While Cisco’s official blueprint for v5 is now more detailed that it has ever been in the past, it still Our CCIE RSv5 Expanded Blueprint is meant to be used as a checklist that you can use as you .. IPv6 RS & RA Redundancy. This CCIE Routing & Switching Written v course is specifically designed for covered in the CCIE Routing & Switching Written Exam version blueprint. Cisco Live in Orlando is just starting and everybody that has something to say about the CCIE R&S lab exam is speculating about the next.

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I think one of the early mistakes I made ccir I first started studying right after my CCNP four years ago was to think that now I was basically starting all over again. Jonathan Davis subnetwork keeps layers working so that Layer 8 can be productive.

Getting your study time dcie will affect them. This is a good move, focusing lab candidates on the stuff that a routing and switching CCIE really does need to be able to do backwards and forwards.

The OEQ section was meant as a means to foil cheaters, however it was universally criticized as being too subjective due to the open-ended questions and the fact that they were hand-graded by the proctors. The topic scope for the CCIE written exam is quite vast.

Also of the questions, I encountered perhaps five where the wording was kind of tricky and I would have missed the question had I not read it more carefully. As they say, now the real work begins.

There is one thing that the CCIE Lab exam will do and that is to find your weaknesses, if you have none then you will be fine.

CCIE R&S v5 blueprint announcement?

Congrats, thanks for posting about your experience and giving an objective review of blueprin process. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

There are so many variables to consider, and you have enumerated and defined many so that others can gain a higher foothold when beginning their journey.


I think early versions of a new lab are often challenging since candidates have no idea what to expect. Congratulations and thanks for sharing and inspiring others on your journey. When they throw a Cisco guy to do something with HP networking gear. I can honestly say there were a few questions on the real exam that I was able to answer because the Boson practice questions introduced me to the specific topic.

Early in the CCIE program, candidates had to physically build their network and even troubleshoot faulty cables and modules, just like we do in the real world. With others in your life they need to be on board with what you are doing. To explain the title of this post the method I chose to pass the CCIE is not best practice and it took me quite a few attempts across 2 versions which ended up costing me a lot both financially and sacrificing time with my family.

With a large question pool, probably constantly-changing content, and high value riding on the section, I am convinced this is for the same purpose as the OEQs were: April — First attempt in Brussels my previous employer paid for this I failed, was nowhere near ready and should not have even gone to the lab. Some people recommend to not take the written exam until you are close to being ready to take the lab exam.

Notify me of new posts by email. Next Post Next Retrospection and the Future: Conclusion The reason my journey took so long was purely that I did not put in the time required before I went to the exam, I also had some delays due to financial reasons. Instead of taking notes while I read, I created flash cards. The ideal method is a 6 month plan where you devote pretty much all of your spare time towards study and then take off two weeks before the exam to focus solely on lab exam practice. I think rapid troubleshooting is a hallmark skill of CCIEs, and the pressure in this section is truly intense, forcing you to be incredibly focused and skillful in the act of troubleshooting.

December — Second attempt, mobile lab in London I paid for this I failed, better technically but ran out of time in both TS and config. Again another ideal solution is to have your employer pay for everything. June 14, at The most generic non-breaking-of-the-NDA way I can put it is that I felt like they tested some topics at a deeper level than I expected, and other topics were tested more shallow than I thought they would be.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The path should be about learning. Studying for this exam is going to take a lot of your time so be prepared to put aside your social life for a good few months and dedicate your evenings and weekends to the command line.

Today I Passed the CCIE R&S v Written Exam –

If you did bought some study materials, perhaps like me from INEthey will give you new materials with updates when they make the changes but the current versions have almost all you need and a lot to cci until you wait those updates.

At this point my understanding wife said enough is enough this is costing us too much money you have to stop now. Your email address will not be published. My lab time must be well over hours if I include all the weekends and bootcamps etc.

I am learning Ansible with python to automation of Cisco bluepfint any networking devices. They might even be primary family caregivers along with working in networking.

I this blueprit you can only hope to get 6 routers topology. Certainly yes, I have learnt a lot and in more depth than if I had just passed the first time around. I would like r&&s do something similar as I to believe this is a good way to learn all the different topics.

Candidates will be expected to identify where an issue is located by selecting a device on a diagram, or answering a multiple choice question. This is a big step for me, and has been a long time coming. The Troubleshooting section will remain largely the same as it has been.