CCIE (R&S)

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing and Switching (CCIE Routing and Switching) certifies the skills required of expert-level network engineers to plan, operate and troubleshoot complex, converged network infrastructure. Following Exams need to clear this Certification:

    CCIE R&S Written Exam (350-001) v4.0

    CCIE R&S Lab Exam V4.0

  • General Networking Theory

    1. General Routing Concepts

    • Link State and Distance Vector Protocols
    • Split Horizon
    • Summarization
    • Classful and a Classless routing protocol
    • Routing decision criteria
    • Routing Information Base (RIB) and Routing Protocols Interaction
    • Administrative Distance
    • Routing Table
    • RIB and Forwarding Information Base interaction
    • Redistribution
    • Redistribution between routing
    • Troubleshooting routing loop
  • 2. Bridging and LAN Switching

    Bridging

    • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
    • 802.1d
    • 802.1w
    • 802.1s
    • Loopguard
    • Rootguard
    • Bridge Protocol Data Unit (BPDU) Guard
    • Storm Control
    • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
    • Unicast flooding
    • STP port roles, failure propagation and loopguard operation

     LAN Switching

    • Trunks
    • VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) administrative functions
    • Ethernet
    • Speed
    • Duplex
    • Ethernet
    • Fast Ethernet
    • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 3. IP

    Addressing

    • Subnetting
    • Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP)
    • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
    • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
    • Network Address Translation (NAT)

    Services

    • Network Time Protocol (NTP)
    • Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP)
    • Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP)
    • Network Management
    • Logging and Syslog
  • 4. IP Routing

    OSPF

    • Standard OSPF area
    • Stub area
    • Totally stub area
    • Not-so-stubby-area (NSSA)
    • Totally NSSA
    • Link State Advertisement (LSA) types
    • Adjacency on a point-to-point and on a multi-access (broadcast)
    • OSPF graceful restart
    • Troubleshooting failing adjacency formation to fail
    • Troubleshooting of external route installation in the RIB

    BGP

    • Protocol on which BGP peers communicate
    • Next Hop
    • Peering
    • Troubleshooting of BGP route that will not install in the routingtable

    EIGRP

    • Best path
    • Loop free paths
    • EIGRP operations when alternate loop free paths are available andwhen it is not available
    • EIGRP queries
    • Manual summarization
    • Auto-summarization
    • EIGRP Stubs
    • Troubleshooting of EIGRP neighbor adjacencies

    Policy Routing

    • Concept of policy routing
  • 5. QoS

    Modular QoS command-line (MQC) applied to:

    • Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR)
    • Class-based weighted fair queuing (CBWFQ) / Modified Deficit Round Robin (MDRR)
    • Policing
    • Shaping
    • Marking
    • Random Early Detection (RED)
  • 6. WAN

     Frame Relay

    • Local Management Interface (LMI)
    • Traffic Shaping
    • HUB and Spoke routers
    • Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
    • DE
  • 7. IP Multicast

    • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) v2
    • Group addresses
    • Shared Trees
    • Source Trees
    • Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) Mechanic
    • PIM Sparse Mode
    • Auto-RP
    • Anycast RP
  • 8. Security

    • Extended IP access lists
    • Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF)
    • IP Source Guard
    • Context Based Access Control (CBAC)
  • 9. MPLS (New)

    • Label Switching Router (LSR)
    • Label Switched Path (LSP)
    • Route Descriptor
    • Label Format
    • Label imposition/disposition
    • Label Distribution
  • 10. IPv6 (New)

    • IPv6 Addressing and types
    • IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
    • Basic IPv6 functionality protocols
    • IPv6 Multicast and related Multicast protocols
    • Tunneling Techniques
    • OSPFv3
    • EIGRPv6

CCIE Lab Exam Topics:

1. Bridging and Switching

  • Frame relay
  • Catalyst configuration: VLANs, VTP, STP, MSTP, RSTP, Trunk,
  • Etherchannel, management, features, advanced configuration, Layer 3
  • Tunneling

2. IP IGP Routing

  • OSPF
  • EIGRP
  • RIPv2
  • IPv6: Addressing, RIPng, OSPFv3
  • GRE
  • ODR
  • Filtering, redistribution, summarization and other advanced features

3. BGP

  • IBGP
  • EBGP
  • Filtering, redistribution, summarization, synchronization, attributes and other advanced features

4. IP and IOS Features

  • IP addressing
  • DHCP
  • HSRP
  • IP services
  • IOS user interfaces
  • System management
  • NAT
  • NTP
  • SNMP
  • RMON
  • Accounting
  • SLA

5. IP Multicast

  • PIM-SM, bi-directional PIM
  • MSDP
  • Multicast tools, source specific multicast
  • DVMRP
  • Anycast

6. QoS

  • Quality of service solutions
  • Classification
  • Congestion management, congestion avoidance
  • Policing and shaping
  • Signaling
  • Link efficiency mechanisms

7. Security

  • AAA
  • Security server protocols
  • Traffic filtering and firewalls
  • Access lists
  • Routing protocols security, catalyst security
  • CBAC
  • Other security features
  • MPLS
  • IPv6

BOOKS Recommended:

CCIE Routing and Switching Certification Guide, 4th Edition

Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1, 3rd Edition

Routing TCP/IP, Volume 2, 3rd Edition

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