Cisco Celebrates More Than 15 Years of CCIE Certification
To salute more than 15 years of its CCIE® certification and to gain insight into what digital infrastructures will look like over the next five years, Cisco commissioned the most comprehensive end-customer survey ever conducted of the international CCIE community. Jeanne Beliveau Dunn, general manager of Learning@Cisco, discusses the importance of CCIE Certification and the exciting contributions these distinguished individuals have made to the networking industry. Commissioned as part of Cisco’s overall 25th anniversary celebration, the research was conducted by Illuminas, a strategic research firm, to explore the unique perspective of some of the most knowledgeable and well-respected information technology professionals in the networking industry.
Highlights of Cisco’s first global CCIE Survey include:
– CCIE holders predict that security and risk management will be the skills most in demand over the next five years.
– The top green networking initiatives are expected to be energy efficiency in the data center followed by telepresence and teleworking.
– Of the nearly 1,000 CCIE holders who responded to the survey, 98 percent said they were employed, a testament to the quality of the certification even in a tight economy.
Study results are available here: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-7000/