The first step of a student to pass the CCIE laboratory exam is to pass the written examination where their theoretical knowledge on CCIE is tested. There is also the practical exam that tests the candidate s competitiveness in laying out his theoretical knowledge in an actual work.
The practical exam is mostly the more difficult part in almost all CCIE track examinations. If the CCIE Security written exam needs only two hours, the laboratory exam requires eight hours. Though hard, CCIE Security Lab passing rate will be anyone s passport to successful CCIE career.
CCIE Security Lab exam will surely be an easy one if one has lots of knowledge about troubleshooting and securing network. But most people who plans of taking CCIE Security Lab exam prepares so much before the big day because if they fail, they have to say goodbye to their more than $1,000 exam fee.
So, the best way is always to prepare to get a passing rate. One of the best ways for that is researching for the possible topics during the lab exam and to study them all.
Topics of CCIE Security Lab exam may include all or most of the following topics: Bridging and Switching, IGP Routing, PIX Firewall, BGP, IP/IOS Features, AAA, VPN, IOS Firewall, Advanced Securtiy, and Intrusion Detection System.
Briding and Switching may include the basic frame relay configuration, the traffic control and its congestion management, and the catalyst features and its advanced catalyst configuration. The IGP Routing may have the PIX Routing, route filtering, summarization, and redistribution. Other IGP features may also be included in this Security Lab exam.
Complete information about the possible topics for CCIE Security Lab examination can be found in various website.