CCIE Service Provider Certification

A service provider’s job is fundamental to the establishment and success of any modern business. Overseeing the maintenance of a company’s network services and ensuring that everyone can utilize the appropriate connections requires a broad range of knowledge and ability.

What is the CCIE Service Provider Certification?

The CCIE Service Provider Certification is designed to prepare candidates working in the service provider field for the changes and challenges ahead as technology continues it’s rapid evolution. This certification covers the core technologies and solidifies a candidate’s capabilities involving complex service provider networking.

Is the CCIE Service Provider Certification Right For You?

A Cisco Certification is one of the most respected and recognized certifications throughout the industry. If you want to establish a promising networking career, earning your CCIE Service Provider Certification is a reliable step forward. Many candidates have five to seven years of experience with designing, deploying, operating, and optimizing service provider technologies and solutions.

What Can the CCIE Service Provider Certification Do For Your Career?

With companies as varied as NASA, Intuit, Visa, and Dell Technologies offering lucrative job opportunities for CCIE Certified Service Providers, earning your certification can lead to exciting career options. The average salary of a Service Provider or System Engineer in the United States is $102K, though companies like NASA offer as much as $145K.

How Do You Achieve Your CCIE Service Provider Certification?

The CCIE Service Provider Certification requires you to pass two exams: a qualifying exam (Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies: SPCOR 350-501) and a lab exam (CCIE Service Provider v5.0).

CCIE SP Qualifying Exam

Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR 350-501)

The two hour core exam focuses on a candidate’s knowledge of service provider infrastructure and focuses on the following topics:

  • Networking (30%)
  • MPLS and Segment Routing (20%)
  • Services (20%)
  • Architecture (15%)
  • Automation and Assurance (15%)

CCIE Service Provider v5.0

This eight hour, hands-on exam has candidates plan, design, implement, operate, and optimize dual stack solutions (IPv4 and IPv6) with complex service provider networks. Candidates are expected to program and automate the network within the exam and includes the following topics:

  • Core Routing (25%)
  • Architectures and Services (25%)
  • Assurance and Automation (20%)
  • Access Connectivity (10%)
  • High Availability and Fast Convergence (10%)
  • Security (10%)

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How to Prepare for the CCIE Service Provider Certification Exams

INE offers a wide variety of courses and hands-on exercises developed to help you pass your CCIE Service Provider v5.0 exams and excel throughout your career.

All of our courses can be found in INE’s CCIE Service Provider v5.0 Learning Path, organized to take you step by step through each topic. You can study efficiently and never worry about missing an important course. Our expert instructors lead you through both basic and advanced v5.0 blueprint technologies, as well as hardware platforms, software features, and more.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, written exams may now be taken remotely. Learn about your current exam options here.

I used INE's workbook and videos to prepare myself for Service Provider Lab Exam. The full scale labs were great, and the last one was a great challenge for me before the actual exam and helped me to pass the lab in my first attempt. I highly recommend INE's training materials for this track.

Ehsan, CCIE #44552

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