Achieving CCIE Service Provider certification proves your skills with complex service provider solutions. To earn CCIE Service Provider certification, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam that covers core service provider technologies, and a hands-on lab exam that covers service provider technologies through the entire network lifecycle, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.
There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE Service Provider, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.
CCIE candidates are recommended to have five to seven years of experience with designing, deploying, operating and optimizing service provider technologies and solutions prior to taking the exam.
CCIE Service Provider certification is valid for three years.