Practical Exam Overview The CCDE practical exam is an innovative new scenario driven, design performance exam that incorporates the latest in exam design, delivery, and scoring methods. It is a flashed based exam that requires a candidate to have the competencies to identify, gather, and analyze design requirements and implementation plans for large scale, complex, 1000+ node networks at the routing layer. -REGISTER NOW for the BETA Practical Exam - this is a limited time offerCisco is now registering beta candidates for the CCDE Practical Exam. Cisco has finished development of the second exam needed to attain the CCDE certification, the practical exam, and is now soliciting candidates for the beta delivery.Cisco will be offering this beta delivery of the exam on October, 1 in Chicago, Illinois USA - at a Pearson Professional Testing Center. Only candidates that have a passing score on the CCDE qualification exam may register and participate in this exam.The cost to participate in the beta delivery of the CCDE Practical is $980US and will only be delivered in Chicago on Oct 1, 2008. The estimated cost for the CCDE Practical exam after the October delivery will be $1,400.Start the registration process now by sending an email with your contact information to us at: firstname.lastname@example.orgCandidates who are eligible for participation(you will need to have passed the qualification exam)will receive a follow-up email and be given further instructions regarding formal registration and payment. -Cost The Practical exam cost is USD$1,400 per attempt, not including travel and lodging expenses. Costs may vary due to exchange rates and local taxes (VAT, GST). You are responsible for any fees your financial institution charges to complete the payment transaction. Price not confirmed and is subject to change until full payment is made. Please reference the CCIE & CCDE Policies for more information. You must pass the practical exam within three years of passing the written exam in order to achieve certification. Exam Environment The exam is only offered at select VUE professional testing centers. Only candidates that have a passing score on the CCDE qualification exam may register and participate in this exam.