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Cisco’s CCIE is no longer the biggest cash cow of IT certification

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by Mitzs, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Mitzs
    Honorary Member

    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

    When I was working in IT in the late 1990s, I remember the reverence with which everyone in the industry talked about the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification. At the time, it was the only prominent IT certification that tested practical skills, in addition to the book knowledge that all of the other certs tested.

    Certifications: Microcomputers and network specialist.
    WIP: Adobe DW, PS
  2. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    If that guy truly believes that the PMP is the "most valuable" IT certification, or that a CCNP is worth only $9,000 less than a CCIE, then he's seriously lost touch with reality. :rolleyes:

    Those salary surveys are loads of crap, anyway. :dry
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  3. popeye67

    popeye67 Bit Poster

    Agree that salary surveys are mostly joke. On the other hand I'm sure that there are plenty PM's out there who earn a LOT more then CCIE's. And the trend will continue.

    Edit. Funny thing Itil v2 foundation is higher then Itil v3 master :)
  4. JohnBradbury

    JohnBradbury Kilobyte Poster

    That's the problem with IT these days - too many Chiefs and not enough Indians (metaphorically speaking of course).
  5. popeye67

    popeye67 Bit Poster

    Its not a problem its changing. It was long overdue. IT is a service to business. And people who understand that and can organize IT efficiently will command better salaries then 'techies'.

    my 2p

    nb : Not ITIL cert (yet)
  6. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

    Does experience mean nothing? This is the kind of report that people will see and say "all I need is this cert and BAM I'm making 6-figures. Where does it say a PM with ‘x’ amount of years qualifies for $$$? This is about the flavor of the month.

    IT is a service that functions for the business. This is sometimes lost amongst us techies. Why does a move to Solaris from FreeBSD make business sense when everything works in BSD? This needs to be articulated in business terms (costs; maintenance; ROI …) The ability to understand the business and participate in it is the way for IT departments to become a bigger player within organizations.

    The point is the PMP may or may not be more valuable than the CCIE, but without experience both are worthless. :) The PMP is only valuable to an IT person with IT experience (the more experience from different IT areas the better).
  7. ajshakey

    ajshakey New Member

    i wouldnt mind a CCIE!

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