CCIE Security


The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Security (CCIE Security) program recognizes 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, vulnerabilities, and requirements.


There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. Prior professional certifications or training courses are not required. As a CCIE Security candidate, you must first pass the written qualification exam and then the corresponding hands-on lab exam. You are expected to have an in-depth understanding of the exam topics and strongly encouraged to have three to five years of job experience before attempting certification.

Step One: CCIE Security Written Exam

You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam covering network security concepts and some equipment commands before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam.

400-251 Written Exam

Step Two: CCIE Security Lab Exam

The eight-hour lab exam tests your ability to get a secure network running in a timed test situation. You must make an initial attempt of the CCIE lab exam within 18-months of passing the CCIE written exam. Candidates who do not pass must reattempt the lab exam within 12 months of their last scored attempt in order for their written exam to remain valid. If you do not pass the lab exam within three years of passing the written exam, you must retake the written exam before being allowed to attempt the lab exam again.

The Cisco CCIE Security Lab Exam version 5.0 is an eight-hour, hands-on exam that requires a candidate 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.

CCIE Security v5.0 Program consists of in-depth technology classes covering from fundamentals to advanced level technology training and a set of technology practice exercises covering all protocols mentioned in the Cisco Security v5.0 blueprint. The program is aimed at helping the candidates learn the Security v5.0 technologies and prepare for the CCIE lab exam. The end-end program is to fully understand complex CCIE level technologies and immerse in intensive lab practices.

CCIE certified and experienced Cisco instructor will facilitate the class. The instructor will provide detailed explanation and facilitate group discussion. Students will also receive individual attention from the instructor if needed. Throughout the course students will have access to most up to date rack of equipment matching the CCIE Security Lab blueprint. The course is frequently reviewed to ensure that it is up to date and meets the latest topics tested on the CCIE Security 5.0 Lab exam blueprint.

  • CCNA Security or valid CCSP.
  • or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite
  • Course Content Outline:

    Fundamental Technologies
    • Security Concepts
    • Secure Access
    • VPN
    • Secure Routing and Switching
    • Cisco Firewall Technology
    • IPS
    • Content and Endpoint Security
    Advanced Technologies
    • Identity Management/Secure Access Threat Defence
    • Troubleshooting, Monitoring and Reporting Tools
    • Threat defence Architectures
    • Identity Management Architectures
    • Threat defence
    • Cisco Security Devices GUIs and Secured CLI Management
    • Management Services on Cisco Devices
    • Troubleshooting, Monitoring and Reporting Tools
    • Threat defence Architectures
    • Security Components and Considerations
    • Secure Communications
    • Troubleshooting, Monitoring and Reporting Tools
    • Secure Communications Architectures
    • Content Security
    • Network Threat defence
    • Cisco FirePOWER Next-Generation IPS (NGIPS)
    • Security Architectures 18. Troubleshooting, Monitoring, and Reporting Tools
    • 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

    What is Included?

    • Instructor Led Classroom & Live Online based training
    • An enhanced lab topology that represents a real-world network
    • 240 hours of rack time
    • 24/7 Lab Room Access to enable to choose the desired slot time.
    • Cisco Press Student guides (Hard Copy) + Technology and CCIE Mock Lab Workbook with solution (PDF)
    • Continuous mentoring till the lab certification is achieved
    • Free retakes of classes

    Why Choose IP Knowledge?

    • Well defined Learning Pedagogy to achieve the CCIE Security Certification
    • Classes are combination of in-depth technology lectures and lab demonstration
    • CCIE Security Certified instructors
    • Access to latest Security physical devices
    • 100% Support till you achieve your lab number


    Course Duration : 40 Hours
    Our fresh batches for CCNA Security program start on every Monday . We also run weekday and weekend batches to ensure flexibility for our students.

    Weekday Batches Monday – Friday
    Weekend Batches Saturday & Sunday

    Please feel free to write us at for any queries related to program, upcoming schedule and fee.

    Call: Pune: +91 0000000000 | Delhi: +91 0000000000