As we speak I’m sitting in the CCIE Security Techtorial led by Yusuf Bhaiji, the CCIE Security Program Manager. The verdict is in… changes are coming for the CCIE Security Lab Exam! I will be making a more detailed post later today about the changes, but in a nutshell the following changes are coming:
- PIX Firewall – Removed
- VPN 3000 Concentrator – Removed
- New Routers – 3800s running 12.4T
- New Switches – 3560s running 12.2(x)SE
- New ASA Software – Version 8.x
- IPS 4215 Replaced With IPS 4240
- New IPS Software – Version 6.x
MARS and NAC Appliance are still possible but not official yet. Since the announcement is not “official” yet the timeframe for the change is still more than 6 months out.
Keep an eye on the blog as a more detailed breakdown will be coming shortly.
About Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593, CCDE #2013::13:
Brian McGahan was one of the youngest engineers in the world to obtain the CCIE, having achieved his first CCIE in Routing & Switching at the age of 20 in 2002. Brian has been teaching and developing CCIE training courses for over 10 years, and has assisted thousands of engineers in obtaining their CCIE certification. When not teaching or developing new products Brian consults with large ISPs and enterprise customers in the midwest region of the United States.
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