2013 Latest CCIE Study Guide

EnsurepassCCIE® (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier certification for networking professionals, and certifies an individual’s networking skills at the expert level. Candidates who pass both of the required exams, one written and one in a hands-on lab environment, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco Systems. Learn more about CCIE certification from Cisco Systems. Prerequisites There are no prerequisites for CCIE certification, but at least three years of practical experience Read more [...]

General Troubleshooting and Verification Techniques

EnsurepassA listing of articles discussing CCIE Lab exam troubleshooting. Wendell Odom tries the new CCIE v4 troubleshooting section for himself and has some thoughts on how to prep for the CCIE Routing and Switching troubleshooting section. From Cisco, a list of error codes and error messages. Also how to create core dumps. A MUST READ series of articles from Scott Morris of Internetwork Expert: CCIE troubleshooting part 1 CCIE troubleshooting part 2 CCIE troubleshooting Read more [...]

CCIE Study Tips

Ensurepass Disclaimer Listed here is the collection of tips and strategies that I found helpful in passing my CCIE exam on my first attempt. This information is provided as my personal recommendations, and are not endorsed by Cisco Systems. Furthermore, I took the exam before the switch to the one-day format. Unfortunately I do not have much advice to offer based on the new format (except to type fast!), but the core topics and advice below should still apply. Basic Strategy I cannot provide Read more [...]

CCIE Routing and Switching Reading List – Books

EnsurepassBooks that have been suggested for reading when preparing for the CCIE Lab exam CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide (4th Edition) by Wendell, Odom and Donohue Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1 and Routing TCP/IP, Volume II by Jeff Doyle CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide (4th Edition) By Dave Hucaby. Internet Routing Architectures by Sam Halabi Developing IP Multicast Networks, Volume I By Beau Williamson Cisco QOS Exam Certification Guide Read more [...]

CCIE Policies

EnsurepassCandidates should be familiar with the policies for CCIE program participation, as stated below. Conduct Candidates must agree they will not compromise the integrity or confidentiality of any Cisco certification exam or certification program. Prohibited actions are described in the Cisco Career Certifications and Confidentiality Agreement. Remedies for violating the policy can include a lifetime ban on all future exams and voiding of all previous certifications. Confidentiality The Read more [...]

From Network Manager to Blogger to CCIE – Ethan Banks

EnsurepassIn April 2010, after nearly 4.5 years with Chase Paymentech Solutions, Ethan Banks, CCIE #20655, left to begin a new job with SkillSoft, an e-learning technology provider and Cisco Authorized  Learning Partner. Describe your current job and what a typical day is like for you. I have recently changed jobs. Most recently, I was at Chase Paymentech Solutions, as a member of a team of 6 people. I was the network architecture manager on the team and did design, implementation, and maintenance Read more [...]

CCIE Written Exam Information

EnsurepassCCIE Certification Involves Two Exams(Written and Lab) The focus is on identifying experts capable of understanding and navigating the subtleties, intricacies and challenges of end-to-end networking. To become certified, you must pass both a written qualification exam AND the corresponding hands-on lab exam. This section provides general information on CCIE exams; detailed information on the topics covered in the exams is found in the Track Details. The First Step Toward Certification Written Read more [...]

CCIE Lab Exam Information

EnsurepassCCIE Certification Involves Two Exams The focus is on identifying experts capable of understanding and navigating the subtleties, intricacies and challenges of end-to-end networking. To become certified, you must pass both a written qualification exam AND the corresponding hands-on lab exam. This section provides general information on CCIE exams; detailed information on the topics covered in the exams is found in the Track Details. Lab Exam Information The Final Step in Earning Read more [...]

10 CCIE LAB TIPS

Ensurepass1. Read the entire exam – now I know everyone is saying that and even Cisco it advising that in there site, but this is one of the important things you need to do before you start configuring as when you start configuring, your mind is set to different mode and you will miss important details. 2. Take Notes – In addition to step 1 you must know to take notes, what I mean you ask yourself?! Well when you read the exam you will probably be thinking “am I wasting my time reading when Read more [...]

