The reform of Cisco CCIE is a hot issue in IT industry. In the past, we have been thinking about why we must first take CCNA Exam to obtain Cisco CCNP Certification, why CCIE written exam is useless if people don’t pass CCIE Lab. Finally, Cisco launched a new Cisco Certification System on February 24, 2020. The range of this reform is huge, involving the comprehensive reform from CCNA to CCIE. Cisco calls it: Next-Level Cisco Certification.
The biggest point of Cisco CCIE reform this time lies in the direction of routing and switching, which will be replaced by CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure Certification, and Cisco will start a new era. In addition, Design direction is changed to DevNet direction, CCDA is changed to DevNet Associate, CCDP is changed to DevNet Professional, and CCIE Wireless Certification is changed to CCIE Enterprise Wireless Certification. The model of CCIE examination is changed into: written examination (350-401 and CCNP Certification Core Examination) + Design (3 hours) + Deployment Optimization (5 hours).
The reform has also changed the form of re-certification. The re-certification time of CCIE is changed to 3 years, and the re-certification form is changed to 120 credits before it can be activated, which requires engineers to constantly systematically learn new knowledge to ensure that their technology is always the latest and will not be eliminated by the market, which also makes the value of CCIE Certification higher.
The new CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure Certification will require network engineers not only to have the traditional after-sales implementation technical ability, but also to have certain network programming and scripting language ability, which will bring several changes.
Firstly, the knowledge of routing and switching in traditional universities is far from enough. We need to systematically learn more new technologies to improve our competitiveness. In addition, the knowledge is more comprehensive, and the direction of CCIE engineers in the future will be: a development approach of one hegemon and many powers. that is, traditional network as the bottom proficient, SDN, automatic operation and maintenance and network programming as auxiliary means to help engineers deal with the increasingly complex network environment. At the same time, there may be new paths for the promotion of network workers in the future, such as R & D and Design, not just traditional after-sales engineers and pre-sales engineers.
The strategy of Cisco CCIE reform is to move closer to DNA and automation. Combined with emerging intelligent technologies such as DNA and SD-WAN, the demand for manpower will be less and less. Make the original relatively simple implementation and delivery engineers have more opportunities to move forward to a higher level of Design and R & D!
In general, the reform of Cisco CCIE is a process of survival of the fittest, which can ensure the more comprehensive development of CCIE, comply with the development of the times and ensure that every CCIE can master the latest technology.
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