Cisco posted an announcement today on the CCDE page of the Cisco Learning Network.

REGISTER NOW for the BETA Practical Exam
Cisco is now registering beta candidates for the CCDE Practical Exam. Cisco has finished development of the second exam needed to attain the CCDE certification, the practical exam, and is now soliciting candidates for the beta delivery.

Cisco will be offering this beta delivery of the exam on October, 1 in Chicago, Illinois at a VUE professional testing center. Only candidates that have a passing score on the CCDE qualification exam may register and participate in this exam. Exam beta pricing is $980US. Register Now by email at: ccdebeta@cisco.com

Luckily for me I live in Chicago so it won’t be too far of a trek. :) If the written exam is any indication of the content that will be tested on in the practical exam, it’s sure to be an interesting one. The good news is that I have just under three months to finish reading the few hundred thousand pages of Solutions Reference Network Design guides.

Also as a side note the Chicago Cubs are still in first place in the National League! If you are going to be in town for the CCDE beta shoot me an email. Maybe we can arrange an Internetwork Expert sponsored field trip to playoff baseball at Wrigley Field! ;)

About Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593, CCDE #2013::13:

Brian McGahan was one of the youngest engineers in the world to obtain the CCIE, having achieved his first CCIE in Routing & Switching at the age of 20 in 2002. Brian has been teaching and developing CCIE training courses for over 10 years, and has assisted thousands of engineers in obtaining their CCIE certification. When not teaching or developing new products Brian consults with large ISPs and enterprise customers in the midwest region of the United States.

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4 Responses to “CCDE Beta Practical Registration Now Available”

  1. cciejourney says:

    Still can’t bring a goat though to the game right ;) ?

  2. Bill Creighton says:

    I’m from Chicago, too – if there’s one thing I’ve learned (as any Chicagoan in the last 100 years has) while I will return to the Windy City in October, the World Series championship and probably the NLCS won’t be…

  3. mac10 says:

    Can you guys give an idea/timeline on when internetworkexpert will be releasing guides/bootcamps for the CCDE? Can you add a forum for it on the new IEOC?

    Peace and chicken grease

  4. Chicago Cubs says:

    100 Years is long enough to wait, this is the Cubs year!


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