Overview of CCIE Certification Course

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Certification is an expert-level technical certification offered by Cisco Systems for senior networking professionals and others who are interested in designing, building, and troubleshooting complex enterprise networking infrastructures. The CCIE certification is a highly regarded achievement in the tech industry worldwide. The CCIE certification comprises seven streams or tracks which include Enterprise Infrastructure, Security, Service Provider, Enterprise Wireless, Data Center, Collaboration, and CCDE.

Today, 99% of organisations use certifications in their hiring decisions, so if you want to take your IT networking and infrastructure career to the next level, a CCIE certification is a must-have. Edoxi's CCIE certification training provides learners with comprehensive networking knowledge and practical experience, helping them to pass the challenging CCIE exam and become Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts. 

Our CCIE course equips learners with the skills to configure, manage and troubleshoot critical network infrastructure including Routers, Switches, Next-Generation Firewalls, IPS (Intrusion Prevention Systems), Web Security Appliance (WSA), ESA (Email Security Appliance), Enterprise LAN/WAN environment, etc. With our up-to-date course curriculum and Cisco-certified instructors, we will make sure that you gain the knowledge and expertise required to pass the CCIE certification exam and lab exam effectively.

About the CCIE Certification Exam

  • To obtain a CCIE certification, you must pass both the written and lab exams on the desired CCIE certification track. 
  • The CCIE Written Exam has a duration of 120 minutes, while the Lab Exam lasts for 8 hours. 
  • Candidates with a valid CCNP core exam can qualify for the CCIE lab exam without taking the CCIE written exam as per the latest Cisco guidelines. 
  • Candidates have to take the CCIE Lab exam before their qualifying exam’s validity expires. 
  • CCIE exams are conducted at select Cisco locations across the globe. Cisco also sets up various mobile lab locations occasionally for increased availability of exam slots.
  • After passing the CCIE written exam, you should take the CCIE Lab Exam (Initial Attempt) within 18 months.
  • There is a $1900 exam fee for the Permanent Lab and a $1600 exam fee for the Mobile Lab (BYOD or Bring Your Device).
  • To maintain the validity of the CCIE written exam, candidates must reattempt the CCIE lab exam within 12 months of their last scored attempt (failed).
  • Candidates must ace the CCIE Lab Exam within 3 years of passing the qualifying exam.    
  • All Cisco certifications are valid for 3 years.

Benefits Of CCIE Certification

The CCIE certification is the pinnacle of achievement in the Cisco networking world.  Earning it signifies an expert level of expertise and unlocks a wealth of benefits for both individuals and employers. Here are some advantages:


  • Global Recognition: CCIE Certification is globally recognized as a prestigious credential, enabling certified individuals to pursue career opportunities worldwide. 
  • Faster Access to Expertise: When a CCIE in good standing (maintains their certification) submits a technical service request (case) to the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC), it gets automatically routed to more experienced core TAC Support engineers.
  • Higher Earning Potential: CCIE certification helps in earning a higher salary. CCIE-certified professionals command salaries significantly higher than their non-certified counterparts do.
  • Career Advancement: The CCIE certification demonstrates your dedication to the field and opens doors to leadership positions like Network Architect, Technical Solutions Architect, Head of IT Operations, CTO (Chief Technology Officer) roles etc.


  • Increased ROI on IT Investments: CCIE-certified professionals assist organizations in maximizing return on investment (ROI) by optimizing network configurations. Their expertise enhances efficiency, minimizes resource wastage, and ensures optimal utilization of Cisco technology investments.
  • Improved Performance: CCIE-certified employees bring advanced knowledge and expertise to the organization, leading to improved network performance, reliability, and security.
  • Reduced Downtime and cost savings: CCIE-certified professionals are proficient in troubleshooting and resolving network issues efficiently, leading to reduced downtime and cost savings for the organization.
  • First-Line Resolution: CCIEs can often troubleshoot and resolve issues with no need for extensive back-and-forth with TAC (Technical Assistance Centre). This reduces the number of escalations and keeps projects moving forward smoothly.

