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The goal of this fourteen-day accelerated program for Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional (CCIP) Certification is to provide students working in service provider and enterprise companies with the skills to understand, configure, and troubleshoot large-scale IP networking solutions. CCIP professionals will have detailed understanding of networking technologies commonly used in service provider and enterprise companies, including complex IP interior and exterior gateway routing (OSPF, EIGRP, IS-IS, and BGP), QoS, and MPLS.

Interconnecting companies to ISPs has always been a concern to enterprise organizations. As organizations expand their networks and interconnect to the Internet, extranet partners, and other company locations, the emphasis on providing connectivity, security, and data, voice, and video services efficiently and effectively has moved to the forefront. The market for skilled internetworking professionals like the CCIP has never been better.

Overall, Cisco certification validates an individual’s achievement, increasing the holder’s professional credibility by ensuring high standards of technical expertise. In particular, the Cisco CCIP certification indicates knowledge of Cisco internetworking products and technologies like routing, switching, security, QoS, and MPLS, as well as the ability to use them to build integrated, scalable, and flexible network solutions. CCIP certification indicates that the holder can:

  • Implement interior gateway routing protocols like OSPF, EIGRP, and IS-IS in a corporate office network of any size
  • Connect to ISPs using BGP
  • Design and manage BGP networks for large corporations and ISPs
  • Understand MPLS and how customers and ISPs implement the technology
  • Using QoS to effectively deliver traffic through a corporate office or ISP network to deal with congestion issues and meet service level agreements (SLAs)
  • Monitor, detect, and fix routing and QoS issues

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online CCIP courses
  2. You'll be CCIP certified in just 14 days. With us, you’ll be CCIP trained in record time
  3. Our CCIP course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass CCIP first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn CCIP faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying CCIP with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 77,463 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


Use your Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs)

You may be entitled to free training via Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs). If you’ve bought Cisco hardware or software - check the invoice to see if you have credits waiting to be used! If you’re unsure, get in touch with us.

Cisco certifications also afford you special membership benefits:

  • A certificate of accomplishment
  • A wallet card, logo and designation for your personal promotion to clients or potential employers
  • Access to the secure Cisco on-line tracking system so you can download logos, and track your Cisco certification progress throughout your career

Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


Students that successfully complete this certification program will be able to secure and manage network infrastructures to protect a company’s productivity and reduce costs. The program emphasizes topics such as scaling a network to a large number of routers, handling inter-company and Internet routing issues, connecting to an ISP using MPLS, and providing QoS to effectively deal with different traffic types, as well as how to combine these technologies in a single, integrated and cohesive network solution.

Each training day is segmented into Lecture, Lab, and Review components that cater to a student's multiple learning styles (auditory, visual, and kinesthetic-tactual).

We have an aggressive educational schedule that thoroughly covers all essential elements necessary to become CCIP certified.

Our program covers the following material:

  • BCSI/Testing
  • BGP/Testing
  • QOS/Testing
  • MPLS/Testing

The BCSI portion of the course covers these topics:

  • The EIGRP routing protocol: understanding how EIGRP operates; configuring EIGRP for large networks; and verifying and troubleshooting EIGRP
  • The OSPF routing protocol: understanding how OSPF operates using multiple areas; configuring OSPF in a multi-area environment; and verifying and troubleshooting OSPF
  • The IS-IS routing protocol: understanding how IS-IS operates; configuring IS-IS; and verifying and troubleshooting IS-IS
  • Routing between interior gateway protocols (IGPs): redistributing and filtering routes between IGPs
  • The BGP routing protocol: understanding how BGP operates for a small network; configuring BGP and controlling path selection; and verifying and troubleshooting BGP (this course only introduces BGP, while the BGP portion of the course fully explores BGP)
  • IP Multicasts: understanding the use of multicasts and the IGMP discovery protocol; and configuring and verifying multicast routing using PIM
  • IPv6: understanding IPv6 addressing; understanding how IPv6 and IPv4 can interoperate; and configuring and verifying OSPF routing using IPv6

The BGP portion of the course covers these topics:

