CCIE Routing & Switching v.5
The CCIE R&S Program is the latest certification track to join the brigade of Cisco’s routine up gradation. Cisco confirmed the revision of the current version (v4) to v5 and announced the new blueprint in the first week of December. In alignment with the current industry trends and job roles, the old version has been revamped with the addition of new study materials and changes have been incorporated in both training and the exams (written & Lab).
This is the highest level of Certification from Cisco. It authenticates one’s indepth understanding and expertise on Cisco products and solutions. Besides being one of the most prestigious and highly paid certification in IT Industry, it validates the skills required of expert-level network engineers to plan, operate and troubleshoot complex, converged network infrastructure. CCIE candidates are deployed for the most technically challenging network assignments.
As a prerequisite, the CCNA/CCNP certifications will work. Candidates with an in-depth understanding of the topics along with 3-5 years of job experience can opt for this certification program.
Mode of Training:
Regular batches, Bootcamps/FastTrack both in classrooms and online training.
320 HRS (Lab&Theory)
The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Security (CCIE Security) program recognizes security experts who have the knowledge and skills to architect, engineer, implement, troubleshoot, and support the full suite of Cisco security technologies and solutions using the latest industry best practices to secure systems and environments against modern security risks, threats, vulnerabilities, and requirements.
There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. Prior professional certifications or training courses are not required. As a CCIE Security candidate, you must first pass the written qualification exam and then the corresponding hands-on lab exam. You are expected to have an in-depth understanding of the exam topics and strongly encouraged to have three to five years of job experience before attempting certification.
Mode of Training:
Step One: CCIE Security Written Exam
You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam covering network security concepts and some equipment commands before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam.
- 400-251 Written Exam
Step Two: CCIE Security Lab Exam
The eight-hour lab exam tests your ability to get a secure network running 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. Candidates who do not pass must reattempt the lab exam within 12 months of their last scored attempt in order for their written exam to remain valid. 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.
- Lab Exam v5.0