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Cisco CCIE Exam Topics for Global Certification Preparation

by | Aug 27, 2017 | CCIE | 2 comments

CCIE certification (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert): CCIE is an expert level certification which is high in demand within networking industries and achieves highest paid jobs in the internetworking domain. A CCIE candidate is reliable to perform in every aspect in his respective certifications; practical knowledge and skill of an aspirant should be updated as per the requirements in industries and with the time.

There are six types of Cisco CCIE Certification:

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CCIE Routing and Switching Certification: This is an expert level certification which brings out every detailed knowledge and skills related to Routing and Switching, its principles and protocols with high skills of practical knowledge and an advancement of new technologies and trends.

Prerequisites: There is no such prerequisite for this exam. One must have deep knowledge of Routing and Switching and it is recommended to have at least three to five years of job experience before attempting certification which will make you more applicable to other candidates in industries.

Exam number: 400-101 CCIE Routing and Switching

Duration: 120 Minutes (90 – 110 questions)

Written exam topics:

Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam
Network Principles 10%
Layer 2 Technologies 13%
Layer 3 Technologies 37%
VPN Technologies 13%
Infrastructure Security 5%
Infrastructure Services 12%
Evolving Technologies 10%

Lab exam topics:

Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam
Layer 2 Technologies 20%
Layer 3 Technologies 40%
VPN Technologies 20%
Infrastructure Security 5%
Infrastructure Services 15%

CCIE Collaboration Certification: CCIE Collaboration Certification is one of the popular certifications at specialist level and very much demanding in networking industries as it includes voice, video, data and Mobile applications. 

Prerequisites: There is no such prerequisite for this exam. Candidates applying for Collaboration should have deep knowledge and we suggest you have at least three to five years of job experience before attempting certification to make you more practically applicable for the IT industries.

Exam number: 400-051 CCIE Collaboration

Duration: 120 Minutes (90 – 110 questions)

Written exam topics:

Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam
Cisco Collaboration Infrastructure 10%
Telephony Standards and Protocols 12%
Cisco Unified Communications Manager [CUCM] 22%
Cisco IOS UC Applications and Features 16%
Quality of Service and Security in Cisco Collaboration Solutions 12%
Cisco Unity Connection 8%
Cisco Unified Contact Center Express 4%
Cisco Unified IM and Presence 6%
Evolving Technologies 10%

Lab exam topics:

Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam
Configure and Troubleshoot Cisco Collaboration Infrastructure 5%
Configure and Troubleshoot Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) 40%
Configure and Troubleshoot Cisco IOS UC Applications and Features 25%
Configure and Troubleshoot QoS and Security in Cisco Collaboration Solutions 7%
Configure and Troubleshoot Cisco Unity Connection 10%
Configure and Troubleshoot Cisco Unified Contact Center Express (UCCX) 5%
Configure and Troubleshoot Cisco Unified IM Presence 8%

CCIE Security Certification: This is a certification which removes the risks of hacking or protecting the website and networks from security-related risks it includes security protocols, implementing security policies, removal of risks from an organization.

Prerequisites: There is no such prerequisite for this exam. Aspirants must have deep knowledge and skills for Security and we recommend having three to five years of job experience before attempting certification as this is a highly paid and demanding certification.

Exam number: 400-251 CCIE Security Duration: 120 Minutes (90 – 110 questions) Written exam and lab exam topics:

Exam topics Percentage to appear in written exam Percentage to appear in lab exam
Perimeter Security and Intrusion Prevention 21% 23%
Advanced Threat Protection and Content Security 17% 19%
Secure Connectivity and Segmentation 17% 19%
Identity Management, Information Exchange, and Access Control 22% 24%
Infrastructure Security, Virtualization, and Automation 13% 15%
Evolving Technologies 10% N/A

CCIE Service Provider Certification: CCIE Service Provider Certification program is for Service Provider Network Engineer and it is for designers who focus on latest service provider trends and techniques.

