CCIE Emeritus: Cisco Honors the “Best of the Best”
Ask any CCIE and they’ll tell you that the most challenging thing about holding one of the industry’s most prestigious certifications is the biennial recertification process. Preparing for the written CCIE exam is an excellent opportunity for CCIE holders to refresh their technical skills and ensure they are up to date with the latest advanced networking technologies. But it can also be a significant time commitment, especially for an elite group who have already proven themselves to be “the best of the best.”
What about the folks who have been recertifying for 10, 12, even 15 or more years, who may no longer work ‘in the trenches’ and don’t need an up-to-the minute understanding of the latest emerging technologies? We’ve been listening to feedback from the CCIE community, and today we are pleased to announce the forthcoming availability of the CCIE Emeritus designation.
Here are some details on the new initiative:
- Veteran CCIE holders who have maintained active status for at least 10 years are eligible for Emeritus recognition.
- The Emeritus designation was developed to allow distinguished CCIE holders who have moved on from hands-on networking roles to more managerial, architectural or educational positions to maintain their official relationship with the CCIE program, while skipping the time and energy commitment of recertifying on a regular basis.
- If circumstances change, CCIE’s with Emeritus status can regain “active” status by simply taking a written CCIE exam.
- CCIE Emeriti will enjoy many of the benefits of Active status, however, the Emeritus status doesn’t count toward any channel or partner program requirements.
What do you think of the Emeritus program? Would you participate?
More information about the CCIE Emeritus is available here: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/ccie/certified_ccies/ccie_emeritus.html