Well it looks like there isn’t going to be any “real” changes to the R&S CCIE lab coming anytime soon. The only changes discussed here at Networkers will be the possibility of having Frame Relay pre-configured. Although Frame Relay could be pre-configured for basic connectivity it does not mean you couldn’t still be asked to configure various Frame Relay features: FR traffic shaping, FR end-to-end keepalives, etc.

The good news about the hardware is that it’s not going to change. You can still expect to see six routers, four switches and three backbone routers. The routers will remain 3825s and 3725s. The switches will also stay the same (3560s and 3550s). This means that Dynamips will continue to be a solution for the foreseeable future.

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Brian Dennis has been in the networking industry for more than 22 years, with a focus on Cisco networking for the past 16 years. Brian achieved his first CCIE in Routing & Switching in 1996, and is currently the only ten year CCIE that holds five CCIE certifications. Prior to working with INE, Brian taught and developed CCIE preparation courses for various well known training organizations. Brian not only brings his years of teaching experience to the classroom, but also years of real world enterprise and service provider experience.

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6 Responses to “Routing and Switching CCIE Lab Changes”

  1. [...] Internetwork Expert: No R&S CCIE Changes Announced at Networkers (so far) Filed under: Cisco, Cisco Certification — cciepursuit @ 9:59 am Tags: CCIE, CCIE Blogs, Certification, Cisco, Cisco Certification, Internetwork Expert, networkers The IE crew is in Orlando at Networkers.  During our class they kept mentioning to keep an eye out for announcements on Monday (from Cisco and IE).  Today, Brian Dennis blogged the following: [...]

  2. Jorg Manuel says:

    Hi there,
    Since you guys are in the middle of the action :)
    Any rumors about changes to the CCIE SP?


  3. Issa says:

    So, does this mean R&S blue print will stay the same till the end of this year

  4. Cisco_Godfather says:

    Thanks for the update, when i read the “Routing and Switching CCIE Lab Changes” title i started break dancing and Moon walking but calmed down when reading the rest of the post :)

    Amazingly Cisco did not update its website about this change but IE did.



  5. DH says:

    How often does Cisco review the CCIE written and lab exams? In a month from now I will start my CCIE (R&S) prep, and hopefully Ill be doing my lab by the end of 2009, Im just concerned about buying my lab equipment now and finding out cisco has made major changes… Could you perhaps offer your advice?

  6. I think you will be fine with the equipment and topic list through 2009. They review the concepts and ideas for CCIE topics on an ongoing basis.

    There are a number of things in play for why or why not changes occur! Cisco has many thing being worked on, but nothing we need to be concerned with right now!

    The next set of changes (IMHO) will be announced mid-2009, likely at Networkers, and then effective in 2010.


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