I am about to put together  a study plan, and to avoid reinventing the wheel, i did a quick web search and here is what i got :

First thing first, the check list :

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  • CCIE R&S Written
  • Talk to family about your goal
  • Family in the same boat ?
  • Watch these videos :
    • Fabien  Degouet (7xCCIE) Study and Prep Tips video series  here
    • René Molenaar steps to becomme CCIE R&S certified here
  • Read : “Your CCIE lab success strategy” book
  • Study partner
  • Make a true and realistic self-assessment
  • Read technology books not only Cisco books
  • Have a real study space (Dont forget the keyboard layout used in Brussels)
  • Plan your months
  • Plan your lab attempt : book it !
  • Choose a vendor (INE, ipExpert, …)  (I am doing without)
  • Bootcamp  (I am doing without)
  • Plan your logistics
  • Have you enough money to attempt ?
  • Talk to your employer (funding, …)

The v5.1 Blueprint :

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There is 7 major blocks for the v5.1 Written Exam ( 5 for the Lab 2-6) :

  1. Network theory
    • Describe basic software architecture differences between IOS and IOS XE
    • Network implementation and operation
    • Network troubleshooting
  2. Layer 2 Technologies
    • LAN Switching technologies
    • Layer 2 Multicast
    • Layer 2 WAN circuit technologies
    • Troubleshooting layer 2 technologies
  3. Layer 3 Technologies
    • Addressing
    • Layer 3 Multicast
    • Fundamental Routing concepts
    • RIPv2
    • EIGRP ( For v4 & v6)
    • OSPF (v2 & v3)
    • BGP
    • Troubleshooting Layer 3 technologies
  4. VPN technologies
    • Tunneling
    • Encryption
    • Troubleshooting VPN technologies
  5. Infrastructure Security
    • Device Security
    • Network Security
    • Troubleshooting Infrastructure security
  6. Infrastructure Services
    • System management
    • Quality of Service
    • Network Services
    • Network Optimization
    • Troubleshooting Infrastructure Services
  7. Evolving Technologies
    • Cloud
    • Network programmability [SDN]
    • Internet of Things [IoT]

Here is the Official Exam information page with everything you need to know.

Pearson VUE  Exam : 400-101: CCIE Routing and Switching Written

Duration : 140 minutes (90-110 questions)  [120 minutes in the US]

Language: English

Price*: EUR 438.00  ( 365.00 pretax)  [$400.00 USD]

So i am going to be using a combination of all the above good stuff to build a more personalized plan, and of course i will be more than happy to share it with you guys.

 

Till the next time, study hard!

 

 

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