CCIE Security v5: Reading list

The current “official” CCIE Security reading list sucks. Hopefully, Cisco will update it, but there is a lot of older books on there, certainly not suitable for the new exam.

In this post, I will list a few of the suitable books for the new exam. Some have not been released yet, and some are old, but are still extremely useful for both the CCIE Security written and lab exams. Do check out the Amazon marketplace, as there are some bargains to be had!

CCIE Security v5 reading list


Cisco Next-Generation Security Solutions

Cisco Next-Generation Security Solutions: All-in-one Cisco ASA Firepower Services, NGIPS, and AMP
Authors: Omar Santos, Panos Kampanakis, Aaron Woland
ISBN: 978-1587144462

SSFIPS Securing Cisco Networks with Sourcefire Intrusion Prevention System Study Guide: Exam 500-285
Authors: Todd Lammle Alex Tatistcheff, John Gay
ISBN: 978-1119155034


Cisco ASA: All-in-one Next-Generation Firewall, IPS, and VPN Services (3rd Edition)
Authors: Jazib Frahim, Omar Santos, Andrew Ossipov
ISBN: 978-1587143076


IPv6 Security
Authors: Scott Hogg, Eric Vyncke
ISBN: 061-9472055946


IP Routing on Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR: An Essential Guide to Understanding and Implementing IP Routing Protocols
Authors: Brad Edgeworth, Aaron Foss, Ramiro Garza Rios
ISBN: 978-1587144233


Email Security with Cisco IronPort
Author: Chris Porter
ISBN: 061-9472142929


Practical Deployment of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE): Real-World Examples of AAA Deployments
Authors: Andy Richter, Jeremy Wood
ISBN: 978-0128044575

Cisco ISE for BYOD and Secure Unified Access
Authors: Jamey Heary, Aaron Woland
ISBN: 978-1587143250


AAA Identity Management Security
Authors: Vivek Santuka, Premdeep Banga, Brandon J. Carroll
ISBN: 061-9472141441


Network Security with NetFlow and IPFIX: Big Data Analytics for Information Security
Author: Omar Santos
ISBN: 978-1587144387


The Complete Cisco VPN Configuration Guide
Author: Richard Deal
ISBN: 978-1587052040

IKEv2 IPsec Virtual Private Networks: Understanding and Deploying IKEv2, IPsec VPNs, and FlexVPN in Cisco IOS
Authors: Graham Bartlett, Amjad Inamdar
ISBN: 978-1587144608

VPNs and NAT for Cisco Networks
Author: Stuart Fordham
ISBN: 978-1507646588


Building Data Centers with VXLAN EVPN
Authors: Lukas Krattiger, Shyam Kapadia, David Jansen
ISBN: 978-1587144677

The Policy Driven Data Center with ACI: Architecture, Concepts, and Methodology
Authors: Lucien Avramov, Maurizio Portolani
ISBN: 978-1587144905


Router Security Strategies: Securing IP Network Traffic Planes
Authors: Gregg Schudel, David Smith
ISBN: 061-9472053362

LAN Switch Security: What Hackers Know About Your Switches
Authors: Eric Vyncke, Christopher Paggen
ISBN: 061-9472052563


IoT Fundamentals: Networking Technologies, Protocols, and Use Cases for the Internet of Things
Authors: David Hanes, Gonzalo Salgueiro, Patrick Grossetete, Subodh Gajare
ISBN: 978-1587144561


Programming and Automating Cisco Networks: A guide to network programmability and automation in the data center, campus, and WAN
Authors: Ryan Tischer, Jason Gooley
ISBN: 978-1587144653


  1. Aym June 25, 2017
  2. Okafor August 8, 2019