Its official now, Cisco announced the much awaited update for CCIE Routing and Switching from version 4 to 5. It’s a good move as CCIE R & S version 5 is there since pretty long time. The official launch for the version 5 happens to be on June 4th 2014. This brings a great relief for those who are preparing hard and almost very close to appear for the lab exam. Coolly there is a window of months for people like me to prepare and appear for the version 4 of the Routing and Switching lab exam.
The announced changes are targeted for both written and lab exams with few exception like a domain of Network Principle which is purely targeted to written exam, below are the comparison between version 4 and version 5.
The following topics will be no longer seen in the version 5
- Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling
- IOS Firewall
- IOS IPS
- RSVP QoS
As far as frame relay was concerned it was expected from to see its exit from the new version. Now here comes the challenge for CCIE training companies and Cisco press to come out with a quality study material and topology. I request you all go through the announcement made for further details.