There has been some talk on the twitter-verse and at Cisco Live around some of the changes that Cisco is making to the CCIE/DE written and lab policies. Last month they posted those changes to their Certification Exam Policies website to let everyone know and read. The ones that are key to CCIE/DE candidates (and some will be effective August 2, 2014) are:
Candidates who fail the CCIE/DE written must want 15 calendar days, beginning the day after the fail, before retaking the exam
Once passed, you cannot retake the same written exam within 180 days
Candidates may attempt the CCIE/DE written exam up to four (4) times per rolling calendar year.
Lab (here is the big one):
Candidate must wait 30 days between CCIE lab attempts (30 days starts the day after the failed attempt)
For your 1st attempt there is no wait time.
For your 2nd attempt, there is a 30 day wait time
For your 3rd, 4th, and 5th attempt, there is a 90 wait time between each
For your 6th , 7th and onward, the there is a 180 day wait time between each.
I have been meaning to write a post about my upcoming NANOG 61 trip, just have not had the time to. Between Cisco Live, Kindergarten graduation, pool installation planning, and life – time was focused on other things. So, here is the post!
I have been a member of the NANOG mailing list for a few years now, and if you are into networking you really should be as well. There is alot of great conversations there around network technologies, outages, contact information, as well as many other things. If you want to sign up for the NANOG mailing lst, you can do so here – LINK, but please be sure to also read the Mail LIst Charter and Policy page first.
NANOG 61 is being held in Bellevue, WA at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue from June 2 to the 4th, 2014. The company I work for, Dimension Data, was nice enough to invite me to attend with some of my co-workers – and how do you say no to being invited to an awesome event!
Some of the topics of discussion, based on the NANOG page, include:
Macro Trends in Complexity and SDN by David Meyer (Open Daylight Board Member)
Ethernet VPN (EVPN) – Overlay Networks for Ethernet Services by Greg Hankins
464XLAT: Breaking Free of IPv4 by Cameron Byrne
Internet Governance Update by John Curran
Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report by Gary Sockrider
An Overview of Energy Efficient Ethernet by Michael J Bennett
There are a few others as well and you can see a full list here: LINK.
Well, if you are going to be at NANOG and have a moment, please feel free to come find me and introduce yourself. It would be nice to be able to meet others at the event like has happened at Cisco Live.