Cisco announced the CCIE Emeritus program on June 21, 2010. It is a program that has been requested and discussed a number of times at the CCIE NetVet luncheon/reception with John Chambers for several years. Cisco announced the CCIE Emeritus program on June 21, 2010. It is a program that has been requested and discussed a number of times at the CCIE NetVet luncheon/reception with John Chambers for several years.

Beyond traditional routing and switching, the certification will test applicants on their skills with the Nexus 1000v virtual switch and its application delivery controller, the Application Control Engine (ACE). CCIE Data Center aspirants will also have to study up on Cisco's storage area network (SAN) switch, the MDS 92221, and the company's ... If you are a CCIE Emeritus, there are potential changes for you too. If you are a 20-year CCIE and are Emeritus, you can be “Emeritus for Life” where you no longer need to pay the re-certification fees that you do now. This will allow you to more easily keep you CCIE status even if it’s not core to your job functions any longer. Timing