Appendix B. Study Tips for CCIE Security Examinations

This appendix describes some study tips and options for you to consider while preparing for the CCIE Security written and lab examinations.

CCIE is regarded as the most sought-after certification in the industry today; more and more vendors are devising their own certification programs and trying to catch up to the industry-leading Cisco Systems. Working in the CCIE program, I have seen many changes and challenges facing potential CCIEs every day for the past two years. As of August 22, 2002, there were approximately 9000 CCIEs, and the number is growing rapidly. Of the 9000 CCIEs, approximately 110 hold more than one CCIE certification. The majority of CCIEs are located in Europe and North ...

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