The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert, or CCIE, is a technical certification offered by Cisco SystemsThe CCIE certifies the skills required of network engineers to plan, operate and troubleshoot complex, converged network infrastructures on a wide variety of Cisco equipment.

The CCIE is described by Cisco as the most prestigious networking certification in the industry. The CCIE certifies a very specific set of skills in the field of networking. According to Cisco, less than 3% of Cisco Certified engineers obtain CCIE certification and less than 1% of the networking professionals worldwide passing all the requirements of the program earns the individual a unique CCIE number assigned by Cisco.

CCIE began in 1993, originally with a two day lab, later changing to a one day format. The CCIE consists of a written exam and a "lab" exam (in each track). As of October 6, 2010, there were 25,810 people with active CCIE certifications It was voted the most technically advanced IT certification by CertMag, and is generally reported as the highest salaried certification in IT salary surveys. It is possible to hold multiple CCIE certifications. As of September 9, 2008, 1,729 individuals held multiple CCIE certifications. Of those, 274 hold three or more CCIE certifications
CCIE Tracks and Levels of Certifications
The program is currently divided into different areas of expertise or “tracks”: Routing & Switching, Network Security, Service Provide and Voice. The CCIE track in which one becomes certified determines the different aspects of networking technology that individual is recognized as being an expert in. One may also choose to pursue multiple CCIE tracks to be recognized as an expert in multiple different categories of Cisco technology.
CCIE Requirements
No matter what CCIE track one chooses to pursue, there are two general requirements that must be met: The written exam and the lab exam
Written Exam
The first requirement to achieve CCIE certification is to pass a written examination specific for the CCIE track the candidate is pursuing. The CCIE written examination is a two hour qualification exam consisting of 90-110 questions, and can be taken at any Cisco authorized Pearson VUE testing center. Questions may be a combination of multiple choice and more complex, interactive items that assess technical knowledge. The results of the written exam are pass/fail and are available immediately. The passing score is set by statistical analysis and is subject to change. The scoring is reported on a scale of 300-1000 points, and the current cost of the exam is $350 per attempt. Passing the CCIE written exam is a pre-requisite to sit the CCIE lab exam
CCIE Lab
The second and far more difficult requirement needed to achieve CCIE certification is to pass a grueling hands on lab examination administered by Cisco. The specific format of the lab is currently not the same across all tracks, but in general the entire time of the lab exam is 8 hours. The CCIE lab requires a candidate to configure and troubleshoot a series of complex networks to given specifications in this limited amount of time. Point values are given for each task, and a candidate must achieve a given number of points (About 80%) to pass the lab exam. The current cost of the exam is $1500 per attempt not including travel and lodging expenses. The CCIE lab exam is graded by trained proctors who ensure the entire criterion are met and points are awarded accordingly. Typically results of the lab exam are available within 48 hours.

The CCIE lab has traditionally only been available to take at a handful of Cisco lab locations worldwide including Bangalore, Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong, Raleigh, San Jose, São Paulo, Sydney and Tokyo. Not all tracks are available at all locations. Recently, there have been efforts made by Cisco to expand the availability of the lab in some tracks by introducing both a mobile lab which moves periodically to different cities around the world.
 
CCIE Certified Trainer
An expert level mentoring is essential for CCIE. For this, one has to train by a CCIE Certified. Only a CCIE Certified trainer can give the proper training and step by step guidance for a CCIE candidate.
Complete Lab Solutions
Without Complete Lab solutions nobody can pass the CCIE Lab. One has to learn the implementation, configuration and troubleshoot Local and wide area network. Only Latest devices with hands on practice can give you that confidence.
Complete Course Material
The complete course material should give the proper knowledge to crack CCIE exam. CCIE Workbooks having detailed Labs solutions can be utilize by a candidate. Step by step solutions with proper guidance makes easy to understand all the difficult Lab scenarios.
Pratice Session
Apart from the classes hours, CCIE preparation needs regular practice. More practice sessions is the only way to polish your skills better. CCIE Lab needs hard practice and 24/7 Lab access which means anytime you can do your CCIE practice for the best result in your Lab Exam.
After successfully completion of your CCIE training a 15 days boot camp will help you to revise your training and crack the CCIE Lab Exam very easily. After this, you can enjoy the improvement and progress of your chance to pass CCIE Lab.
 