Cisco Live! 2010 News & Updates – Summary

EnsurepassThw week of Cisco Live! 2010 in Las Vegas came to an end. It started on Sunday and up until Thursday, thousands (apparently more than 15.000) of network engineers gathered in one place to participate in the largest of Cisco’s social and learning events. Of course, we were there and here is just brief summary of the things future will bring There were two things that were on everyone’s mind before “Networkers” started. Will there be a new CCIE track announced (CCIE Data Center) Read more [...]

Become CCIE with Simulator FAQ

EnsurepassShould I use emulator like dynamips or buy real lab? Well, it depends. Dynamips is an emulator that somehow “tricks” the real IOS image so it will boot and run on standard PC. So far it can run IOS for 7200 routers, 3600, 3700 and 2600 series. So if you need to practice features outside those IOS, then you can’t do it with dynamips and must go with real lab. What does exactly dynamips lack of? Performance, even it doesn’t matter for CCIE practice lab, features that must be run Read more [...]

The Journey to Becoming a CCIE

EnsurepassAntonio Cunanan is an engineer with the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) team in Richardson, Texas. Two-and-a-half years ago, when Antonio was part of the Cisco TAC team in Australia, he embarked on a journey to attain his Cisco CCIE® Routing and Switching certification with his friend and colleague Andy Wang. When they completed their journey, Antonio and Andy assembled this slide deck to present to their fellow TAC engineers. Antonio created the presentation, which he and Andy Read more [...]

Ethan Banks: From Network Manager to Blogger to CCIE

EnsurepassIn April 2010, after nearly 4.5 years with Chase Paymentech Solutions, Ethan Banks, CCIE #20655, left to begin a new job with SkillSoft, an e-learning technology provider and Cisco Authorized  Learning Partner. Describe your current job and what a typical day is like for you. I have recently changed jobs. Most recently, I was at Chase Paymentech Solutions, as a member of a team of 6 people. I was the network architecture manager on the team and did design, implementation, and maintenance Read more [...]

Troubleshooting and its Role in the new CCIE Blueprints

EnsurepassTroubleshooting has always been a part of the CCIE lab in one form or another. Whether we look back to the days when the lab was a 2-day lab and the 2nd half of the 2nd day was entirely set aside for troubleshooting, or moving to the 1-day format where your own careless mistakes could mean you were in for a world of debugging to see what you did wrong, or even more recently up until now where Cisco began building small inherent errors into your initial configurations and then giving you Read more [...]

ASET CCIE R&S Labs

EnsurepassASET labs are presented in modules and offer advanced level practice in technologies covered on CCIE lab exams. For CCIE candidates looking for a more comprehensive approach, Cisco offers the CCIE Assessor Lab. Benefits The CCIE Assessor Lab offers an opportunity to improve lab performance:  Increases confidence and comfort level with lab exam Identifies gaps in preparation and knowledge  Helps develop effective test-taking strategy Provides hands-on equipment practice time Economical Read more [...]

Pass4sure ASET CCIE R&S Labs

EnsurepassASET labs are presented in modules and offer advanced level practice in technologies covered on CCIE lab exams. For CCIE candidates looking for a more comprehensive approach, Cisco offers the CCIE Assessor Lab. Benefits The CCIE Assessor Lab offers an opportunity to improve lab performance: Increases confidence and comfort level with lab exam Identifies gaps in preparation and knowledge Helps develop effective test-taking strategy Provides hands-on equipment practice time Economical Read more [...]

Pass4sure CCIE R&S V4.0 Real Lab and OEQ

EnsurepassThe following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the lab exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice. Exam Sections and Sub-task Objectives 1.00 Implement Layer 2 Technologies √ 1.10 Implement Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) (a) 802.1d (b) 802.1w (c) 801.1s (d) Read more [...]

Pass4sure CCIE SP Real Lab

EnsurepassThe blueprint is a detailed outline of the topics likely to appear on the lab exam. Knowledge of troubleshooting is an important skill and candidates are expected to diagnose and solve issues as part of the CCIE lab exam. The topics listed are guidelines and other relevant or related topics may also appear. In general, new product features become eligible for testing on CCIE lab exams six months after general release. Bridging and Switching VTP, VLAN, Trunk, Spanning tree Frame Read more [...]