Thursday, January 22, 2009


Please review the Lab Exam Overview for general information about the CCIE Routing and Switching lab exam. The 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.
  1. Bridging and Switching
    1. Frame relay
    2. Catalyst configuration: VLANs, VTP, STP, MSTP, RSTP, Trunk, Etherchannel, management, features, advanced configuration, Layer 3
    3. Tunneling

  2. IP IGP Routing
    1. OSPF
    2. EIGRP
    3. RIPv2
    4. IPv6: Addressing, RIPng, OSPFv3
    5. GRE
    6. ODR
    7. Filtering, redistribution, summarization and other advanced features

  3. BGP
    1. IBGP
    2. EBGP
    3. Filtering, redistribution, summarization, synchronization, attributes and other advanced features

  4. IP and IOS Features
    1. IP addressing
    2. DHCP
    3. HSRP
    4. IP services
    5. IOS user interfaces
    6. System management
    7. NAT
    8. NTP
    9. SNMP
    10. RMON
    11. Accounting
    12. SLA

  5. IP Multicast
    1. PIM-SM, bi-directional PIM
    2. MSDP
    3. Multicast tools, source specific multicast
    4. DVMRP
    5. Anycast

  6. QoS
    1. Quality of service solutions
    2. Classification
    3. Congestion management, congestion avoidance
    4. Policing and shaping
    5. Signaling
    6. Link efficiency mechanisms
    7. Modular QoS command line

  7. Security
    1. AAA
    2. Security server protocols
    3. Traffic filtering and firewalls
    4. Access lists
    5. Routing protocols security, catalyst security
    6. CBAC
    7. Other security features

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