CCIE water cooler gossip: Will the number of CCIEs double over the next 4 years?

A Senior CCIE provided the following gossip and CCIE numbers to yours truly: "Good morning Brad," "The following numbers are stunning." "The total rate of growth for CCIE’s over the last four months equals doubling the current number of CCIE’s in under 4 years." "It took 12 years to get to 17,660." "It will take just four years to double to over 35,000." "Look at the seat rates, 35% pass when sitting for R/S." "That is huge, considering it use to be 10%." "What is going on?" "Braindumps, that successful?" "Easier tests?" "Better students?" "Better training?" "More seats?" "At this rate Cisco is devaluing the CCIE very quickly." "Chamber’s does not care or does not know?" "Is the CCIE turning into the big so what?"


  3/27/2008 8/1/2008 Difference Percent Change
Total CCIEs Worldwide 16,355 17,660 1,305 7.98%
Total R/S 14,764 15,754 990 6.71%
Total Security 1,402 1,699 297 21.18%
Total Service Provider 735 916 181 24.63%
Total Storage 111 135 24 21.62%
Total Voice 689 778 89 12.92%
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  CCIE's per day over 90 business days Estimated Seats Percent Success Rate per Seat per Day Percent Annual Growth Annual Growth
Total CCIEs Worldwide 14.50 69 21.01% 23.94% 3,915
Total R/S 11.00 32 34.38% 20.12% 2,970
Total Security 3.30 9 36.67% 63.55% 891
Total Service Provider 2.01 14 14.37% 73.88% 543
Total Storage 0.27 4 6.67% 64.86% 72
Total Voice 0.99 10 9.89% 38.75% 267

  3/27/2008 8/1/2008 Difference Percent Change
Multiple CCIE Certs 1,232 1,680 448 36.36%
R/S and Security 517 632 115 22.24%
R/S and SP 300 402 102 34.00%
R/S and Storage 23 34 11 47.83%
R/S and Voice 182 228 46 25.27%
More than 3 210 268 58 27.62%
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  CCIE's per day over 90 business days Estimated Seats Percent Success Rate per Seat per Day Percent Annual Growth Annual Growth
Multiple CCIE Certs 4.98 69 7.21% 109.09% 1,344
R/S and Security 1.28 9 14.20% 66.73% 345
R/S and SP 1.13 14 8.10% 102.00% 306
R/S and Storage 0.12 4 3.06% 143.48% 33
R/S and Voice 0.51 10 5.11% 75.82% 138
More than 3 0.64 69 0.93% 82.86% 174

Who was going for what Multiple vs. First Time Total Change Multiple Change Difference Percent Second CCIE vs. First Percentage of all CCIEs
R/S & Sec vs. just Sec 297 115 182 38.72% 9.62%
R/S & SP vs. just SP 181 102 79 56.35% 5.19%
R/S & ST vs. just Storage 24 11 13 45.83% 0.76%
R/S & Voice vs. just Voice 89 46 43 51.69% 4.41%
3 or more CCIEs         1.52%

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