CCIE SERVICE PROVIDER

For senior service provider networking professionals who implement, troubleshoot, and optimize Cisco service provider IP next-generation networks, the CCIE Service Provider Certification ensures that you have the expert-level knowledge and skills to build an extensible service provider infrastructure to deliver rich managed services.

Achieving your CCIE Service Provider certification demonstrates a mastery of network engineering skills related to service provider technologies and an expert-level knowledge of Cisco products and solutions, and will put you among a group of the most sought-after and valued professionals in the industry.

Certification Step One: Written Exam

The first step towards certification is a two-hour written exam with 90-110 questions that will validate your expertise in foundational networking topics as well as an Evolving Technologies section that will test your knowledge of emerging technologies such as cloud, IoT and software defined networking.

Certification Step Two: Lab Exam

The CCIE lab exam is a hands-on exam lasting eight hours which will test your ability to configure and troubleshoot a variety of network topologies to provided specifications using real-world equipment. To complete your certification, the lab exam must be passed within three years of passing your written exam, and your first attempt must be made within the first 18 months.

Exams

The CCIE Service Provider Certification requires candidates to pass two exams: the written exam and the lab-based exam.

Exam 1: CCIE Service Provider Written

Exam Number: 400-201
Associated Certifications: CCIE Service Provider
Duration: 120 minutes (90-110 questions)
Available Languages: English

Exam Description

The Cisco CCIE Service Provider Written Exam (400-201) version 4.1 is a two-hour test with 90-110 questions that validate professionals who have the expertise to design, implement, diagnose, and troubleshoot complex Service Provider highly available network infrastructure and services based on dual stack solutions (IPv4 and IPv6); understand how the network and service components interoperate; and understand the functional requirements and translate into specific device configurations.

An Evolving Technologies section is included in the Written exam only. It will enable candidates to bridge their core technology expertise with knowledge of the evolving technologies that are being adopted at an accelerated pace, such as cloud, IoT, and network programmability.

 

Exam 2:  CCIE Service Provider Lab

Exam Number: v4.1 
Associated Certifications: CCIE Service Provider
Duration: 8 Hours to Complete 3 Sections

Exam Description

The CCIE Service Provider lab exam is an eight-hour hands-on exam, which requires a candidate to configure, optimize, diagnose, and troubleshoot a series of complex network scenarios for a given specification based on dual stack solutions (IPv4 and IPv6). Knowledge of troubleshooting is an important skill and candidates are expected to diagnose and solve issues as part of the CCIE lab exam. Candidate will not configure all end-user system, however the candidate is responsible for all devices residing in the network.

Lab Environment

Cisco documentation is available on-line during the exam, however knowledge of the more common protocols and technologies is assumed. The documentation can only be navigated using the index, as the search function has been disabled. No outside reference materials are permitted in the lab room. You must report any suspected equipment issues to the proctor during the exam; adjustments cannot be made once the exam is over.

Lab Exam Grading

The labs are graded by proctors who ensure that all the criteria have been met. To pass the lab exam, the candidate must meet these two conditions: The total sum of all modules must equal at least the minimum overall cut-score, the sum for each individual module must equal at least the minimum cut score for the module.

Lab Format

The eight-hour lab format consists of three modules and need to be taken in the following sequence during the day of the exam: Troubleshooting Module (2 hours), Diagnostic Module (1 hour), Configuration Module (5 hours).

Candidates can choose to use up to 30 minutes allotted to the Configuration Module in the Troubleshooting Module.

 

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required.

1. Prepare for the CCIE Service Provider Written Exam

The following topics & technologies are covered on the Written Exam:

-Core Routing
-Service Provider Architecture and Services
-Access and Aggregation
-High Availability and Fast Convergence
-Service Provider Security, Operation, and Management
-Evolving Technologies

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2. Watch our CCIE Service Provider v4.1 Exam Review to get a crash course on everything you need to know for the Written Exam

This course is intended for those in the final stages of their CCIE studies who are preparing to take their CCIE Service Provider Lab Exam. There are no formal prerequisites, but viewers should have a foundational understanding of each of the blueprint technologies covered in this exam. For those preparing with INE's other training material, you'll want to have completed the INE's CCIE Service Provider Advanced Technologies course. You will also need a working knowledge of Cisco's IOS interface. Not only will you refine your skills and expand your knowledge of the blueprint technologies, you will also learn to change the way you think about problems and how to derive solutions. In addition to helping you pass your exam, this course will give you real-world practical knowledge to carry you past the CCIE lab and into everyday applications that you'll use as a CCIE in the field.

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3. Take & pass your CCIE Service Provider Written Exam

Certification exams are offered at locations throughout the world. To register for an exam, contact Pearson VUE, the primary test delivery partner for Cisco.

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4. Brush up on the technologies covered on the CCIE Service Provider Lab Exam

You will be tested on the following topics & technologies on the Lab Exam:

-Core Routing
-Service Provider Architecture and Services
-Access and Aggregation
-High Availability and Fast Convergence
-Service Provider Security, Operation, and Management
-Evolving Technologies

Gain full access to INE's entire video library of 11,000+ training videos by purchasing an All Access Pass. You will automatically receive an All Access Pass with any INE Bootcamp purchase.



5. Reserve time on our racks to practice for the CCIE Service Provider Lab Exam

INE offers rack rentals that support all of our self-paced and instructor-led CCIE product lines, including Routing & Switching, Data Center, Collaboration, Security, and Service Provider. In addition to 24-hour hardware support, INE rack rentals come with simplified scheduling and advanced management control and utilize the same hardware and software used in the actual CCIE lab exams.

All rack tokens you purchase are placed into your account, and you then draw from those tokens to rent time as-needed. The exact number of tokens needed will vary depending on your individual training goals, current experience level, and the type of rack you are renting. In general, our instructors advise planning for about 350 - 450 hours of total rack practice time for a CCIE certification.

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6. Practice with INE's CCIE Service Provider Lab Workbook

INE’s CCIE Service Provider Workbook is an online interactive compilation of more than 60 technology-focused labs to help you prepare for the CCIE Service Provider Lab Exam. The workbook is a companion to INE’s CCIE Service Provider Advanced Technologies video course, and is based on Cisco’s latest CCIE Service Provider v4 blueprint.

This workbook consists of hands-on, individually focused, advanced technology labs that present topics in an easy-to-follow, goal-oriented, step-by-step approach. With a clear understanding of these fundamental technologies, you will be able to predict advanced and sometimes subtle interactions when configuring multiple technologies together.

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7. Review what you learned with INE's CCIE Service Provider Lab Exam Bootcamp

Our CCIE Service Provider Lab Exam Bootcamp is seven full days of in-depth, comprehensive CCIE Service Provider Lab Exam training, taught by industry-renowned expert instructors with extensive real-world experience. Not only will you refine your skills and expand your knowledge of the blueprint technologies, you will also learn to change the way you think about problems and how to derive solutions. In addition to helping you pass your exam, our Bootcamps give you real-world practical knowledge to carry you past the CCIE lab and into everyday applications that you'll use as a CCIE in the field.

The instructor will alternate between presenting material and guiding attendees through hands-on, real-world exercises. Attendees will be provided access to a complete rack system encompassing the necessary topology. This Lab Exam Bootcamp is intended to serve as the final step in preparing to take your CCIE Service Provider Lab Exam.

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8. Take & pass your CCIE Service Provider Lab Exam

Certification exams are offered at locations throughout the world. To register for an exam, contact Cisco. You will need a valid Cisco user account, the identification number you used to register for your written exam, the date you passed your written exam and the score you received on your written exam to register for your lab exam.

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