CCIE Numbering and Recertification
Upon successful completion of the lab exam, a new CCIE is awarded a CCIE number. The first CCIE number allocated (in 1993) was 1,024 and increased thereafter. As of August 2011, the highest CCIE number allocated was just over 30,000. The first number was allocated to the first CCIE lab location, rather than to an individual, and was featured as a plaque at the entrance to the lab. Number 1025 was awarded to Stuart Biggs, who created the first written exam and first lab exam. The first person to pass both CCIE written and lab exams was Terry Slattery, who was consulting at Cisco when the lab was devised. Slattery was the first CCIE who was not an employee of Cisco. Each CCIE retains their number regardless of how many certifications he or she receives. Every two years a CCIE has to take a written test to retain the certification. If this is not done, the certification is suspended. After one further year without passing, the certification is revoked. The certification can then only be regained by starting from scratch. Recertification can occur up to 2 years before the expiration date. After certification/recertification, a CCIE must wait 6 months before re-certifying.
CCIE Career
Cisco gives CCIE Certification with a Guarantee of best career in IT industry. After Completion of the CCIE Certification, Cisco gives 100% job guarantee to every CCIE Certified. A fresher can easily get a minimum package of 6lakhs after passing CCIE exam. More one achieves the certifications more the package increases.

JOB PROFILE as a CCIE:-
  • Senior R&S Engineer
  • Senior Network Engineer
  • Senior Voice Engineer
  • Senior Security officer
  • Network Operations
  • Senior Customer Support Engineer
  • Unified Communications Engineer
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Expert knowledge of security and VPN solutions
Solid understanding of Windows, Unix, Linux and HTTP, SMTP, FTP and DNS
Core IP routing not required, but must demonstrate in-depth understanding of Layer 2 and 3 network infrastructure
Capable of configuring complex, end-to-end secure networks, troubleshooting integrated environments, and understanding common attacks and mitigation techniques
Most popular CCIE track
Expert knowledge of networking across LAN and WAN interfaces and variety of routers and switches
Solve complex connectivity problems to increase bandwidth, improve response times, maximize performance, and support global operations
Expert knowledge of Cisco Voice over IP (VoIP) products and solutions in an enterprise environment
Capable of building and configuring complex end-to-end telephony network, troubleshooting and resolving VoIP-related problems
Core IP routing not required, but must ensure quality of service using in-depth understanding of Layer 2 and 3 network infrastructure
Expert level knowledge to troubleshoot and maintain complex service provider
Skilled in IP NGN core (PE-PE and PE-CE) network infrastructures in both IOS and IOS XR operating environments
Possess broad theoretical knowledge of operations management processes, frameworks, and network management systems
 
3560 Switching
Lab 1 Trunks
Lab2 Ether Channels
Lab 3 Basic 3560 configuration
Lab 4 3560 configuration
Lab 5 Advanced STP configuration
Lab 6 QINQ Tunneling
Lab 7 Fallback Bridging
Lab 8 MSTP (802.1s)
Lab 9 Private VLANs
 
ODR
Lab1 On demand Routing
 
EIGRP
Lab1 EIGRP configuration  
Lab2 Advanced Eigrp Stub Configuration
Lab3 Eigrp and Default configuration
Lab4 Eigrp Filtering
   
BGP
Lab 1 Establishing Neighbor Adjacency
Lab 2 Routes Reflectors
Lab 3 Conditional Adv & Backdoor
Lab 4 Route Dampening
Lab 5 Route Aggregation
Lab 6 The Community Attribute
Lab 7 BGP Cost Community
Lab 8 BGP & Load Balancing-l
Lab 9 BGP Load Balancing-ll
Lab 10 BGP Unequal cost Load Balancing
Lab 11 BGP Local Preference-l
Lab 12 BGP Local Preference-ll
Lab 13 The AS-Path Attribute
Lab 14 The Weight Attribute
Lab 15 MED<
Lab 16 Filtering Using ACLs& Prefix-lists
Lab 17 Regular Expressions
Lab 18 Adv BGP Configuration
Lab 19 Administrative Distance
Lab 20 BGP Confederation
Lab 21 BGP Hiding AS Number
Lab 22 BGP Allows -as
       
