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Achieving CCIE Service Provider certification proves your skills with complex service provider solutions. To earn CCIE Service Provider certification, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam that covers core service provider technologies, and a hands-on lab exam that covers service provider technologies through the entire network lifecycle, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.
To earn CCIE Service Provider, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam and hands-on lab exam.
The qualifying exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies, focuses on your knowledge of service provider infrastructure.
The qualifying exam earns a specialist certification, so you can get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.
Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR)
There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE Service Provider, but you should have a thorough understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.
CCIE candidates are recommended to have five to seven years of experience with designing, deploying, operating and optimizing service provider technologies and solutions prior to taking the exam.
The CCIE Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) lab allows CCIE exam candidates to take the lab, using their own devices (laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse), at expanded locations and dates. The BYOD Mobile Lab exam fee is $1600 USD, a $300 USD savings compares to the $1900 USD Cisco kit mobile lab exam fee. The CCIE BYOD Mobile Lab is open for registration.
Get hands-on practice for your CCIE lab exam before you take the test. For $50 USD, you can rent four-hour timeslots and practice using topologies similar that you’ll see in the lab exam.
CCIE Service Provider certification is valid for three years.
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