Why do we always say that CCIE is of great value? Because CCIE is an expert certification exam launched by Cisco in 1993. And it is recognized globally as the most authoritative certification in the IT industry. So we can say it is the direction of every network engineer’s efforts. This certification qualification can be seen from the launch time, and it has been launched more than 20 years or almost 30 years. As the world’s largest server supplier, Cisco’s products are spread all over the world and the product system is sound. The certifications it launches are still expert-level certifications, which can inspect whether the practitioners can provide expert-level technical support for network products. Therefore, there is no doubt that Cisco certification has a high gold content. Cisco is still very influential, especially in foreign countries, or some foreign companies, so CCIE is currently a benchmark qualification certificate in the network engineer industry.
What is CCIE Lab? And How Much Does the Exam Cost?
To obtain the CCIE certification, you need to obtain the following course exams:
- CCIE qualification exam (Also called written exam, 2.5 hours)
Exam Cost: 350 US dollars
- CCIE Laboratory exam (Lab exam, 2 hours troubleshooting + 6 hours configuration in the routing exchange direction; 8 hours configuration in other directions)
Exam Cost: 1500 US dollars, in Beijing test center, the exam cost is 1498 US dollars
CCIE Lab refers to CCIE laboratory exam, and this highly difficult exam subject is also the key factor for CCIE’s ultra-high value. Compared with the purely theoretical exams of CCNA and CCNP, CCIE cannot rely solely on the question bank for speculation. It requires candidates must have a solid theoretical foundation and practical skills. Obtaining a CCIE certificate is undoubtedly the best recognition of the strength of a network engineer.
How to Test CCIE Lab Exam? The 3 hours Design part in the morning is similar to the reading comprehension in the English test. Like the previous Diag, the exam materials will be given and the questions will be answered based on the materials. There is no equipment to access. Like Cisco’s written test, this part cannot be returned to the previous questions to answer again, so be careful when you are choosing, make sure there is no problem, and then click the next question.
The 5 hours DOO (Deploy-Operate-Optimize) in the afternoon, is similar to the previous CFG. Complete the configuration according to the needs, without a separate TS module, because it is integrated into the DOO test together.
How Many Questions Are Taken in the Design Section? What Are the Question Types? Is There Plenty of Time? The part of Design has a total of 39 questions. The question types are single-choice question, multiple-choice question, drag-picture question and check the correct option in the form (without filling in the blank question). The number of questions is large, each question has only 4 to 5 minutes to answer on average, and a lot of exam materials will be given. It takes time to find out the key information, and the hard solution time is quite tight, which is basically impossible.
What Is the Difference between the DOO Part and the Previous CFG Part? Will the Amount of DOO Configuration Questions be Large? Is There Not Enough Time?
DOO is a big scene based on Design part, with more question types, more content, and greater difficulty. Because there is no TS module, and the wrong point has been pre-embedded in the DOO part. Therefore, the fault needs to be eliminated before deployment. Generally speaking, the amount of configuration is not as large as before, but there are more pre-configurations, so time is still tight, and sometimes it will get stuck.
The CCIE LAB exam is much difficult, and self-study is definitely not a good choice for people who want to pass the CCIE lab exam quickly. In addition to the above mentioned common problems, many candidates will encounter all kinds of doubts and difficulties in the learning process, you can read the full info here. So this is why CCIE must conduct professional training.