Troubleshooting Labs to help you master a structured troubleshooting approach, and Full-Scale Practice Labs to simulate the CCIE Routing & Switching Lab Exam.

Our CCIE Routing & Switching Lab workbook is available for purchase here or can be accessed in our All Access Pass.



7. Review what you learned with INE's CCIE R&S Lab Exam Bootcamp

Our CCIE Routing & Switching Lab Exam Bootcamp is seven full days of in-depth, comprehensive CCIE lab exam training, taught by industry-renowned expert instructors with extensive real-world experience. This Lab Exam Bootcamp is intended to serve as the final step in preparing to take your CCIE Routing & Switching Lab Exam.

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8. Take the CCIE R&S Online Graded Practice Lab

Are you ready to take the CCIE Routing & Switching v5 Lab Exam? Put your skills to the test with INE's CCIE Routing & Switching Graded Practice Labs!

These labs are proctored, graded, and reviewed by renowned instructor Dave Smith. Upon completion, attendees will be familiar with the lab exam environment and able to evaluate their level of readiness for the actual CCIE R&S v5 Lab Exam.

INE offers 4 different Online Graded Practice Labs which will provide multiple opportunities to test your exam skills and preparedness. These labs are identical in format and presentation and are developed exclusively for this Graded Lab Practice environment. You will not find these 4 unique lab scenarios in any of the other RSv5 training content.

Click here to learn more about our CCIE Routing & Switching Online Graded Practice Lab.



9. Take & pass your CCIE R&S Lab Exam

Certification exams are offered at locations throughout the world. To register for an exam, contact Pearson VUE, the primary test delivery partner for Cisco.

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🏆CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR CCIE CERTIFICATION🏆