The new CCIE Security certification program prepares you for today’s expert-level job roles in security technologies. CCIE Security now includes automation and programmability to help you scale your security solutions.
One of the industry’s most respected certifications, CCIE distinguishes you as a technical leader.
To earn CCIE Security, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam and hands-on lab exam.
First, take the qualifying exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR 300-701), which focuses on your knowledge of security infrastructure.
You can prepare for this exam by taking the training course, Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR).
The qualifying exam earns a Specialist certification, so you get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.
Second, take the 8-hour, hands-on lab exam, CCIE Security v6.0. This exam covers the end-to-end lifecycle of complex security solutions and technologies, from designing though deploying, operating and optimizing.
On February 24, 2020, the new CCIE Security certification v6.0 certification will replace the current CCIE Security v5.0.
If you have started working toward the current CCIE Security certification, keep going. In the new program, you’ll receive credit for work you’ve completed in the current certification.
If you pass the CCIE Security v5.0 written exam before February 24, you will be eligible to take the new CCIE Security v6.0 lab exam after February 24.
After February 24, the CCIE Security v5.0 written exam, will be replaced with SCOR 300-701. After you pass SCOR 300-701, you will earn the Cisco Certified Specialist - Security Core certification.
If you complete the entire CCIE Security certification before February 24, then as of February 24, you’ll maintain your CCIE Security certification as per the new recertification guidelines, and you will also receive the Cisco Certified Specialist - Security Core certification.
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.
CCIE Security certification is valid for three years. For more information about recertifying, visit the Recertification page.
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