Thursday, October 21, 2010

CCIE Service Provider v3.0 Officially Announced!!!!

The word is finally out. CCIE Serviec Provider v3.0 will be effective by April 18 2011!!!
CCIE Service Provider certification written and lab exams updated to version 3.0

On October 19, 2010, Learning@Cisco announced updates to the CCIE Service Provider certification exams to version 3.0. The updated requirements are aligned to the job role of network engineers responsible for provisioning networks to support media-rich applications and services.

The updated version 3.0 exams will cover configuration and optimization of IP core technologies (including Packet over SONET, GE/10GE, BGP, IGP routing, LDP, MPLS and MPLS TE, multicast, HA, and QoS), aggregation/edge technologies (including Ethernet/FE/GE trunking, PPP, SONET/SDH, frame relay, ATM, T1/T3, and E1/E3), and remote access technologies (IP over wire line, DSL, and cable), Layer 2 and 3 VPNs, plus managed (voice, video, security) services traversing an IP core network.

The CCIE SP v3.0 written and lab exams are scheduled for release in all worldwide testing centers on April 18, 2011 and will replace version 2.0 exams at that time.

In February 2011, candidates can choose to take a beta version of the CCIE Service Provider v3.0 written exam at a discounted price of $50 USD. An announcement will be made several weeks before scheduling opens for candidates interested in taking the beta exam.

Beta exams are scheduled just like other written exams and are available at all worldwide testing centers. A passing grade on the beta exam qualifies a candidate to schedule the lab exam. Results, however, are typically not available until four to six weeks after the close of the beta. CCIEs in suspended status with an expiration date before April 18, 2011, should not recertify using the beta exam. A candidate may attempt the beta exam only once during the beta period.


Deepak Arora

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