With the CCIE SCv5 blueprint now being live, we’re in the process of updating our Security product line in order to meet the new exam requirements. First of all, the following products will be released:

  1. Advanced Technologies Class
  2. Workbook


Advanced Technologies Class

The Advanced Technologies Class will run live online, starting 1st of May.  This course series is now available for preorder here, and the full schedule is shown on the product page.  The live course is also open to any All Access Pass subscriber.  Given the current blueprint, which includes pretty much all Cisco Security products, most probably this will be the biggest video series we have ever released so far across all CCIE tracks; expect more than 150 hours of CCIE level training.  First and most important, we’re going to deep dive into all core technologies:

  • ASA Firewall
  • IOS Firewall
  • FirePOWER
  • FirePOWER Threat Defense
  • FMC
  • WSA
  • ESA
  • AMP
  • IPsec VPN’s (IKEv1 and IKEv2)
  • SSL VPN’s
  • TrustSec
  • ISE
  • ACS

At the same time we’ll cover all the remaining topics (small but many), including technologies which will be tested mainly in the written exam (like CWS, SMA or Lancope). Oh….of course we’ll also cover in detail interesting topics like APIC-EM.

For the Evolving Technologies section, which is tested only in the written exam but it’s common across all CCIE tracks, we’ll be releasing a common and separate video series which will be attached to all ATC’s.  We’ll be announcing a timeline soon for it.

The CCIE Security v5 Advanced Technologies Class is now available to preorder here: link.  Preordering allows you to participate in the live classes as we’re recording them, and also allows you to download them shortly after they’re recorded.

So, see you in class :)



There will be a single unified workbook, containing:

  • Technology Labs (aimed to learn technologies)
  • Troubleshooting Labs (aimed to simulate the troubleshooting section of the lab exam)
  • Diagnostic Labs (aimed to simulate the diagnostic section of the lab exam)
  • Configuration Labs (aimed to simulate the configuration section of the lab exam)
  • Mock Labs (aimed to simulate the entire lab exam)

A timeline for the workbook will be announced soon, here on our blog.


Rack Rentals

By the end of this month, we’ll have the Security racks upgraded to meet the new blueprint requirements. Expect an upcoming blog post with details on the rack build and rentals.

About Cristian Matei, CCIEx2 #23684:

As a solutions architect for Datanet Systems, the most valuable Cisco Gold Partner in Romania, Cristian has designed, implemented, and maintained several large enterprise networks covering Cisco’s security, routing, switching, service provider, and wireless portfolio of products. Cristian’s journey started in 2006 with Microsoft technology, focused on the MCSE Security and MCSE Messaging tracks. He then joined Datanet Systems, where he quickly obtained his Security and Routing & Switching CCIEs, among other certifications and specializations, such as CCNP, CCNP Security, CCDP, CTA, IronPort CICSP, Comptia Security+, and ISACA CISM. Cristian has been a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI) since 2007, teaching official CCNA, CCNP, and CCNP Security curriculum. He has been working with INE since 2010, initially focusing on technical development of the Security and Routing & Switching workbooks, and then adding Security Bootcamp instruction. You may contact Cristian Matei at or find him helping others in INE’s IEOC Community Forum.

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2 Responses to “INE’s CCIE Security v5 Content Updates”

  1. Wraydroth says:

    Hello Cristian,

    thanks for update regarding SEC track.
    Looking forward to V5 ADV TECH class, also for workbooks and mainly for rack rental.


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