This morning while looking at new blog posts I came across one that grabbed me. For forever and a day the Cisco CCIE recertification policy was that you are required to take a CCIE/CCDE level written exam every two years to stay active. Well, reading Daniel’s blog over at LostInTransit, it seems that has finally changed.
Seems today (6/6/17) Cisco has updated their recertification policy to also include a Continuing Education Program where you earn credits that will count towards recertification. This brings their recertification policy in line with other certification tracks (CISSP, CISA, ISC2, etc.).
Reading the Cisco Continuing Education Program site, it seems that the program is based on three principles – Flexibility, Diversity, and Integrity. Flexibility means that there are now additionals ways for CCIE/CCDE to recertify besides the written exams. Diversity is by allowing individuals to take approved courses and training, as well as Cisco Live offerings. Integrity is based on having Cisco authorized providers to validate the class and credits that a person takes.
Here is a bulleted list of the information that I have been able to find: