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.

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:

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

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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?

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