The Cisco Certiﬁed Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certiﬁcation program has been available since
the early ’90s. This long-standing certiﬁcation has maintained a high degree of credibility and
is recognized as a certiﬁcation that lives up to the name “expert.” The CCIE certiﬁcation process
requires passing a computer based test and then a two-day hands-on lab. Recertiﬁcation is
required every two years to ensure that the individual has kept skills up-to-date.