Matt Ferbrache has gained the prestigious Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification.
Cisco introduced the CCIE certification to assist the IT industry in identifying the top echelon of internetworking experts worldwide. Now accepted as one of the most prestigious networking qualifications, the CCIE is the highest level of technical networking certification offered by Cisco. Holders of the certification represent less than 1% of the networking professionals across the globe.
To gain the CCIE Matt first took a written exam followed by an intensive laboratory session of eight hours’ duration in which Matt had to configure and troubleshoot various complex networks to a defined specification within a tight time limit.
Network Engineers holding the CCIE are recognised for their expert network engineering skills and mastery of Cisco products and solutions. The CCIE community enjoys a reputation for leading the industry in matters relating to deep technical networking issues. Holders of the certification are generally deployed in the most technically challenging network roles.
Matt, who has been with Itex for 10 years, is relieved that the studying is over for the time being:
“I am thrilled to have gained the certification but it was a pretty intense 18 months. I am looking forward to having a bit more family time then I think I will look at doing the double CCIE”
Tim Wainwright, Itex Services Director, was delighted at Matt’s achievement:
“This is a tough qualification and the lab session is a particularly pressurised test environment. I am extremely pleased that all Matt’s hard work has paid off. He has every right to be proud of himself!”