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Course Information

Certification summary

The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE Routing & Switching) certification is accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certification in the industry. Network Engineers holding an active Cisco CCIE certification are recognised for their expert network engineering skills and mastery of Cisco products and solutions. The CCIE community has established a reputation of leading the networking industry in deep technical networking knowledge and are deployed into the most technically challenging network assignments.

Exam Information

Exam summary

The CCIE Training Package is made up of the following modules:

400-101 - CCIE

A closer look...

Cisco introduced the CCIE certification in 1993 to assist the industry in distinguishing the top echelon of internetworking experts worldwide. Today, CCIE certification holders represent less than 3% of all certified Cisco professionals and less than 1% of the networking professionals worldwide.

Career & Job Opportunities

Within the UK, the average salary of a CCIE certified professional is £55,000pa. The average salary for an CCIE graduate is estimated to be £42,500pa. After graduation, you can find work such as a Technical Design Authority or a Senior Network Engineer with relative ease.

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jobs for the CISCO CCIE Training

We will work with you to ensure that you can find work in IT after completing your CCIE course

Working with JobcentrePlus and our Recruitment Partners across the UK, we will work with you to ensure that you can find work in IT (an not in any job) through job interviews and applications. We aim to get you in an IT job role on completion of your CCIE. If you have no qualification or background in IT, we will provide you with the necessary training for the experience required. For existing CCIE professionals, we can upgrade your qualifications and improve your career prospects. Do not allow your lack of experience or self-confidence deny you from a career in I.T - it is a lot easier (and enjoyable too) than most people think, once you learn the basics.

  • Take on a new adventure with the CCIE interactive video demos
  • Promotions. Gain access to the CCIE course library for 10 days.

  • Contact us about our CCIE student placement service
  • If your aim is employment/career advancements through IT training, see how you can achieve this together with your tutor.


of CCIE Professionals are being offered a salary of more than £42,500pa in the UK.

The one exam

The CISCO: CCIE Training Package is the latest generation in Cisco technology and as such there is no current retirement plan for its exams. Below is a breakdown of the exams for this certification and how they are made up.

More Exam Information

(Routing & Switching): 350-001

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed:

- Implement Layer 2 Technologies
- Implement IPv4
- Implement IPv6
- Implement MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
- Implement IP Multicast


CCIE Routing & Switching 350-001

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

  • 1.0 Implement Layer 2 Technologies (16%)
    • Implement Layer 2 Technologies
    • Implement VLAN VTP
    • Implement trunk and trunk protocols, EtherChannel, and load balancing
    • Implement Ethernet technologies
    • Implement SPAN, RSPAN, and flow control
    • Implement Frame Relay
  • 2.0 Implement IPv4 (10%)
    • Implement IPv4 addressing, subnetting, and VLSM
    • Implement IPv4 tunneling and GRE
    • Implement IPv4 RIPv2
    • Implement IPv4 OSPF
    • Implement IPv4 EIGRP
    • Implement IPv4 BGP
    • Implement policy routing
    • Implement Cisco PfR and Cisco OER
    • Implement filtering, route redistribution, summarization, synchronization, attributes, and other advanced features
  • 3.0 Implement IPv6 (4%)
    • Implement IPv6 addressing and different addressing types
    • Implement IPv6 neighbor discovery
    • Implement basic IPv6 functionality protocols
    • Implement tunneling techniques
    • Implement OSPFv3
    • Implement EIGRPv6
    • Implement filtering and route redistribution
  • 4.0 Implement MPLS Layer 3 VPNs (4%)
    • Implement MPLS
    • Implement Layer 3 VPNs on provider edge (PE), provider (P), and customer edge (CE) routers
    • Implement VRF and Multi-VRF Customer Edge (VRF-Lite)
  • 5.0 Implement IP Multicast (6%)
    • Implement PIM sparse mode
    • Implement MSDP
    • Implement interdomain multicast routing
    • Implement PIM Auto-RP, unicast RP, and BSR
    • Implement multicast tools, features, and source-specific multicast
    • Implement IPv6 multicast, PIM, and related multicast protocols such as MLD
  • 6.0 Implement Network Security (9%)
    • Implement access lists
    • Implement zone-based firewall
    • Implement uRPF
    • Implement IP source guard
    • Implement AAA (configuring the AAA server is not required, only the client side is configured)
    • Implement CoPP
    • Implement Cisco IOS Firewall
    • Implement Cisco IOS IPS
    • Implement SSH
    • Implement IEEE 802.1X
    • Implement NAT
    • Implement routing protocol authentication
    • Implement device access control
    • Implement security features
  • 7.0 Implement Network Services (3%)
    • Implement HSRP
    • Implement GLBP
    • Implement VRRP
    • Implement NTP
    • Implement DHCP
    • Implement WCCP
  • 8.0 Implement QoS (6%)
    • Implement MQC
    • Implement Layer 2 QoS: WRR, SRR, and policies
    • Implement LFI for Frame Relay
    • Implement generic traffic shaping
    • Implement RSVP
    • Implement Cisco AutoQoS
  • 9.0 Troubleshoot a Network (30%)
    • Troubleshoot complex Layer 2 network issues
    • Troubleshoot complex Layer 3 network issues
    • Troubleshoot a network in response to application problems
    • Troubleshoot network services
    • Troubleshoot network security
  • 10.0 Optimize the Network (6%)
    • Implement syslog and local logging
    • Implement IP SLA
    • Implement NetFlow
    • Implement SPAN, RSPAN, and RITE
    • Implement SNMP
    • Implement Cisco IOS EEM
    • Implement RMON
    • Implement FTP
    • Implement TFTP
    • Implement TFTP server on router
    • Implement SCP
    • Implement HTTP and HTTPS
    • Implement Telnet
  • 11.0 Evaluate Proposed Changes to a Network (6%
    • Evaluate interoperability of proposed technologies against deployed technologies
    • Determine the operational effect of proposed changes to an existing network
    • Suggest alternative solutions when incompatible changes are proposed to an existing network

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