Skip Links

Brocade BCNE most valuable cert on earth

At an average 2009 salary of $146,250 per year, Certification Magazine is ranking the Brocade BCNE as the most lucrative cert on earth.

By Brad Reese on Thu, 01/28/10 - 5:08pm.

Scrappy data center networking vendor - Brocade, appears to be offering networking gurus the most valuable cert on earth, the Brocade Certified Network Engineer (BCNE) at $146,250, at least according to the average salary rankings of the 2009 Certification Magazine Salary Survey.

Cashing in on the big bucks further, Brocade can also lay claim to the 3rd most valuable cert - the Brocade Certified SAN Manager (BCSM) at $136,020.

Amazingly, Brocade then follows thru with an even more devastating uppercut knockout punch by claiming the 4th most valuable cert too - the Brocade Certified Fabric Designer (BCFD) at $134,100.

In an unprecedented carnage over the last 2 months, Cisco's worldwide CCIE R&S count has fallen by -110, which might help explain why Cisco’s Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE R&S) was only ranked 10th at $120,130.

The average salary for a Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate – Enterprise Routing (JNCIA-ER) is only $95,980:

Certification Magazine 2009 Salary Survey
Certification Magazine 2009 Salary Survey

Source: Certification Magazine

Joe Cannata - Brocade Certification Program Manager, discusses the Certification Magazine 2009 Salary Survey results:

View more CCIE Water Cooler Gossip.


What's your take, why do you think the Brocade Certified Network Engineer BCNE is the most lucrative cert on earth?

Also, why do you think the Cisco CCIE R&S is only ranked 10th?

Brad Reese
BradReese.Com Cisco Refurbished - Enabling Affordable Cisco Networks

Check with us, when you have failed Cisco equipment. We repair Cisco at the component level.

Contact: Brad ReeseBrad's Favorite Story Picks

  1. Pineapple ratings get dished out to Cisco blogs that rock for 2010
  2. Avian Securities reiterates its negative opinion about Juniper Networks
  3. Riverbed expected to maintain its WAN optimization market share
  4. Cisco appears to have missed the newest market transition: Don't be evil
  5. Cyber attacks: Cisco appears to embrace China while Google fights China
  6. Cisco CCIE R&S count plummets -110
  7. Will Cisco gear become search engine toll collectors?
  8. Terry Eger was the Cisco executive who hired John Chambers
  9. How to absolutely guarantee QoS with network traffic
  10. John Chambers: Big is back... Cisco is the example
  11. Harvard Business Review: John Chambers trumps Steve Jobs in market cap change
  12. According to a Cisco CTO, the $43B network plans of a large Cisco customer not in best national interest of Australia
  13. Widespread component supply shortages may be severe enough to limit Cisco's revenue upside
  14. Annual revenue run rate for Cisco TelePresence is $200 million
  15. View the hottest new rap video: The sensational Cisco Catalyst 6509 NetFlow rap song
  16. Man lost $127M at casinos owned by Cisco customer, Harrah's Entertainment
  17. Bankers in Cisco/Tandberg deal set to divvy up $39M in fees
  18. Cisco statement about SSL VPN Vulnerability is awfully hard to find
  19. Cisco's worldwide Routing and Switching CCIE count falls by -48
  20. View Brad Reese on Cisco Story Archives

Free Cisco Tools

Cisco Refurbished

Cisco Repair and Hardware Troubleshooting

Cisco How-To Tutorials

Cisco Power Supplies

On The Web
Twitter