C. Lee, CCIE #3262
"No discussion of network
certification would be complete without a nod to the ultimate, the apex of
nerds, the god of geeks, the guru’s guru, by far the most difficult (and valuable)
– the CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert). Requires 2 years of internetworking
field experience, plus 5 Sylvan tests (really hard), plus the CCIE lab test
(a bitch, I hear). ... When you’re finished you can run the Internet in your
sleep. Tech wimps need not apply."
"I studied for eight months straight three to five hours a day after work. It was brutal, but now that I am a CCIE, every ounce of sweat was worth it... My CCIE certification opened a world of opportunity for me. I had so many options it was difficult to choose... How did the CCIE program make a difference in my life? There is not a day that goes by that I don't thank God, my friends, and family for their encouragement as I prepared for the CCIE certification examinations."
Begin, in CCIE Central, Winter 1999.
- There are approximately 8800 CCIE's worldwide as of 1/2003 (4700 in 4/2000).
for latest statistics.
- There is growing interest in the CCIE program and many people ask "What
is the best way to pass the CCIE?" You will often hear the following response:
Studying books and studying hard is not enough to pass the CCIE. Passing
the CCIE requires in-depth knowledge of many real-life networking situations.
There is simply no substitute for being exposed to, designing, deploying,
and troubleshooting a wide range of complex, real-world networks.
- The CCIE test changes quite frequently. So don't limit yourself to studying
Scoop: What It Took to Get CCIE Certified (CCIE Newsletter)
Prerequisites and Testing
Central Newsletter, Autumn 1998
Expands Technical Certification Programs
Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Program
- CCIE Overview
- 1997 CCIE Technical Conference
Packs Punch - LAN Times 3/17/97
CCIE preparation Lab. Sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
- CCIE Certification Program Routing and Switching Expert (requires CCO
CCIE Qualification Test Questions (requires CCO
Advocacy: Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Program
Design Specialist Program
- Routing Updates, Packet Magazine
Becoming a CCIE --
An Inside Story
Cisco Training Partners CCIE Pages
Ascolta Training Company, CCIE Coursework
CCIEs on the Web
Randall Benn, #1637
Using BGP4 for Interdomain Routing
Introduction to EIGRP (CCO login)
Configuration Notes for EIGRP (CCO login)
OSPF Design Guide
Designing ATM Internetworks
Frame Relay Design Guide (CCO login)
Subnetting an Address Space, VLSM
Dmitry Bokotey's Cisco Info Site
Serial crossover cables for building a lab
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