CCIE Pursuit Blog

March 1, 2008

Extra Credit Points In The CCIE Lab?

Filed under: Cisco,Cisco Certification — cciepursuit @ 8:01 am
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This was recently mentioned on GroupStudy:

“We are very proud of Derek’s technical accomplishments and his recognition by Cisco of being one of only 31 Ten-Year CCIEs worldwide is outstanding,” said Glen Tindal, Intelliden chief technology officer. “Every day, Derek leverages his in-depth knowledge of Cisco’s devices and networking vision to help accelerate our customers’ strategic network automation initiatives via our Intelliden R-Series® software. In fact, Derek’s the only CCIE I know who scored higher than 100 percent on the Cisco CCIE lab evaluation. He truly epitomizes the definition of a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert.”

I think that marketing got a little carried away on this one.  Of course, I’m not sure what exactly is meant by “lab evaluation”.  I am assuming that means the lab exam.  It is my understanding that when you pass the CCIE Lab you don’t get a score report.  You only get one if you fail the exam.  I am also unaware of any “bonus points” available during the lab.


1 Comment »

  1. When I took the two-day lab test in 1994, there was an extra credit task. I got that one right and so did end up with a total score over 100 points. I don’t know when the extra points item was eliminated but it was many years ago, certainly by the time the lab test changed to the single-day format.

    – Marty Adkins, #1289

    Comment by Marty Adkins — March 5, 2008 @ 1:40 pm | Reply

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