Our new CCIE 2.0 model of agile and responsive development, adaptive and personalized learning, and intimate community interaction and involvement is what we believe will help us further our goals. As stated in the announcement our commitment is to our customers and not the bottom line.
We feel that this new model will let us respond to changes within days, not months, or years; that it will enable us to further engage our customers with unique and tailored learning solutions. Furthermore, it will empower our customers by giving them more control over, flexibility of, and opportunity for CCIE advancement.
The announcement we made yesterday seems to have generated a lot of interest in the CCIE community. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, but a very limited few have unfortunately assumed that this announcement was done to participate in some sort of "vendor war". We don't want to be involved in or appear to be involved in any sort of "vendor war". Our sole focus is on our customer and their success. That's my core belief, our instructors' core focus, and IE's guiding principle. To further follow that principle, I've removed any posts or blog comments that could be somehow perceived as feeding into a "vendor war".
Lastly I would like to say that your goals are our goals, that we can only achieve these goals together, and only if we are continually striving for improvement.