At the forthcoming CiscoLive! In Milan between January 27th – 31st there is a session on the V5 version of the CCIE Routing and Switching exam. Information is sparse at the moment, but the two-hour session will focus on:
- CCIE RSv5 Program refresh
- RSv5 New Curriculum presentation
- Exams Overview
- Lab: Structure, Delivery, Hardware/Software requirements,
- Lab modules sequence, stake, logic, format, demo
- Cisco360 Training Overview
- New content
According to INE older topics such as Frame-Relay will disappear, along with ZBF, WCCP, IPv6 Multicast and PfR, because the lab will probably be 100% virtualised we can also probably consider the following as topics that will be removed:
- QinQ Tunneling
- ISL trunks
- DHCP Snooping
- Layer 3 Port Channel
- Private VLANs
I would think that RIPv2 will also feature less, if at all in the new exam, with the focus being EIGRP.
New lab topics might include IPSec, DMVPN, and Embedded Packet Capture. I would also suggest that the exam will be more IPv6 centric, including IPv6 security.
There is also a very good chance that the IOS version will move away from 12.4 and up to 15.
New written topics might include ISIS and IOS XE commands.
Will the lab exam format change from the current 2.5 troubleshooting and 5 hour configuration? Perhaps, there might be a diagnostic element to the exam.
Once more information is released I’ll update. In the meantime take the poll on the right-hand side and let us know what you would like to see removed for the V5!