CCIE R&S Written Exam – Introduction

CCIE R&S Written Exam – Introduction

CCNP level of knowledge of…

– Layer 2

• Ethernet, Frame Relay, HDLC, PPP, Bridging

– Layer 3

• IPv4, IPv6, Routing Logic, RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, Multicast, MPLS

– Misc.

• QoS, IOS Security, IOS Features & Management

http://www.cisco.com/go/ccie

• Exam Topics

• Exam Tutorial

– Review type of exam questions

Recommended Readings (WOW!)

• CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide

• Routing TCP/IP, Volume I

• Routing TCP/IP, Volume II

• Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols

• Inside Cisco IOS Software Architecture (CCIE Professional Development Series)

• Cisco LAN Switching (CCIE Professional Development series)

• Cisco OSPF Command and Configuration Handbook (paperback)

• Cisco BGP-4 Command and Configuration Handbook

• Cisco Field Manual: Router Configuration

• Cisco Field Manual: Catalyst Switch Configuration

• Developing IP Multicast Networks, Volume I

• Internet Routing Architectures

• MPLS and VPN Architectures

• MPLS and VPN Architectures, Volume II

• Cisco Catalyst QoS: Quality of Service in Campus Networks

• End-to-End QoS Network Design: Quality of Service in LANs, WANs, and VPNs

• Deploying IPv6 Networks

• Network Security Technologies and Solutions (CCIE Professional Development Series)

From cisco.com:

CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide
CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Quick Reference: Exam 350-001 v3.1 (Digital Short Cut)
CCIE Routing and Switching Practice Labs (Digital Short Cut)
CCIE Routing and Switching v4.0 Troubleshooting Practice Labs
Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1
Routing TCP/IP, Volume II (CCIE Professional Development)
Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols
Inside Cisco IOS Software Architecture (CCIE Professional Development Series)
Cisco LAN Switching (CCIE Professional Development series)
Cisco OSPF Command and Configuration Handbook (paperback)
Cisco BGP-4 Command and Configuration Handbook
Cisco Field Manual: Router Configuration
Cisco Field Manual: Catalyst Switch Configuration
Developing IP Multicast Networks, Volume I
Internet Routing Architectures
MPLS and VPN Architectures
MPLS and VPN Architectures, Volume II
Cisco Catalyst QoS: Quality of Service in Campus Networks (paperback)
End-to-End QoS Network Design: Quality of Service in LANs, WANs, and VPNs
Deploying IPv6 Networks
Network Security Technologies and Solutions (CCIE Professional Development Series)

Using the Cisco Documentation

http://www.cisco.com/web/psa/products/tsd_products_support_configure.html

– Configuration Guide

– Command Reference

– Master Index

– New Feature List

• Search is disabled in lab exam.

CCIE R&S Video Outline

I will be starting with these videos:

CCIE Routing & Switching Written Exam Outline :: Runtime 8 hours 54 minutes

  • Introduction
  • VLANs,Trunking and VTP
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • EtherChannel
  • Frame Relay
  • IPv4 Routing Overview
  • RIP
  • EIGRP
  • OSPF
  • BGP
  • IPv6
  • MPLS
  • Multicast
  • Security
  • Network Services
  • QoS

I will then be going onto these:

CCIE Routing & Switching Advanced Technologies Outline :: Runtime 81 hours 59 minutes

