CCIE lab candidates can now retest for their lab exam with only a 30-day wait period. The policy change will be effective until the end of 2015 at least.

For a limited time, Cisco has waived the current lab retake policy so that all lab candidates will be able to retest for their CCIE lab exam with only a 30-day wait period. Cisco is offering this opportunity in response to candidates' feedback about the challenges faced with longer wait times and difficulty getting a lab seat for retesting.

Cisco wants to take time to look at the data and evaluate their lab retake policy. Meanwhile, 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.


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 during the original policy of the 90-day wait period?
A: You will have the option to reschedule your lab attempt to an earlier date through the system.


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