This May, I took my CCDE Practical Exam, and didn’t quite realize all the nuances of how the system worked. Until the day before the test, I hadn’t realized that recently Cisco had changed their policy so that they do not report CCDE Practical results upon exiting the test, or even shortly thereafter. CCDE candidates now receive their results 10 to 12 weeks after taking their exam due to new anti-cheating procedures. I’m happy that they’re doing everything they can to combat cheating, but 10 to 12 weeks is a very long time to stress and wonder over a $1600 exam. Also, that timeline is not conducive to taking the exam the next time, since it’s only offered 4 times each year.
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