Redistribution
Lab 1 Basic of Redistribution-l
Lab 2 Basic of Redistribution-ll
Lab 3 Advanced Redistribution
Lab 4 Routing Loops
 
GRE Tunnels
Lab 1 Basic Configuration of GRE Tunnels l
Lab 2 Configuration of GRE Tunnels ll
Lab 3 Configuration of GRE Tunnels lll
Lab 4 GRE &Recursive loop
 
NAT
Lab 1 Static NAT Configuration
Lab 2 Advanced Static NAT Configuration
Lab 3 Configuration of Dynamic NAT-I
Lab 4 Configuration of Dynamic NAT-Il
Lab 5 Configuration of Dynamic NAT-Ill
Lab 6 NAT and Load balancing
Lab 7 Configuring PAT
Lab 8 Configuring PAR
Lab 9 Configuring static NAT redundancy W/HSRP
Lab 10 Stateful translation failover with HSRP
Lab 11 Stateful translation failover W/O HSRP<
Lab 12 Translation of the outside source
Lab 13 NAT on a stick
 
IP Prefix- list
Lab 1 Prefix –list
 
Security
Lab 1 Basic Router Security Configuration
Lab 2 Standard Named Access List
Lab 3 Controlling Telnet Assess and SSH
Lab 4 Extended Access list IP and ICMP
Lab 5 Extended Access list
Lab 6 Using MQC as filtering tool
Lab 7 Extended Access list With Established
Lab 8 Dynamic Access list
Lab 9 Reflexive Access- lists
Lab 10 Access-list &Time Range
Lab 11 Configuring Basic CBAC<
Lab 12 Configuring CBAC
Lab 13 Configuring CBAC &Java Blocking
Lab 14 Configuring PAM
Lab 15 Configuring URPF
Lab 16 Configuring Zone Based Firewall
Lab 17 Control Plane Policing
Lab 18 Configuring OSI IPS
Lab 19 Attacks
Lab 20 AAA Authentication
 
MPLS &L3VPNs
Lab 1 Configuring Label Distribution Protocol
Lab 2 Static &RIPv2 Routing in a VPN
Lab 3 OSPF Routing In a VPN
Lab 4 Backdoor links &OSPF
Lab 5 Eigrp Routing in a VPN
Lab 6 BGP Routing in a VPN
Lab 7 Complex VPNs and Filters
 
Frame Relay
Lab 1 Hub-n-Spoke using frame map statements
Lab 2 Hub-n-Spoke Frame-relay point- to- point
Lab 3 Mixture of P2P and Multipoint
Lab 4 Multipoint frame-relay W/0 frame maps
Lab 5 Frame-relay and Authenication
Lab 6 Frame- relay end-to-end keep a lives
Lab 7 Tricky frame-relay configuration
Lab 8 Frame-relay Multilinking
Lab 9 Back-to- back frame-relay connection
 
RIPv2
Lab1 RIPv2 Frame Relay<
Lab2 RIPv2 Authentication
Lab3 Advanced RIPv2 mini mock lab
 
OSPF
Lab 1 Advertising Network
Lab 2 Optimization of OSPF & Adjusting Timers
Lab 3 OSPF Authentication
Lab 4 OSPF Cost
Lab 5 OSPF Summarization
Lab 6 Virtual-Links &GRE Tunnels
Lab 7 OSPF Stub,T/Stub and N
Lab 8 OSPF Filtering
Lab 9 Additional OSPF Filtering
Lab 10 Redirection Traffic in OSPF
Lab 11 Database Overload Protection
Lab 12 OSPF Non Broadcast Networks
Lab 13 OSPF Broadcast Network
Lab 14 OSPF Point- to –Point Networks
Lab 15 OSPF Point –to Multipoint Networks
Lab 16 OSPF Point-to Multi Network-ll
Lab 17 OSPF To-M Non Broadcast Net
Lab 18 OSPF and NBMA
Lab 19 Forward Addressing Suppression
Lab 20 OSPF NSSA no redistribution & injection of default routes
 
Policy Based Routing
Lab 1 PBR Based On Source IP Address
 
IP SLA
Lab 1 IP SLA
Lab 2 Reliable Static Routing using IP SLA
Lab 3 Reliable Conditional Default Route injection Using IP SLA
Lab 4 Object Tracking in HSRP Using SLA
Lab 5 Object Tracking
 
