Being a CCNA or CCNP was never a prerequisite for attaining your CCIE.
The CCNA/NP and CCIP lines are "stepping stones" towards various CCIE
tracks. But not requirements.
You may be thinking of the various Cisco Qualified Specialist
certifications (like Security, Content Networking, Cable, etc.), in
which case you are correct. They used to be CCNP specializations, but
have since been separated and CCNA is the only requirement.
CCIE Security is a hot track. Routing & Switching is good for
Enterprise networks. Communications & Services is good for service
From: MPLS Newbie [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 12:42 PM
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: [nsp] CCIE certification track?
I could be wrong.
Last time I checked to be a CCIE the only pre-req now is to be CCNA. NP
not a required thing.
I also heard that the 1 day format for the lab is a lot easier than the
day.. anyone care to comment on that?
Security is suppose to be the next hot thing. But it seems to be CSSIP
that the right acronym?) is the hotter cert in the cert market for
than a ccie-security.
>From: Christopher Neill <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: [nsp] CCIE certification track?
>Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 12:29:45 -0400
>On Thu, Jun 13, 2002 at 12:47:19PM +0100, Iwan Thomas wrote:
> > Hi,
> > General query; I'm a CCNP looking to progress to CCIE in the next 18
> > Of the three certification tracks (security, routing/switching,
> > communications), which is currently favoured in the market place,
> > and
> > is most pertinent to emerging technologies?
> > I'm fortunate to be in a position to test and train on any of the
> > three,
> > that's not an issue. Any advice / personal experience would be most
>Probably routing/switching, which is also the most common afaik. I'm
>VoIP has big growth potential in the next few years by a few trusted
>with their finger on the proverbial pulse of the industry (or
>I have all the study guides and when I get truely disgusted with life
>or bored out of my skull I dust them off. Right now I'm mired in the
>Alot (surprisingly) of CCIEs I've talked to (in the Bay Area) just
>handful of books and some of them had never touched a cisco before in
>lives. They skipped NA/DA/NP/DP altogether (too late for that, I
>$Id: .sig,v 1.44 2001/10/30 00:40:59 noise Exp $
>i wanna see movies of my dreams.. -bts
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