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CCIE Routing & Switching course in Dubai

CCIE R&S – Certification is accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certification in the industry. Network Engineers holding an active Cisco CCIE certification are recognized for their expert network engineering skills and mastery of Cisco products and solutions.

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Overview of the course

CCIE course is intended for individuals who are just beginning their pursuit of the CCIE certification  CCIE Routing & Switching certification. The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification is accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certification in the industry. Network Engineers holding an active Cisco CCIE certification are recognized for their expert network engineering skills and mastery of Cisco products and solutions. The CCIE community has established a reputation of leading the networking industry in deep technical networking knowledge and are deployed into the most technically challenging network assignments.

Program quality, relevance and value

The program continually updates and revises its testing tools and methodologies to ensure unparalleled program quality, relevance and value. Through a rigorous written exam and a performance-based lab, the CCIE program sets the standard for internet working expertise.
Cisco introduced the CCIE certification in 1993 to assist the industry in distinguishing the top echelon of internetworking experts worldwide. Today, CCIE certification holders represent less than 3% of all certified Cisco professionals and less than 1% of the networking professionals worldwide.

CCIE Routing & Switching course
CCIE Routing & Switching course

Learning outcome of CCIE Routing and Switching course:

This CCIE Routing and Switching course imparts detailed knowledge of Computer Networks, various protocols used in Communication, Managing and configuring Cisco Switches and Routers and various WAN technologies. After completion of the CCIE Routing and Switching course the student will be able to manage Network for an Organization.

Who needs CCIE Routing and Switching course?

IT professionals who have at least a year of professional networking experience and a high school diploma or its equivalent. Students are trained to install, maintain and troubleshoot both LAN and WAN for systems with anywhere from 100 to over 500 nodes. They also gain expertise in a range of network protocols and features, including AppleTalk, Route Redistribution, Ethernet and Access Lists.

CCIE Routing and Switching Course Detailed Content:

10% 1.0 Network Principles

  • 1.1 Network theory
  • 1.1.a Describe basic software architecture differences between IOS and IOS XE
    • 1.1.a (i) Control plane and Forwarding plane
    • 1.1.a (ii) Impact to troubleshooting and performances
    • 1.1.a (iii) Excluding specific platform’s architecture
  • 1.1.b Identify Cisco express forwarding concepts
    • 1.1.b (i) RIB, FIB, LFIB, Adjacency table
    • 1.1.b (ii) Load balancing Hash
    • 1.1 b (iii) Polarization concept and avoidance
  • 1.1.c Explain general network challenges
    • 1.1.c (i) Unicast flooding
    • 1.1.c (ii) Out of order packets
    • 1.1.c (iii) Asymmetric routing
    • 1.1.c (iv) Impact of micro burst
  • 1.1.d Explain IP operations
    • 1.1.d (i) ICMP unreachable, redirect
    • 1.1.d (ii) IPv4 options, IPv6 extension headers
    • 1.1.d (iii) IPv4 and IPv6 fragmentation
    • 1.1.d (iv) TTL
    • 1.1.d (v) IP MTU
  • 1.1.e Explain TCP operations
    • 1.1.e (i) IPv4 and IPv6 PMTU
    • 1.1.e (ii) MSS
    • 1.1.e (iii) Latency
    • 1.1.e (iv) Windowing
    • 1.1.e (v) Bandwidth delay product
    • 1.1.e (vi) Global synchronization
    • 1.1.e (vii) Options
  • 1.1.f Explain UDP operations
    • 1.1.f (i) Starvation
    • 1.1.f (ii) Latency
    • 1.1.f (iii) RTP/RTCP concepts
  • 1.2 Network implementation and operation
  • 1.2.a Evaluate proposed changes to a network
    • 1.2.a (i) Changes to routing protocol parameters
    • 1.2.a (ii) Migrate parts of a network to IPv6
    • 1.2.a (iii) Routing protocol migration
    • 1.2.a (iv) Adding multicast support
    • 1.2.a (v) Migrate spanning tree protocol
    • 1.2.a (vi) Evaluate impact of new traffic on existing QoS design
  • 1.3 Network troubleshooting
    • 1.3.a Use IOS troubleshooting tools
    • 1.3.a (i) debug, conditional debug
    • 1.3.a (ii) ping, traceroute with extended options
    • 1.3.a (iii) Embedded packet capture
    • 1.3.a (iv) Performance monitor
  • 1.3.b Apply troubleshooting methodologies
    • 1.3.b (i) Diagnose the root cause of networking issue (analyze symptoms, identify and describe root cause)
    • 1.3.b (ii) Design and implement valid solutions according to constraints
    • 1.3.b (iii) Verify and monitor resolution
  • 1.3.c Interpret packet capture
    • 1.3.c (i) Using Wireshark trace analyzer
    • 1.3.c (ii) Using IOS embedded packet capture

