安全领域的 CCIE 认证表示网络人士在 IP 和 IP 路由，以及特定的安全协议和组件方面拥有专家级知识。
CCIE 认证不需要具备任何正式的前提条件。考生不需要具有其他的专业认证和 / 或参加特定的培训课程。但是，考生应当对端到端网络的细节、难点和挑战具有深入的认识。思科强烈建议您在获得三到五年的工作经验之后，再申请这项认证。要获得 CCIE ，您必须先通过一场资格笔试，再参加相应的实验室实践考试。
|Written Exam Overview (US)
The written exam is a two-hour, multiple-choice, computer-based exam that covers networking concepts and some equipment commands.
The best preparation is an understanding of networking theory and some practical experience. The offers a detailed outline of topics likely to appear. Review the book list and online resources provided.
Written exams are administered by Cisco authorized testing centers worldwide and can be scheduled online.
|Lab Exam Overview (US)
The lab exam is an eight-hour, hands-on exam that tests the ability to get the network running in a timed test situation.
The best preparation is practical experience in configuration and troubleshooting skills. The Lab Exam Blueprint (US) offers a detailed outline of topics likely to appear.
Lab exams are offered only at selected Cisco locations worldwide. Scheduling a lab exam requires a valid passing score on the written exam.You can also Pay for Lab Exam (US) .