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Breaking News : Cisco Reboots CCIE Certification

Breaking News : Cisco Reboots CCIE Certification

Breaking News

Today Cisco posted their official announcement on the upcoming changes for their CCIE Certification Program

Major announcement from Cisco CCIE program team to Cisco CCIE Certification program as a whole.

Cisco has made changes to all 6 tracks of the CCIE Program.

The following CCIE Certifications have been revised to a newer version

CCIE Collaboration v2.0 to CCIE Collaboration v3.0
CCIE Data Center v2.1 to CCIE Data Center v3.0
CCIE Security v5.0 to CCIE Security v6.0
CCIE Service Provider v4.1 to CCIE Service Provider v5.0

Cisco retired the following CCIE Certifications:

CCIE Routing & Switching v5.0
CCIE Wireless v3.1

Cisco introduced new CCIE Certifications:

CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure
CCIE Enterprise Wireless

The New CCIE Practical Exam Format

The 8 hours practical exam will assess candidates’ skills in designing, deploying, operating and optimizing complex network scenarios.

The exam consists out of 2 modules. These modules are fixed in time and will be delivered in a fixed sequence.

Module 1: Design (3 hours)
Module 2: Deploy, Operate and Optimize (5 hours)

Automation and Network Programmability skills, as per Exam Topics, are an integral part of both modules.

Candidates will be tested on varying technologies and solutions. A progressive storyline will be created throughout the entire 8 hours lab practical exam even though both modules independent from each other. Candidates will not be able to navigate back-and-forward between modules.

Module 1: Design (3 hours)

This module measures the ability to create, analyze, validate and optimize network designs, which is the base for all deployment activities. Candidates will need to:

  • Understand capabilities of different technologies, solutions and services.
  • Translate customer requirements into solutions.
  • Assess readiness to support proposed solutions.

The module is scenario-based, without access to any devices. Candidates will be provided with a set of documentation required to discern before answering web-based items.

Examples of documentation include email threads, high-level design, network topology diagrams, customer requirements and restrictions, etc. Examples of web-based items include Drag-and-Drop, Multiple-Choice-Single-Answer, Multiple-Choice-Multiple-Answer, Dropdown items, etc.

During this module backward navigation will be disabled. As such, candidates will not have full visibility on all questions within this module. Points value(s) associated to each item are not displayed within this module.

Module 2: Deploy, Operate and Optimize (5 hours)

In this module, candidates will be deploying, operating and optimizing network technologies and solutions.

  • Deploy: Candidates will build the network according to the design specifications, customer requirements and restrictions. All steps required for a successful network implementation will be covered, including configuring, integrating and troubleshooting the commissioning of technologies and solutions, as per Exam Topics.
  • Operate and Optimize: Candidates will operate and optimize network technologies and solutions. This includes monitoring network health, network performance, configure the network to improve service quality, reduce disruptions, mitigate outages, reduce operating costs, and maintain high availability, reliability, and security, as well as diagnose potential issues and adjust configurations to align to changing business goals and/or technical requirements.

This module provides a setup that is very close to an actual production network environment and will consist of both hands-on (device access) as well as web-based items. Where possible, a virtualized lab environment will be used in this module. Please refer to the equipment and software list for more detailed information.

During this module backward navigation will be enabled.

Candidates will have full visibility on all questions within this module. Points value(s) associated to each item are displayed within this module.

How will Octa Networks help students who are preparing for the existing CCIE before it expires ?

Octa Networks has a tremendous history in CCIE Success Stories.

Our fast-paced boot camp will make you ready for the CCIE Lab in less than 3 months.

We had students who have passed the lab in less than 2 months.

Click here to contact us for  our CCIE Training Programs.

If you enroll now you get flat 40% discount on our listed price.


Future Plans of Octa Networks for the Next Generation CCIE Certifications ?

Octa Networks has a huge reach of people working in the Cisco Industry.

Currently our team is attending the annual Cisco Live! conference held in San Diego. Our team will be researching what topics have be included and excluded and how to prepare for the new CCIE’s and Exam Format.

We have always been one of the first training center in the world to prepare CCIE aspirants to pass CCIE.

Currently we are the first training center in the world to successfully crack CCIE Datacenter v2.1 and CCIE Collaboration v2.0.

Previously we cracked CCIE Security v5.0 within 4 months of its launch and have back to back passing since then.

With our Octa CCIE’s and the teams experience we aim to be among the first training vendors to crack the Next Generation CCIE’s

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. I am busy preparing for my ccie routing and switching lab.

  2. I need a training to pass ccie rs v5

  3. I am ccnp (R&S) certified can i move to next level , without completing ccnp all exam. Also what is mean that ccie r&s has retired. Mean an updated version will be released or full track will be changed.

  4. When is this going to take effect?

  5. Suppose now we are doing ccie in routing and switching but everything have change,it is good for me ya it will affect on my ccie.
    Please suggest me in ccie routing and switching have same criteria. Or everything have change.

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