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Multiple CCIE

Mar 10, 2011 1:53 PM

Ok this topic may sound irrelevant and for that i wasnt sure where to post it so if you do know kindly do it for me.

My aim is to become a high level consultant for cisco and for that my plan is to be a Triple CCIE or Quad CCIE if i can.


My question is do i have to give all Lab exams or just 1 lab exam in addition to all the CCIE written exams?
And also.. on renewals, do i renew all 3 or 4 CCIE written exams or would just renewing a single (either) CCIE renew the status of all the other CCIE exams?


I am choosing the following tracks and in order to have some feedback from experts in the community on my roadmap i am sharing them below:

  1. Security (written already passed)
  2. Voice
  3. R&S
  4. Design


My belief... If i am able to achieve these properly with the appropriate hands-on, i would become the Cisco hulk. Your thoughts??

  • Rigo - Community Moderator 5,328 posts since
    Feb 9, 2009
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    Re: Multiple CCIE

    Hi Rocky,


    If you are pursuing multiple CCIE certifications, you will need to pass the CCIE written and lab exams for each corresponding track in order to become certified. For instance, since you have already passed the CCIE Security exam, you will need to pass the CCIE Security lab exam in order to obtain the CCIE Security certification.


    If you hold multiple valid CCIE certifications, you can pass 1 qualifying recertification exam before your CCIE expiration date to recertify your certifications. For full details of the CCIE recertification policy, please visit


    Please note: Individual pass exams cannot be recertified by passing other exams, but only valid obtained certifications. If you wish to extend the validity of a particular exam, you will need to pass the same exam again. Please refer to the exam retake policy.


    Good luck!




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  • Martin 13,894 posts since
    Jan 16, 2009
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    Re: Multiple CCIE

    Just One written CCIE exam is necessary to renew all your CCIEs taken every 2 years     .


              Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR CCIE Lab Exam or

    • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
    • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.



    Good luck;

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  • Scott Morris - CCDE/4xCCIE/2xJNCIE 8,426 posts since
    Oct 7, 2008
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    Re: Multiple CCIE

    When you first get your CCIEs, you have to do the written+lab combination for EACH and EVERY one of them.  (Otherwise, I'd have a  lot more than I do!)


    When you recert though, you only need to pass one exam to recertify any/all that you have.


    By the way, CCIE Design doesn't exist any longer.  but the CCDE is around and may be what you were thinking of.


    Good luck in your studies, you definitely have enough to keep you busy for a while there!  



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