Collection of CCIE v5 Links

Yesterday Cisco announced the CCIE v5 blueprints. The majority of the changes look good to me and seem to more accurately reflect todays networks. I like it, myself. More technologies I use and less that I don’t. :) It also looks like VIRL/CML will be pretty useful for those preparing for the v5 lab exam. More on that later…

The rest of this post is intended to be a collection of information regarding the new blueprint so you can do your own research. If you run across useful articles, please leave them in the comments and I’ll add them.

Official Cisco Documents

Blog Posts

Brian McGahan (4xCCIE, CCDE) from INECCIE R&S Version 5 Updates Now Official

Bob McCouch (CCIE): Some Thoughts on CCIE R&S v5

Tony Burke: Cisco CCIE v5

Daniel Dib (CCIE): CCIE RS v5 – My Thoughts

Tom Hollingsworth (CCIE): CCIE Version 5: Out With The Old

Marko Milivojevic (2xCCIE) from IPexpert: CCIE R&S Lab Version 5 – Don’t Panic

Short post from Ethan Banks (CCIE): Burst: CCIE Routing & Switching v5


IPexpert will have a free vSeminar on the updates on Dec. 6. Register here: CCIE R&S V5.0 Blueprint vLecture :: An Overview of the Changes


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