I like to start CCIE security lab training, probably by building a network by myself, using Cisco products. I myself have some different levels of knowledge about Cisco security and other products. What I like to know is, can you guys recommend some good - really good - and up-to-date reference books which I can dive into for the knowledge and experiences needed for passing the CCIE security lab, including the information about what kind of a network by which products I need to build?
My learning style is to owning the best several (not too many) books on the interesting topic and read/digest them thoroughly.
Thanks for your advices!