The only way the CCIE will lose value is if there is no need for them...it will be base on supply and demand. I find it demoralizing in one post in the article someone speaks about a fresh college student who pass the CCIE but has no experience as if was bad. Further down one speak of an Iran who gain their CCIE with no work experience but talk about him with so much passion. I just dont get it ...
It made me wonder how will i be view once I graduate from my university with a CCNP. Will i be look at as a cert chaser ? Well I been enroll in the Cisco Academy since my first days in college, CCNA and CCNP have always been part of my degree curriculum. Will it be my fault i was able to gain my CCNP so easily since Cisco only recommends 1 year of real networking experience before you take the test ( the same as comptia Net+)? Did you guys know that Cisco recommends only 5 years or real networking experience for the CCIE or CCDE ?
So what is the problem here ? These newbie CCIE's ( anyone with less than 5 years experience) is look down on among their peers. They are look down because they went out and achieve and refuse to stay still at a certain level. I know quite a few establish season admin who do not even take a crack at more advance certification because they are not require to have them. As a matter of fact most of them feel as if their employer will not sponsor them in their training and cert they will not waste any time on it. That is not the way to go in today's highly competitive market.
In today's job market a master degree is look as the the status-quo. I see it all the time.. kids graduating then taking up a masters degree to increase their chances to get into med or law school, or to land a job within their field of study. So over achieving in school or training with no experience is the norm now... you can thank the economy for that. Honestly i look at you elder IT professionals as very lucky individuals. Only during your era of time a company would allow someone with no experience and no degree to break into the IT field as a walk on. In today's world a bachelors in computer science or related discipline is mandatory.... add in at least 2-4 years experience and you have a shot unless you graduated from a high profile school.
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