As I was writing another post I realized it’s been a while since a 2 year old could count he number of CCIEs in my country.
Jeriel Atienza and André Malungo were for a long time the only Angolan CCIEs, but today the numbers are quite different.
I do not plan to make this the Angolan version of the CCIE Hall of Fame page but you can find below the current list of Angolan CCIEs that I could find:
Jeriel Atienza – CCIE #24263 (R&S, SP, Voice) e CCDE#2018::2
Co-founder and CEO, Netspace
André Malungo – CCIE #39670 (R&S e SP)
CTO, AnyNetwork, Lda / Cisco Focal Engineer, Cisco Systems
David Neto – CCIE #54070 (R&S e SP)
Alberto Pascoal – CCIE #60533 (R&S)
ACS DTI department
Mauro Pedro – CCIE #61171 (R&S)
Core network engineer, Unitel
Nilton Matos – CCIE #61356 (R&S)
IP planning and transmission technician, Unitel
Sergio Nunes – CCIE #62304 (R&S)
Senior IP operations technician, Unitel
Walter Ernesto – CCIE #62740 (R&S)
IP network planning engineer, Unitel
Gerson Ferreira – CCIE #63932 (R&S)
Network technician, Unitel
Felix Fortunato – CCIE #64191 (R&S)
Network engineer, Unitel
Congratulations to all! It was certainly not an easy path.
It is quite interesting to see that the last 5 CCIEs are all Unitel employees and became certified in a short time. I cannot confirm but I believe this shows joint work and collaboration between the candidates as well as a strong investment in human resources by the company. Movicel, ITA, Angola Cables, MSTelcom … so ??? !!!!
Feel free to correct the data or let me know if I missed anyone. Do you think this group now has added responsibility beyond their own company?
Note 1: Before attacking me, for this post I considered CCIEs who live, made their career and have professional relations in Angola. That is why I didn’t include names like Hudson Cruz that I’ve interviewed here. They were not “filtered” for being less Angolan, but to narrow the scope (it would be crazy to know all Angolan CCIEs in the world) and to show that it is possible to get a CCIE despite the various limitations of our country.
Note 2: I did not verify the certifications of everyone with the CCIE/CCDE verification tool.