  • BGP overview: understanding BGP’s use and limitations, the concept of BGP neighbors and peering relationships, inter-domain routing and how BGP routes are propagated; and understanding how a BGP router selects paths to destinations
  • Basic BGP configuration: configuring, verifying, and troubleshooting basic BGP routing between multiple autonomous systems (AS)
  • BGP route selection and policy controls: understanding the need for influencing BGP route selection and configuring route selection using AS path filters, prefix list filters, and route maps; using route filtering to reduce the impact of BGP processing on a router; and configuring the route-refresh feature to reduce the impact of speeding up BGP routing updates
  • BGP route selection and attributes: understanding the BGP path attributes and their influence on choosing routes and configuring the weight, local preference, multi-exit discriminator (MED), community attributes to influence route selection of BGP paths
  • BGP connections between customers and ISPs: understanding the requirements for customer/ISP connections; using static routing for customer/ISP connections, and using BGP to create multiple BGP peering relationships to the same or different ISPs (multi-homing)
  • BGP transit routing: understanding external BGP (EBGP) and internal BGP (IBGP) interactions and attributes that affect it; understanding how an IGP is used to forward packets through an AS; and configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting an AS acting as a transit backbone
  • BGP route reflectors: understanding the function and operating of route reflectors; using route reflectors in a hierarchical design; and configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting a route reflector configuration
  • Advanced BGP configuration tasks: limiting the number of prefixes (routes) accepted from a BGP neighbor; pre-pending AS path values to influence path selection through multiple neighboring autonomous systems; creating BGP peer groups to share common parameters; and implementing route flap dampening to minimize the impact of route changes on BGP processing on routers
  • BGP scalability for ISPs: understanding concerns for an ISP network; implementing OSPF or IS-IS for IGP connectivity; and understanding scalability issues ISPs will experience when using BGP and common solutions to deal with these issues

The QOS portion of the course covers these topics:

  • Quality of service (QoS) overview: understanding issues that can create problems for networks with mixed traffic types and understanding available solutions and their implementations
  • QoS components: understanding the QoS models available, including DiffServer; understanding DSCP and how it interoperates with IP-precedence-based devices; and understanding common mechanisms used for implementing QoS
  • Modular QoS CLI (MQC) and Auto-QoS: implementing QoS policies using MQC and understanding how Auto-QoS is used and its implementation
  • Classification and Marking: understanding how data link and network layer packet markings are used to define service classes for different applications; understanding how to classify packets correctly using MQC; understanding how to use class-based marking to assign traffic to a service class; understanding Cisco’s network-based application recognition (NBAR) feature; understanding why pre-classifying traffic in a VPN-based network is important; understanding how QoS trust boundaries can impact the classification and marking of traffic; and defining the different classification and marking options supported by Cisco IOS layer 2 and layer 3 devices
  • Congestion management methods: comparing and contrasting the different queuing algorithms; understanding the hardware and software queuing solutions (WFQ, CBWFQ, and LLQ) on Cisco routers and how they can be affected by congestion and tuning; configuring queuing solutions on Cisco routers; and comparing queuing solutions on Cisco routers to the Catalyst 2950 switches
  • Congestion avoidance methods: understanding the issues of tail dropping as a congestion control mechanism; understanding the elements of RED traffic profiling and how weighted random early detection (WRED) can be used to prevent congestion; understanding how ECN interacts with WRED on Cisco devices; and configuring and monitoring DSCP-based CB-WRED
  • Traffic policing and shaping: understanding how traffic condition uses traffic policing and shaping and their differences; understanding how devices measure traffic rates using single- or dual-rate token bucket models; configuring and monitoring single- and dual-rate CB-policing, understanding how average and peak rate can be used to rate limit traffic; and configuring and monitoring CB-shaping and adaptive CB-shaping in Frame Relay
  • Link-efficiency mechanisms: comparing and contrasting link efficiency mechanisms; configuring and monitoring CB header compression; determining proper fragment sizes based on link speed and traffic delay requirements; configuring and monitoring multilink PPP with interleaving and FRF.12 on Cisco routers.
  • QoS best practices: understanding the QoS requirements for many different applications; understanding the delay, jitter, bandwidth, and packet loss requirements for various types of traffic; and knowing the best practices for QoS solutions in LAN and WAN environments

