domingo, 15 de março de 2020

Labs Cisco CCIE fechados


Fala galera beleza?

Essa é uma notícia  péssima para quem estava estudando para as atuais versões das provas práticas do CCIE,  a Cisco anunciou hoje de tarde que está fechando todos os centros de teste devido ao COVID-19 e a pandemia que está se alastrando no mundo.

No comunicado oficial eles informam que estarão fechados sem previsão de retorno mas que pode reabrir até o dia 26/04 (data limite da prova atual), porém não é garantido, o problema é que a prova nova irá mudar no dia 27/04 conforme o planejado, sem novos adiamentos...

Uma observação importante é que na semana passada a Cisco anunciou que todos os candidatos que tinham suas provas marcadas vão ganhar um voucher de 1 ano para realizar a prova novamente, porém não paga o valor do voo, do hotel e etc, tem uma galera que vai realizar a prova essa semana e já está na localidade...

Segue o comunicado completo:

We are communicating to our CCIE community that given the continued spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the actions being taken worldwide to mitigate its impact, all CCIE lab testing centers are being closed, effective March 16, 2020 until further notice. We are reaching out to those scheduled to take the lab exam with additional information specific to their situation. 

We continue to evaluate the situation, and if it is possible to reopen our testing centers before April 26, 2020, candidates may have the opportunity to take the current version of the exam.

On April 27, 2020, we will transition to the new exam as planned. The new exam is designed to cover the technology expertise you need to be a leader in this rapidly changing industry. As technology continues to evolve and software defined networking becomes increasingly important to support business operations, and even business continuity in times of uncertainty such as this, we feel it’s imperative to move our certification program to the next level.

To support CCIE candidates during this transition, the Cisco Learning Network will provide free resources including:

A Cisco webinar series designed to help CCIEs prepare for the new technology evolution.
A Cisco Learning Network online community forum, where you can ask questions, get input from Cisco experts and learn from your peers.

We deeply regret any inconvenience this unprecedented situation ha s caused. We will continue to communicate closely with our CCIE community on this blog and by email to those directly impacted as conditions continue to change.  We appreciate your understanding of our position for your safety and for the safety of others.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long will your CCIE testing labs be closed?
A: Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 and until further notice.

Q: What happens if the labs reopen before April 26, 2020?
A: The current CCIE lab exam will be available and we will accommodate those directly impacted as a priority.

Q: Will there be any further extension for the current CCIE lab exams?
A: No.  Only the new CCIE lab exams will be offered beginning April 27, 2020.

Q: Are all current CCIE testing dates canceled through April 26th?
A: No. In the event that that we are able to reopen before April 26, we are not dropping existing appointments from the current schedule. We are following guidance based on advice from our corporate medical director, from recognized international health bodies, together with official guidance from government, municipal and local authorities to determine reopenings. Our recommendation at the current time is to consider how you might prepare for the new CCIE exam in the interim, so that if there are extended closures beyond April 26th, you are ready to certify with the new exam topics.

Q: How will CCIE certification migrations be impacted?
A: CCIE certifications will be migrated to new certifications on April 27, 2020.

Q: Will the written CCIE exams be extended due to the closing of Pearson Vue sites in China?
A: No, written exams transitioned to the new core exams on February 24, 2020. 

Q: How do exam vouchers work?
A: An exam voucher allows a candidate to schedule an exam appointment and use the voucher for payment of the 100% the cost of the exam.

Q: Will this impact other elements of the transition to the new certifications?
A: No, all other certification tests went into effect as planned on February 24, 2020.

Q: How does this affect CCIE recertifications?
A: Candidates need to follow the guidelines for the new Recertification policy that went into effect on February 24, 2020.

Q: How are Lifetime Emeritus CCIEs impacted?
A: CCIE Emeritus candidates are not impacted.

Q: How are CCIEs in Suspend status impacted?
A: Suspend year turned into an active status on February 24, 2020. This new policy will not be impacted with the closure of China test centers.

Q: What will be the qualifier to sit for the CCIE Lab Exam during this time period? Will having just the Core exam qualify me to sit for the current lab exam, or will the requirement of passing the CCIE Written extend as well? Why?
A: New core exams will also qualify for the CCIE lab exam during this period. All existing CCIE written exams retired on February 24, 2020 as planned.

Q: Does the CCIE written exam expiration policy to make an initial attempt at the current CCIE lab exam within 18 months, and then again within 12 months and 12 months still apply? 
A: No, these will no longer apply; this policy changed on February 24, 2020.

Q: If I pass a CCIE lab exam before April 27, 2020, will I get the current certification or the new certification? 
A: If you earn a CCIE before April 27, 2020, you will get the current CCIE certification. For example, you will earn the CCIE Routing & Switching instead of the CCIE Enterprise. Your certification will migrate to the new certification on April 27, 2020.

Q: Does this apply to all of the exams across all of the Cisco Certification programs?
A: No, this change only applies to CCIE labs only.

Q: What is happening with the Pearson Vue testing centers?
A: For information on the Pearson Vue testing centers, please visit their website directly.

Q: What if I have a question that is not answered here?
A: Please open a case with our support team.

Q: What is the current policy for those visiting CCIE lab testing sites globally?
A: All CCIE lab testing facilities are closed effective March 16, 2020 until further notice. This is for the safety of our customers, partners and employees. 

Link:
https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/s/blogs/a0D3i000002SKPQEA4/update-ccie-lab-exam-testing-facilities-closed-until-further-notice

Resta aproveitar o tempo para estudar os novos tópicos ou torcer para a situação do COVID-19 melhorar rapidamente.

Abraços

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