What are the requirements for achieving the CCIE certification? Is the CCNA one of them?
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
Oddly enough, the flagship certification for Cisco does not have an actual prerequisite. The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) may not require any certifications such as the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) for a prerequisite, but that does not negate the recommendation of at least three years professional experience. In other words, you are not required to have the certification, but you should master the concepts of the CCNA and the professional level exams too.
Dig Deeper on Networking Certs and Careers
Related Q&A from David Minutella
Learn in depth details about the cost and logistics of how and where to take the two part CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) exam.continue reading
Get advice on which wireless networking certificate to pursue after completing a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) course, from our expert ...continue reading
Understand how a CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) security certificate can aid you in pursuing a career in network security from our Cisco ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.