CCIE

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CCIE, or Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert, is a prestigious and highly advanced certification in the field of networking. Offered by Cisco Systems, it validates expert-level skills in designing, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting complex network infrastructure solutions. CCIE holders are recognized for their deep technical knowledge and practical expertise, making them sought-after professionals in the networking industry.

Course Description

CCIE certification holds substantial value in the networking field, validating a professional’s prowess in handling complex networking environments. It qualifies individuals for roles like network architects, senior network engineers, and consultants, equipped to craft sophisticated solutions and tackle evolving networking challenges.

The CCIE lab exam is a hands-on practical exam that requires candidates to configure, troubleshoot, and optimize complex network scenarios using real Cisco hardware and software. The format varies depending on the specific CCIE track but typically includes a set of tasks to be completed within a fixed time frame.

Cisco offers official study materials, including documentation, whitepapers, and practice labs specific to each CCIE track. Additionally, there are various third-party resources, online training courses, and practice exams that can aid in comprehensive exam preparation

Most CCIE lab exams are still conducted at physical Cisco lab locations. However, Cisco has been introducing remote proctoring options for some exams, allowing candidates to take certain written exams from their own locations. Check Cisco's official website for the most current exam delivery options.

The pass rate for the CCIE lab exam can vary depending on the track and the time period considered. It's generally recognized that the CCIE exam is challenging, and the pass rate tends to be lower compared to lower-level certifications. Diligent preparation, hands-on experience, and deep understanding of networking concepts are key to success.

No, the CCIE certification is not valid indefinitely. As of my last update, CCIE certifications are valid for two years. To maintain your certification, you must recertify within the two-year period by passing a designated recertification exam or earning certain Continuing Education

What you'll learn

  • Cisco CCIE Enterprise Advanced Routing and Switching VLANS and VLAN Trunking Protocol Etherchannel Spanning Tree Protocol Policy Based Routing Generic Route Encapsulation Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)

Requirements

  • Expert Level course. Recommend at least five years of experience with infrastructure routing and switching.

Curriculam

CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure Course Introduction

EVE-NG Community Version Introduction and Setup on PC and Server
EVE-NG Pro Version Introduction, Setup and Creating Labs with it
Layer 2 Technologies Theory Part 1
Layer 2 Technologies Theory Part 2
Layer 2 Technologies Theory Part 3
Layer 2 Technologies Lab Part 1
Layer 2 Technologies Lab Part 2
Layer 2 Technologies Lab Part 3
Layer 2 Technologies Lab Part 4
Layer 2 Technologies Lab Part 5

Reliability in Networking

Scalability in IT and Networking in General
OPEX, CAPEX and TCO Discussion
Flexibility and Modularity in Networking
Network Merger and Acquisitions Key Topics
High Availability in Networking
Convergence in Routing Protocols
Some Routing Best Practices
Load Balancing and Load Sharing Discussion
Redistribution
Optimal and Suboptimal Routing
Network Topologies - Ring , Hub and Spoke , Mesh
Security in Network Infrastructure
Simplicity and Complexity in Networking
Resiliency
Fast Convergence and Fast Reroute

OSPF Design Part 1

OSPF Design Part 2
OSPF Design Part 3
OSPF Design Part 4
OSPF Lab Topology 1 - Backbone Area and Prefix Suppression - Part A
OSPF Lab Topology 1 - Backbone Area and Prefix Suppression - Part B
OSPF Lab Topology 1 - LSA Type 2 and Type 3 - Part A
OSPF Lab Topology 1 - LSA Type 2 and Type 3 - Part B
OSPF Lab Topology 1 - LSA Type 4 and Type 5 - Part A
OSPF Lab Topology 1 - E1 vs E2 and Hot-Potato vs Cold-Potato Routing - Part B
OSPF Lab Topology 1 - Stub and Totally Stubby Areas
OSPF Lab Topology 1 - NSSA
OSPF Lab Topology 1 - Totally NSSA
OSPF Lab Topology 1 - Summarization and Filtering
OSPF Lab Topology 2 - OSPFv3 and Virtual Links - Part A
OSPF Lab Topology 2 - OSPFv3 and Virtual Links - Part B
OSPF Lab Topology 2 - Authentication and Encryption in OSPFv3
Microloop - Permanent Loop - Control Plane Convergence
OSPF Questions and the Answers