  • Introduction
  • Using the Cisco Documentation
  • Ethernet Overview, Layer 2 Switchports, Trunking, ISL, 802.1q, DTP
  • VTP, VTP Authentication, VTP Pruning
  • VTP Prune Eligible List, VTP Transparent, VTP Troubleshooting, Trunk Allowed List, Extended VLANs
  • VLAN and VTP Review
  • SVIs, Native Routed Interfaces, Router-on-a-Stick
  • Layer 2 EtherChannel, EtherChannel Load Balancing, Layer 3 EtherChannel
  • 802.1q Tunneling, Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling, EtherChannel over 802.1q Tunneling
  • STP Root Bridge Election, STP Root Port Election, STP Designated Port Election, STP Priority, STP Cost, STP Port-Priority
  • STP Review
  • STP Timers, STP PortFast
  • STP UplinkFast
  • STP BackboneFast
  • STP BPDU Filter
  • STP BPDU Guard
  • STP Root Guard
  • STP Loop Guard, Unidirectional Link Detection (UDLD)
  • Multiple Spanning-Tree Protocol (MST)
  • Rapid Spanning-Tree Protocol (RSTP), Rapid-PVST
  • MST with Multiple Regions
  • Flex Links
  • Frame Relay
  • Frame Relay Configuration Part 1
  • Frame Relay Configuration Part 2
  • Frame Relay Switching
  • Back-to-Back Frame Relay
  • Frame-Relay End-to-End Keepalives
  • PPP, PPP PAP Authentication, PPP CHAP Authentication
  • PPPoFR, PPPoE
  • Transparent Bridging, IRB
  • Fallback Bridging
  • IP Routing Overview, Switching Paths, Static Routing
  • Static Routing Examples
  • IP Default-Gateway, IP Default-Network
  • On-Demand Routing (ODR)
  • Floating Static Routes
  • Backup Interface
  • Enhanced Object Tracking, IP SLA, Reliable Static Routing
  • Policy Routing
  • GRE Tunneling, GRE Recursive Routing Errors
  • Reliable Backup Interface with GRE
  • RIP Overview, RIP Versions, RIP Auto-Summary
  • RIP Split-Horizon, RIP Timers
  • RIP Broadcast Updates, IP Directed Broadcast, IP Broadcast-Address, Smurf Attacks, Fraggle Attacks
  • RIP Unicast Updates
  • RIP Offset-List
  • RIP Authentication
  • RIP Summarization
  • Prefix-Lists, RIP Distribute-List Filtering, RIP Administrative Distance Filtering
  • RIP Default Routing, RIP Conditional Default Routing
  • RIP Triggered, RIP Validate Update Source,
  • EIGRP Overview
  • EIGRP Auto-Summary
  • EIGRP Split-Horizon
  • EIGRP Update Types, EIGRP Neighbor, EIGRP Passive-Interface
  • EIGRP Hello-Interval, EIGRP Hold-Time
  • EIGRP Authentication
  • EIGRP Time Based Authentication
  • EIGRP Path Selection, EIGRP Metric Weights, EIGRP Traffic Engineering
  • EIGRP Unequal Cost Load Balancing, EIGRP Variance
  • EIGRP QUERY, EIGRP Summarization, EIGRP Leak-Map
  • EIGRP Stub Router Advertisement
  • EIGRP Default Routing
  • EIGRP Route Filtering
  • EIGRP Router-ID
  • Miscellaneous EIGRP Features
  • OSPF Overview
  • Establishing OSPF Adjacencies, Understanding the OSPF Database
  • OSPF Network Type Broadcast, OSPF DR/BDR Election, OSPF over NBMA, OSPF Network Type Non-Broadcast and Point-to-Multipoint
  • OSPF Network Type Point-to-Point, OSPF Network Type Mismatch
  • OSPF Network Type Point-to-Multipoint Non-Broadcast, OSPF Per Neighbor Cost
  • OSPF Network Type Loopback
  • OSPF Path Selection
  • OSPF Convergence Timers
  • OSPF Authentication
  • OSPF Summarization
  • OSPF Stub Areas, OSPF Totally Stubby Areas, OSPF NSSAs, OSPF Totally NSSAs
  • Controlling OSPF NSSA Redistribution
  • 80OSPF Type 7 to 5 Translator Election, OSPF LSA Type 3 Filter, OSPF Forwarding Address Suppression
  • Route Redistribution Overview
  • Route Redistribution Configuration & Verification, Connected Redistribution
  • OSPF External Path Selection, TCL PING Scripting
  • Routing Loops Overview, EIGRP Route Loop Prevention
