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CCIE® (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.


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CCIE Self-Study Resources from Cisco Press

The Certification Self-Study Product Family is comprised of the Foundation Learning Guide Series, the CCIE Professional Development Series, the Practical Studies Series, the Official Cert Guide Series, Premium Edition ebook and Practice Guides, and the Quick Reference Series. These series offer a progressive, self-paced study routine for Cisco certification exams, with tools that help certification candidates learn exam topics, gain hands-on experience, prepare for the exam, and practice their test-taking skills. For more information on each series and how the books complement one another, visit our Series pages.

Routing and Switching
CCIE Professional Development: The CCIE Professional Development series teaches topics vital to CCIE testing success. Written by networking experts and reviewed by the Cisco CCIE team, these titles are valuable for exam preparation and general learning.

v.5.0 / v.5.1 Exams

CCIE Routing and Switching v5.1 Foundations: Bridging the Gap Between CCNP and CCIE

Official Certification Guides
Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide, Volume 1
Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide, Volume 2
Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide Library

Premium Edition eBook and Practice Tests
Premium Edition eBook and Practice Tests are digital-only products combining an Official Cert Guide eBook with additional exams in the Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine. The products contain:

  • Four full CCIE R&S Volume I exams and four full CCIE R&S Volume II practice exams (totaling 800+ CCIE R&S exam-realistic questions)
  • Direct links from each question to detailed tutorials
  • Performance tracking
  • PDF, EPUB, and MOBI (Kindle eBook) formats, which are accessible via your PC, tablet, eBook reader, or Smartphone

Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide Vol 1 Premium Edition eBook/Practice Test
Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Official Cert Guide, Vol 2 Premium Edition eBook/Practice Test

Practice Labs
Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Configuration Practice Labs
Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Troubleshooting Practice Labs
Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Configuration and Troubleshooting Practice Labs Bundle

Video Training
CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Exam Roundup LiveLessons—Networking Talks

CCIE Professional Development Series
Routing TCP/IP, Volume I, Second Ed.
Routing TCP/IP, Volume II, Second Ed.
Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols
IP Routing on Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR

CCIE Security v4.0 LiveLessons
CCIE Security v4.0 Practice Labs
CCIE Security Exam Quick Reference Sheets: Exam 350-018
CCIE Security v4.0 Quick Reference
CCIE Security v3.0 Cert Flash Cards Online
Network Security Technologies and Solutions
Cisco Next-Generation Security Solutions
Integrated Security Technologies and Solutions, Volume I

CCIE Voice 3.0 Quick Reference

CCIE Collaboration Quick Reference

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About CCIE

There are no prerequisites for CCIE certification, but at least three years of practical experience implementing, deploying, operating, and troubleshooting complex Cisco networks is recommended. You will also need a familiarity with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking solutions, extensive knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies, and an in-depth understanding of the protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and security devices.

To achieve CCIE certification, you must first pass a written qualification exam. After you pass the written exam, you qualify to schedule and take the corresponding, one-day lab exam on-site at a Cisco CCIE lab. The hands-on lab exam emphasizes Cisco equipment command knowledge and network troubleshooting skills.

Recertification is required every two years to maintain active status as a CCIE. A passing grade on any of the currently-available written exams satisfies the requirement. CCIE recertification automatically extends other Cisco Career Certifications.


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