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So how does the JNCIE-SP compare to the CCIE R&S?

Darren O’Connor comments on his blog:

This is not an apples to apples comparison. The tracks are different so it’s difficult to give a thorough review. Now that I have taken and passed both I can give a little info on how they compare. I’ll be blunt right from the start.

The CCIE R&S was a LOT more difficult. I  work in an ISP for a living and so MPLS/BGP is a quite an easy subject. Requirements in exams can be quite ‘odd’ — but no more so than real life. I’ve been in this game too long to know that you some customer requirements are simply off the charts in craziness.

Great comparison between the two elite networking certifications in the industry from someone that’s been through them both.

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Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at

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