13% 2.0 Layer 2 Technologies

  • 2.1 LAN switching technologies
    • 2.1.a Implement and troubleshoot switch administration
      • 2.1.a (i) Managing MAC address table
      • 2.1.a (ii) errdisable recovery
      • 2.1.a (iii) L2 MTU
    • 2.1.b Implement and troubleshoot layer 2 protocols
      • 2.1.b (i) CDP, LLDP
      • 2.1.b (ii) UDLD
    • 2.1.c Implement and troubleshoot VLAN
      • 2.1.c (i) Access ports
      • 2.1.c (ii) VLAN database
      • 2.1.c (iii) Normal, extended VLAN, voice VLAN
    • 2.1.d Implement and troubleshoot trunking
      • 2.1.d (i) VTPv1, VTPv2, VTPv3, VTP pruning
      • 2.1.d (ii) dot1Q
      • 2.1.d (iii) Native VLAN
      • 2.1.d (iv) Manual pruning
    • 2.1.e Implement and troubleshoot EtherChannel
      • 2.1.e (i) LACP, PAgP, manual
      • 2.1.e (ii) Layer 2, layer 3
      • 2.1.e (iii) Load‐balancing
      • 2.1.e (iv) Etherchannel misconfiguration guard
    • 2.1.f Implement and troubleshoot spanning‐tree
      • 2.1.f (i) PVST+/RPVST+/MST
      • 2.1.f (ii) Switch priority, port priority, path cost, STP timers
      • 2.1.f (iii) port fast, BPDUguard, BPDUfilter
      • 2.1.f (iv) loopguard, rootguard
    • 2.1.g Implement and troubleshoot other LAN switching technologies
      • 2.1.g (i) SPAN, RS2PAN, ERSPAN
    • 2.1.h Describe chassis virtualization and aggregation technologies
      • 2.1.h (i) Multichassis
      • 2.1.h (ii) VSS concepts
      • 2.1.h (iii) Alternative to STP
      • 2.1.h (iv) Stackwise
      • 2.1.h (v) Excluding specific platform implementation
    • 2.1.i Describe spanning‐tree concepts
      • 2.1.i (i) Compatibility between MST and RSTP
      • 2.1.i (ii) STP dispute, STP bridge assurance
    • 2.2 Layer 2 multicast
      • 2.2.a Implement and troubleshoot IGMP
        • 2.2.a (i) IGMPv1, IGMPv2, IGMPv3
        • 2.2.a (ii) IGMP snooping
        • 2.2.a (iii) IGMP querier
        • 2.2.a (iv) IGMP filter
        • 2.2.a (v) IGMP proxy
      • 2.2.b Explain MLD
      • 2.2.c Explain PIM snooping
    • 2.3 Layer 2 WAN circuit technologies
      • 2.3.a Implement and troubleshoot HDLC
      • 2.3.b Implement and troubleshoot PPP
        • 2.3.b (i) Authentication (PAP, CHAP)
        • 2.3.b (ii) PPPoE
        • 2.3.b (iii) MLPPP
      • 2.3.c Describe WAN rate‐based ethernet circuits
        • 2.3.c (i) Metro and WAN Ethernet topologies
  • 2.3.c (ii) Use of rate‐limited WAN ethernet services

