The CCIE Security Written Exam is the qualifier for the CCIE Security Lab Exam. Candidates must demonstrate a solid understanding of fundamental networking skills before attempting the lab exam, and those skills include a knowledge of the IP Protocol, the TCP/IP stack, and basic routing fundamentals. This course reviews these technologies, focusing on important topics that must be understood by any CCIE Security candidate. This course is not designed to introduce new information, however, it covers information that should be very familiar to any candidate. As you complete these modules you will solidify your understanding of the TCP/IP protocol stack, RIPv2, OSPF, EIGRP, and MP-BGP. I'll also give you a few tips to continue progressing toward CCIE Security certification.