The Number of CCIEs – Status March 2, 2013

by Mirek Burnejko

Number of CCIEsCisco Live Orlando is going to start June 23-27, 2013. Today you can find all sessions from this event on Cisco Live 365 (amazing resource). There are two sessions really interesting.

One of them is TECCCIE-8000.

This session covers CCIE Routing & Switching Program updates, and provides you an in-depth overview of what is covered in both the written and the lab exams.

Unfortunately this sessions isn’t available yet.

Second session is BRKCCIE-9163 – CCIE Service Provider (note: Cisco removed this presentation a few hours after publishing this article). In this presentation you can find one great slide: Number of CCIEs – Status March 2, 2013.

Number of CCIEs

I did some research.
Between February 22nd, 2013 and March 29th, 2013 almost 400 people received their CCIE numbers. These numbers are between 38300 and 38700. Let’s assume 38400 (March 2nd, 2013).

First CCIE number is 1025.

38400 – 1025 – 38005 = -630 ???

Possible answer:
Many people have more than 1 CCIE certification (3547).
The number shows every CCIE (so person with 5 CCIE certifications is counted 5 times).

What’s your opinion?