on February 24, 2020, the recertification policy for this exam would be changing.
Changes that are going to be included are mentioned below:
- Recertification requirement would be every three years.
- Suspended status would no longer be considered as an option.
- Candidates might recertify by taking the exam(s), earning points, or by the combination of both.
- The number of qualifying CE credits would be increased from 100 to 120 credits.
- The continuing education point cap for Cisco Live activities as well as content-authoring, like writing exam items, has been removed. Any CCIE Active or CCIE Emeritus who would be maintaining their CCIE Active or Emeritus status for 20 consecutive years would be given a CCIE Lifetime Emeritus Benefit, without any further Emeritus renewal fees.
Till February 24, 2020, the following recertification policy would be considered in effect:
Active CCIE status would be showing your commitment to maintaining expert-level knowledge in an industry critical to the success of virtually about every organization. CCIEs would be encouraged to continually expand their technical knowledge as well as are required to recertify every two years. If you do not complete your recertification before the mentioned deadlines, your CCIE certification would be suspended, and you as well as your employer would lose the benefits which would be associated with your expert status.
Candidates would be required to make an initial attempt at the CCIE lab exam within 18 months of clearing the CCIE written exam. Candidates who don’t pass would have to reattempt the lab exam within 12 months of their last scored attempt for their written exam to remain valid. If a candidate doesn’t clear the lab exam within three years of clearing their written exam, he or she would have to retake the written exam before being allowed to again attempt the lab exam.
For maintaining active status, CCIEs would be having the flexibility for recertifying every 24 months using one of the options which would be mentioned below before the expiration date of the certification:
- Earning the required credits through the Cisco Continuing Education Program
- Passing any current CCIE written exam or CCIE lab exam
- Passing the current CCDE written an exam or current CCDE practical exam
- Passing the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview as well as the CCAr board review for extending lower certifications
CCIE certification would be automatically extending other Cisco certifications, like the CCNP or CCNA. So, if you wish to have any Cisco related Certification, you could have it through the SPOTO CLUB Cisco Certification Modules.
Candidates would have to wait 15 calendar days between attempts at the written exam. Certification candidates would be responsible for keeping track of their certification expiration dates. You have to plan your recertification accordingly. If your CCIE recertification requirements aren’t completed on or before the expiration date of the certification, your CCIE certification would be suspended for one year. Candidates would be having one year to recertify their CCIE certification by clearing the required written exam.
If a candidate does not recertify before the one-year deadline, your employer will be notified. Candidates who are suspended would be having one year for recertifying their CCIE certification by clearing the required written exam or practical lab before their expert level certification becomes inactive permanently. Inactive CCIE professionals would lose all the benefits as well as have to pass both the CCIE written as well as lab exams again.
Now, that you know all the details regarding the Recertification Process, you would have to clear all the CCIE Exam and hence you would require lots and lots of training, which you could gain through the SPOTO Club Training Modules.