CCIE-Routing and Switching
Written Exam – #400-101
Cost: USD 450
Duration: 120 minutes (Up to 150 minutes for non-English countries)
Questions: 90-110 questions
Available Languages: English
CCIE Prerequisites: None
Register: Pearson VUE
The Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching Written Exam will validate that professionals have the expertise to: configure, validate, and troubleshoot complex enterprise network infrastructure; understand how infrastructure components interoperate; and translate functional requirements into specific device configurations. The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed.
An Evolving Technologies section is included in the Written exam only. It will enable candidates to bridge their core technology expertise with knowledge of the evolving technologies that are being adopted at an accelerated pace, such as cloud, IoT, and network programmability.
It has been recalibrated and will consist of three subdomains and a total of five tasks for which the expected depth of knowledge will be focused on conceptual comprehension. The Evolving Technologies section will account for 10 percent of the total score while the remaining core technologies will account for 90 percent.
Requirements for Certification
There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required. Instead, candidates must first pass a written qualification exam and then the corresponding hands-on lab exam.
Written exams are administered by independent vendors at cost of US$450. Costs may vary due to exchange rates and local taxes (VAT, GST).
Candidates must make an initial attempt of the CCIE lab exam within 18 months of passing the CCIE written exam. Valid passing scores on written exams expire after 18 months.
The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.
1.0 Network Principles – 10%
2.0 Layer 2 Technologies – 13%
3.0 Layer 3 Technologies – 37%
4.0 VPN Technologies – 13%
5.0 Infrastructure Security – 5%
6.0 Infrastructure Services – 12%
7.0 Evolving Technologies – 10%