CCIE Routing & Switching Written

Course Description

CCIE Routing & Switching certification is the highest level you can achieve in the R&S track. To get the certification and your own CCIE number, you need to pass a written and lab exam. The following lessons are for the written exam (400-101).

Course Highlights

In this course you will learn:

  • More about any of the topics that you encountered in the CCNA and CCNP R&S exams.
  • Anything there is to know about switching topics like VLANs, trunks, spanning-tree and Etherchannels.
  • Anything there is to know about routing protocols RIP, EIGRP, OSPF and BGP.
  • New topics like Multicast, QoS and MPLS.
  • Anything there is to know for the CCIE R&S V5 written.
  • And many other topics…

Presented to you by your personal instructor Rene Molenaar, CCIE #41726


You have mastered all topics in CCNA and CCNP R&S.

Unit 1: Network Principles
1.1: Network Theory
1.1a: Differences between IOS and IOS XE
Introduction to Cisco IOS XE
1.1b: CEF (Cisco Express Forwarding)
Introduction to CEF
1.1d: IP Operations
ICMP (Internet Control Messaging Protocol)
1.1e: TCP Operations
TCP Header
TCP Window Size Scaling
Bandwidth Delay Product
1.2: Network Implementation and Operation
1.3: Network Troubleshooting
1.3a: IOS Troubleshooting Tools
Cisco Embedded Packet Capture (EPC)
1.3b: Troubleshooting Methodologies
Network Maintenance
How to Troubleshoot Networks
Unit 2: Layer 2 Technologies
2.1: LAN Switching Technologies
2.1a: Implement and troubleshoot switch administration
2.1b Implement and troubleshoot L2 protocols
CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol)
LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol)
2.1c: VLANs
Introduction to VLANs
VLAN Configuration
2.1d: Trunking
Introduction to VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol)
VTP Version 3
802.1Q Encapsulation Explained
802.1Q Native VLAN
802.1Q Q-in-Q Tunneling
2.1e: Etherchannel
Introduction to Etherchannels
2.1f: Spanning-Tree
Introduction to Spanning-Tree
Spanning-Tree Cost Calculation
Spanning-Tree Port States
Spanning-Tree TCN (Topology Change Notification)
Spanning-Tree Reconvergence
Spanning-Tree PVST
Spanning-Tree Portfast
Spanning-Tree Uplinkfast
Spanning-Tree BackboneFast
Rapid Spanning-Tree (RSTP)
Rapid Spanning-Tree Configuration
Multiple Spanning-Tree (MST)
Spanning-Tree BPDUGuard
Spanning-Tree BPDUFilter
Spanning-Tree Loopguard and UDLD
2.1h: Switch Virtualization
Cisco Switch Virtualization
Cisco VSS (Virtual Switching System)
Cisco Stackwise
2.2: L2 Multicast
2.2a: IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol)
IGMP Version 1
IGMP Version 2
IGMP Version 3
IGMP Snooping
IGMP Snooping without Multicast Router
IGMP Filter
2.3: L2 WAN Circuit Technologies
2.3b: PPP
Introduction to PPP
PPPoE Server / Client
PPP Multilink Fragmentation and Interleaving (MLPPP)
Unit 3: L3 Technologies
3.1: Addressing Technologies
3.1a: IPv4 Addressing and Subnetting
Introduction to IPv4
Binary Numbers
Subnetting in Binary
Subnetting in Decimal
CIDR (Classless InterDomain Routing)
VLSM (Variable Length Subnet Mask)
Route Summarization
ARP (Address Resolution Protocol)
Proxy ARP
3.1b: IPv6 Addressing and Subnetting
Introduction to IPv6
Shortening IPv6 Addresses
