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What is the scope of CCIE ?

The scope of CCIE is huge and here are a couple of things put it in demand

  1. Scope of CCIE depends on CCIE Track .Some CCIE tracks like Security have more scope as compared to other tracks .
  2. Its one of the most expensive Certification in industry .Lab exam cost $1600 USD and written exam is around $350 or so .Just for exam ,you have to shell out close to 1.50 Lakhs .
  3. Lab exam is available in few locations like in India ,only in bangalore and very limited number of seats .
  4. Failing rate is pretty high for most tracks these days so each attempt ,adds upto to the cost .
  5. Certification testing is bit unfair and designed to fool and fail the candidate so candidates are forced to use dumps and training institutes to grab correct stuff .
  6. Certification has different demand in different part of country and for different level of people .This point is most crucial among all points .
  7. Only handful of institute in India has results and good quality training .So overall number of people holding CCIE is low but demand for CCIE Certified engineers is very high .

Now let us dig more into demand

  1. USA ,Middleasst ,Europe etc have very high level of pay for CCIE engineers due to less human resources available .
  2. India and most other asian countries have low salaries due to massive production of CCIE engineers .
  3. Demand for BE/BTECH + CCIE engineers is high in Cities like Bangalore,Chennai etc due to availability and mindset .
  4. Demand in India’s 10 IT Companies is huge for CCIE engineers however other criteria’s  like communication skills play important role .
  5. CCIE along may never be able to get a job to somebody .Most jobs require good communication skills +english + technological expertise .

Now coming back to who will hire a CCIE

  1. All Telecom providers
  2. All ISP
  3. All large and Medium size BPO
  4. All IT outsourcing companies
  5. All Gold ,Silver ,Premium level partners

Now all these category of employers have different category of requirements and different pay scale levels for different positions . This is true that people are making upto 40 Lakhs packages .

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