A 10 year historical perspective on the worldwide CCIE count

Over the most recent 2 years, an average of 667 CCIEs dropped out per year.

George Morton - Dual CCIE #18532 Routing and Switching/Security, gives a revealing 10 year historical perspective on Cisco's worlwide CCIE count: "Just looking at these numbers is fun. From July 2000 until September 2009 the total number of certified CCIEs has grown by 15,694. That averages around 1,743 per year and over the past nine years it's been pretty consistent. "The big changes that occurred in 2009? "R/S and Voice Labs both added an essay section to their lab tests. Security went to version 3, and R/S is going to version 4. "I like to look at my CCIE Number from August 2007 - CCIE# 18532, and match it to the current passing candidate's number (CCIE# 25514), and then by using the annual CCIE count, figure how many CCIEs dropped out of the Cisco Certified CCIE Program. Over the most recent 2 years, an average of 667 CCIEs dropped out per year: "(25514 - 18532) - (20,690 - 15062) / 2 = 677" 10 Year Historical CCIE Count (view chart in full-size)

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