Use the following resources to supplement your learning experience and exam preparation. This list is comprised of materials suggested by the exam development team to prepare a candidate for the examination.
The learning matrix has been developed to allow you to customize your exam preparation. The matrix will provide you with a list of recommended training and resources related to the exam topics.
The lab exam requires a depth of understanding difficult to obtain without hands-on experience. Early in your preparation, you should arrange access to the equipment and the Cisco IOS Software versions indicated.
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 content areas in the exam topics and strongly encouraged to have three to five years of job experience before attempting certification. You can review the exam preparation materials included on this page for more information.
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Similar to the book list, the list of online resources provides links to articles, white papers, and documentation on topics covered in the blueprint.