Finding IPv6 Prefix
IPv6 Address Types
IPv6 Address Assignment
IPv6 EUI-64
IPv6 Summarization
IPv6 Solicited Node Multicast Address
IPv6 ND (Neighbor Discovery)
IPv6 Stateless Autoconfiguration
IPv6 Router Advertisement Preference
DHCPv6 Server Stateful / Stateless
3.2: L3 Multicast
3.2a: Troubleshoot Reverse Path Forwarding
Unicast RPF (Reverse Path Forwarding)
3.2b: PIM (Protocol Independent Multicast)
PIM Dense Mode
PIM Sparse Mode
PIM BSR (Bootstrap)
PIM Bidirectional
Source Specific Multicast
3.2c: Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)
MSDP (Anycast RP)
3.2d: IPv6 Multicast
3.3: Fundamental Routing Concepts
3.3a: Static Routing
Static Routing
3.3b: Default Routing
3.3j: Policy Based Routing
Policy Based Routing
3.3l: BFD (Bidirectional Forwarding Detection)
BFD (Bidirectional Forwarding Detection)
3.3m: Loop Prevention Mechanisms
Introduction to Redistribution
Route Tagging
Troubleshooting Metric Redistribution
Troubleshooting AD Redistribution
3.3n Routing Protocol Authentication
EIGRP MD5 Authentication
EIGRP SHA Authentication
OSPF Plain Text Authentication
OSPF MD5 Authentication
OSPFv3 IPsec Authentication and Encryption
3.4: RIP
3.4a: RIP Version 2
RIP Configuration
RIP Timers
Troubleshooting RIP
3.4b: RIPng (RIP IPv6)
IPv6 RIPNG Troubleshooting
3.5: EIGRP
Introduction to EIGRP
3.5a: Packet Types
EIGRP Packets Explained
EIGRP Hold Time and Hello Packets
3.5b: Neighbor Relationship
EIGRP Neighbor Adjacency
EIGRP Static Neighbor (Unicast)
3.5c: Path Selection
3.5d: Operations
EIGRP Neighbor and Topology Table
EIGRP SIA (Stuck in Active)
3.5e: EIGRP Stub
3.5f: Load Balancing
EIGRP Unequal Cost Load Balancing
EIGRP Variance
3.5g: Named Mode
EIGRP Named Mode IPv4 Address-Family
3.5h: Convergence and Scalability
3.6: OSPF
Introduction to OSPF
3.6a: Packet Types
OSPF LSA and LSDB Flooding
OSPF Path Selection
3.6b: Neighbor Adjacency
OSPF Router ID
OSPF Passive Interface
OSPF Hello and Dead Interval
Troubleshooting OSPF Neighbor Adjacency
3.6bc: OSPFv3 Address Family Support
OSPFv3 IPv4 Address-Family
OSPFv3 IPv6 Address-Family
3.6d: Network and Area Types
OSPF Network Type Non-Broadcast
OSPF Network Type Broadcast
OSPF Network Type Point-to-Multipoint
OSPF Network Type Point-to-Multipoint Non-Broadcast
OSPF Network Type Point-to-Point
OSPF Next Hop IP Address with Different Network Types
Introduction to OSPF Stub Areas
OSPF Stub Area
OSPF Totally Stub Area
OSPF Totally NSSA Area
OSPF P-Bit Explained
OSPF Virtual Link
3.6e: Path Preference
3.6f: Operations
3.6g: Convergence and Scalability
3.7: BGP
Introduction to BGP
3.7a: Neighbor Adjacency
BGP Peer Groups
BGP Neighbor Adjacency States
BGP Messages
How to read the BGP Table
How to advertise networks in BGP
BGP Auto-Summary
3.7.b: iBGP and eBGP
eBGP (External BGP)
eBGP Multihop
iBGP (Internal BGP)
iBGP Next Hop Self
BGP Private and Public AS
Troubleshooting BGP Neighbor Adjacency
3.7.c: Attributes and Best Path Selection
BGP Weight Attribute
BGP Local Preference Attribute
BGP AS Path Attribute
BGP Origin Code Attribute
BGP MED Attribute
3.7.d: Routing Policies
BGP Communities
BGP Community No-Advertise
BGP Community No Export
BGP Community Local AS
3.7e: Scalability
BGP Route Reflector
BGP Confederation
3.7f: Multiprotocol BGP (MP-BGP)
