Cisco Certified Design Expert Practical Exam Announcement

    CCDE Practical Exam offered in more locations


    Starting with the February 20, 2014 exam administration, the CCDE practical exam will be available at all Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs) worldwide. The ability to conveniently take the CCDE practical exam at a local PPC testing center eliminates the stress and expense of traveling to a remote exam location.


    The overall exam administration experience has improved giving you more flexibility in the following areas:


    Choosing your exam location:


    • The number of locations where this exam can be administered will  increase from 8 to 275


    Registering  for the exam:


    • Registration will close one day before the test date
    • However, candidates are encouraged to register at least 45 days in  advance for most locations to guarantee PPC sites will be open for the required  nine hours to administer the CCDE practical exam


    Breaking  for lunch:


    • Candidates can only take a lunch break after they finish section 2
    • Candidates are no longer required to take a lunch break simultaneously


    There are no changes to the exam content, scoring methodology, or modular testing approach. See the FAQs for more details.


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