The CCIE Security program is a two-year certification program intended to recognise the Cisco network security experts who have the necessary skills to test, deploy, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Cisco network security appliances and Cisco IOS Software devices that establish the security posture of the network.
CCIE Security Prerequisites
As with all CCIE certifications there are no formal prerequisites for Cisco CCIE certification. Candidates are expected to have an indepth understanding of the exam topics and are strongly encouraged to have three to five years of job experience before attempting certification. Students benefit from being a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) in Security and have experience of the following Cisco products or have attend the relevant training:
- Cisco Identity Services Engine (SISE)
- Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS)
- Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
- Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (FIREWALL, VPN)
- Cisco Web Security Appliance (SWSA)
- Cisco Email Security Appliance (SESA)
- Cisco TrustSec 802.1X (802.1X)
- Cisco Security Manager (SSECMGT)
350-018 CCIE Security
CCIE Security - Lab Preparation (CCIESEC)
CCIEs are required to recertify every two years
Active CCIE status shows your commitment to maintaining expert-level knowledge in an industry critical to the success of virtually every organisation. CCIEs are encouraged to continually expand their technical knowledge and are required to pass a recertification exam every two years. If you do not complete your recertification before the deadlines, your CCIE certification will be suspended and you and your employer will lose the benefits associated with your expert status. You have one year to reinstate your CCIE status before you become inactive and must begin the certification process all over again.