Achieving CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure certification proves your skills with complex enterprise infrastructure solutions. To earn CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure certification, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam that covers core enterprise infrastructure technologies, and a hands-on lab exam that covers enterprise networks through the entire network lifecycle, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.
Exams and recommended training
To earn CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam and hands-on lab exam.
Step 1: Pass the qualifying exam
The qualifying exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies, focuses on your knowledge of enterprise networking infrastructure.
The qualifying exam earns a specialist certification, so you can get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.
Step 2: Pass the lab exam
Last date to test: April 26, 2020
The CCIE lab exam is an 8-hour, hands-on exam which requires you to configure and troubleshoot a series of complex networks to given specifications.
First date to test: April 27, 2020
This 8-hour hands-on lab exam covers the end-to-end lifecycle of complex enterprise networks, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.
There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure, but you should have a thorough understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.
CCIE candidates are recommended to have five to seven years of experience with designing, deploying, operating and optimizing enterprise networking technologies and solutions prior to taking the exam.
CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure certification is valid for three years.