The first step towards networking mastery is to build a solid foundation of knowledge. For all CCIE written candidates, this means reading the books, and nailing the core concepts down. To help you sort through the plethora of printed resources available, we have compiled a list of recommended books for future CCIEs.

Cisco Career Certifications CCNA, CCNP, CCIE 2020 Major Update – Everything You Need to Know

CCIE Routing & Switching 400-101 V5.1 Written and Lab Exam: Fundamentals

CCIE Routing & Switching 400-101 V5.1 Written and Lab Exam: Cisco / Vendor Specific

CCIE Service Provider 400-201 V4.1 Written and Lab Exam: Cisco / Vendor Specific

CCIE Security 400-251 V5.0 Written and Lab Exam: Cisco / Vendor Specific

CCIE Collaboration 400-051 V2.0 Written and Lab Exam: Cisco / Vendor Specific

Evolving Technologies V1.1: Applicable to all CCIE and CCDE Written Exams