The program is an alternative to taking a written CCIE or CCDE exam every two years, enabling CCIEs and CCDEs to recertify by earning credits through continuing education.

In the world of rapid technological advancements, changing learner preferences and businesses' demands for skilled workforce, the need for flexibility in gaining knowledge, and staying current on emerging and evolving technologies have become more pressing. Cisco’s Continuing Education Program, announced in June 2017, addresses these challenges and is designed to meet the requirements of both employers and professionals as organizations embrace emerging technologies, such as network programmability, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the cloud. The program enables certified Cisco professionals to remain leading experts in the workforce, diversify their skill sets, and at the same time allows them to maintain their current Cisco certification status.

Certified professionals are critical to digital business transformation. As Cisco certifications are among the most highly valued in the industry, we continue to empower professionals to upskill and recertify based on the latest technologies, while offering flexible options for learning when and how it is best for them, their schedules, and their lives,” explained Tejas Vashi, Senior Director of Product Strategy & Marketing, Cisco.

Through the Continuing Education Program, the existing Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs) and Cisco Certified Design Experts (CCDEs) with an active, emeritus, or suspended status have the option to recertify by earning credits through continuing education, which includes authorized learning materials and activities that are current, convenient, customized, and continuously available through online courses, instructor-led trainings, authoring exam items, and Cisco Live trainings. In addition, an online portal has been established for the Continuing Education Program to detail learning options, authorized providers, validate credits, and help learners track their progress.



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