On monday i.e. July 2, 2009, Cisco announced a new certification degree 'Cisco Certified Architect (CCA) as the heighest certification even up in rank to 'Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)'.
It won't be easy. The candidate should already possess Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) along with the 10 years of industry experience. The certification will cost $15,000.