Announcing CCIE Routing and Switching exam refresh from v4.0 to v5.0
The revision reflects both changes in technology and the evolution of job roles. The last day to test for both the Written exam v4.0 (350-001) and Lab exam v4.0 will be June 3, 2014.
Cisco announced that the CCIE Routing and Switching (R&S) exam curriculum will be revised from version 4.0 to version 5.0. Cisco continually assesses and validates the technical expertise of network engineers working in global enterprise environments. The revision reflects both changes in technology and the evolution of job roles.
The last day to test for both the Written exam v4.0 (350-001) and Lab exam v4.0 will be June 3, 2014. The CCIE R&S Written and Lab exam v5.0 will be available for testing on June 4, 2014. This announcement provides a six-month notice to candidates allowing them time to schedule and pass Written and Lab exams v4.0.
Cisco will also be releasing new training materials within the Cisco expert-level training, preparing candidates for the version 5.0 Lab exam. They will include new virtual rack rentals, videos on demand, new workbook labs, and full-scale graded assessment labs, along with new courses. The virtual rack rentals will enable candidates to perform the workbook and technology-specific labs using an efficient and scalable delivery environment. These materials will be available starting in January 2014.
What happens if you have bought CCIE R & S v4.0 content?
If you have are already enrolled in CCIE R & S learning program you are entitled to the following:
- you gain access to v5.0 content on January 6, 2014 for free,
- you also get a free 6 months extension, applied on the 6th of January 2014
- you can take as many labs from v5.0 as your product purchase allows, regardless of previously attempted v4.0 assessments labs.
- you retain access to your 4.0 content.
Both Cisco 360 R & S v4.0 and v5.0 will be available till June 4 2014, when v4.0 will be retired. New v5.0 content purchases have a standard 18-month subscription.
NIL has a long tradition of developing CCIEs within the company, offering the same learning and exam-preparation methodology to our customers. We got our first CCIE certification in 1993 when Ivan Pepelnjak, NIL’s Chief Technology Advisor, received his highly valued CCIE designation. Currently NIL employs 20 CCIE-certified experts.
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