Cisco CCIE360 R&S Advanced Workshop 1 (CIERS1)

This 5 day course provides knowledge and hands-on experience related to both configuring and troubleshooting the following Cisco Routing and Switching topics: Cisco Catalyst Switch core configuration tasks, Interior gateway protocols (IGPs): Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), and Routing Information Protocol version 2 (RIPv2), Route redistribution, Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), MPLS Layer 3 VPN?s, IP multicast, Router and Cisco Catalyst quality of service (QoS). After completing the lectures on these technologies that include best practice you will complete labs based on that specific technology. 

If you have purchased the CCIE 360 E-learning Packages, please do not attempt the 360RSW05-LAB-GA01 or 360RSW05-LAb-GA02 before attending this class.


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites: 

  • A valid CCNP Certification or equivalent understanding of configuring and troubleshooting data link layer technologies, IGP routing protocols, basic redistribution and BGP. 
  • Attained a passing score on the CCIE written exam 350-001 or 400-101 exam. 


After attending this course you should be able to: 

  • Describe the Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE R&S and explain how it addresses expert-level networking issues 
  • Discuss your baseline status for Cisco CCIE® lab readiness 
  • Resolve expert-level Layer 2 and DMVPN task analysis, configuration and troubleshooting issues 
  • Resolve expert-level core task analysis, configuration, and troubleshooting issues 
  • Resolve expert-level BGP issues from both a configuration and troubleshooting perspective 
  • Resolve expert-level MPLS L3 VPN configuration tasks. 
  • Resolve expert-level multicast task analysis, configuration, and troubleshooting issues 
  • Resolve expert-level IP connectivity issues regardless of whether they involve IPv4 or IPv6 
  • Resolve expert-level router MQC QoS task analysis, configuration, and troubleshooting issues 
  • Resolve expert-level Network Services task analysis, configuration, and troubleshooting issues 
  • Resolve expert-level multitopic core and advanced task analysis, configuration, and troubleshooting issues 

Target Audience

This course is recommended for CCIE candidates who are preparing for the CCIE Routing and Switching Lab Exam.


Recommended as preparation for:

  • The Cisco CCIE Practical Exam.

The CCIE lab exam is an eight-hour, hands-on exam which requires you to configure and troubleshoot a series of complex networks to given specifications. Knowledge of troubleshooting is an important skill and candidates are expected to diagnose and solve issues as part of the CCIE lab exam. You will not configure end-user systems, but are responsible for all devices residing in the network (hubs, etc.). Point values and testing criteria are provided.

Follow on Courses

The following courses and program components are recommended for further study

  • CCIERS2 - CCIE 360 R&S Advanced Workshop 2 
  • CCIE 360 R&S Exercise Workbook and Practice Labs 
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Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE R&S

  • Introducing the Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE R&S 
  • Preparing for the Cisco CCIE Lab Exam 

Core Task Assessment

  • Applying the Cisco 360 CCIE R&S Opening-Moves Strategy to Cisco CCIE Labs 
  • Lab 2-1: CIERSASSESS-1 - 9 hour Lab 
  • Analyzing the Cisco 360 CCIE R&S Assessment Results Report

Core Task Analysis and Configuration

  • Resolving DMVPN Tasks 
  • Resolving Layer 2 Tasks 
  • Resolving IGP Tasks 
  • Resolving Redistribution Tasks 

BGP Task Analysis and Configuration

Reviewing Basic BGP Operations 

  • Resolving Advanced BGP Tasks 
  • Lab 4-1: Establishing Basic Connectivity for BGP 
  • Lab 4-2: Configuring BGP 
  • Lab 4-3: Filtering BGP Updates and Path Determination 

MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

  • Reviewing Basic MPLS VPN Operations 
  • Lab 5-1: Establishing Basic Connectivity for MPLS Layer 3 VPNs 
  • Lab 5-2: Configuring the MPLS Core 
  • Lab 5-3: Creating VPNs and Enabling VPN Routing 
  • Lab 5-4: Adding a Backup Link in VPNA

Multicast Task Analysis and Configuration

  • Reviewing Basic Multicast Operations 
  • Lab 6-1: Establishing Basic Connectivity for Multicast 
  • Lab 6-2: Configuring Dense Mode IP Multicast Routing 
  • Resolving PIM Sparse Mode Multicast Tasks 
  • Lab 6-3: Configuring PIM Sparse Mode

Router MQC QoS Task Analysis and Configuration

  • Reviewing MQC QoS and DiffServ 
  • Using DiffServ Tools 
  • Using Congestion Management and Avoidance Tools 
  • Identifying Strategies for Router MQC QoS Tasks 
  • Lab 7-1: Classification and Marking 
  • Lab 7-2: Class Based Shaper 
  • Lab 7-3: Class Based Policer 
  • Lab 7-4: Congestion Avoidance and Management 

Cisco Network Services Task Analysis and Configuration

  • Cisco Network Services per the CCIE R&S v5.0 Blue Print 
  • Cisco Network Troubleshooting 
  • Lab 8-1: Implementing FHRP for IPv4 and IPv6 
  • Lab 8-2: Implementing DHCP and DHCPv6 
  • Lab 8-3: Implementing NTP 
  • Lab 8-4: Implementing NAT 

Cisco Network Troubleshooting

  • Core and Advanced Tasks Analysis 

Lab 9-1: CIERSASSESS-2 - 9 hour Lab

Appendix A: Cisco Catalyst Switch QoS Task Analysis and Configuration

  • Ensuring QoS for the Catalyst 3560 Series Switch 
  • Lab A-1: Establishing Basic Connectivity for Catalyst Switch QoS 
  • Lab A-2: Exploring Catalyst 3560 Series QoS Concepts 
  • Lab A-3: Implementing VLAN-Based QoS 

Appendix B: Strengthening IPv4 Skills by Learning IPv6