• The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Security (CCIE Security) program recognizes individuals who have the knowledge and skills to implement, maintain and support extensive Cisco Network Security Solutions using the latest industry best practices and technologies.

    The CCIE Security v5.0 Certification guarantees a high level expertise for network security professionals in the IT Industry. Security continues to grow and impact roles in IT. If maintaining network security is your passion, a CCIE Security v5.0 is the ultimate certification which will direct your career in managing and creating end-to-end secure networks. CCIE Security v5.0 certified professionals are Subject matter experts in configuring large, high end networks, troubleshooting complex environments, and understanding common threats and mitigation techniques. CCIE Security v5.0 lab exam enables a certified professional handle implementation, configuration and troubleshooting of security solutions using Cisco technologies.

    The Cisco CCIE Security Lab Exam version 5.0 is an eight-hour, hands-on exam that requires a candidate to plan, design, implement, operate, and troubleshoot complex security scenarios for a given specification. Knowledge of troubleshooting is an important skill and candidates are expected to diagnose and solve issues as part of the CCIE lab exam.

    CCIE Security v5.0 unifies written and lab exam topics documents into a unique curriculum, while explicitly disclosing which domains pertain to which exam, and the relative weight of each domain.

    Lab Format

    The eight-hour lab format consists of three modules and need to be taken in the following sequence during the day of the exam:

    Module 1: Troubleshooting module (two hours)

    The Troubleshooting module delivers incidents that are independent of each other, which means that the resolution of one incident does not depend on the resolution of another. The topology that is used in the Troubleshooting module is different than the topology used in the Configuration module.

    The Troubleshooting module is two hours long; however, the candidate can borrow up to 30 minutes from the five hours allotted to the Configuration module. In other words, the candidate can choose to use an extra 30 minutes for either the Troubleshooting module or the Configuration module.

    Module 2: Diagnostic module (one hour)

    The new Diagnostic module focuses on the skills required to properly diagnose network issues, without having device access. Candidates will be provided with a set of documentation that represents a snapshot of a realistic situation: at a point in time in an investigation process that a network engineer might be facing. The main objective of the Diagnostic module is to assess the skills required to properly diagnose network issues. These skills include:
    a) Analyze
    b) Correlate: Discerning multiple sources of documentation (such as e-mail threads, network topology diagrams, console outputs, logs, and even traffic captures.)

    These activities are naturally part of the overall troubleshooting skills. They are designed as a separated lab module because the format of the items is significantly different. In the Troubleshooting module, the candidate needs to be able to troubleshoot and resolve network security issues on actual devices.

    In the Diagnostic module, the candidate need to make choices between pre-defined options to either indicate:
    a) What the root cause of the issue is?
    b) Where is the issue located in the diagram?
    c) What critical piece of information allows you to identify the root cause?
    d) What missing piece of information allows you to identify the root cause?

    Module 3: Configuration module (five hours)

    The Configuration module provides a setup very close to an actual production network having various security components providing various layers of security at different points in the network. Though the major part of the module is based on virtual instances of the Cisco security appliances, the candidate may be asked to work with physical devices as well. At the beginning of the module, the candidate has full visibility of the entire module. A candidate can choose to work in the sequence in which the items are presented or can resolve items in whatever order seems preferable and logical.

  • ACIT is:

    Experienced - ACIT has more than years of experience in helping students pass their CCIE Lab exam.

    Reliable - Our trainings are successful in some of the most rigorous environment, Providing 100% student satisfaction.

    Proven - ACIT has trained more than 25000+ students and has a proven track record of best training methods.

    Respected - ACIT is the leader in training in the network filed.

    Connected - Our ongoing partnership with CISCO for the advance training and solutions keeps us always in line with technology and ahead of competitors.

    Reasons To Join Acit:

     Asia's biggest Cisco Training labs

     CISCO Certified Instructors(CCSI)

     24x7 Lab Access

     Unlimited Rack Access Till You Pass

     Interview Preparation

     Pool of CCIE Experts

     In-House Practical Workbooks

     100% Job Guarantee for CCIE lab certified students.

     100% Job Assistance for associate and professional level courses.

     Personality Development and Spoken English Classes


    CCIEx5 # 21282 (R&S, Security, SP, Voice, Collaboration), CCSI # 34999

    Chief Instructor

    Rohit Pardasani founded ACIT in 1998 and the company continues to revolutionize the way engineers prepare for the prestigious CCIE Lab certification. Rohit has been in the networking industry for more than 18 years, with a focus on Cisco networking for the past 16 years. Rohit not only brings his years of teaching experience to the classroom, but also years of real world enterprise and service provider experience. Rohit has assisted hundreds of engineers in obtaining their CCIE certification. Rohit has been conducting CCIE RS, CCIE Sec, CCIE SP and CCIE Collaboration for Cisco worldwide and has been nominated by Cisco as the world's best instructor. When not teaching or developing new products Rohit consults with large ISPs and enterprise customers in India. Rohit is currently pursuing his CCIE Wireless certification.

    He can be reached at


    CCIE # 38175 CCIE Collaboration

    Senior Instructor

    Vidhyadhar Rapolu was an ex-CISCO Tac employee with nearly a decade of hands-on experience with Cisco technologies, as well as Cisco's Collaboration hardware and application portfolio, Vidhyadhar is leading ACIT's CCIE Collaboration training and product development initiatives, and will be delivering live CCIE Collaboration Bootcamps in our newest office, right in the heart of Mumbai.

    He can be reached at

    Christopher S. Day

    CCIE #56408

    Sr. Solutions Consultant

    Chris is currently a professional services Sr. Solutions Consultant out of Australia and brings over 15 years of experience in Systems, Storage, Network, Security, and Collaboration. Chris also holds over 20 I.T. industry certifications across Linux and Cisco Technologies. Chris has won both the ANZ Solutions Delivery Award in 2014 and the ANZ Technical Excellence Award in 2016 at Cisco Live Melbourne. Currently Chris contributes to both the CCIE Collaboration and CCIE Security training for ACIT. Chris is also an active Cisco Champion and Cisco Spark Ambassador.

    He can be reached at