CCIE Routing and Switching Lab:
The CCIE Routing and Switching Lab exam are considered to be an eight-hour, hands-on exam which is going to require you for configuration and troubleshooting a series of complex networks to aforementioned specifications. Knowledge of troubleshooting would be considered as an important skill as well as candidates would be expected for diagnosing and solving issues which are considered to be the part of the CCIE Routing and Switching Lab exam. You won’t be able to configure end-user systems but are considered to be responsible for all devices which would be residing in the network. To gain this certification, your best bet would be to enroll yourself with the training courses provided by the SPOTO Club.
CCIE R&S Lab Topics:
1.0 Layer 2 Technologies 20%
2.0 Layer 3 Technologies 40%
3.0 VPN Technologies 20%
4.0 Infrastructure Security 5%
5.0 Infrastructure Services 15%
CCIE Security Lab:
The CCIE Security Version 5.0 exam would be unifying written and lab exam topics documents into a distinctive curriculum, while explicitly it would be disclosed about which domains it is going to pertain to which exam, and even the relative weight of each domain. The Cisco CCIE Security Lab Exam version 5.0 would also be an eight-hour, hands-on exam which would require a candidate for planning, designing, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting complex security scenarios for a given specification.
CCIE Security Lab Topics:
1.0 Perimeter Security and Intrusion Prevention 21% 23%
2.0 Advanced Hazard Protection and Content Security 17% 19%
3.0 Secure Connectivity and Segmentation 17% 19%
4.0 Identity Management, Information Exchange,
and Access Control 22% 24%
5.0 Infrastructure Security, Virtualization,
and Automation 13% 15%
6.0 Evolving Technologies v1.1 10%
CCIE R&S and CCIE Security Lab Format
The eight-hour lab exam format is considered to be the same in both the exams, which would be consisting of three modules and need to be taken in the following sequence during the day of the exam:
Module 1: Troubleshooting module:
The Troubleshooting module is going to deliver incidents that would be independent of each other, which means that the resolution of one incident wouldn’t have to depend on the resolution of another. The topologies that would be utilized in the Troubleshooting module would be different than the topologies that would be utilized in the Configuration module. The Troubleshooting module is 2 hours. If desired, candidates would be able to extend the Troubleshooting module’s time by borrowing up to 30 min from the Configuration module.
Module 2: Diagnostic module (one hour)
The latest Diagnostic module would be focused on the skills which would be required to properly diagnose network issues, without having device access. Candidates would be endowed with a set of documentation that is going to be represented a snapshot of a realistic situation: at a point in time in an investigation process which a network engineer might be facing. The main objective of the Diagnostic module would be to assess the skills which would be required to properly diagnose network issues.
Module 3: Configuration module (five hours)
The Configuration module would be providing a setup which would be very close to an actual production network having various security components providing multiple layers of security at different points in the network. Though the major part of the module is considered to be based on virtual instances of the Cisco security appliances, the candidate might be asked to work along with physical devices as well. At the commencement of the module, the candidate would be having full visibility of the entire module. A candidate would be able to choose to work in the sequence in which the items are presented or could resolve items in whatever order it might seem to be preferable and logical.
So, now you have known the differences, between the two exams, you might want to gain them. If yes, you will require a good CCIE Lab training, like that being offered at the SPOTO Club.