Finally, A List of the Youngest Ever Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts – CCIE

I have started to blog again after almost two years of absence. I decided to pick an interesting topic and none other came to mind than to find the Youngest Person to have obtained the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert certificateIt is very hard to find a comprehensive list of people who can lay claim as being the youngest to passed the lab exam for any of the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert certifications.

The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert, or CCIE, is a technical certification offered by Cisco Systems Inc. The CCIE certifies the skills required of network engineers to plan, operate and troubleshoot complex, converged network infrastructures on a variety of Cisco equipment. It has been hailed as the “PHD in Computer Networking” and therefore few have attempted or obtained it. In fact, according to Cisco Systems – CCIE certification holders represent less than 3% of all certified Cisco professionals and less than 1% of the networking professionals worldwide.

I can confirm that, I have solved the puzzle and that Hyunjong Joseph Lee CCIE RS #25158 obtained his CCIE when he was just 16 years old. Yes, 1 (one) and a 6 (six). Thus the youngest person in the world to have obtained a CCIE. Below is the list of persons who passed their CCIE lab exam before they were barely adults:

Youngest Ever Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts - CCIE
No Name Specialization Number Age
1 Hyunjong Joseph Lee CCIE RS #25158 16
2 Faris Broussard CCIE RS #7110 18
3 Pavel Stefanov CCIE RS #23430 18
4 Rizni Kariapper CCIE VOICE #27911 18
5 Waqas Younas CCIE RS #27815 19
6 Jorge Ospina CCIE RS NA 19
7 Tolulope Ogunsina CCIE RS #23783 19
8 Stephen Lynch CCIE RS #36243 20
9 Brian McGahan CCIE RS #8593 20
10 Gobind Singh Gill CCIE RS #19910 20
11 Richard Sebastiaan Mur CCIE RS #21946 21
12 Phil Griffiths CCIE RS #4821 23

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