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Exam Profile: CCIE Routing and Switching v4.0 Written Exam (350-001)

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This article profiles the Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching v4.0 Written Exam. Pearson IT Certification provides a variety of exam preparation tools to help our customers in their quest for certification. As part of our service to you, we have developed this Exam Profile series. Each profile is developed based on the testing experience of one of our trainers or authors. You won’t get exact questions or answers, but you will get a real feel for the exam. Each profile describes question forms, trouble spots, hints for exam preparation, and recommendations for additional study resources. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.
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The 350-001 exam is the qualification exam for the Routing and Switching CCIE Lab track. Once you have passed the 350-001, you can schedule your CCIE R&S Lab exam in order to become a fully qualified CCIE.

The 350-001 exam is currently at version 4.0. The exam covers layer 2 switching, IPv4, IPv6, MPLS layer 3 VPNs, IP Multicast, Network Security, Network services, QoS, Troubleshooting, Network monitoring, and evaluating proposed changes to the network. Considering this is an expert level exam, the level of detail can be extreme, and the scope of the questions very wide.

Exam Details

  • Types of Questions: A mix of traditional multiple choice (requiring single or multiple answers). You may find drag-and-drop type questions as well scenario based questions where a scenario or topology is presented and you need to answer a series of questions based on it.
  • Number of Questions: 90 to 110
  • Passing Score: Pass/Fail. The passing score is set by statistical analysis and is subject to periodic change. The overall exam score will be reported on a scale from 300-1000.
  • Candidates must wait five days on failed exams to retake it. Passing candidates must wait at least 180 days to retake the exam.

  • Time Limit: 120 Minutes
  • Cost: $350.00 (Costs may vary due to exchange rates and local taxes (VAT, GST))
  • How to Register: http://www.vue.com/cisco/
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