Every exam covers a defined set of topics. To get ready for an exam, use these exam topics as your guide. Just study and practice topic by topic.
Our authorized Learning Partners teach instructor-led classes around the world.
Cisco Learning Network Store offers online, self-paced courses and exam preparation materials.
Pearson VUE administers all Cisco exams except CCIE lab exams.
Pearson VUE offers two ways to pay for an exam:
CCIE Lab exam payment, cost and registration information is found on our CCIE Book Your Exam resource page.
Cisco customers and learning partners can redeem their Cisco Learning Credits for certification exam vouchers.
You can usually schedule an exam up to six weeks in advance and as late as the same day.
Exams are proctored, timed, and delivered in a secure environment. Most exams last approximately one to two hours. Lab exams typically last eight hours. Lab exams are Pass/Fail and results are available online (using login) within 48 hours.
After we retire an exam, all its active certifications remain valid until their individual expiration dates, but the exam is no longer available for new certifications or to recertify.