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

CCIE R&S began in 1993, originally with a two day lab, later changing to a one day format. The CCIE R&S 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 R&S 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 R&S certifications. As of September 9, 2008, 1,729 individuals held multiple CCIE R&S certifications. Of those, 274 hold three or more CCIE R&S 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 R&S 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 R&S tracks to be recognized as an expert in multiple different categories of Cisco technology.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Present a unified view of a service provider network in relation to Cisco IP NGN architecture
  • Implement and verify VLANs and trunking. Configure HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP. Configure and verify OSPF and IS-IS, and describe MPLS LDP
  • Describe the basics of link state routing protocols. Describe the operation and configuration of single area OSPF (including load balancing and authentication), IS-IS, common issues with IS-IS, and approach for troubleshooting problems
  • Configure basic BGP to enable inter-domain routing in a service provider network Describe ACL and IP address translation
  • Describe the fundamentals of Cisco IOS XR, and IOS XE software technology

Course Outline

Module 1, Service Provider Network Construction, contains 4 lessons:
  • Lesson 1: Introducing General Service Provider Network Architecture
  • Lesson 2: Placing Cisco Hardware Platforms
  • Lesson 3: Interconnecting Service Providers
  • Lesson 4: Exploring Cisco IP NGN Architecture, Services, and Component Functions
Module 2, Advanced LAN Switching, contains 4 lessons:
  • Lesson 1: Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Spanning Tree
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Routing Between VLANs
  • Lesson 4: Introducing First Hop Redundancy Protocols
Module 3, Internal Service Provider Traffic Forwarding, contains 5 lessons:
  • Lesson 1: Introducing Link State Routing Protocols
  • Lesson 2: Implementing OSPF
  • Lesson 3: Implementing IS-IS M
  • Lesson 4: Introducing Route Redistribution M
  • Lesson 5: Introducing MPLS Basics
Module 4, External Service Provider Routing, contains 5 lessons:
  • Lesson 1: Introducing BGP
  • Lesson 2: Understanding BGP Path Attributes
  • Lesson 3: Establishing BGP Sessions
  • Lesson 4: Processing BGP Routes
Module 5, ACL and IP Address Translation, contains 3 lessons and a lab:
  • Lesson 1: Applying Access Control ListsLab 5-1: Implement ACLs
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Advanced Address Translation
  • Lesson 3: Transitioning to IPv6
Module 6, Cisco IOS XE and Cisco IOS XR Software, contains:
  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco IOS XR Software Architecture and Features
  • Lesson 2: Explaining Software Maintenance Operations on Cisco IOS XR and Cisco IOS XE software
  • Lesson 3: Explaining Configuration Management with Cisco IOS XR softwares
  • Lesson 4: Installing Cisco IOS XR software from Scratch


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