CCIE – Routing and Switching

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
Pearson VUE

Exam Description

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%


56 thoughts on “CCIE – Routing and Switching”

  1. Dear,
    You really need to upgrade the material in CCIE RS Lab sections. All the videos are old and none of them are working!!! this forum is going down day by day unfortunately

  2. Hi, i am CCNP certified but i am still not getting any break in core networking I work in windows environment still…SO i have show some fake exp in my resume. but i m unable to speak properly over that experience. IF some senior engineer or experience person can help me out to prepare me to It would be help I will pay for the time and efforts.

    1. hey nexus i don’t think so after studing ccnp u need any body assistance i think is common in all of us cisco certified people that no one remember the complete cmd and in companies we should only be carefull before changing any thing just note down wht changed u had made or check from the basic where is the problem there is no hurry my friend the companies always know that it’ll take time i am doing my ccna and hope it will get it in 2 to 3 months but i m also working in branch office as a support engineer because i am a mcse security plus you also find this kind of job and have some experience with engineers when the work on r&s best of luck …..!

  3. Please recommend which book need to study for R&S Written exam . There is so many editions. I have heared Jeff doyle covers all the topics in R & S.

    Any one Please advice>>>>>>>>

  4. Dear CareerCert,

    I got my CCIE number R&S, I would like to say “Thanx” for all your efforts for managing this site…

    God bless you….

  5. Hi CareerCert,
    I am not very sure whether this is the correct place for this question but still the question is will i get a good job if I only pass CCIE R&S written(no CCNA or CCNP certification). Thanks

    1. First of all, employers doesn’t care about certificates unless you are a complete CCIE. On the other hand, you could get a good job WITHOUT any certificate if you know the stuff well. Employers only want the perfection in your work. They do not judge you by your certificates. Certificates are a measure to test your own knowledge.
      It is the knowledge that matters in the end !


  6. Hi Careercert, I just need to share an feedback on the IPexpert Blended Learning Solution R&S. If you have you share else we can even go for the Groupbuy if feasible.
    Kindly do the needfull.
    You can reach me on [email protected]

  7. i need CCNA R&S Dumps of Testinside 430 ques.
    can you provide those dumps bcoz iam going to take the exam on 2-08-2010 and kindly confirm is testinside 17.14 ver is still valid or upto which month it is valid.

  8. mate sybex is good for only for CCNP and CCIE everybody study from cisco press books.
    You don't have any other option..

  9. Hello guys, I am using the the CCIE R&S certification guide 4th eddition. I dont like the book. Has anybody tried other books? how are they?
    I used sybex for my ccna and I cannot compare the two. sybex was so nice!

    [email protected]

  10. heloo CC
    I found some eror in Video 3 . It download but didnt open properly as it contained some error . i checked this thrice . please update it

  11. heloo CC
    I found some eror in Video 3 . It download but didnt open properly as it contained some error . i checked this thrice . please update it

  12. HI guys,
    I have decided to just practise CCNP and them attempt CCIE without attempting CCNP…. wot do u think about this idea?

  13. Hello carrercert & everyone! I'm building a LAB and would like to know if a 3560 SMI can be upgraded to EMI image with no problem. I already have the IOS versions I need. Thanks!

  14. Hey rexblue…

    I used Passguide,TI . Both are almost same and almost similar to the real exam!!!!!

    you can find the both on this site.


  15. Hey Careercert,

    Any suggestions on what to use for 350-001..I have P4S with 262 qs,TI 7.21 and passguide 150 Qs.Also anyone who has written the exam recently Please share your Views as i have my exam on saturday.


  16. Dear CareerCert,

    I have just checked the pass4sure web site for the CCIE R&S written exam 350-001 and it shows that pass4sure has just updated its version for this exam 24th Sept 2009

    Can you please post this version at asap?
    Please I have to do the exam next Saturday so your prompt help is highly appreciated.

    Looking forward to hearing from you

    Best regards,

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