    37% 3.0 Layer 3 Technologies

  • 3.1 Addressing technologies
    • 3.1.a Identify, implement and troubleshoot IPv4 addressing and subnetting
      • 3.1.a (i) Address types, VLSM
      • 3.1.a (ii) ARP
    • 3.1.b Identify, implement and troubleshoot IPv6 addressing and subnetting
      • 3.1.b (i) Unicast, multicast
      • 3.1.b (ii) EUI‐64
      • 3.1.b (iii) ND, RS/RA
      • 3.1.b (iv) Autoconfig/SLAAC, temporary addresses (RFC4941)
      • 3.1.b (v) Global prefix configuration feature
      • 3.1.b (vi) DHCP protocol operations
      • 3.1.b (vii) SLAAC/DHCPv6 interaction
      • 3.1.b (viii) Stateful, stateless DHCPv6
      • 3.1.b (ix) DHCPv6 prefix delegation
  • 3.2 Layer 3 multicast
    • 3.2.a Troubleshoot reverse path forwarding
      • 3.2.a (i) RPF failure
      • 3.2.a (ii) RPF failure with tunnel interface
    • 3.2.b Implement and troubleshoot IPv4 protocol independent multicast
      • 3.2.b (i) PIM dense mode, sparse mode, sparse‐dense mode
      • 3.2.b (ii) Static RP, auto‐RP, BSR
      • 3.2.b (iii) BiDirectional PIM
      • 3.2.b (iv) Source‐specific multicast
      • 3.2.b (v) Group to RP mapping
      • 3.2.b (vi) Multicast boundary
    • 3.2.c Implement and troubleshoot multicast source discovery protocol
      • 3.2.c (i) Intra‐domain MSDP (anycast RP)
      • 3.2.c (ii) SA filter
    • 3.2.d Describe IPv6 multicast
      • 3.2.d (i) IPv6 multicast addresses
      • 3.2.d (ii) PIMv6
    • 3.3 Fundamental routing concepts
      • 3.3.a Implement and troubleshoot static routing
      • 3.3.b Implement and troubleshoot default routing
      • 3.3.c Compare routing protocol types
        • 3.3.c (i) Distance vector
        • 3.3.c (ii) Link state
        • 3.3.c (iii) Path vector
      • 3.3.d Implement, optimize and troubleshoot administrative distance
      • 3.3.e Implement and troubleshoot passive interface
      • 3.3.f Implement and troubleshoot VRF lite
      • 3.3.g Implement, optimize and troubleshoot filtering with any routing protocol
      • 3.3.h Implement, optimize and troubleshoot redistribution between any routing protocol
      • 3.3.i Implement, optimize and troubleshoot manual and auto summarization with any routing protocol
      • 3.3.j Implement, optimize and troubleshoot policy‐based routing
      • 3.3.k Identify and troubleshoot sub‐optimal routing
      • 3.3.l Implement and troubleshoot bidirectional forwarding detection
      • 3.3.m Implement and troubleshoot loop prevention mechanisms
        • 3.3.m (i) Route tagging, filtering
        • 3.3.m (ii) Split horizon
        • 3.3.m (iii) Route poisoning
      • 3.3.n Implement and troubleshoot routing protocol authentication
      • 3.4 RIP (v2 and v6)
        • 3.4.a Implement and troubleshoot RIPv2
        • 3.4.b Describe RIPv6 (RIPng)
      • 3.5 EIGRP (for IPv4 and IPv6)
        • 3.5.a Describe packet types
        • 3.5.a (i) Packet types (hello, query, update, and such)
        • 3.5.a (ii) Route types (internal, external)
      • 3.5.b Implement and troubleshoot neighbor relationship
        • 3.5.b (i) Multicast, unicast EIGRP peering
        • 3.5.b (ii) OTP point‐to‐point peering
        • 3.5.b (iii) OTP route‐reflector peering
        • 3.5.b (iv) OTP multiple service providers scenario
      • 3.5.c Implement and troubleshoot loop free path selection
        • 3.5.c (i) RD, FD, FC, successor, feasible successor
        • 3.5.c (ii) Classic metric
        • 3.5.c (iii) Wide metric
      • 3.5.d Implement and troubleshoot operations
        • 3.5.d (i) General operations
        • 3.5.d (ii) Topology table, update, query, active, passive
        • 3.5.d (iii) Stuck in active
        • 3.5.d (iv) Graceful shutdown
      • 3.5.e Implement and troubleshoot EIGRP stub
        • 3.5.e (i) Stub
        • 3.5.e(ii) Leak‐map
      • 3.5.f Implement and troubleshoot load‐balancing
        • 3.5.f (i) equal‐cost
        • 3.5.f (ii) unequal‐cost
        • 3.5.f (iii) add‐path
