Call It CCIE’s terror or a Marketing Stunt, But CCIE’s are no longer the Guru of Networks. Cisco has now come up with new certification set above the CCIE level, known as Cisco Certified Architect.
If you are CCIE you know what what Honor it is to be one. Every one respects them. Sometimes, people go for multiple CCIEs if they have free time but at some point they also stagnated. Cisco wanted to remove this banner, they took things to an another level.
Cisco says that in order to respond to strong costumer and market demand, to recognize the Experts who can really architect the future network, need of CCA or Cisco certified Architect arises.
– Rather than Core Technical topics, It is oriented towards more Real-life challenges. It recognizes the architectural experience and competency of network designers like business needs analysis, address planning, design, interoperability, and connectivity issues.
– New Popular Cisco Products: Topics include Cisco TelePresence and mobility, Unifiied communications.
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