Use the following resources to supplement your learning experience and exam preparation. This list is comprised of materials suggested by the exam development team to prepare a candidate for the examination.
Lab Exam Topics
Please review the Lab Exam Overview for general information about the CCIE Routing and Switching Lab exam. The exam topics are a detailed outline of the topics likely to appear on the lab exam. Knowledge of troubleshooting is an important skill and candidates are expected to diagnose and solve issues as part of the Lab exam. The topics listed are guidelines and other relevant or related topics may also appear. In general, new product features become eligible for testing on Lab exams six months after general release.
Lab Equipment and IOS Software
The Lab exam tests any feature that can be configured on the equipment and the IOS versions indicated below. You may see more recent IOS versions installed in the lab, but you will not be tested on the new features of a release unless indicated below.
Cisco provides a flexible and integrated learning program using instructor-led and self-paced training, hands-on exercises, assessments, and practice exams to build the expert skills required for CCIE certification. The Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Routing and Switching is available from specially trained and authorized learning partners. Other individual Cisco training courses can fill in gaps in a candidate’s experience or knowledge.
- Cisco expert-level training for CCIE Routing and Switching
- Implementing Cisco Quality of Service (QOS)
- Implementing Cisco MPLS (MPLS)
- IPv6 Fundamentals, Design and Deployment (IP6FD)
This page includes suggested reading materials for the listed exam topics. They are not required reading, however, they can be used to build knowledge in certain areas.
Similar to the reading list, the list of online resources provides links to articles, white papers, and documentation on topics covered in the blueprint.
Cisco Product Support Documentation is a central repository for all Cisco documentation.
Quick Learning Modules
The following Quick Learning Module has been selected for your preparation.