Today I have decided to finally release the flashcard deck that I created for myself in order to pass the written portion of the CCIE Routing & Switching v5.1 exam. This deck represents many months and hundreds (if not thousands) of hours of study effort.
After passing the exam, I had considered putting together some kind of study package, but I recently started thinking about how version six of the CCIE R&S is going to be here before too long, and it serves no purpose for me to sit on this accumulated knowledge and not share it.
That being said, I still believe you will receive a greater benefit by creating flashcards yourself, as I’ve written about previously. The process of comprehending what you are studying and converting that knowledge into a useful format for yourself is very empowering. Sometimes, though, it helps to get an outside viewpoint, which is what this deck of nearly 3,500 flash cards represents.
I passed the written exam using these cards I created. However, there are most certainly different errors and mistakes present in the cards. This could be due both to my sources having errors, as well as from me misinterpreting something. Or it could be as simple as a type-o.
Nearly all cards are tagged with at least one topic. My flash card deck is available in the following:
- Original Anki package. This offers the most functionality, including all of the saved tags.
- Anki Web shared version
- Single HTML file
- Single tab-separated text file
I hope this proves to be useful to you! Thank you.
Bonus: Document I assembled in 2017 containing reference links for most blueprint items. Includes direct links in the CCIE OCGs on Safari, direct links to official Cisco documentation, particular Cisco Live sessions, and more.