Initially, CCIE helped me get my foot in with a major Telecom provider. The certification has given me solid ground to advance my carrier and reap rich benefits. Recertification and staying current has helped me move to new jobs with good pay packages.
It is my 10th year now and I am respected in my company. Kudos to Cisco for creating such a benchmark in the industry that no other vendor certification even comes close.
- Mahesh Manjanatha, CCIE #6596