Lab Exam Blueprint Please review the Lab Exam Overview for general information about the CCIE Routing and Switching lab exam. The blueprint is a detailed outline of the topics likely to appear on the lab exam. Knowledge of troubleshooting is an important skill and candidates are expected to diagnose and solve issues as part of the CCIE lab exam. The topics listed are guidelines and other relevant or related topics may also appear. In general, new product features become eligible for testing on CCIE lab exams six months after general release.