The certification of CCIE in Routing and Switching depicts the level knowledge of expert in networking in different interfaces of wide area network (WAN) and local area network (LAN), and also a variety of switches and routers.
The complex problems in connectivity are being solved by the experts in RS. They apply technology antidotes to heighten the bandwidth, to maximize the performance, to improve the response times, to support global applications and to improve security. The CCIE RS certified are expected to be able to install, configure and to maintain WAN, LAN, and the dial access services.
The candidates are also expected to have an in-depth knowledge of the intricacies, subtleties, and challenges of end-to-end networking. Candidates are highly encouraged to have 3-5 years of experience in routing and switching field before attempting to get CCIE RS certification. This is important since the CCIE RS examination is comprised of RS-related topics like BSCI, CIT, CCNA, ARCH, QoS, IPV6, and BCMSN.
The CCIE RS written qualification exam is for two hours and covers concepts of networking and some commands in equipment. Candidates must pass the written exam before becoming eligible in taking the lab examination.
Meanwhile, the CCIE RS lab exam is an eight hours lab exam. The candidates must be able to configure the actual equipment and make the network run in a timed test plight. Every candidate is given three years to pass the lab exam but they can do the first CCIE RS lab exam within 18 years after passing the written exam.