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July 1, 2010

Mobile CCIE Labs

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For all those who are familiar with the process of getting a CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert) know that it is a two part certification. The first part being a typically written exam which resembles many of their other certification exams for their various certifications and the second part being a intense practical exam which is taken at the guidance of a Cisco proctor.

Up until recently there were only a limited number of locations that these practical CCIE exams could be taken, which limited many individuals as it added travel costs to the already high exam fee.

In an effort to give these individuals more of a chance to take the CCIE exam Cisco has decided to take the practical exam on the road. This has been done by developing a mobile CCIE lab program which tries to resolve some of these previous issues with location.

The mobile labs will be scheduled in various locations over the globe and be held as long as the demand in the specific location is high enough to justify Cisco’s expense. Generally the schedule plans for up to 5 days which will be used to hold candidates exams. On each day the lab can accommodate 6 total seats. The mobile labs will also be limited (for the moment) to only CCIE Routing and Switching and CCIE Security.

The cost of taking the CCIE lab using the mobile program will be $1,750 which is a bit more than the typical $1,400 which the lab costs in fixed locations but the savings in travel costs off sets this additional expense.

In order to schedule the CCIE mobile lab go to the CCIE Online page.

Mobile CCIE Lab Schedule

The following is a list of all the expected dates and locations of the mobile CCIE program. All entries listed with an ‘R’ have been confirmed and can be registered for.

CCIE Lab Schedule for 2010
Location
Date
Confirmed
CCIE Program
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 15 – 19
R
Routing & Switching, Security
Moscow, Russia May 31 – Jun 4
R
Routing & Switching, Security
Lagos, Nigeria Jun 14 – 18
R
Routing & Switching, Security
Warsaw, Poland Jun 28 – Jul  2
R
Routing & Switching, Security
Toronto, Canada Jul 12 – 16
R
Routing & Switching, Security
Dalian, China Jul 26 – 30
R
Routing & Switching, Security
Nairobi, Kenya Aug 9-13
R
Routing & Switching, Security
Seoul, Korea Aug 23 – 27
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Johannesburg, South Africa Sep  6 – 10
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Cairo, Egypt Sep 19 – 24
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Moscow, Russia Oct  4 – 9
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Istanbul, Turkey Oct 18 – 22
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Oct 30 – Nov 3
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Singapore, Singapore Nov 15 – 19
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Johannesburg, South Africa Nov 29 – Dec 3
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Lagos, Nigeria Dec 13 – 17
N
Routing & Switching, Security
CCIE Lab Schedule for 2011
Location
Date
Confirmed
CCIE Program
Shanghai, China Jan 10 – 14
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Kiev, Ukraine Jan 24 – 28
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Cairo, Egypt Feb 6 – 10
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Feb 19 – 24
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Moscow, Russia Mar 7 – 12
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Nairobi, Kenya Mar 21 – 25
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Mexico City D.F., Mexico Apr 4 – 9
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Istanbul, Turkey Apr 18 – 22
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Apr 30 – May 4
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Moscow, Russia May 16 – 20
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Johannesburg, South Africa May 30 – Jun 3
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Lagos, Nigeria Jun 13 – 18
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Dalian, China Jun 27 – Jul 1
N
Routing & Switching, Security
Istanbul, Turkey Jul 25 – 29
N
Routing & Switching, Security

About the Author

is an accomplished networking consultant for SR-W Consulting (http://www.sr-wconsulting.com) and writer/editor for infoDispersion (http://www.idisperse.info). Sean has been in the IT field for over 15 years, working with companies like Cisco, Lucent, Verizon and AT&T as well as several other private companies. Sean holds certifications with Cisco (CCNP/CCDP), Microsoft (MCSE) and CompTIA (A+ and Network+). His educational accomplishments include: a Master’s of Science in Information Technology with a focus in Network Architecture and Design, a Master’s of Science in Organizational Management, a Master’s Certificate in Network Security, a Bachelors of Science in Computer Networking, and an Associates of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems.

Author's Website: http://www.sr-wconsulting.com


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