This guide is for anyone who's studying for the CCIE written exam and feels that he or she could take some help with regard to Cloud, Network Programmability and IoT related topics. These are areas that most network engineers do not work on in their day to day lives. Each customer will also get complementary access to an Evolving Technologies Quiz on CCIEin8Weeks.com. Each exam topic has an “Exam Essentials” and a "Further Reading" section, which you can refer to if you are looking for key exam related takeaways and more in-depth details respectively. “Further Reading” web links are handpicked and contain in-depth information on some of the exam topics and we have done the research for you. Table of Contents Part I: Cloud Chapter 1: Compare and Contrast Public, Private, Hybrid, and Multi-cloud Design Considerations Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) Platform as a service (PaaS) Software as a Service (SaaS) Performance, Scalability, and High Availability Security Implications, Compliance, and Policy Workload Migration Chapter 2: Describe Cloud Infrastructure and Operations Compute Virtualization (containers and virtual machines) Connectivity (virtual switches, SD-WAN and SD-Access) Virtualization Functions (NFVi, VNF, and L4/L1) Automation and Orchestration Tools (cloud center, DNA-center, and Kubernetes) Part II: Network Programmability Chapter 3: Describe Architectural and Operational Considerations for a Programmable Network Data Models and Structures (YANG, JSON and XML) Device Programmability (gRPC, NETCONF and RESTCONF) Controller Based Network Design (policy driven configuration and northbound/ southbound APIs) Configuration Management Tools (agent and agentless) and Version Control Systems (Git and SVN) Part III: Internet of Things Chapter 4: Describe Architectural Framework and Deployment Considerations for Internet of Things (IoT) IoT Technology Stack (IoT Network Hierarchy, data acquisition and flow) IoT Standards and Protocols (characteristics within IT and OT environment) IoT Security (network segmentation, device profiling, and secure remote access) IoT Edge and Fog Computing (data aggregation and edge intelligence) Author Bio Muhammad Afaq Khan started his professional career at Cisco TAC San Jose and passed his first CCIE in 2002. He held multiple technical and management positions at Cisco HQ over his 11 years tenure at the company before moving into cloud software and data center infrastructure IT markets. He has worked at startups as well as Fortune 100 companies in senior leadership positions over his career. He is also a published author (Cisco Press, 2009) and holds multiple patents in the areas of networking, security and virtualization. Currently, he is a founder at Full Stack Networker (www.fullstacknetworker.com) and a vocal advocate for network automation technologies and NetDevOps.