CCIE Certification Track

The CCIE certification is the pinnacle of achievement in the Cisco networking world.  Earning it signifies an expert level of expertise and unlocks a wealth of benefits for both individuals and employers. Here are some advantages:

Certification Track Written Exam Code Lab Exam 
CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure Certification
Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR 350-401)
CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure v1.1
CCIE Security Certification Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR 350-701) CCIE Security v6.0
CCIE Enterprise Wireless Certification Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR 350-401) CCIE Enterprise Wireless v1.0
CCIE Service Provider Certification Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR 350-501 CCIE Service Provider v5.0
CCIE Collaboration Certification Implementing Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (350-801 CLCOR) CCIE Collaboration v3.0
CCIE Data Center Certification Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR 350-601) CCIE Data Center v3.0
CCDE Certification CCDE Written (400-007) CCDE v3.0 Practical exam

CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure Course

The CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure Certification Course, formerly known as CCIE Routing & Switching, is the most popular expert-level Cisco Certification. EDOXI's CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure training program comprises 150 hours of intensive instructor-led classroom sessions, tailored to industry standards. The duration of the course typically ranges from 3 to 6 months depending on factors including the level of expertise of the candidate

Our course will prepare you to clear the CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure qualifying exam (written exam): Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR 350-401) and lab exam: CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure v1.1.

CCIE Security Course

EDOXI’s CCIE Security course is a 150-hour+ advanced training program led by Cisco Certified instructors. The course prepares you for the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Security Certification, which consists of a qualifying exam(written): Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR 350-701) and a lab exam: CCIE Security v6.1.

This evergreen certification stream validates your expertise in Network Security aspects, including securing networks from intruders, controlling access, and Cisco’s Next Generation Firewalls etc. With EDOXI’s CCIE Security course, you will learn about.

  • NG-FW Next Generation Firewalls
  • UTM (Unified Threat Management)
  • Intrusion Detection Systems(IDS)
  • Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
  • WSA(Web Security Appliance)
  • ESA(Email Security Appliance)

CCIE Enterprise Wireless Course

The CCIE Enterprise Wireless certification focuses on the knowledge and skills required to design, deploy, operate, and optimise complex enterprise wireless networks. EDOXI’s CCIE Enterprise Wireless course is a 150+ hour industry expert-led training focusing on helping learners pass the CCIE Enterprise Wireless qualifying exam: Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR 350-401) and lab exam CCIE Enterprise Wireless v1.0. Edoxi’s CCIE Enterprise Wireless Course covers topics such as;

  • Radio Frequency (RF) and Standards
  • IEEE 802.11 standards and protocols (a/b/g/n/ac/ax) 
  • WLC (Wireless LAN Controller) + Lightweight Access Point (LAP)
  • Mobility protocols (e.g., L2/L3 roaming)

CCIE Data Center Course

The CCIE Service Provider course prepares you for the challenging CCIE Service Provider certification qualifying exam: Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR 350-501) and lab exam: CCIE Service Provider v5.0. The duration of the training course will be 150+ hours and will be led by industry experts.

The CCIE Service Provider certification validates your expertise in designing, deploying, operating, and optimising large-scale service provider networks. Although anybody can become a CCIE Service Provider, this Certification track is mostly preferred by individuals with CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure Certification. With EDOXI’s CCIE Service Provider Course, you will learn.

  • How packets are routed in Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Etisalat, du, Virgin, AT&T, BSNL, etc.
  • Gain an expert-level understanding of technologies such as BGP, MPLS, Multicasting and even Mobile Network Infrastructure topics including 4G/5G.

CCIE Service Provider Course

CCIE Collaboration certification validates your skills with complex collaboration solutions. EDOXI’s 150+ hours of CCIE Collaboration Training will prepare you to earn CCIE Collaboration certification by helping you pass two exams: a qualifying exam that covers core collaboration technologies, and a hands-on lab exam that covers enterprise collaboration solutions through the entire network lifecycle, from designing and deploying to operating and optimising. Some topics covered in our course include:

  • Unified Communications Manager - (UCM), VoIP, 
  • IP phones, soft clients, Session Border Controllers (SBCs)
  • Media resource management (e.g., codecs, transcoding)
  • Conferencing solutions (e.g., Cisco IOS-XE conferencing, Cisco Meeting Server) QoS(Quality of Services)
  • IP Collaboration signalling protocols (e.g., SIP, H.323)
  • Collaboration APIs (e.g., Jabber Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol - JEMPP)

CCDE Course

The Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) certifies your skills to design a robust, vendor-agnostic network against business requirements. It is also a required step toward Cisco’s highest level certification called "CCAr".