BGP Theory and Design - Fast Introduction to Multiple Topics - 2 hours

BGP Confederation Theory and Design
BGP Optimal Route Reflection, Shadow RR (Diverse Path) and Add Path Design and Lab
CCIE EI BGP Lab Part 1 - (1 hour 12 min)
CCIE EI BGP Lab Part 2 (1 hour 20 min)
CCIE EI BGP Lab Part 3 (1 hour 15 min)
CCIE EI BGP Lab Part
CCIE EI BGP Lab Part 5

CCIE Enterprise MPLS Theory and Design Part 1 -

CCIE Enterprise MPLS Theory and Design Part 2
MPLS Lab Part 1
MPLS Lab Part 2 -
MPLS Lab Part 3 -
MPLS Lab Part 4 -
MPLS Lab Part 5
MPLS Lab Part 6 -
MPLS Lab Part 7 -
EVPN Route Types - Deep Dive

VPN Theory Part 1 - GRE, mGRE, IPSEC

VPN Theory Part 2 - DMVPN
VPN Theory Part 3 - GETVPN and LISP
VPN Lab Part 1 - GRE, mGRE
VPN Lab Part 2 - IPSEC , VTI , DMVPN
VPN Lab Part 3 - DMVPN
VPN Lab Part 4 - GET VPN
VPN Lab Part 4 - GET VPN

NAT - Course Introduction

NAT Course - Overloading NAT
NAT Course - Port Forwarding
NAT Course - Static NAT with 1 to 1 Mapping for Hosts
NAT Course - Static 1 to 1 NAT
NAT Course - Dynamic NAT (Reversable)
NAT Course - Static 1 to 1 NAT (Extendable)
NAT Course - Dynamic NAT (1 to 1 Host Mapping)
NAT Course - Virtual Server and VIP
NAT Course - VRF Aware NAT (VRF - Global Context)
NAT Course - Static NAT (Outside to Inside)
NAT Course - VRF Aware CGNAT-LSN
NAT Course - NAT64
NAT Course - NAT64 (IPv4 to IPv6)

Multicast Theory and Design Part 1

Multicast Theory and Design Part 2
IP Multicast Lab Part 1
IP Multicast Lab Part 2
IP Multicast Lab Part 3

IP and MPLS Course Introduction

What is QoS?
Different QoS Approaches
IP Precedence, DSCP and PHB Values
QoS Toolset - Classification and Marking
QoS Toolset - Policing and Shaping
Queing Theory - FIFO and PQ
Custom Queing and Weighted Fair Queing - WFQ
CB-WFQ and LLQ
Queing Methods Comparison
TCP and UDP Reaction to Packet Loss
Tail Drop, Global Synchronization and TCP Starvation
RED and WRED
QoS Best Practices
4 Class, 8 Class and 12 Class QoS Deployment Models
MPLS Diffserv Tunnelling Modes - Uniform, Short-Pipe and Pipe Models
Diffserv Aware MPLS Traffic Engineering - Why DS-TE, CT, TE and BC Concepts
Diffserv Aware Traffic Engineering - Russian Dolls Model and Maximum Allocation Models
Diffserv Aware Traffic Engineering - Russian Dolls and MAM Model Example Topology
Diffserv Aware Traffic Engineering - Russian Dolls vs MAM Model Comparison
QoS Extra Study Resources
IP and MPLS QoS Course Summary

IPv6 Zero to Hero Course Introduction (Sample Video)

