Cisco CCIE Security
The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Security program recognises security experts who have the knowledge and skills to architect, engineer, implement, troubleshoot, and support the full suite of Cisco security technologies and solutions using the latest industry best practices to secure systems and environments against modern security risks, threats, and vulnerabilities. With networks under constant security attacks now is a good time to have the skills that a CCIE Security certification demonstrates.
As with all CCIE certifications there are no formal prerequisites for Cisco CCIE certification. Candidates are expected to have an in-depth understanding of the exam topics and are strongly encouraged to have three to five years of job experience before attempting certification. Students would benefit from being a CCNP in Security.
CCIEs are required to recertify every two years
To recertify you can:
- Earn the required credits through the Cisco Continuing Education Program, or
- Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR CCIE Lab Exam, or
- Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
- Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.
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 then have one year to reinstate your CCIE status before you become inactive and must begin the certification process all over again.