CCIE Routing and Switching Certification
Expert level Cisco networking skills and expertise
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Routing & Switching certifies the expert-level skills required of network engineers to plan, prepare, operate, monitor and troubleshoot a complex, converged network infrastructure. Professionals who achieve Cisco CCIE certification have demonstrated expert network engineering skills and mastery of Cisco products and solutions.
Step One: CCIE Routing and Switching Written Exam
You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam that covers networking topics such as IP, IP routing, bridging and switch-related technologies as well as some equipment commands before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam.
Step Two: CCIE Routing and Switching Lab Exam
The eight-hour, hands-on lab exam tests your ability to configure actual equipment and troubleshoot the network in a timed test situation. You must pass the lab exam within three years of passing the written exam to achieve certification, and your first lab attempt must be made within 18 months.
CCIE Routing and Switching Written Exam (400-051)
CIE Routing and Switching Lab Exam
CCIE certifications are valid for two years. To recertify, you must pass one of the following:
- Earn the required credits through the Cisco Continuing Education Program
- Current CCIE Written or CCIE Lab Exam
- Current CCDE Written or CCDE Practical Exam
- CCAr interview AND the CCAr board review
Visit Cisco's site for additional recertification information.