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 [...]