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May 6, 2008

Cisco Reaches 1 Millionth Certification Issued Milestone

Filed under: Cisco,Cisco Certification — cciepursuit @ 7:32 am
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Cisco recently issued its 1 millionth certification.  This doesn’t mean that there are 1 million people with Cisco certifications as many people have multiple Cisco certifications or have let their Cisco certifications lapse; that’s still a lot of Cisco certifications though.  Half of those 1 million certifications have been achieved in the last 5 years (adding about 10,500 CCIEs over that same time period).

Cisco Reaches 1 Millionth Certification Issued Milestone
On April 9, 2008, Cisco announced a major milestone in its ongoing efforts to equip more people for successful careers in networking. To date, Cisco has issued more than 1 million certifications to networking professionals, including nearly 20,000 Cisco® CCIE® expert-level credentials.

“The continued growth of our training and certification program is indicative of the value that Cisco certifications hold in the marketplace,” said Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, general manager, Learning@Cisco. “By continually refreshing our certification training materials and exams as well as taking aggressive steps to safeguard exam integrity through our test-delivery partner Pearson VUE, employers are able to count on the fact that Cisco certified individuals are equipped with the most up-to-date understanding of networking technology while being able to demonstrate a valid measure of knowledge and competency to sustain their companies’ competitive advantage.”

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  1. how is possible Cisco is gonna create 350.000 jobs in India during the next 5 years? 90% of H1B holders in IT are from down there, it is a money issue or i am missing something in all this crap….

    Comment by Lukas — May 6, 2008 @ 9:33 am | Reply

  2. I think this shows that enough people have been drawn into the networking industry. Certifications have done much for me, yet Cisco always claim that there isn’t enough talent out there… Its a load of bull. Its still very hard to break into this industry.

    Comment by Marko — May 7, 2008 @ 8:14 am | Reply

  3. I mean to say that certs *haven’t* done much for me, not ‘have’ done much for me. Sorry.

    Comment by Marko — May 7, 2008 @ 3:18 pm | Reply

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