Statement updated 1-30-2014 at 3:30pm Pacific
CCIE R&S candidates attempting to schedule CCIE R&S v4.0 lab exams should be aware that there is increased demand and many of the scheduling dates and locations are fully booked. Cisco is diligently working to increase capacity and recommends that candidates who are unable to schedule CCIE R&S v4.0 lab exam to open a case at www.cisco.com/go/certsupport so that we are able to track the amount of additional capacity needed.
While Cisco cannot guarantee that sufficient capacity can be added to meet all requests for the CCIE R&S v4.0 lab exam, candidates should be aware of the following:
Message was edited by: Brett Lovins, Community Manager 1/30/14 at 3:30pm Pacific
I noticed that as well. A few weeks ago I would have been eagered to open up a case with cisco. But not having to worry about PfR and Layer 2 QoS is too much give up lol. I'll be trying v5 this July. Now the real questions is, how to get a beta v5 voucher for us guinea pigs
A person that I follow on YouTube since he was a CCNA , and has just recently passed the written part of his R&S for his CCIE , came up against this very thing , fully booked right up to the change over and so had to push the date back that he was going for by around 2 months in order to attempt the lab exam for his CCIE.
done support case created
thks a lot for this announcement ... support case created .
At this point even if you get in an attempt on v4, unless you pass first time out, you'll be taking your second attempt on v5.
Cisco saw this coming, it is nice to see them taking pro-active measures to try and alleviate the pressure on seat availability. Well done!
Why not just make it so that if you book a lab for R&S now, you have to pay within 48 hours and if you don't then you can't rebook for at least a month. If you can't pay, you shouldn't be allowed to click book!
I'm on the site now and unless I take it this Sunday or Monday half way across the world, I can't do it. I just failed again yesterday.... don't ask... and can't book for 30 days!!!
I'm not involved in any of these decisions and deliberations... but I will pass your thoughts onto the appropriate people.
Sorry you didn't pass Darren... were you close?
I verified all my answers and that I followed all the rules. I skipped an entire section because I was 100% sure I had MANY points to spare. Afterwards, I realized I misinterpretted one question and I might have missed one command in another... altogether, I should have been super close on Troubleshoot and I should have passed config with a good mark.
I received back a score MUCH MUCH MUCH lower than I expected. I was positive I could have a good enough grade that a remark if needed would be granted, but the grade I got pretty much said that I don't know anything about Cisco and I should just give up.
I refuse... I'm 100% ready for my next try... all I need is a date I can book. There has to be something wrong with the grading system when they spell out word for word what you need to do, you do it and then verify precisely what they ask. They even specifically tell you what not to do. And still I ended up with a dismal grade. It's really odd... I'm going to mark this up as a fluke.
Take advantage of deep pockets to keep trying and go back and nail this thing.
In the mean time, I'll prep for the CCIE v5 topics just in case. None of the CCIE topics are even moderately difficult either. They're all really easy. I have the kind of memory where when I left, I had the entire exam memorized and I can tell you every key I pressed and how many times I pressed backspace and also how many times I used the mouse. I don't understand how I failed this so badly.
Ok... whining over. I'll pass it next time. In the mean time, I think I'll study for the CCIE SP as well since I'm getting more than a little tired of this set of topics. I need to shake it up a bit haha.
I've just been able to book Sydney for late-mid Feb, (the latest date possible) but I'm afraid of visa issues. Do you have any idea if:
a) New seats will pop up up within the next 5-10 days?
b) If so, would I be able to change the location of my lab?
or is this all wishful thinking?
In all cases, I've logged a ticket with the ciscocert team.
I have already open the case for schedulling the lab, as per cert team I have to check for the seats on regular basis , they did not inculde in their post that cisco is working for increasing the seats , do i need to follow up with the case or i believe its already closed
Yes. For me also, it seemed like there was a disconnect between support's response and this thread. I was just told to keep trying. Should we feel hopeful about this?
Please read the first post in this thread... I was able to get some new information which I posted.
Thank you for your comments.
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Thanks for the announcement