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CCIE R&S Certification

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE®) Routing and Switching validates the skills required of expert-level network engineers to plan, operate and troubleshoot complex, converged network infrastructure


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..

CCIE Certification Required Exams

Step One: CCIE Routing and Switching Written Exam

You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam, which covers networking concepts and some equipment commands before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam: 400-101 CCIE Routing and Switching Written exam.

Step Two: CCIE Routing and Switching Lab Exam

The eight-hour lab exam tests your ability to configure actual equipment and troubleshoot the network in a timed test situation.