IT Certifications and Career Paths

CCIE Certification Tracks

CCIE Certification Track Information

Certification Name Track Focus
CCIE Collaboration
  • Understanding of collaboration solutions integration and interoperation, configuration, and troubleshooting in complex networks and the challenges of video, mobility, and presence
  • Expert-level skills required to how to design, implement and troubleshoot complex collaboration solutions including voice, video, IM, presence, and call centers
  • Able to deploy collaboration systems and services that improve user productivity, improve the experience for you customers and are adaptable and provide a seamless user experience.
Data Center
  • Expert knowledge in the implementation and troubleshooting of data center technologies.
  • Skilled with operating systems, virtualization, network services for cloud enablement, and security.
  • Core IP routing not required, but must demonstrate in-depth understanding of Layer 2 and 3 network infrastructure.
Routing and Switching
  • Most popular CCIE track
  • Expert knowledge of networking across LAN and WAN interfaces and variety of routers and switches
  • Solve complex connectivity problems to increase bandwidth, improve response times, maximize performance, and support global operations
Security
  • Expert knowledge of security and VPN solutions
  • Solid understanding of Windows, Unix, Linux and HTTP, SMTP, FTP and DNS
  • Core IP routing not required, but must demonstrate in-depth understanding of Layer 2 and 3 network infrastructure
  • Capable of configuring complex, end-to-end secure networks, troubleshooting integrated environments, and understanding common attacks and mitigation techniques
Service Provider
  • Expert level knowledge of IP fundamentals and technologies
  • Expertise in building an extensible service provider network infrastructure to deliver rich managed services
  • Advanced skills related to packet architecture and technologies important to service providers, such as service provisioning, MPLS, VPNs, service level agreements and basic security
Service Provider Operations
  • Expert level knowledge to troubleshoot and maintain complex service provider
  • Skilled in IP NGN core (PE-PE and PE-CE) network infrastructures in both IOS and IOS XR operating environments
  • Possess broad theoretical knowledge of operations management processes, frameworks, and network management systems
Wireless
  • Greater opportunity for salary increase and job advancement in wireless networking industry
  • Validates expertise in major aspects of WLAN technology
  • Provides next step for individuals interested in a career in managing or working with Cisco wireless technologies