      • 3.5.g Implement EIGRP (multi‐address) named mode
        • 3.5.g (i) Types of families
        • 3.5.g (ii) IPv4 address‐family
        • 3.5.g (iii) IPv6 address‐family
      • 3.5.h Implement, troubleshoot and optimize EIGRP convergence and scalability
        • 3.5.h (i) Describe fast convergence requirements
        • 3.5.h (ii) Control query boundaries
        • 3.5.h (iii) IP FRR/fast reroute (single hop)
        • 3.5.h (iv) Summary leak‐map
        • 3.5.h (v) Summary metric
    • 3.7 BGP
      • 3.7.a Describe, implement and troubleshoot peer relationships
        • 3.7.a (i) Peer‐group, template
        • 3.7.a (ii) Active, passive
        • 3.7.a (iii) States, timers
        • 3.7.a (iv) Dynamic neighbors
      • 3.7.b Implement and troubleshoot IBGP and EBGP
        • 3.7.b (i) EBGP, IBGP
        • 3.7.b (ii) 4 bytes AS number
        • 3.7.b (iii) Private AS
      • 3.7.c Explain attributes and best‐path selection
      • 3.7.d Implement, optimize and troubleshoot routing policies
        • 3.7.d (i) Attribute manipulation
        • 3.7.d (ii) Conditional advertisement
        • 3.7.d (iii) Outbound route filtering
        • 3.7.d (iv) Communities, extended communities
        • 3.7.d (v) Multi‐homing
      • 3.7.e Implement and troubleshoot scalability
        • 3.7.e (i) Route‐reflector, cluster
        • 3.7.e (ii) Confederations
      • 3.7.f Implement and troubleshoot multiproctocol BGP
        • 3.7.f (i) IPv4, IPv6, VPN address‐family
      • 3.7.g Implement and troubleshoot AS path manipulations
        • 3.7.g (ii) Prepend
        • 3.7.e (ii) Confederations
        • 3.7.g (iii) Regexp
      • 3.7.h Implement and troubleshoot other features
        • 3.7.h (i) Multipath
        • 3.7.h (ii) BGP synchronization
        • 3.7.h (iii) Soft reconfiguration, route refresh
      • 3.7.i Describe BGP fast convergence features
        • 3.7.i (i) Prefix independent convergence
        • 3.7.i (ii) Add‐path
        • 3.7.i (iii) Next‐hop address tracking
    • 3.8 ISIS (for IPv4 and IPv6)
      • 3.8.a Describe basic ISIS network
        • 3.8.a (i) Single area, single topology
      • 3.8.b Describe neighbor relationship
      • 3.8.c Describe network types, levels and router types
        • 3.8.c (i) NSAP addressing
        • 3.c.c (ii) Point‐to‐point, broadcast
      • 3.8.d Describe operations
      • 3.8.e Describe optimization features
        • 3.8.e (i) Metrics, wide metric

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About Certification and Awarding Body – Option 1

Specific Certification Title: Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert – Routing and Switching (CCIE R&S) 

About Awarding Body:

Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley. Cisco develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high technology services and products. Through its numerous acquired subsidiaries, such as OpenDNS, WebEx, Jabber and Jasper, Cisco specializes into specific tech markets, such as Internet of Things (IoT).

Eligibility: NA 

Examination Pattern: The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Routing and Switching composite exam (Written) is a 120-minute, 90-110 question assessment that is associated with the CCIE Routing and Switching certification. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, VPN, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, infrastructure management and evolving technologies.

Exam Dates: Depends on pearson test centers.

Membership Fee: NA 

Exam fee: $ 400 written & $ 1600 for Lab

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The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is responsible for the growth and quality of private education in Dubai. We support schools, universities, parents, students, educators, investors and government partners to create a high quality education sector focused on happiness and wellbeing.


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