I passed my CCIE R&S written last May and have not yet taken my first lab exam. My written exam is set to expire on the 11th of November. What i would like to know is if i can go ahead and retake my written exam now to revalidate it for another 18 months while i continue to prepare for the lab. Would i have to wait until after November 11th? or can i do it when i please?
Anyone with any experience or knowledge on the subject?
You can take it whenever you want. The rule states that you must wait 5 days to re-take if you fail, and if you pass, you can not attempt it more often than once every 180 days.
Thanks for your response Travis.
So that means if i retake my CCIE written before the expiration on Nov 11th, it will automatically renew for another 18 months from the date that i passed it?
Yes, if you pass the written it will renew all your entry, associate and professional level certifications for 3 years and specialist for another 2 years from the date you pass the exam. It will also extend your initial lab exam for 18 months.