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CCIE Lab Exam Retake Policy Changes

For a limited time, Cisco will waive the current lab retake policy so that all lab candidates will be able to retest for their lab exam with only a 30-day wait period.

CCIE Policy ChangesCisco is offering this opportunity in response to candidate's feedback about the challenges faced with longer wait times and difficulty getting a lab seat for retesting. Cisco understands the concerns, so they would like to take time to look at the data and evaluate their lab retake policy.

While they do the research, if you register for any CCIE lab exam between now and December 31, 2015, you will have the option of retaking the exam with only a 30-day wait regardless of the number of attempts you may have already made. Get ready to take the next step in your career: register by December 31, 2015.

Frequently Asked Questions About the CCIE Lab Exam Retake Policy Waiver

Q: Does this mean that between now and December 31, I can take the lab every 30 days? A: Yes.

Q: Is the original policy back in place after December 31? A: What happens after December 31 is dependent on the results of our research from now until that date.

Q: What does this mean if my current wait period is 90 days and I’m in the middle of the waiting period? Can I sign up now or do I have to continue to wait? A: Yes, you can sign up now. You do not have to wait. The policy that is active at the time you schedule your lab will determine the time you have to wait. If you are beyond the 30-day wait period, you can book the earliest available seat you find.

Q: What if I’m already scheduled for a lab that I had to schedule out 90 days because of the original policy? A: You will have the option to reschedule your lab attempt to an earlier date through the system.