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Practical Exam 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. Cost The Practical exam costis 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.