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CCIE Service Provider

CCIE Service Provider

Learn more about the CCIE Service Provider certification.

CCIE Service Provider

Announcement

The CCIE Service Provider Written and Lab exams are being revised from v3.0 to v4.0 to align with changing industry job roles and the addition of new study materials. The last day to test for both the Written and Lab v3.0 exams will be May 21, 2015. The CCIE Service Provider Written and Lab exams v4.0 will be available for testing beginning May 22, 2015.
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Cisco CCIE Service Provider (CCIE Service Provider) certification is for expert-level SP network engineers who bring the knowledge and skill to build an extensible Service Provider infrastructure to deliver rich managed services.

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required. Instead, candidates must first pass a written qualification exam and then the corresponding hands-on lab exam. You are expected to have an in-depth understanding of the topics in the exam blueprints and strongly encouraged to have three to five years of job experience before attempting certification.

Step One: CCIE Service Provider Written Exam

You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam covering concepts and equipment commands related to packet-based networking infrastructure, before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam.

Step Two: CCIE Service Provider Lab Exam

The eight-hour lab exam tests your ability to configure actual equipment and get a service provider network running in a timed test situation. You must make an initial attempt of the CCIE lab exam within 18-months of passing the CCIE written exam. If you do not pass the lab exam within three years of passing the written exam, you must retake the written exam before being allowed to attempt the lab exam again.

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To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):

CCIE SP Written Exam v3.0
(350-029 CCIE SP)

Last day to test May 21, 2015

Candidates preparing for the CCIE SP Written exam should possess expert level knowledge as a Service Provider network engineer to implement, troubleshoot, and optimize Service Provider features and technologies including Packet over SONET, IP over DWDM, GE/10GE, BGP, IGP Routing, LDP, MPLS and MPLS TE, Multicast, HA, QoS, and Layer 2 and 3 VPNs.

OR

CCIE SP Written Exam v4.0
(400-201 CCIE SP)

Available May 22, 2015

Candidates preparing for the CCIE SP Written exam should possess expert level knowledge as a Service Provider network engineer to implement, troubleshoot, and optimize Service Provider features and technologies. The exam focuses on dual-stack solutions for both IPv4 and IPv6 technologies.

CCIE SP Lab Exam v3.0

Last day to test May 21, 2015

The eight-hour lab exam tests your ability to configure actual equipment and get a service provider network running in a timed test situation.

OR

CCIE SP Lab Exam v4.0

Available May 22, 2015

The eight-hour lab exam tests your ability to configure actual equipment and get a service provider network running in a timed test situation.

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