Cisco has announced that all CCIE lab testing centers are closed until further notice, effective March 16.
Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, Cisco is closing all CCIE lab testing centers. If you already had an exam scheduled, Cisco will contact you with more information.
If possible, the labs may reopen on April 26th, giving candidates one last day to take the current exam. However, the transition to the new exams will still take place on April 27th.
What Does This Mean for You?
First and foremost, please continue to follow the current recommendations, including social distancing and frequent hand washing, to keep yourself and others safe. Also, please consider contributing to the aid efforts currently in place to provide those in need with necessary medical supplies and support. Project Hope is one of the non-profits leading the charge to ensure that those treating patients with COVID-19 have everything they need. You can find more information and a link for donating here.
Moving forward with your own CCIE aspirations can continue as planned. Here are some important facts to keep in mind:
- Only the CCIE Lab Exams and certification migrations are affected. The new written core CCIE exams are now live.
- The current CCIE Lab Exams will be available to take through April 26th, should it be possible to reopen the labs.
- The new Recertification Policy is now in effect.
- If you've already scheduled a new CCIE Lab Exam for anytime between February 24th and April 26th, you will need to reschedule for April 27th or after.
- If you do choose to reschedule, the rescheduling fee will be waived.
Everything You Need in One Place
INE is ready and waiting with up-to-date content designed to prepare you for the technology changes ahead. Our new CCIE Learning Path takes you, step by step, through each topic covered on the new exams, so you won't inadvertently miss a thing. Additionally, our expert instructors, including Brian McGahan and Keith Bogart, provide the in-depth guidance you need to not only pass your exam, but excel in your career.
You can also check out our original blog posts on the CCIE changes, written just after Cisco's announcement:
- New Cisco Certification Updates 2019
- CCIE Routing & Switching Updates for 2020
- CCIE Data Center Updates for 2020
The Finish Line is Straight Ahead
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