MP-BGP (Multi Protocol BGP)
3.7g: AS Path Manipulations
Remove Private AS
Regular Expressions
3.7h: Miscellaneous Features
BGP Synchronization
BGP Soft Reconfiguration
BGP Route Refresh Capability
3.7i: Fast Convergence
3.8: IS-IS
Unit 4: VPN Technologies
4.1: Tunneling
4.1a: MPLS Operations
Introduction to MPLS
MPLS Label and Devices
MPLS LDP (Label Distribution Protocol)
4.1b: MPLS L3 VPN
VRF Lite
MPLS L3 VPN Explained
4.1c: Encapsulation
GRE Tunnel
GRE Tunnel Recursive Routing Error
4.1d: DMVPN
Introduction to DMVPN
DMVPN Phase 1 Basic Configuration
DMVPN Phase 1 RIP Routing
DMVPN Phase 1 EIGRP Routing
DMVPN Phase 1 OSPF Routing
DMVPN Phase 1 BGP Routing
DMVPN Phase 2 Basic Configuration
DMVPN Phase 2 RIP Routing
DMVPN Phase 2 EIGRP Routing
DMVPN Phase 2 OSPF Routing
DMVPN Phase 2 BGP Routing
DMVPN Phase 3 Basic Configuration
DMVPN Phase 3 RIP Routing
DMVPN Phase 3 EIGRP Routing
DMVPN Phase 3 OSPF Routing
DMVPN Phase 3 BGP Routing
DMVPN over IPsec
DMVPN Per-Tunnel QoS
DMVPN IPv6 over IPv4
4.1e: IPv6 Tunneling
IPv6 6in4 Tunneling
IPv6 6to4 Tunneling
4.1g: L2 VPN - Wireline
Any Transport over MPLS (AToM)
4.1h: L2 VPN - LAN Services
4.2: Encryption
4.2.a: IPsec
Introduction to IPsec
IPsec IPv4 Site-to-Site
IPsec Encrypted GRE
Unit 5: Infrastructure Security
5.1: Device Security
5.1b: Device Access Control
Introduction to SNMP
5.2: Network Security
5.2a: Switch Security Features
VACL (VLAN Access-List)
DHCP Snooping
ARP Poisoning
DAI (Dynamic ARP Inspection)
PVLAN (Private VLAN)
5.2b: Router Security Features
Introduction to Access-Lists
Standard Access-List
Extended Access-List
Time-Based Access-List
IPv6 Traffic Filter
URPF (Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding)
5.2d: 802.1X
AAA and 802.1X Authentication
AAA Configuration on Cisco Catalyst Switch
Unit 6: Infrastructure Services
6.1: System Management
6.1c: Logging
Conditional Debug
6.2: Quality of Service
6.2b: QoS using MQC
NBAR (Network Based Application Recognition)
Introduction to Policing
Policing Configuration
Introduction to Shaping
Shaping Configuration
Peak Shaping Configuration
6.2c: L2 QoS
Introduction to L2 QoS
QoS Trust Boundary
Classification and Marking
6.3: Network Services
6.3a: First Hop Redundancy Protocols
Introduction to Gateway Redundancy
HSRP (Hot Standby Routing Protocol)
VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol)
GLBP (Gateway Load Balancing Protocol)
6.3.b: NTP (Network Time Protocol)
NTP Configuration
NTP Troubleshooting
6.3c: IPv4 and IPv6 DHCP
Introduction to DHCP
DHCP Client
DHCP Client Identifier
DHCP Server
DHCP Static Binding
DHCP Relay Agent
DHCPv6 Server
DHCP Troubleshooting
6.3d: IPv4 NAT (Network Address Translation)
Introduction to NAT and PAT
Static NAT
Dynamic NAT
NAT Port Forwarding
NAT Virtual Interface
Troubleshooting NAT/PAT
6.3e: IPv6 NAT (Network Address Translation)
NAT64 Static
6.4: Network Optimization
6.4a: IP SLA
IP SLA (Service Level Agreement)
IP SLA - Object Tracking Static Route
IP SLA Object Tracking PBR
6.4c: Netflow
Introduction to NetFlow
6.4d: EEM (Embedded Event Manager)
RITE (Router IP Traffic Export)
6.4e: PfR (Performance Routing)
Introduction to OER (Optimize Edge Routing)
OER Basic Configuration
OER Timers
OER Variance
OER Phases