EDOXI’s CCDE Course is a 150+-hour intensive training program led by Cisco Certified instructors. Our expert trainers will prepare you to ace the CCDE qualifying exam, CCDE Written (400-007) and CCDE lab exam: CCDE v3.0. With our course, you will learn.

  • How business strategy design deals with network design that aligns with business objectives
  • Software-defined architectures (SD-WAN)
  • Controller-based solutions (overlay, underlay, and fabric)
  • Network Design
  • Service Design
  • Security Design.

 CCIE Course Features

  • 150+ hours of extensive training:

    Our CCIE course provides 60 hours of extensive training, ensuring that learners receive in-depth coverage of the specific CCIE Certification exam topics. 

  • Classroom and Online Training:

    We offer both classroom and online training options, allowing learners to choose the mode of learning that suits their preferences and convenience.

  • Customisation option:

    The course offers customisation options, allowing learners to tailor their learning experience based on their specific needs and goals. 

  • Comprehensive training:

    Our CCIE course provides comprehensive teaching, covering all the necessary topics and skills required for the CCIE certification. 

  • Industry-experienced trainers:

    Our trainers are industry-experienced professionals who hold CCIE certifications. They will ensure that learners receive high-quality instruction and guidance throughout the course.

  • Real-time scenarios and topologies:

    Our CCIE course includes real-time scenarios and topologies, allowing learners to apply their knowledge to real-life scenarios, and enhance their problem-solving skills. 

Industries Looking for Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts

Information Technology (IT)

Government and Defense

Finance and Banking


Manufacturing and Energy

Supply Chain

Any business in any sector that utilises network infrastructure


Prerequisites For Joining the CCIE Course

  • There are no formal prerequisites for joining Edoxi’s CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) certification course. 
  • However, it is recommended to have 3-5 years of experience working with Cisco technologies and solutions, particularly in the track you're pursuing (e.g., Enterprise Infrastructure (Routing & Switching), Security, etc.).

How to Get CCIE Certified?

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Enrol in EDOXI’s CCIE Training
Clear the CCIE Written Exam
Clear the CCIE Lab Exam
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Become a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert

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  • Customized learning (digital/ instructor-led)
  • Flexible pricing options
  • Enterprise grade Learning Management System (LMS)
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What are the different levels of Cisco Certifications?

There are five levels of CCIE Certification, including: 

  • Entry-level Certifications (CCST)
  • Associate (CCNA/CCDA)
  • Professional (CCNP/CCDP)
  • Expert (CCIE/CCDE) 
  • Architect (CCAr: CCDE previous)

Cisco also offers certification in various streams/ technologies such as Enterprise, Security, Service Provider, Collaboration, DevNet, Wireless, Data Center etc.

Is CCIE certification still in demand?

Yes, CCIE certification is ‌considered to be in high demand by employers. Here are some of the compelling reasons:

  • High Skill Level:  The CCIE exam is notoriously difficult and requires a deep understanding of Cisco technologies and their implementation. 
  • Shortage of Qualified Candidates: There's a significant gap between the demand for CCIE-certified professionals and the number of people who hold the certification.
  • Multiple Tracks: CCIE offers various tracks focusing on specific network domains (e.g., Enterprise Infrastructure, Security, Data Center). This allows companies to find CCIEs with expertise aligned with their specific needs.

What are the CCIE lab exam locations?

Cisco currently operates CCIE/CCDE v3.0 lab facilities at Cisco locations around the world, and various mobile lab locations. Here is the list of Cisco Lab Locations around the world:

  • Dubai, UAE
  • Bangalore, India
  • Beijing, PRC
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Richardson, USA
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Tokyo, Japan

What is the Cost of CCIE Certification?

The CCIE written exam is 450 USD. Also, the Permanent Lab exam fee is USD 1900, Mobile Lab (Bring Your Own Device - BYOD): The exam fee is USD 1600.

What is the average salary of a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert in Dubai?

The average salary for CCIE is AED 20,000 per month in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

How long is the CCIE certification valid?

The CCIE certifications are valid for three years.