CCIE water cooler gossip: CCIEs are bringing home the bacon for Cisco

Over the past seven years each CCIE has annually been averaging $2M in net sales and $397K in net income for Cisco. Perhaps this might explain the motivation behind Cisco's new authorized CCIE training program. Listen to Ken Presti's podcast: Cisco puts CCIE learning on the fast-track

Furthermore as detailed in the below chart, Cisco is actually "averaging up" in both net sales and net income per CCIE. Cisco net sales and net income per CCIE over the past 7 years:

  Total CCIEs Net Sales (Billion) Net Income (Billion) Net Sales per CCIE (000) Net Income per CCIE (000)
2008 17,660 39.5 8.1 2,236.69 458.66
2007 15,062 34.9 7.3 2,317.08 484.66
2006 13,602 28.5 5.6 2,095.28 411.70
2005 12,421 24.8 5.7 1,996.61 458.90
2004 11,275 22.0 4.4 1,951.21 390.24
2003 10,144 18.9 3.6 1,863.17 354.88
2002 8,578 18.9 1.9 2,203.31 221.49

Average per CCIE $2,094,764 Net Sales per CCIE $397,218 Net Income per CCIE

Sources: Cisco Form 10-K Filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the BradReese.Com 9 year worldwide CCIE count. View more CCIE water cooler gossip.

Do you agree that the above chart might explain Cisco's motivation in launching its new authorized CCIE training program?

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