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.”
To learn more about the Cisco certification programs, please visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/getcertified