CCIE R&S v5.0 Announced

As we were expecting, the CCIE R&S v5 was officialy announced this week by Cisco. For some this might sound like a hammer hit in the head, but looking from other perspective sooner or later this was expected, the old version 4 had a lot of discrepancy with the real world Networking.

Following are the contents added and removed according to Cisco.

Topics Added to the CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Written Exam:
• Describe basic software architecture differences between IOS and IOS XE
• Identify Cisco Express Forwarding Concepts
• Explain General Network Challenges
• Explain IP, TCP and UDP Operations
• Describe Chassis Virtualization and Aggregation Technologies
• Explain PIM Snooping
• Describe WAN Rate-based Ethernet Circuits
• Describe BGP Fast Convergence Features
• ISIS (for IPv4 and IPv6)
• Describe Basic Layer 2 VPN – Wireline
• Describe Basic L2VPN – LAN Services
• Describe GET VPN
• Describe IPv6 Network Address Translation

Topics Added to the CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0 Written and Lab Exams:
• Use IOS Troubleshooting Tools
• Apply Troubleshooting Methodologies
• Interpret Packet Capture
• Implement and Troubleshoot Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
• Implement EIGRP (multi-address) Named Mode
• Implement, Troubleshoot and Optimize EIGRP and OSPF Convergence and Scalability
• Implement and Troubleshoot DMVPN (single hub)
• Implement and Troubleshoot IPsec with pre-shared key
• Implement and Troubleshoot IPv6 First Hop Security

And bellow we have some topics moved from the v4.0 to the new v5.0 Exam.

The following topics are Moved from the v4.0 Lab exam to the v5.0 Written Exam:
• Describe IPv6 Multicast
• Describe RIPv6 (RIPng)
• Describe IPv6 Tunneling Techniques
• Describe Device Security using IOS AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS
• Describe 802.1x
• Describe Layer 2 QoS
• Identify Performance Routing (PfR)

And Finally the most speculated topics were removed from the CCIE R&S written and Lab exam:
• Flexlink, ISL, Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling
• Frame-Relay (LFI, FR Traffic Shaping)
• WCCP
• IOS Firewall and IPS
• RITE, RMON
• RGMP
• RSVP QoS, WRR/SRR

Despite all this new topics added looks like now it’s more easier to measure the percentage on all the categories according to Cisco, because for the first time in History we have a coverage percentage of all the topics that will be included in the written and lab Exam, see below:

CCIE R&S Categories

At the end, I wish luck to all the new candidates on their way to CCIE R&S v5.0 Exam.

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