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 certificate. It 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:
|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|