Jun
13
This year at Cisco Live 2019 in San Diego, Cisco announced a major revamp to their entire certification program, from Associate Level all the way up to Expert Level. It’s not atypical for Cisco to announce changes to an individual certification track’s blueprint at Cisco Live, but to announce this level of change to the entire program is unprecedented. So, what do you, as the reader, need to know about these changes? First, DON’T PANIC! Whichever certification path you’re currently working on... Read More
Jun
16
Finally, Cisco has made the official announcement on the upcoming changes for CCIE Security Version 5. Both the written exam and the lab exam will be changes go live starting 31st of January 2017, which gives you the usual 6 months window to pass the Version 4 exam, before the change to Version 5 occurs.  As opposed to the old blueprint, there are major changes in both the technical content and exam delivery format. Read More
Nov
18
Cisco has just announced CCIE Data Center Written and Lab Exam Content Updates.Important dates for the changes are: Read More
Oct
28
Cisco has announced their plans to transition the CCIE Service Provider certification blueprint from Version 3.0 to Version 4.0 starting May 22nd, 2015.  The official announcement for the Written and Lab Exam Content Updates can be found here. Read More
Apr
17
As many of you hopefully already know, the CCIE Routing & Switching certification blueprint is changing from version 4 to version 5 on June 3rd 2014. As this date quickly approaches, and as the last of the v4 lab seats are fully booked, it’s time to start planning your attack on the RSv5 blueprint. While Cisco’s official blueprint for v5 is now more detailed that it has ever been in the past, it still lacks some details in certain areas, for example “Implement, optimize and troubleshoot... Read More
Sep
30
After the huge popularity of our CCIE 3.X Expanded Blueprint here on the blog, I am going to put extra effort in the next two weeks for the new CCIE 4.X R&S Expanded Blueprint. Adding links for Core Knowledge (Tier 1) study should help in that section, as well as Configuration and Troubleshooting. I hope you enjoy and thanks as always for choosing INE. Read More
Jul
30
In preparation for the upcoming CCIE R&S v4.0 Blueprint, new topics are being added to the CCIE R&S Open Lecture Series.  For those of you that have been unable to attend the live sessions, Class-on-Demand recordings are now available for MPLS and Zone Based Policy Firewall.  Currently there are 4 sessions on MPLS, totalling about 5 hours of class, that cover theory, implementation, and verification.  Zone Based Policy Firewall has been added from today's session, and covers the evolution from... Read More
Jul
11
Probably one of the most difficult parts of the updated CCIE R&S exam will be the Troubleshooting section (you may check our recent poll to confirm that). So far, not much is known about this one. It has been announced that a separate topology will be used for this part of the exam, and the candidate will be required to obtain 80% of the total section score to pass is successfully. The exact amount of points allocated to this section is not know, but there should be around 10 “incidents” or... Read More
May
31
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May
13
One of the biggest challenges for CCNA students (not to mention other Certification levels) is mastering Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). And the bad news for students is the fact that you no longer must master one version, but three versions of this critical protocol. Here is a quick review of the Spanning Tree Versions you want to be well-versed in for the CCNA, and beyond. 802.1D Classic Spanning Tree Protocol possesses a standard designation of 802.1D. You need to memorize these standard... Read More

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