CCIE Security Certification
CCIE Security certification validates your capability in complex security solution. To earn this degree, you need to pass two qualifying exams: one that covers the core security technology and provides practical examination that covers security technology and solutions related to entire network lifecycle, starting from designing and deploying to optimizing to operating. It is industry’s most reputed certification program and helps you to scale ahead.
To earn CCIE security badge, you need to pass two examinations: a qualifying exam and hands-on lab exam.
Firstly, you need to take the qualifying exam, implementing and operating CISCO Security Core Technology that focuses on knowledge related to security infrastructure
• You can prepare the exam by undergoing a training course, implementing and operating Cisco Security Core Technology
• The qualifying exam will earn a specialist certification, you will get recognized for your accomplishment
Secondly, you need to take 8 hour examination, hands-on lab examination. This exam covers end-to-end lifecycle related to complex security solution and technology.
Step 1- The first step is to take the exam 350-701 SCOR
Step 2- Take the practical examination
Recent changes in the program
On Feb 24, 2020, the new CCIE Security Certification exam will replace the current CCIE security v 5.0. If you have already started towards the present CCIE Security Certification program, go ahead. In the new program, you’ll get the credit for the work that you have done as per the current certification. If you already cleared CCIE Security v5.0 written examination before February 24, you will be eligible to take the latest CCIE Security lab examination after February 24. After February 24, the CCIE Security written exam will be substituted by SCOR 350-701. Once you complete SCOR 350-701, you will learn CISCO certified Specialist- Security Core Certification.
If you finish CCIE Security certification before February 24, then you will be qualified as per the new recertification guidelines, and you will get the Cisco Certified Specialist- Security Core Certification.
There is no formal eligibility criterion for CCIE Security exam, but you should have deep understanding of the exam topics.
CCIE candidates need to be backed by five to seven years of experience in the field of designing, deploying, optimizing, security technology and offer solutions before taking the exam.Back to top
CCIE Practical Exam Format
The first date to undertake this test is February 24, 2020. It is 8 hours practical examination that will check the candidate’s skills related to network lifecycle, including designing, deploying and optimizing complex networking. This exam will include 2 modules that will be delivered in a fixed sequence.
It will include two different modules
Module 1- Design- It includes examination of 3 hours
Module 2- Deploy, Operate and Optimize- It includes examination of 5 hours
The examination will include varied topics like automation, network programmability; all these are important topics of this module. The candidate will be tested on different technology and solutions through both the modules. While both the modules are different from each other, there is a progressive story line that will be built throughout the 8 hours lab practical exam. The candidate is not allowed to navigate back and forward between the modules.
Module 1- Design
It is exam duration of 3 hours
The goal of this module is to analyze the ability to create, analyze and validate the network designs which forms the base of deployment activities. The candidate needs to
- Understand the different capabilities of different technology, solutions and services
- Understand the customer requirements and transform into solution
- Understand the readiness and offer the proposed solution for the same
It is a scenario-based module that provides practical access to the devices. The candidate will be offered with a set of documents before answering the questions. The examples of documentation include email threads, high-level design, network topology diagrams, customer restrictions, etc. The example of web-based items includes drag and drop, multiple choice single answer, multiple choice multiple answer, drop down menus, etc. During this module the navigation will be disabled. The candidates will not have any visibility to different questions within the module. The point value related to each item will be displayed on the module.
Module 2- Deploy, Operate and Optimize
It is a test of 5 hours. In this module, the candidates need to operate and optimize network technology and solutions.
Deploy- In this module, the candidate will need to build network as per the design specification, customer requirement and restriction. All the steps are required for network implementation will be covered under this subject including configuring, integrating and troubleshooting the commissioning of technology as per the exam topics.
Operate and Optimize- In this, the candidate will be asked to operate and optimize the network technology and solutions. This includes monitoring the network health, network performance, and configuration and improves the service quality, reduce the disruption, mitigate the outrage, reduction in operating cost, as well diagnose potential issues and adjust configuration related to it. It is easy to set up and it works very closely to changing business goals and technical requirements. You can check about this module in their website for detailed information. During this module, backward navigation is allowed.
The document is available online during examination. Any document can be accessed but its access is limited. The candidates are not allowed to bring inside the reference material inside the lab. Every module has minimum pass score. Both minimum and pass score is written based on the difficulty level. The pass score should comprehend with competence level and minimum score is absolute minimum score from expert level candidate. To clear the exam, the candidates need to score more than aggregated score of both the modules.
CCIE Security Exam Topics
It is an eight hour practical examination that requires candidates to plan, design, deploy and optimize network security to safeguard the network. There are certain topics and guidelines that will be included in the exam. Your knowledge, exam and skills will be tested on these topics and outside material will not be allowed. There are certain topics that will be included in the exam like perimeter security and intrusion prevention, secure connectivity and segmentation, infrastructure security, identity management, and access control, advanced threat protection and content security.Back to top
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