Routing and Switching

The Cisco CCIEP ®P Routing and Switching written exam (400-101) version 5.1 is a two-hour test with 90?110 questions and validates candidates have the expertise to configure, validate, and troubleshoot complex enterprise network infrastructure.

In addition, the exam validates candidates understand how infrastructure components interoperate and translate functional requirements into specific device configurations. The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

NOTE: This CCIE Routing and Switching written exam topics version 5.1 includes Evolving Technologies v1.1 domain and should be referenced for written exams scheduled on August 30, 2018 and beyond.

Network Fundamentals

  • Compare and contrast OSI and TCP/IP models
  • Compare and contrast TCP and UDP protocols
  • Describe the impact of infrastructure components in an enterprise network
  • Describe the effects of cloud resources on enterprise network architecture
  • Compare and contrast collapsed core and three-tier architectures
  • Compare and contrast network topologies
  • Select the appropriate cabling type based on implementation requirements
  • Apply troubleshooting methodologies to resolve problems
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 addressing and subnetting
  • Compare and contrast IPv4 address types
  • Describe the need for private IPv4 addressing
  • Identify the appropriate IPv6 addressing scheme to satisfy addressing requirements in a LAN/WAN environment
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv6 addressing
  • Configure and verify IPv6 Stateless Address Auto Configuration
  • Compare and contrast IPv6 address types

LAN Switching Technologies

  • Describe and verify switching concepts
  • Interpret Ethernet frame format
  • Troubleshoot interface and cable issues (collisions, errors, duplex, speed)
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs (normal/extended range) spanning multiple switches
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interswitch connectivity
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot STP protocols
  • Configure, verify and troubleshoot STP related optional features
  • Configure and verify Layer 2 protocols
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel
  • Describe the benefits of switch stacking and chassis aggregation

Routing Technologies

  • Describe the routing concepts
  • Interpret the components of a routing table
  • Describe how a routing table is populated by different routing information sources
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inter-VLAN routing
  • Compare and contrast static routing and dynamic routing
  • Compare and contrast distance vector and link state routing protocols
  • Compare and contrast interior and exterior routing protocols
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 static routing
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area and multi-area OSPFv2 for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub, virtual- link, and LSAs)
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area and multi-area OSPFv3 for IPv6 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub, virtual- link, and LSAs)
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub)
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv6 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub)
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPv2 for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution)
  • Troubleshoot basic Layer 3 end-to-end connectivity issues

WAN Technologies

  • Configure and verify PPP and MLPPP on WAN interfaces using local authentication
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot PPPoE client-side interfaces using local authentication
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot GRE tunnel connectivity
  • Describe WAN topology options
  • Describe WAN access connectivity options
  • Configure and verify single-homed branch connectivity using eBGP IPv4 (limited to peering and route advertisement using Network command only)
  • Describe basic QoS concepts

Infrastructure Services

  • Describe DNS lookup operation
  • Troubleshoot client connectivity issues involving DNS
  • Configure and verify DHCP on a router (excluding static reservations)
  • Troubleshoot client- and router-based DHCP connectivity issues
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic HSRP
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot inside source NAT
  • Configure and verify NTP operating in a client/server mode

Infrastructure Security

  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot port security
  • Describe common access layer threat mitigation techniques
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 access list for traffic filtering
  • Verify ACLs using the APIC-EM Path Trace ACL Analysis tool
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic device hardening
  • Describe device security using AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS

Infrastructure Management

  • Configure and verify device-monitoring protocols
  • Troubleshoot network connectivity issues using ICMP echo-based IP SLA
  • Configure and verify device management
  • Configure and verify initial device configuration
  • Perform device maintenance
  • Use Cisco IOS tools to troubleshoot and resolve problems
  • Describe network programmability in enterprise network architecture