Cisco has given us the exact date of the 2.x to 3.x CCIE Security Lab update:

Refreshed CCIE Security Lab Exam Available April 20, 2009

An updated version of the popular CCIE Security Lab Exam will be made available April 20, 2009. As previously announced, Cisco has refreshed the exam with the latest Cisco equipment and software to mirror the job knowledge and skills needed by security professionals. In addition, a continued emphasis has been placed on troubleshooting to recognize the operating challenges faced by IT departments. Candidates scheduling their lab exams April 20, 2009 or later should prepare using the CCIE Lab Exam v3.0 Overview, the CCIE Security Lab Exam Blueprint and the CCIE Security Lab Exam v3.0 Equipment and Software Overview.  Candidates testing prior to mid- April 20, 2009 should continue using the v2.0 blueprints and the v2.0 CCIE Security Lab Equipment and Software Overview.

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6 Responses to “CCIE Security Lab Exam to Change April 20, 2009”

  1. Rizzo says:


    Will it be like R&S Lab with Oral questions??


  2. Cisco will announce the specific dates when oral questions will be introduced for the other tracks.

  3. Rizzo says:

    Well, they might not do it this year for CCIE Security because whole lab is going to be new and they want to have some kind of feedback from new Lab exams.

    On the other hand, they would like to learn the first experience from R&S before rolling out Oral question to other tracks. I hope I am guessing the right move.

  4. Murad Rahman says:

    I just passed Security written so I will be tacking version 3 Lab. When will the new lab workbook and rack be available? Should I get current workbook or wait for the new one? Thanks.

  5. Check with our sales staff – but I am almost certain that if you purchase the current workbooks – you will receive the updates free of charge.

    That would be awesome since there is SO MUCH carryover from the 2.0 blueprint to the 3.0

  6. Stan Yee says:

    Hello Murad,

    Yes, as part of our exclusive Investment Protection Program, you will receive free electronic updates to all new versions of products you have previously purchased. You may purchase our CCIE Security self-paced materials now to begin your studies immediately, and you will receive the free updates added to your Member account when they are released.

    If you have further questions, you may contact me directly at syee@ine.com or our sales team at sales@ine.com.


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