Cisco announced a new learning program that will be offered from select learning partners. This could be like the master’s program of Cisco routing and switching with the CCIE lab being the capstone. The new 360 Learning program is a 6 month blended learning program. I can’t imagine what the price tag will be on this type of program. Here is the official Cisco information:
Introducing Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Routing and Switching
Designed with high-potential network professionals in mind, the Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Routing and Switching is a comprehensive, blended learning program designed to accelerate expert-level competency and provide the skills and training needed to prepare candidates for the rigorous CCIE Routing and Switching exam.
For the ful press release and more detailed information, please visit Cisco’s 360 Learning Program website.