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.