The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) and Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) certifications are accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certifications in the industry. Network Engineers holding an active Cisco CCIE or CCDE certification are recognized for their expert network engineering skills. The CCIE/CCDE community has established a reputation of leading the networking industry in deep technical networking knowledge and are deployed into the most technically challenging network assignments.
The program continually updates and revises its testing tools and methodologies to ensure unparalleled program quality, relevance and value. Through a rigorous written exam and a performance based lab, these expert-level certification programs set the standard for internetworking expertise.
Cisco introduced the CCIE certification in 1993 to assist the industry in distinguishing the top echelon of internetworking experts worldwide. Cisco introduced the CCDE certification in 2007 to assess expert-level infrastructure network design skills worldwide.
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Cisco announced a new framework to validate skills required by industries to meet the demand for evolving technologies and business insights. Evolution to the Expert-Level certifications include assessments of evolving technologies and a modular and unified exam topics format.
CCIE Data Center is evolving to focus on data center solutions and evolving technologies required to design, implement and manage complex modern data center infrastructure.
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