Prerequisites: There is no such prerequisite for this exam. Participants preparing for Service Provider must have excellent grip in their domains and we will suggest you have two to five years of job experience before attempting certification for your best growth in future.

Exam number: 400-201 CCIE Service Provider Duration: 120 Minutes (90 – 110 questions) Written exam and lab exam topics:

Exam topics Percentage to appear in written exam Percentage to appear in lab exam
Core Routing 25% 30%
Service Provider Architecture and Services 21% 22%
Access and Aggregation 18% 21%
High Availability and Fast Convergence 14% 15%
Service Provider Security, Operation, and Management 12% 12%
Evolving Technologies 10% N/A

CCIE Data Center Certification: CCIE Data Center Certification is an expert level certification which brings a candidate to install, configure, and maintain data center technology. It makes easy appliances to organize, circulate and store the data for a business organization. 

Prerequisites: There is no such prerequisite for this exam. One must have deep knowledge of Data Center as this is highly demanding certification and recommended the experience of three to five years to gain all reliable benefits of certification.

Exam number: 400-151 CCIE Data Center

Duration: 120 Minutes (90 – 110 questions)

Written exam and lab exam topics:

Exam topics Percentage to appear in written exam Percentage to appear in lab exam
Cisco Data Center L2/L3 Technologies 24% 27%
Cisco Data Center Network Services 12% 13%
Data Center Storage Networking and Compute 23% 26%
Data Center Automation and Orchestration 13% 14%
Data Center Fabric Infrastructure 18% 14%
Evolving Technologies 10% N/A

CCIE Wireless CertificationCCIE Wireless Certification is an expert level certification in which a candidate who passes the exam has all detailed knowledge of wireless networking and wireless local area networking technologies.

Prerequisites: CCIE Wireless Certification is an expert level certification in which a candidate who passes the exam has all detailed knowledge of wireless networking and wireless local area networking technologies.

Exam number: 400-201 CCIE Wireless

Duration: 120 Minutes (90 – 110 questions)

Written exam and lab exam topics:

  • Written Exam Topics v3.0: This exam is for those who are willing to attempt the exam before November 8, 2017.
Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam
Planning & Designing WLAN Technologies 11%
Configure and Troubleshoot the Network Infrastructure 10%
Configure and Troubleshoot an Autonomous Deployment Model 10%
Configure and Troubleshoot a Unified Deployment Model (Centralized) 18%
Configure and Troubleshoot a Unified Deployment Model (Converged) 11%
Configure and Troubleshoot Security & Identity Management 10%
Configure and Troubleshoot Prime Infrastructure and MSE 10%
Configure and Troubleshoot WLAN media and application services 10%
Evolving Technologies 10%

Lab Exam Topics v3.0: This exam is for those who are willing to attempt the exam before November 8, 2017.

Exam topics Percentage to appear in exam
Configure and Troubleshoot the Network Infrastructure 12%
Configure and Troubleshoot an Autonomous Deployment Model 10%
Configure and Troubleshoot a Unified Deployment Model (Centralized) 23%
Configure and Troubleshoot a Unified Deployment Model (Converged) 17%
Configure and Troubleshoot Security & Identity Management 15%
Configure and Troubleshoot Prime Infrastructure and MSE 10%
Configure and Troubleshoot WLAN media and application services 13%
  • Unified Exam Topics v3.1: This exam is for those who are willing to attempt the exam on November 8, 2017, and afterwards.
Exam topics Percentage to appear in written exam Percentage to appear in lab exam
Plan and Design WLAN Technologies 16% N/A
Configure and Troubleshoot the Network Infrastructure 12% 15%
Configure and Troubleshoot an Autonomous Deployment Model 8% 12%
Configure and Troubleshoot AireOS appliance, virtual, and Mobility Express controllers 18% 27%
Configure and Troubleshoot Wireless Security & Identity Management with ISE 13% 17%
Configure and Troubleshoot Prime Infrastructure and MSE/CMX 12% 15%
Configure and Troubleshoot WLAN media and application services 11% 14%
Evolving Technologies 10% N/A

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