The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification is accepted worldwide as the most prestigious networking certification in the industry. Network Engineers holding an active Cisco CCIE certification are recognized for their expert network engineering skills and mastery of Cisco products and solutions. The CCIE 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, the CCIE program sets 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. Today , CCIE certification holders represent less than 3% of all certified Cisco professionals and less than 1% of the networking professionals worldwide.
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Expert Level Certifications
- CCIE Collaboration
- CCIE Data Center
- CCIE Routing & Switching
- CCIE Security
- CCIE Service Provider
- CCIE Wireless
- October, 2014
Retirement of CCIE Service Provider Ops certification. No new certifications will be issued effective February 1, 2015.
- June, 2014
Changes to the CCIE and CCDE Written Exams Retake Policy and CCIE Lab Exams Retake Policy will become effective beginning August 2, 2014.
- 28 May, 2013
CCIE Voice will be retiring and the new CCIE Collaboration will become the standard for telecom, unified communications, and video professionals.
- 09 February 2013
Cisco CCIE lab scheduling user interface has been revised with scheduling wizard and calendar capability.
- 05 February 2013
Retirement of CCIE Storage Networking certification - No new certifications will be issued beginning July 1, 2013.
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