CCIE Study Resources

CCIE Data Center v2.0 Reference Materials

Design Guides, Deployment Guides and Best Practices

  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Design Guide
  • Cisco APIC Troubleshooting Guide
  • End-to-End FCoE Design Guide

White Papers

Describe MPLS TE

  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure White Papers
  • Books

    • Troubleshooting Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Problem resolution insights from Cisco engineers
    • Operating Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure
    • Data Center Fundamentals (ISBN-10: 1-58705-023-4)
    • NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching (ISBN-10: 1-58705-892-8)
    • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) (ISBN-10: 1-58714-193-0)
    • I/O Consolidation in the Data Center (ISBN-10: 1-58705-888-X)
    • Storage Networking Fundamentals (ISBN-10: 1-58705-162-1)
    • Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals (ISBN-10: 1-58714-324-0)

    CCIE R&S Reading List

    This page lists books on topics appearing on the CCIE Written and Lab Exam. These books are not required study resources, however, they can be used to build knowledge in certain areas.

    • CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide
    • CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Quick Reference: Exam 350-001 v3.1 (Digital Short Cut)
    • CCIE Routing and Switching Practice Labs (Digital Short Cut)
    • CCIE Routing and Switching v4.0 Troubleshooting Practice Labs
    • Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1
    • Routing TCP/IP, Volume II (CCIE Professional Development)
    • Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols
    • Inside Cisco IOS Software Architecture (CCIE Professional Development Series)
    • Cisco LAN Switching (CCIE Professional Development series)
    • Cisco OSPF Command and Configuration Handbook (paperback)
    • Cisco BGP-4 Command and Configuration Handbook
    • Cisco Field Manual: Router Configuration
    • Cisco Field Manual: Catalyst Switch Configuration
    • Developing IP Multicast Networks, Volume I
    • Internet Routing Architectures
    • MPLS and VPN Architectures
    • MPLS and VPN Architectures, Volume II
    • Cisco Catalyst QoS: Quality of Service in Campus Networks (paperback)
    • End-to-End QoS Network Design: Quality of Service in LANs, WANs, and VPNs
    • Deploying IPv6 Networks
    • Network Security Technologies and Solutions (CCIE Professional Development Series)

    CCIE Security Reading List

    This page lists books on topics appearing on the CCIE exam blueprints. These books are not required study resources, however, they can be used to build knowledge in certain areas.

    Cisco Press Titles

    • AAA Identity Management Security (Santuka Banga, Carroll, ISBN# 1587141442)
    • Advanced Host Intrusion Prevention with CSA (Asher, Mauvais, Sullivan, ISBN# 1587052520)
    • CCIE Security v3.0 Configuration Practice Labs (eBook), 2nd Edition (Bhaiji, ISBN# 1587140268)
    • CCIE Security v3.0 Cert Flash Cards Online (eBook) (Bhaiji, ISBN# 1587142171)
    • CCIE Security Exam Quick Reference Sheets (Lobo, Lakshman, ISBN# 1587053349)
    • CCIE Security Exam Certification Guide (CCIE Self-Study), 2nd Edition (Benjamin, ISBN: 1587201356)
    • CCSP IPS Exam Certification Guide (Carter, ISBN# 1587201461)
    • Cisco Access Control Security: AAA Administration Services (Carroll, ISBN# 1587051249)
    • Cisco ASA: All-in-One Firewall, IPS, and VPN Adaptive Security Appliance (Frahim, Santos, ISBN# 1587052091)
    • Cisco ASA: All-in-One Firewall, IPS, Anti-X, and VPN Adaptive Security Appliance, 2nd Edition (Frahim, Santos, ISBN# 1587058197)
    • Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Handbook (Hucaby, ISBN# 1587051583)
    • Cisco Firewalls (Moraes, ISBN# 0132731134)
    • Cisco Firewalls: Concepts, design, and deployment for Cisco Stateful Firewall solutions (Moraes, ISBN# 1587141094)
    • Cisco Network Security Troubleshooting Handbook (Hoda, ISBN# 1587051893)
    • Cisco Router Firewall Security (Deal, ISBN# 1587051753)
    • Cisco Security Agent (Sullivan, ISBN# 1587052059)
    • Cisco Wireless LAN Security (Sankar,Sundaralingam, Miller, ISBN# 1587051540)
    • Comparing, Designing, and Deploying VPNs (Lewis, ISBN# 1587051796)
    • Designing Network Security, Second Edition (Kaeo, ISBN# 1587051176)
    • Intrusion Prevention Fundamentals (Carter, Hogue, ISBN# 1587052393)
    • IPSec VPN Design (Bollapragada, Khalid, Wainner, ISBN# 1587051117)
    • IPv6 Security (Hogg, Vyncke, ISBN# 1587055945)
    • IPv6 for Enterprise Networks (McFarland, Sambi, Sharma, Hood, ISBN#0132731983)
    • Network Security Architectures (Convery, ISBN# 158705115X)
    • Network Security Fundamentals (De Laet, Schauwers, ISBN# 1587051672)
    • Network Security Technologies and Solutions (Bhaiji, ISBN# 1587052466)
    • Penetration Testing and Network Defense (Newman, Whitaker, ISBN# 1587052083)
    • PKI Uncovered (Karamanian, Tenneti, Dessart, ISBN# 1587059169)
    • Router Security Strategies: Securing IP Network Traffic Planes (Schudel, Smith, ISBN# 1587053365)
    • Routing TCP/IP, Volume I, Second Edition (Carroll, Doyle, ISBN# 1587052024)
    • Routing TCP/IP, Volume 2 (Doyle, DeHaven Carroll, ISBN# 1578700892)
    • The Complete Cisco VPN Configuration Guide (Deal, ISBN# 1587052040)
    • Troubleshooting Virtual Private Networks (VPN) (Lewis, ISBN# 1587051044)
    • Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols (Aziz, Liu, Martey, Shamim, ISBN# 1587050196)

    Other Publications

    1. Cisco Security Architectures (Held and Hundley, McGraw Hill, ISBN# B00005UMKL)
    2. Firewalls and Internet Security, Second Edition (Cheswick, Bellovin, and Rubin, Addison-Wesley, ISBN# 020163466X)
    3. Internetworking with TCP/IP Volume I: Principles, Protocols, and Architecture (4th Edition) (Comer and Stevens, Prentice Hall, ISBN# 0130183806)
    4. Internet Security Protocols : Protecting IP Traffic (Black, Prentice Hall, ISBN# 0130142492)
    5. IPSec: The New Security Standard for the Internet, Intranet and Virtual Private Networks (Doraswamy and Harkins, Prentice Hall, ISBN# 013046189X)
    6. ISDN : Concepts, Facilities, and Services (Kessler and Southwick, McGraw Hill, ISBN#
    7. Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World, Second Edition (Kaufman, Perlman, Speciner, Prentice Hall, ISBN# 0130460192)
    8. The Protocols (TCP/IP Illustrated : Volume 1)(Stevens, Addison Wesley, ISBN# 0201633469)
    9. The Implementation (TCP/IP Illustrated : Volume 2) (Stevens and Wright, Addison Wesley, ISBN# 020163354X)
    10. TCP for Transactions, HTTP, NNTP, and the UNIX(R) Domain Protocols (TCP/IP Illustrated : Volume 3) (Stevens, Addison Wesley, ISBN# 0201634953)