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CCIE Security - Books and preparation

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CCIE Security - Books and preparation

Postby Guest » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:50 pm

Hi guys,

 

This is a sort of general question regarding the preparation to CCIE Security.

 

I already hold CCSP and just got my CCNP Security. I also have 6 to 7 years of experience working with cisco but I just decided now to go for the CCIE certification.

 

 

After some search on cisco website, I am not finding a "guide" to this certification. I can see a few resources in the CCIE Security page, but actually no ciscopress books or other materials.

 

How am I suppose to study for CCIE Security? Should I study everything on the CCIE R&S and then go for some details on the security area?

 

Study materials are just config guides or is there any official book for the security track? Or even, should I buy the CCIE R&S books?

 

For the lab exam, do you recommend a specific course from a partner? Anyone has done that? Which one is the best?

 

 

I really appreciate any kind of help from you.

 

 

Thanks,

Fernando

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Re:CCIE Security - Books and preparation

Postby Guest » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:50 pm

Did you check out this list of books?

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/ccie/security/book_list.html

 

There has also been a recent Ask the Experts discussion on the CCIE Security exam

https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3278264#3278264

 

I also suggest that you have a listen to TAC podcast on the CCIE Security exam from December of last year that had some good tips:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/solutions/ns170/tac/security_tac_podcasts.html

 

As far as training is concerned there are several reputable CCIE Security vendors out there, eg INE and IPExpert amongst others.

Depending on your learning style it might be worthwhile to use one of these providers. It could be a tough journey if you are studying by yourself. It can also be difficult to remain focused and motivated without some coaching along the way.

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Re:CCIE Security - Books and preparation

Postby Guest » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:54 pm

Hi Sean,

 

Thanks a lot for your quick reply.

 

But what about if I was going to study by myself? Should I study using the CCIE R&S materials as well or is there a specific material for the CCIE Security track?

 

Cheers.

 

Fernando

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Re:CCIE Security - Books and preparation

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:19 am

Hi Fernando,

 

There is a specific CCIE Security track. See below for details the lab.You should focus your studies on the objectives that are lsited.

https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-5275

 

See below the written objectives:

https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/ccie_security/written_exam

 

Please remember to rate all posts that are helpful

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Re:CCIE Security - Books and preparation

Postby Guest » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:28 am

Sean and all the studies for CCIE security should go through specific books or should I buy the CCIE R&S books?

 

Thats the point because I see a lot of books (i.e. ciscopress) for CCIE R&S but not that much for CCIE Security.

 

Thank you again!

 

Ive rated all your replies since all of them were extremely helpful.

Guest
 

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