The MPLS portion of the course covers these topics:

  • MPLS overview: understanding the technology and concepts of MPLS, including labels and label stacking, as well as identifying MPLS-based applications
  • MPLS operation: understanding the concepts and behaviors in MPLS networks of Label Distribution in Frame-mode, LC-ATM interfaces, and VC merge; understanding MPLS label allocation, distribution, and retention modes; and understanding the LDP neighbor discovery process
  • Frame-Mode and Cell-Mode MPLS implementations: understanding CEF switching; configuring and monitoring frame-mode MPLS on Cisco devices; configuring and monitoring, label-controlled ATM MPLS; and configuring and monitoring LC-ATM MPLS over ATM virtual paths
  • MPLS and VPNs: understanding an overview of VPN technologies; using overlay with peer-to-peer VPNs; understanding the MPLS VPN categorization, architecture, and routing models; being familiar with the MPLS VPN features of Cisco devices; configuring and monitoring MPLS VPNs on Cisco devices using VRF tables, MP-BGP sessions, small scale routing protocols; using the VRF import and export features; understanding overlapping VPNs, central service VPNs, and managed CE router services; and understanding internet access from a VPN, including Internet access topologies and implementation methods

Exam Track

The CCIP certification indicates advanced knowledge internetwork with Cisco router and switch technologies. With a CCIP, a network professional can implement large-scale company and ISP networks and provide connectivity to external companies effectively. The content emphasizes topics such as advanced routing and QoS, Internet routing, a company’s connection to an ISP, and handling IP traffic in an ISP network as well as how to combine these technologies in a single, integrated network solution.

During this program for Cisco CCIP Certification, the student will take a total of four (4) examinations as outlined below.

  • Exam Number: 642-901 BSCI
  • Associated Certifications: CCIP
  • Duration: 90 minutes (60-70 questions)

The BSCI 642-901 is a qualifying exam for the CCIP certification. It tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills necessary to use advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalable layer 3 networks using Cisco routers. The exam covers topics include advanced IP addressing, basic and advanced routing principles, multicast routing, IPv6, manipulating and controlling routing updates, configuring basic BGP, and configuring EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS interior gateway protocols.

  • Exam Number: 642-661 BGP
  • Associated Certifications: CCIP
  • Duration: 90 minutes (60-70 questions)

The BGP 642-661 exam is a qualifying exam for the CCIP certification. It tests a candidate's understanding of the theory of BGP, how to configure and manage BGP on Cisco IOS routers, and troubleshooting on BGP. The focus of BGP on this exam is its use in enterprise and ISP environments.

  • Exam Number: 642-642 QOS
  • Associated Certifications: CCIP
  • Duration: 90 minutes (60-70 questions)

The QOS 642-642 exam is a qualifying exam for the CCIP certification. It tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills necessary to configure and troubleshoot Cisco IOS routers running Quality of Service protocols in enterprise and ISP and enterprise organizations. The exam covers topics on IP QoS include classification and marking mechanisms, queuing mechanisms, traffic shaping and policing mechanisms, congestion avoidance mechanisms, link efficiency mechanisms, the modular QoS command line interface, and QoS best recommendations and practices.

  • Exam Number: 642-611 MPLS
  • Associated Certifications: CCIP
  • Duration: 90 minutes (60-70 questions)

The MPLS 642-611 exam is a qualifying exam for the CCIP certification. It tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills necessary to implement and maintain a network using or interface with MPLS, including traffic engineering, fast rerouting, and using MPLS as a transport. The exam covers topics on MPLS concepts, MPLS label assignment and distribution, frame-mode/cell-mode MPLS implementation on Cisco IOS devices, and MPLS VPN technology and implementation.

What's Included

The following is included:

  • Customized courseware books for each exam
  • Corresponding lab books

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


Students who are successful in CCIP certification preparation training may possess:

  • Strong hands-on TCP/IP, subnetting, and OSI model knowledge and skills
  • Basic understanding of routing concepts
  • A valid CCNA certification

Cisco CCNA certification is a prerequisite for registering for the Cisco CCIP certification examinations.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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