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What is the CCIE?

What is the CCIE?

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certifies the expert-level skills required of network engineers to plan, prepare, operate, monitor, and troubleshoot complex, converged network infrastructure and is considered the most prestigious networking certification in the industry. Professionals who achieve Cisco CCIE certification can solve complex connectivity problems and apply technology solutions to increase bandwidth, improve response times, maximise performance, improve security and support global applications and you will have demonstrated expert network engineering skills and mastery of Cisco products and solutions.

There are no formal prerequisites for the CCIE certification course. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required but a CCNP Certification will have covered the basics of this course and will be beneficial. You are expected to have an in-depth understanding of the topics in the exam blueprints and strongly encouraged to have three to five years of job experience before attempting certification.

There two parts to the CCIE Exam, the first part is at two hour long written exam that covers networking topics such as IP, IP routing, bridging, and switch-related technologies as well as some equipment commands before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam. The written exam is made up from the following modules:

  • Module 1 - Network Principles
  • Module 2 - Layer 2 Technologies
  • Module 3 - Layer 3 Technologies
  • Module 4 - VPN Technologies
  • Module 5 - Infrastructure Security
  • Module 6 - Infrastructure Services

The second part is a eight hour long hands-on lab exam that tests ability to configure actual equipment and troubleshoot the network in a timed test situation. You must pass the lab exam within three years of passing the written to achieve certification, and your first lab attempt must be made within 18 months.

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Six Reasons to Gain a Cisco Certification.

Six Reasons to Gain a Cisco Certification

In 2017, Cisco completed a study targeted at understanding the value of Cisco certification for employers of Cisco certified professionals. Designed to measure employer perceptions about employees with Cisco certifications, the study specifically focused on how employers measure the value of Cisco certified individuals in their business. Three-quarters of 200 network managers surveyed concurred that their Cisco certified employees are more knowledgeable and more valuable than their noncertified employees. Here are six employee performance metrics that were considered as part of the study:

  • Speed in completing network-related IT projects - A majority of network managers in the survey indicated that Cisco certified employees complete network-related IT projects more quickly than noncertified employees.
  • Speed in resolving technical problems - Cisco certified employees were found to be much quicker at resolving technical problems.
  • Quickness in coming up to speed during onboarding - A high percentage (78 percent) of network managers in the survey rated their Cisco certified staff as coming up to speed faster than noncertified employees.
  • Effectiveness in completing network-related IT projects - The network managers in the survey viewed Cisco certified employees as completing network-related projects more successfully.
  • Effectiveness in resolving technical problems - The network managers in the survey confirmed that their Cisco certified employees resolve technical problems more effectively.
  • Employee performance metrics overall - Networking managers attributed, at the least, a 37 percent average improvement rating for these performance metrics from Cisco certified employees.
Jobs and Career Opportunities with the CCIE.

Jobs and Career Opportunities with the CCIE

Within the UK, the average salary of a CCIE certified professional is £55,000pa. The average salary for an CCIE graduate is estimated to be £42,500pa. After graduation, you can find work such as a Technical Design Authority or a Senior Network Engineer with relative ease. Below are examples of the starting range of career opportunities offered to CCIE Technicians:

  • Senior Network Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Team Leader
  • Senior Network Consultant
  • Senior Security Architect
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