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INE is proud to be able to bring you news that 2 CCIE Data Center seats will be tested per month in the Cisco RTP testing facility, with this number expected to increase to at least 1 per week (possibly 2 seats per week) very shortly based on demand. This is in addition to the CCIE DC seats that will already be available in San Jose, CA and Brussels, Belgium when the lab debuts in October. Also, another Security testing seat has been added to RTP, and many Saturday Security dates have been added as well in RTP, giving the RTP site many available Security seats open ahead of the pending blueprint update.

About Mark Snow, CCIE #14073:

Mark Snow has been actively working with data and traditional telephony as a Network Consulting Engineer since 1995, and has been working with Cisco Call Manager and voice-over technology since 1998. Mark has been actively teaching and developing content for the CCIE Voice track since 2005, and the Security track since 2007. Mark's story with both data and voice technology started out quite young, as he began learning around the age of five from his father who was a patented inventor and a research scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories. Mark started out on Unix System V and basic analog telephony, and went on from there to large data networking projects with technologies such as Banyan Vines, IPX and of course IP, and large phone systems such as Nortel 61c, Tadiran Coral, Avaya Definity and of course Cisco Unified Communications Manager in both enterprise and 911 PSAP environments across the US and internationally. Mark is also an accomplished pilot and punched his ticket in 2001. When Mark isn't learning, labing, consulting or teaching, he can be found either piloting or possibly jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, hanging off a rock somewhere or else skiing out west. He also might just be enjoying a quiet day at the beach with his wife and two wonderful young kids, Ryleigh and Judah.

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8 Responses to “CCIE Data Center Seats Added in RTP!”

 
  1. Ziad Haz says:

    That’s great news for those who are preparing for Security v3.0 !

  2. pligg.com says:

    CCIE Data Center Seats Added in RTP!…

    INE is proud to be able to bring you news that 2 CCIE Data Center seats will be tested per month in the Cisco RTP testing facility, with this number expected to increase to at least 1 per week (possibly 2 seats per week) very shortly based on demand. T…

  3. Cyrus says:

    Do u guys know about Sydney DC seats availability as well ?

    • None are listed in Syndey as official yet, although based on demand I would imagine Sydney to be the next logical location for them to open testing seats. All equipment would remain in SJC, so opening a seat down under should be a fairly trivial task.

  4. Shane says:

    This is fantastic news. Now if Cisco would just start sending back the Beta Test scores. Has anyone got the results back yet? I know they said 8 to 12 weeks but gee wiz.

  5. Shane says:

    It makes me nervous that I don’t see RTP listed on Cisco’s site

    https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/ccie_data_center/lab_exam?tab=take-your-lab-exam

    Cyrus will be glad to see Sydney though.

    Mark can you confirm RTP will be available and if it will be the same time as San Jose et al?

    • There’s really no way to confirm it 100% until they actually start taking bookings for RTP. Since the written exam isn’t even out yet we’ll just have to wait and see what happens with the lab scheduling once it’s available.

      • Brian is right, there’s no way to be 1000% sure until it shows up in the web UI. However, the news came to me via the head proctor there in RTP, so I’d venture to guess that it is fairly reliable. He’s a great guy and has never steered me wrong in the past.

 

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