CCIE® (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier certification for networking professionals, and certifies an individual's networking skills at the expert level. Candidates who pass both of the required exams, one written and one in a hands-on lab environment, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco Systems. Learn more about CCIE certification from Cisco Systems.
There are no prerequisites for CCIE certification, but at least three years of practical experience implementing, deploying, operating, and troubleshooting complex Cisco networks is recommended. You will also need a familiarity with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking solutions, extensive knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies, and an in-depth understanding of the protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and security devices.
To achieve CCIE certification, you must first pass a written qualification exam. After you pass the written exam, you qualify to schedule and take the corresponding, one-day lab exam on-site at a Cisco CCIE lab. The hands-on lab exam emphasizes Cisco equipment command knowledge and network troubleshooting skills.
CCIE Routing and Switching track
350-001 Routing and Switching
351-029 Comprehensive Exam
Written Exam Blueprint
Lab Exam Blueprint
350-026 Content Networking
350-023 WAN Switching
Register at PearsonVUE.com to take the CCIE Exams
The Certification Self-Study Product Family is comprised of the Self-Study Guide Series, the CCIE Professional Development Series, the Practical Studies Series, the Exam Certification Guide Series, and the Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack Series. These series offer a progressive, self-paced study routine for Cisco certification exams, with tools that help certification candidates learn exam topics, gain hands-on experience, prepare for the exam, and practice their test taking skills. For more information on each series and how the books complement one another, visit our Series pages.
Routing and Switching
CCIE Professional Development: The CCIE Professional Development series teaches topics vital to CCIE testing success. Written by networking experts and reviewed by the Cisco CCIE team, these titles are valuable for exam preparation and general learning.
CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide, Fourth Ed.
CCIE Routing and Switching v4.0 Configuration Practice Labs, Second Ed.
CCIE Routing and Switching v4.0 Troubleshooting Practice Labs
CCIE Routing and Switching v4.0 Quick Reference
View the complete CCIE catalog from Cisco Press
Cisco Press Certification Self-Study books and software are part of a customized learning path from Cisco Systems that can include simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining.
Recertification is required every two years to maintain active status as a CCIE. A passing grade on any of the currently available written exams satisfies the requirement. CCIE recertification automatically extends other Cisco Career Certifications.
The Cisco Learning Network is an online community for Cisco certified customers that helps customers and partners interact, collaborate, learn, mentor peers, and prepare for certification exams via discussion forums, blogs, video interviews, wikis, and other interactive Web 2.0 technologies.