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CCIE Security Certification and Training

Supporting our Cisco-certified community during the COVID-19 pandemic

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CCIE Security: Coronavirus impact

Given the continued spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the actions being taken worldwide to mitigate its impact, all CCIE lab testing centers are being closed, effective March 16, 2020, until further notice.

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Introducing the new CCIE Security certification

Distinguish yourself as a leader in Security technologies

Achieving CCIE Security certification proves your skills with complex security solutions. To earn CCIE Security certification, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam that covers core security technologies, and a hands-on lab exam that covers security technologies and solutions through the entire network lifecycle, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.

Exams and recommended training

To earn CCIE Security, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam and hands-on lab exam.

Step 1: Pass the qualifying exam

Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR 350-701)

The qualifying exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies, focuses on your knowledge of data center infrastructure.

The qualifying exam earns a specialist certification, so you can get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.

Recommended training:
Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR)

Step 2: Pass the lab exam

CCIE Security v6.0

This 8-hour hands-on lab exam covers the end-to-end lifecycle of complex security solutions and technologies, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE Security, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

CCIE candidates are recommended to have five to seven years of experience with designing, deploying, operating and optimizing security technologies and solutions prior to taking the exam.

Recertification

CCIE Security certification is valid for three years.

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