  • Metric Based Routing Loops, Route Tagging
  • Administrative Distance Based Routing Loops, Debug IP Routing, IP Route Profile
  • BGP Overview, BGP Peering Types
  • Establishing BGP Peerings, EBGP Multihop, BGP Neighbor Disable Connected Check, BGP TTL Security
  • BGP 4-Byte ASNs
  • BGP Local AS, BGP Peer Groups, BGP Next-Hop Self, BGP Next-Hop Processing
  • BGP Local AS, BGP Peer Groups, BGP Next-Hop Self, BGP Next-Hop Processing
  • BGP Route Reflectors
  • Large Scale BGP Route Reflectors with Clusters
  • BGP Confederation
  • BGP NLRI Advertisements, BGP Network Statement, BGP Redistribution
  • BGP Aggregation, BGP Aggregation & Summary-Only, BGP Aggregation & Unsuppress-Map
  • BGP Origin, BGP Aggregation & AS-Set, BGP Aggregation & Advertise-Map
  • BGP Conditional Route Injection
  • BGP Bestpath Selection, BGP Multipath, BGP Weight
  • BGP Local Preference, BGP Local Preference and Communities, BGP AS-Path Prepending,
  • BGP MED, BGP MED Missing As Worst, BGP Deterministic MED
  • BGP Communites, BGP Regular Expressions
  • BGP Filtering, BGP Convergence Timers, BGP Default Routing, Miscellaneous BGP Features
  • MPLS Overview, MPLS Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
  • MPLS Tunnels, MPLS Penultimate Hop Popping (PHP)
  • MPLS Layer 3 VPNs Overview, VRF Lite
  • MPLS Layer 3 VPNs and VPNv4 BGP
  • MPLS Layer 3 VPN Verification & Troubleshooting
  • MPLS Layer 3 VPN OSPF PE-CE Routing Overview
  • MPLS Layer 3 VPN OSPF PE-CE Routing Path Selection & Sham-Links
  • MPLS Layer 3 VPN OSPF PE-CE Routing Loop Prevention & Down-Bit, OSPF Capability VRF-Lite
  • IPv6 Overview, IPv6 ICMPv6 ND, IPv6 over NBMA
  • IPv6 Routing Overview, IPv6 Static Routing
  • IPv6 RIPng
  • IPv6 EIGRPv6
  • IPv6 OSPFv3
  • MP-BGP for IPv6
  • IPv6 Tunneling
  • Multicast Overview, IGMP
  • PIM Overview
  • PIM Dense Mode
  • PIM Sparse Mode
  • PIM Sparse Mode Configuration
  • PIM Sparse Mode RPF & RP Troubleshooting
  • Auto-RP, Multicast over GRE Tunnels
  • Bootstrap Router (BSR), Bidirectional PIM, Source Specific Multicast (SSM)
  • MSDP, Anycast RP
  • IPv6 Multicast Routing
  • QoS Overview, IntServ QoS, DiffServ QoS, IP Precedence, DSCP, MQC, HQF
  • MQC Classification
  • FIFO, FQ, WFQ, CBWFQ, HQF
  • LLQ
  • WRED
  • Traffic Shaping, Traffic Policing
  • Frame Relay Traffic Shaping (FRTS)
  • RSVP
  • Catalyst 3560 QoS
  • IOS Security Overview, Access Lists (ACLs)
  • Time Based ACLs, Dynamic ACLs
  • Reflexive ACLs
  • TCP Intercept, Content Based Access Control (CBAC)
  • Zone Based Policy Firewall (ZBPF)
  • AAA, Local Authentication, Local Authorization, Role Based CLI Access
  • Port Security, Static CAM Entries, Storm Control, 802.1X Authentication, PACLs, RACLs, VLAN Access Maps (VACLs)
  • DHCP Snooping, Dynamic ARP Inspection (DAI), IP Source Guard
  • Protected Ports, Private VLANs
  • IP Services Overview, HSRP
  • VRRP, GLBP
  • NAT
  • DHCP, DNS
  • NetFlow
  • WCCP, Miscellaneous IP Services
  • System Management Overview, NTP, NTP Authentication
  • SNMP, RMON
  • Syslog, Telnet, SSH, Banners
  • EEM Scripting, Miscellaneous System Management

CCIE Links

Whilst I was surfing this morning I came across a few other CCIE related links that were worth noting:

http://cciejournal.wordpress.com – (This is a brilliant resource from Paul Alexander)

http://www.ine.com/resources/ccielaboutline.htm

http://www.ine.com/free-ccie-vseminar.htm

http://blog.ine.com/2009/03/22/how-to-study/

http://www.ine.com/self-paced/ccie-routing-switching/workbooks.htm

http://www.ccie.net/

http://www.groupstudy.com/

Some videos: