CCIE for free!

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    Guest Guest


    Iÿm working as Systems Engineer since several years in the IT-Network
    Business and I like it. I started my career on the customer side, worked
    for Cisco on the manufacturer side, changed to the Cisco Channel Partner
    side and since two years, Iÿm back on the customer side. So I can say; I
    know this business from a lot of perspectives.

    I received a CCIE-Certificate some years ago. It was a hard, bloody way but
    it was worthwhile. Now, Iÿm working for a company which is not a Cisco
    Channel Partner and therefore my CCIE-Certificate isnÿt significant for my
    employer. But Iÿm still re-certificate every two years my CCIE, as kind of

    Since four month, Iÿm very disappointed about this Certificate Business.
    Why? Because my former employer still use my certificate for fulfill his
    requirements for the Cisco Gold Program. They declared me as expert,
    because they donÿt have enough experts. But I donÿt work for this company
    anymore, not as employee and not as full-time contracted employee.
    ; Since more than two years. Why is this possible?

    Four month ago, I got in contact with my former employer and I told them,
    that they still use my certificate to fulfill the Gold Program requirements
    and they donÿt have my compliance. But they told me that this is my fault,
    because I have the CCO Account with ´Cisco Channel Partner or Authorized
    Reseller¡ access. I have to delete my CCO Account and everything will be
    fine. Why should I delete my CCO Account, Iÿm a CCIE? I will only change
    the company Iÿm working for and so my CCO Account doesnÿt have access to
    the ´Cisco Channel Partner¡ area. So I changed my CCO Profile and I thought
    I will not be declared anymore as expert for this company. Yesterday I
    recognized, that my former employer still use my Certificate to fulfill his

    Iÿm very angry because, I worked hard to become a CCIE, I paid all my
    recertification by myself and this company still us it for there advantage.
    The next thing is that when I get a new job by a Cisco Channel Partner
    company tomorrow. My certificate will not be counted for a period of 12

    So every company can use my certificate to fulfill there requirements to
    become a Cisco Channel Partner. So Iÿm a CCIE for free!

    What should I do? Sue my former employer?

    Best Regards,
    Guest, Nov 6, 2006
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  2. When you change employers you should update your contact information in
    two different locations.

    1st is the CCIE database, which contains the email address and employer
    information Cisco uses to manage your membership in CCIE.

    You can update your CCIE profile information online:

    2nd you should update your employer information in the Cisco Partner
    database online.

    This database gives you access to the support services provided to
    Cisco's Gold and Silver level partners:

    If you have questions regarding your employer's partner level status
    please contact the partner support group for assistance:

    Cisco limits the recruiting of CCIEs from one partner to another.

    Because of their expert skills and experience, CCIEs are in demand
    among Cisco's channel partners.

    To limit the adverse impact of losing a key staff member, Cisco's Gold
    and Silver Channel Partner Program sets policy regarding hiring CCIEs
    away from other Cisco Channel Partners.

    In general, the program rules prevent a reseller who hires a CCIE away
    from another reseller, from using that CCIE to qualify for Gold or
    Silver status for a period of 12 months.

    More information can be found in the Gold and Silver Program Policy
    Document in Appendix D, Section 4, CCIE Policies.

    PDF Page 30, Top of Page:

    Gaining Partner

    If a partner hires a CCIE who was previously employed by another Cisco
    certified or specialized partner, Cisco will not count this individual
    toward certification or specialization for the hiring partner for a
    period of 12 months from the date of hire.

    This rule does not apply if a Cisco certified or specialized partner
    terminated the CCIE.

    In this case, Cisco will require documentation from the partner that
    terminated the CCIE.


    Since your current employer is not a Cisco certified or specialized
    partner, you are a man in EXTREMELY HIGH DEMAND.

    Congratulations ! ! !

    Brad Reese
    BradReese.Com - Cisco Jobs
    1293 Hendersonville Road, Suite 17
    Asheville, North Carolina USA 28803
    USA & Canada: 877-549-2680
    International: 828-277-7272
    Fax: 775-254-3558
    AIM: R2MGrant
    BradReese.Com - Cisco Power Supply Headquarters
    www.BradReese.Com, Nov 7, 2006
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