CCIE Service Provider.

Cisco CCIE Service Provider (CCIE Service Provider) certification is for expert-level Service Provider network engineers who bring the knowledge and skill to build an extensible Service Provider infrastructure to deliver rich managed services. The CCIE Service Provider track also focuses on the skills needed for expertise in the arena of service provider networking. The CCIE Service Provider certification certifies individuals as experts in IP fundamentals and technologies as well as building an extensible service provider network infrastructure to deliver rich managed services. Individuals certified as CCIE Service Provider will possess advanced skills related to packet architecture and technologies important to service providers such as service provisioning , MPLS, VPNs, service level agreements and basic security.

To achieve this certification an individual needs to complete two exams, written and Lab exam.

Written exam:

You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam.

Exam Number:350-018
Associated Certifications: CCIE Service Provider
Duration: 120 minutes (90-110 questions)
Available Languages: English

Lab exam:

The eight-hour lab exam. You must make an initial attempt of the CCIE lab exam within 18-months of passing the CCIE written exam. If you do not pass the lab exam within three years of passing the written exam, you must retake the written exam before being allowed to attempt the lab exam again.


There are no other certifications, or training courses required to complete this program. Instead, candidates must first pass a written qualification exam and then the corresponding hands-on lab exam.

It is strongly encouraged that a candidate should have at least 4-5 years job experience or should have deep understanding about the topics included in this exam.