CCIE SECURITY

Security continues to grow and impact roles in IT. If security is your passion, a CCIE Security is the ultimate certification challenge to lead you to a career in managing and creating end-to-end secure networks. Cisco’s CCIE Security certification is one of the most prestigious and respected certifications in IT Security. It is designed for senior network engineers, security solutions architects, network architects and other networking professionals who are involved in the implementation, operation and troubleshooting of Cisco network security products and technologies.

Achieving your CCIE Security certification demonstrates a mastery of network security skills and an expert-level knowledge of Cisco security products and solutions, and will put you among a group of the most sought-after and valued professionals in the industry.

Certification Step One: Written Exam

The first step towards certification is a two-hour written exam with 90-110 questions that will validate your expertise in foundational network security topics as well as an Evolving Technologies section that will test your knowledge of emerging technologies such as cloud, IoT and software defined networking.

Certification Step Two: Lab Exam

The CCIE lab exam is a hands-on exam lasting eight hours which will test your ability to configure and troubleshoot a variety of network topologies to provided specifications using real-world equipment. To complete your certification, the lab exam must be passed within three years of passing your written exam, and your first attempt must be made within the first 18 months.

Exams

The CCIE Security Certification requires candidates to pass two exams: the written exam and the lab-based exam.

Exam 1: CCIE Security Written

Exam Number: 400-251
Associated Certifications: CCIE Security Written
Duration: 120 minutes (90-110 questions)
Available Languages: English

Exam Description

The Cisco CCIE Security Written Exam will validate professionals who have the expertise to: describe, design, implement, operate, and troubleshoot complex security technologies and solutions. Candidates must understand the requirements of network security, how different components interoperate, and translate it into the device configurations. The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed.

 

Exam 2: CCIE Security Lab

Exam Number: v5.0 
Associated Certifications: CCIE Security
Duration: 8 Hours to Complete

Exam Description

The CCIE Security Lab Exam is an eight-hour, 3 part, hands-on exam which requires you to plan, design, implement, operate and troubleshoot complex security scenarios for a given specification. Knowledge of troubleshooting is an important skill and candidates are expected to diagnose and solve issues as part of the CCIE lab exam.

You must pass the lab within three years of passing the written to achieve certification. Your first lab attempt must be made within 18 months.

Lab Environment

Cisco documentation is available on-line during the exam, however knowledge of the more common protocols and technologies is assumed. The documentation can only be navigated using the index, as the search function has been disabled. No outside reference materials are permitted in the lab room. You must report any suspected equipment issues to the proctor during the exam; adjustments cannot be made once the exam is over.

Lab Exam Grading

The labs are graded by proctors who ensure that all the criteria have been met. Candidates must meet two conditions to pass: The total sum of all modules must equal at least the minimum overall cut-score, and the sum for each individual module must equal at least the minimum cut score for the module.

Lab Format

The CCIE Security Lab exam consists of a 2 hour Troubleshooting section, a 1 hour Diagnostic section, and a 5 hour Configuration section. Candidates may choose to borrow up to 30 minutes from the Configuration section and use it in the Troubleshooting section.

 

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required.

1. Prepare for the CCIE Security Written Exam

The following topics & technologies are covered on the Written & Lab Exams:

-Perimeter Security and Intrusion Prevention
-Advanced Threat Protection and Content Security
-Secure Connectivity and Segmentation
-Identity Management, Information Exchange, and Access Control
-Infrastructure Security, Virtualization, and Automation
-Evolving Technologies

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2. Review what you learned with INE's CCIE Security Written Exam Bootcamp

Our CCIE Security Written Exam Bootcamp is five days of intensive, hands-on, instructor-led training. The instructor will alternate between presenting material and guiding attendees through hands-on, real-world exercises. Attendees will be provided access to a complete rack system encompassing the necessary topology.
The goal of our Written Exam Bootcamp is to equip students with a foundation-level knowledge of Cisco Security technologies. The primary focus of the class is core concepts and topics found on the CCIE written exam.

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3. Take & pass your CCIE Security Written Exam

Certification exams are offered at locations throughout the world. To register for an exam, contact Pearson VUE, the primary test delivery partner for Cisco.


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4. Brush up on the topics covered on the CCIE Security Lab Exam

Refresh your knowledge on the following topics & technologies:

-Perimeter Security and Intrusion Prevention
-Advanced Threat Protection and Content Security
-Secure Connectivity and Segmentation
-Identity Management, Information Exchange, and Access Control
-Infrastructure Security, Virtualization, and Automation
-Evolving Technologies

Gain full access to INE's entire video library of 11,000+ training videos by purchasing an All Access Pass. You will automatically receive an All Access Pass with any INE Bootcamp purchase.



5. Reserve time on our racks to practice for the CCIE Security Lab Exam

INE offers rack rentals that support all of our self-paced and instructor-led CCIE product lines, including Routing & Switching, Data Center, Collaboration, Security, and Service Provider. In addition to 24-hour hardware support, INE rack rentals come with simplified scheduling and advanced management control and utilize the same hardware and software used in the actual CCIE lab exams.

All rack tokens you purchase are placed into your account, and you then draw from those tokens to rent time as-needed. The exact number of tokens needed will vary depending on your individual training goals, current experience level, and the type of rack you are renting. In general, our instructors advise planning for about 350 - 450 hours of total rack practice time for a CCIE certification.

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6. Review what you learned with INE's CCIE Security Lab Exam Bootcamp

Our CCIE Security Lab Exam Bootcamp is seven days of intensive, hands-on, instructor-led training. The instructor will alternate between presenting material and guiding attendees through hands-on, real-world exercises. Attendees will be provided access to a complete rack system encompassing the necessary topology.

Click here to learn more about our CCIE Security Lab Exam Bootcamp.



7. Take & pass your CCIE Security Lab Exam

Certification exams are offered at locations throughout the world. To register for an exam, contact Cisco. You will need a valid Cisco user account, the identification number you used to register for your written exam, the date you passed your written exam and the score you received on your written exam to register for your lab exam.

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