IPv6 Business Drivers (Sample Video)
IPv6 Address Assignments to the Hosts
IPv6 Addresses Unicast, Multicast, Anycast
IPv6 Header and Fragmentation
Getting IPv6 Addresses and PI vs PA Discussion
IPv6 Address Planning Fundamentals
IPv6 Address Plan Example for ISP Network
IPv6 Transition Mechanisms in General Overview
IPv6 Dual Stack Overview
IPv6 Happy Eyeballs
IPv6 Dual Stack Requirements and Challanges with Dual Stack
IPv6 Transition Mechanisms – Tunnel Overview
IPv6 Transition Manual/Configured Tunnels
IPv6 Transition – Semi Automatic Tunnels – Tunnel Brokers
IPv6 Transition – Automatic Tunnels Overview
IPv6 Transition – 6to4 Automatic Tunnels
IPv6 Transition Automatic Tunnels 6RD – 6 Rapid Deployment
IPv6 Transition Automatic Tunnels – ISATAP
IPv6 Transition Automatic Tunnels – TEREDO
IPv6 Transition – Automatic Tunnels – DS Lite
IPv6 Transition -Translation NAT 44 and NAT 64 and DNS64
IPv6 Transition – Translation – CGN
IPv6 Transition – Translation – 464 XLAT
IPv6 Routing Protocols Overview
IPv6 Routing Protocols – OSPFv3 Overview
IPv6 Routing Protocols OSPFv2 vs OSPF v3 Comparison
IPv6 Routing Protocols – IS-IS
IPv6 Routing Protocols – EIGRP for IPv6
IPv6 Routing Protocols – BGP in IPv6
IPv6 in MPLS General Overview
IPv6 6PE Service
IPv6 6VPE
IPv6 in MPLS Summary
IPv6 QoS
IPv6 Multicast
IPv6 Discussions - Will IPv6 Replace IPv4
IPv6 Discussions -Does IPv6 have better Security compare to IPv4
IPv6 Discussions - Can IPv6 Addresses be finished
IPv6 Discussions - Will IPv6 reduce NAT Deployments
IPv6 Discussions - Does IPv4 Running Out
IPv6 Course Summary
IPv6 Quiz - Questions and Answers - Part 1 (Sample Video)
IPv6 Quiz Questions and Answers - Part 2
IPv6 Quiz - Questions and Answers - Part 3
IPv6 Quiz - Questions and Answers - Part 4
IPv6 Quiz - Questions and Answers - Part 5
IPv6 Quiz - Questions and Answers Part 6
IPv6 Quiz - Questions and Answers - Part 7
IPv6 Quiz - Questions and Answers - Part 8
IPv6 Quiz - Questions and Answers - Part 9
IPv6 Quiz - Questions and Answers - Part 10
IPv6 Quiz - Questions and Answers - Part 11
IPv6 Quiz - Questions and Answers - Part 12

Cisco SD-WAN Course - Theory and Design - What is SD-WAN

Cisco SD-WAN Course - Theory and Design - Cisco SD-WAN Components
Cisco SD-WAN Course - Theory and Design - Cisco SD-WAN Planes
Cisco SD-WAN Course - Theory and Design - OMP, TLOC and Service Routes
Cisco SD-WAN Course - Theory and Design - VPNs, IPSec and BFD
Cisco SD-WAN Course - Theory and Design - Templates and Policies
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Introduction and Overview (Sample Video)
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Onboarding the Controllers
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Getting the Serial File
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Onboarding a vEdge Device
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Onboarding a cEdge Device
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Service VPNs, OMP Routes and TLOCs
SD-WAN Viptela Lab TLOC Extension
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Feature Templates
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Feature Templates
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Policies Overview
SD-WAN Lab Centralized Policies Part 1
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Centralized Policies Part 2
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Centralized Policies Part 3
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Centralized Policies Part 4
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Centralized Policies Part 5
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Centralized Policies Part 6
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Centralized Policies Part 7
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Centralized Policies Part 8
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Centralized Policies Part 9
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Centralized Policies Part 10
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Centralized Policies Part 11
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Localized Policies Part 1
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Localized Policies Part 2
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Localized Policies Part 3
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Localized Policies Part 4
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Localized Policies Part 5
SD-WAN Lab Localized Policies Part 6
SD-WAN Viptela Lab NAT Part 1
SD-WAN Viptela Lab NAT Part 2
SD-WAN Viptela Lab Zone Based Firewall

SD-Access Theory - Part 1

SD-Access Theory – Part 2
SD-Access Theory - Part 3