CCIE water cooler gossip: China and India beat out USA in new CCIE count growth!

This week Cisco released the November 2008 net new worldwide CCIE count. According to Dual CCIE #18532 Security/Routing and Switching - George Morton, Ph. D:

"The torrent pace of new CCIEs is back on track after the doldrums of summer. The net new count of CCIEs from October 10th 2008 to November 24th 2008 grew by 367 or 8.155 new CCIEs per day. "The big news for the November count was that China accounted for 30% of all net new growth in CCIEs for the world. Even India this time around beat the USA in minting new CCIEs. "The second bit of news was that the Middle East beat out North America when counting new CCIEs by region. "No single month can tell an entire story, but what has become clear to me is that the USA is no longer the CCIE manufacturing engine that it once was. Perhaps this raises a question about the value of becoming a new CCIE in America, especially since fewer Americans are passing. "Is the CCIE losing its luster in the USA? "Could a salary survey confirming the lack of importance of CCIEs in the USA be not too far away in the future?"

November 2008 Top Ten Ranking of new CCIEs by Country

Rank Country # of new CCIEs
1 China + Hong Kong 110
2 India 49
3 USA 43
4 Canada 23
5 Japan 19
6 Korea 18
7 Australia 15
8 United Kingdom 12
9 Saudi Arabia 8
10 United Arab Emirates 7

Sources: Cisco Systems and Dual CCIE #18532 Security/Routing and Switching - George Morton, Ph. D. November 2008 Ranking of new CCIEs by Region

Rank Region # of new CCIEs
1 Asia 165
2 Middle East 77
3 North America 71
4 Europe 50
5 Pacific Islands 14
6 South America 4
7 Africa (1)
8 Caribbean (1)

Sources: Cisco Systems and Dual CCIE #18532 Security/Routing and Switching - George Morton, Ph. D. October 2008 vs. November 2008 Worldwide CCIE Count Comparison: Sources: Cisco Systems and Dual CCIE #18532 Security/Routing and Switching - George Morton, Ph. D. View more CCIE water cooler gossip.


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