Cisco IOS XR platforms are seeing rapid adoption within service provider and enterprise networks. However, the task of obtaining hands-on experience and training on IOS XR platforms remains challenging. The Cisco IOS XR Specialist validates the training and confirms hands-on IOS XR experience of network engineers on Cisco service provider carrier-class platforms, such as the CRS, ASR 9000, and XR12000. This certification differentiates and recognizes the skills of service provider and enterprise network engineers required to implement, verification test, and maintain core and edge technologies in a Cisco IOS XR environment.
There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is recommended that the student be at an advanced or professional level.
Last date to test: February 23, 2020
On February 24, 2020 the recertification policy for this exam will be changing. To read more about these changes please click here
Complete one of the following recertification options every two years. To recertify, pass one of the following before the certification expiration date:
For more information, access the Cisco About Recertification page
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