Cisco announces CCIE Wireless revision from v2.0 to 3.0
To address changes in wireless technology and job roles, the Cisco CCIE Wireless written and lab exams will be refreshed from version 2.0 to version 3.0. The last day to test for v2.0 exams will be September 13, 2015. The new exam curriculum has been improved in terms of its logical structure and alignment with the Wireless technology portfolio.
The CCIE Wireless exam topics have been refreshed from version 2.0 to version 3.0. The new exam curriculum comprises eight domains. The new segmentation into these eight domains was done to improve the logical structure of the overall topics, as well as to align to our wireless portfolio.
Each domain lists specific tasks that we expect a minimally qualified candidate to perform. Note the exam topics serve as a general guideline for the content likely to be included in your exam. However, other - related topics - may also appear on any delivery of the exam. Some of the domains or tasks listed appear on both the Written and the Lab exam, other domains or tasks appear only in the Written exam, like Planning & Designing WLAN Technologies.
CCIE Wireless v3.0 domain levels:
- Planning & Designing WLAN Technologies
- Configure and Troubleshoot the network Infrastructure
- Configure and Troubleshoot an Autonomous Deployment Model
- Configure and Troubleshoot a Unified Deployment Model (Centralized)
- Configure and Troubleshoot a Unified Deployment Model (Converged)
- Configure and Troubleshoot Security & Identity Management
- Configure and Troubleshoot Prime Infrastructure and MSE.
- Configure and Troubleshoot WLAN media and application services
Compared to v2.0, no domains have been removed from the CCIE curriculum in v3.0. New domains were added, re-named or re-shuffled slightly to include current technologies. In v3.0, the Unified Deployment Model is split up in Configure and Troubleshoot a Unified Deployment Model (Centralized) and Configure and Troubleshoot a Unified Deployment Model (Converged), reflecting our current Wireless product portfolio.
A new module Configure and Troubleshoot Security & Identity Management was added, as policy management is becoming more important. The Configure and Troubleshoot WCS module was replaced with Configure and Troubleshoot Prime Infrastructure and MSE, adding our Prime Infrastructure solution.
CCIE Wireless v3.0 Changes
The decision to add, move or retire domains or tasks was based on the feedback received from Wireless Subject Matter Experts during the Job Role Analysis and Job Task Analysis. The Exam Topics changes reflect both the evolving Wireless enterprise environment as the evolving CCIE Wireless job role.
Topics added to the CCIE Wireless Exam v3.0:
- Configure and troubleshoot stacking
- Configure and troubleshoot basic OSPFv3
- Configure and troubleshoot basic IPv6 EIGRP address families
- Configure and troubleshoot SXP/SGT
- Configure and troubleshoot PSPF
- Configure and troubleshoot Flexconnect
- Configure and troubleshoot new mobility
- ENTIRE DOMAIN: Configure and troubleshoot a Unified Deployment Model (Converged)
- Configure and troubleshoot client profiling and provisioning
- Configure and troubleshoot CoA
- Configure and troubleshoot basic sponsor policy (Guest)
- Implement and troubleshoot CMX
- Integrate ISE
- Integrate NetFlow
- Configure andf troubleshoot BDRL
- Configure and troubleshoot mDNS
- Configure and troubleshoot AVC and NetFlow
Topics removed from the CCIE Wireless Lab Exam v2.0:
- Configure and troubleshoot MFP
- Configure and troubleshoot peer-to-peer blocking
- Configure and troubleshoot IGMP snooping
- Configure and troubleshoot WDS (L2)
- Upgrade Autonomous to Unified
- Configure and troubleshoot H-REAP
- Implement local DHCP services for clients