Recently, Cisco dropped some “unofficial” hints on new CCIE Security v4 track in a Cisco Small Business post. Probably, the official annoucement will be made soon so, if you are planning to sit CCIE Security Lab, it’s time to get ready.

Some tidbits from the relevant posts here :

The Real Life of an Expert: Introducing the New CCIE Security

CCIE Security 4.0 is unusual among security certificates for its up-to-date, real-world content. It emphasizes security competency and efficient problem solving in networks that use cloud services, carry voice and multimedia traffic, and are accessed by a variety of wireless devices.

The content, currently in development, may include real-world applications that involve:

  • Securing both wireless and wired networks, including managing security policy by device and service
  • Extending application awareness to security devices, moving security up to Layer 7 from the stateless packets of Layers 3 and 4, and applying policy on a per-identity basis
  • Applying security policy in a network that has voice and video traffic
  • Securing networks that use managed services, dual ISPs, IPv6, or IP multicast

Cisco will soon announce the blueprints for the CCIE Security 4.0 written and lab exams; the first exam will take place approximately six months later.

Although there are no prerequisites for registration, Cisco offers a preparation path through its CCNA and/or CCNP Security levels, and recommends that candidates have at least three years of hands-on network security experience.

Ofcourse, there is a 6-month period for existing v3 candidates to attempt current version (v3) before lab changes so,book your lab dates ASAP.Meanwhile, keep an eye on CCIE Announcement link mentioned below. You can find more details by checking the links below :

Reference Links:

  • CCIE News & Announcements URL via link
  • How to Become an IT Security Expert in 2012 via link
  • CCIE Security Track Update With Natalie Timms, Program Manager via PacketPushers


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