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CCIE Security Lab Exam Preparation Guide

Created by Ajotri Singh in Articles 6 Jan 2024

CCIE Security

The demand for CCIE Security system has increased manifold. It has emerged as one of the most reliable and prestigious demanded IT Networking Certification. It is also the most prestigious track under CCIE certification as they can let you earn high scale salary, top designations in renowned technocrats like HCL, AT&T, Orange, Dimension Data, and so on.

The opportunity after certified engineers are hostile which provides recognition and not nationally, but internationally as security is the priority in today’s industry.

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How to Prepare for the CCIE Security Lab Exam?

If you want to prepare for the CCIE Security Lab Exam, then it is important to note that hands-on experience and proper training are needful. However, it is also important to know that you can’t have it for the entire blueprint.  The exam may take years of preparation including labs and reading concepts. You need to do labs even if this is only a written exam. This is because lobbing” enables you to fix the concepts. But have no worry and try to lab everything deeply like preparing for the lab exam. Here are valuable tips to prepare for the exam.

The requirement of time –

Depending on your daily schedule, you must spend a minimum 2 hours every day i.e. Monday to Friday. It is good to take 4 to 6 hours on weekends i.e. on Saturday and Sunday.


Reefer to RFCs as they cover many aspects of computer networking, such as procedures, protocols, programs, and concepts. They also contain meeting notes, opinions, and detailed information about technologies.

Join a reputable institute

Joining a reputable institute is another important step when it comes ‘how to prepare for the CCIE Security lab exam.’ A good institute can offer you training for CCIE Security Certification course. One fact the course is that it is evergreen certification as it has been reported to consistently in high demand for the last many years.

The CCIE Security training program at institutes is designed in a way that it can help you become an expert in network security and pass the CCIE Security lab exam in first attempt. An institute applies impeccable teaching methodology that can further help students achieve and build a bright career in Network Security domain. They have certified and working professional experts to teach students.

Cisco User Guides:

Cisco User Guides are among the most effective ways of preparing for the exam. Better go with Cisco and Juniper documentation as it is very organized.

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Cisco press books:

Cisco press book is found to do great work. It publishes several books written by renowned experts in the field. Some of the helpful Cisco press books are:

● IPv6 Security

● Cisco ISE for BYOD and Secure Unified Access – Second Edition

Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD)

● AAA Identity Management Security

● End-to-End Network Security Defense-In-Depth

● TCP IP Illustrated Volume 1

Cisco forums and communities:

In the Cisco Forums, you are able to discuss some implementations and configurations. You can also know how things are working from the protocols or technologies perspectives. Here you can find experienced professionals to respond to your questions.

In a nutshell, cracking security lab exam is a necessary to enhance your career growth. It is advisable to attend a reputable intuition that prepares candidates for the exam. There are many institutions in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida and other parts of the country.

Ajotri Singh

Ajotri Singh is working as a security architect in a service provider company in India. He has also been associated with many organizations in the past such as HCL, Accenture, BT and PWC etc. In his organization he is taking care of large scale complex network security projects which requires special multiple technical skills and right ...

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