Are you telling my that I get paid more with my puny CCNP than I might for my CCIE?
Let's see... over $93k consistently for the past three jobs in the lowly paid deep south of Florida.
With a mere CCNP. I guess you could argue I have the ITIL v2, but no one seems to notice it.
You might argue I'm a MCSE+Everything but no one seems to ask about it much these days...
They do care about my CCNP and they seem to love the idea that I'm a practicing CCIE Lab Candidate who has been to the lab.
I earn more than your other certs as a failed CCIE Lab Candidate.
So I fully expect that my CCIE will earn a little more luster upon completion of one or more labs.
Paper hold anything is a fond saying of my wife.
Bank accounts hold cash.
I invest my green cash in gree Cisco Gear, Training, and other materials.
It's a wide investment.
Hard times are hear and ITIL and PMP don't hold the sand a CCIE does.
I could have passed my ITIL without even studying it was that common sense and in a word "dull".
I mean a lot of the questions had the correct answer embedded in them...
I guess you can argue the CCIE Lab does have the CCO close by... good luck trying to use it to solve a lot of problems in the Lab.
People making a nice living with certs like the PMP probably are doing based on a decent living they earned before achieving the cert.
I doubt many 22-25 year olds can get a PMP or a ITIL and walk into a Fortune 500 and earn $100k.
A CCIE can get paid that with a mom and pop Cisco Partner at 18-22 years old just cause he's a certified newbie and the certification alone is worth the cash to a partner.
A CCIE can rent the cert for over $20,000.00 a year and never do more than sign the contract.
Can a PMP or ITIL or other certification do that?
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