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Routing TCP/IP, Volume I (CCIE Professional Development) by Jeff Doyle

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Appendix C. CCIE Preparation Tips

Becoming a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) is a far cry from the “read a book, take an exam” process of some other industry certifications. You will be required to prove your expertise in a hands-on, notoriously difficult lab exam. While you must be intimately familiar with the Cisco configuration commands, the most difficult challenges of the lab are not Cisco specific; instead, they test the depths of your understanding of switches, routers, and routing protocols. It is for this knowledge that CCIEs are recognized and sought out as proven internetworking experts.

The structured creation of an internetwork involves four phases, and those same four phases are also useful for creating a structured ...

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