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.
|There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification.|
|STEPS TO CERTIFICATION|
Step 1: CCIE Service Provider Written Exam
You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam, which covers networking concepts and some equipment commands before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam.
|Associated Certifications:||CCIE SP|
|Duration:||120 minutes (90-110 questions)|
Step 2: CCIE Service Provider Lab Exam
The CCIE Service Provider lab exam is an 8 hour hands-on exam which requires you to build an extensible Service Provider infrastructure capable of delivering rich managed services to given specifications. Knowledge of troubleshooting is an important skill and candidates are expected to diagnose and solve issues. Candidates preparing for the CCIE SP Lab exam must demonstrate skills required of an expert level network engineer to configure, implement, troubleshoot, and optimize SP features and technologies including Carrier Ethernet, Packet over SONET, LDP, AToM, MPLS TE, enhanced Multicast VPN, and high availability (FRR) using IOS and IOS-XR operating environments.
|CCIE certifications are valid for two years and must be recertified every two years thereafter.|