QOS
Lab 1 MLS QOS
Lab 2 DSCP Mutation
Lab 3 DSCP-Cos Mapping
Lab 4 Cos DSCP Mapping
Lab 5 IP Precedence DSCP Mapping
Lab 6 Policing on 3560 Switches
Lab 7 Priority Queuing
Lab 8 Custom Queuing
Lab 9 WFQ
Lab 10 RSVP
Lab11 Match Assess -group
Lab12 Match Destination & Source Add MAC
Lab13 Match Input Interface
Lab14 Match FR-de & packet length
Lab15 Match IP precedence vs Match precedence
La 16 Match protocol HTTP URL, MIME&HOST
Lab 17 Match FR-dlci
Lab 18 Frame-relay Traffic shaping
Lab 19 Frame-relay Traffic shaping - II
Lab 20 Frame-BVrelay Fragmentation
Lab 21 Frame-relay PIPQ
Lab 22 Frame-relay DE
Lab 23 Frame-relay and compression
Lab 24 CBWFQ
Lab 25 CBWFQ- II
Lab 26 Converting custom queuing to CBWFQ
Lab 27 LLQ
Lab 28 CAR
Lab 29 Class based policing- I
Lab 30 CB policing-II
Lab 31 WRED & CB WRED
   
IP Services
Lab 1 DHCP Configuration
Lab 2 HSRP Configuration
Lab 3 VRRP Configuration
Lab 4 GLBP Configuration
Lab 5 IRDP Configuration
Lab 6 Configuring DRP
Lab 7 Configuring WCCP
Lab 8 Core dump using FTP
Lab 9 HTTP connection management
Lab 10 Configuting NTP
Lab 11 More IP stuff
 
IPv6
Lab 1 Configuring basic IPv 6
Lab 2 Configuring RIP ng
Lab 3 Configuring OSPFv3
Lab 4 Configuring OSPFv3 multi- area
Lab 5 Summarizing of internal & external N/W
Lab 6 OSPFv3 stub, T/stub and NSSA network
Lab 7 OSPFv3 cost and auto-cost
Lab 8 Tunneling IPv6 over IPv4
Lab 9 Eigrp and IPv6
Multicasting
Lab 1 Configuring IGMP
Lab 2 PIM Dense Mode
Lab 3 Static RP Configuration
Lab 4 Auto -RP
Lab 5 Auto –RP
Lab 6 Configuring BSR
Lab 7 Configuring MSDP
Lab 8 Anycast RP
Lab 9 Configuring SSM
Lab 10 Helper-Map
 
 
 
Prerequisites
There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required. Instead, candidates must first pass a written qualification exam and then the corresponding hands-on lab exam. You are expected to have an in-depth understanding of the topics in the exam blueprints and strongly encouraged to have three to five years of job experience before attempting certification.
 
CCIE Routing & SwitchingSecurity Written Exam
You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam, which covers networking concepts and some equipment commands before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam.
  Exam Number: 350-001
  Associated Certifications: CCIE Routing & Switching
  Duration: 120 minutes (90-110 questions)
  Available Languages: English
   
 
CCIE Routing & Switching Lab Exam
The eight-hour lab exam tests your ability to configure actual equipment and troubleshoot the network in a timed test situation. You must make an initial attempt of the CCIE lab exam within 18-months of passing the CCIE written exam. If you do not pass the lab exam within three years of passing the written exam, you must retake the written exam before being allowed to attempt the lab exam again.
   
 
Bangalore, India Routing and Switching, Security, Service Provider, SP Operations
Beijing, PRC Routing and Switching, Security, Service Provider
Brussels, Belgium Data Center, Routing and Switching, Security, Service Provider, SP Operations, Storage Networking, Voice, Wireless
Dubai, UAE Routing and Switching, Security, Service Provider
Hong Kong, PRC Routing and Switching, Security, Service Provider, SP Operations, Voice
RTP, USA Routing and Switching, Security, Service Provider, SP Operations, Voice
San Jose, USA Data Center, Routing and Switching, Security, Service Provider, SP Operations, Storage Networking, Voice, Wireless
Sydney, Australia R outing and Switching, Security, Service Provider, Storage Networking, Voice, Wireless
Tokyo, Japan Routing and Switching, Security, Storage Networking, Voice
   
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