Online Testing for Cisco Certification Exams

Pursue Cisco Certifications without delay, conveniently at your home or office.

New testing option for CCNA, DevNet and more now available

Online proctoring helps you complete your exam on your timeline, without compromising convenience, safety and security. Testing remotely eliminates travel, saving you time and money. As of December 14, 2020, online proctoring will be available in Japan.

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You must meet specific environmental and system requirements and agree to follow admission and security policies.  If online testing is not a feasible option for you, taking a live, in-person proctored exam will still be an option.  You can check the status of your testing center here,

Cisco online testing requirements

To successfully test remotely, qualified candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Access to a quiet, private location
  • Reliable device with a webcam
  • Strong Internet connection
  • OnVUE software
  • Government-issued identification

Before you register, you must perform and pass a system check to participate in online testing. If you experience challenges launching the practice test or the secure browser, please try these troubleshooting instructions.

Online proctoring system test required:

Starting December 1st, 2021, Cisco will require all candidates using the Online Proctored testing option to run the System Test prior to launching their exam. This will prepare a better candidate experience and troubleshoot any issues prior to the exam appointment for running the OnVUE software for secure check-in and a secure exam delivery.

How does online testing work?

Your online registration process does not change except that you may now select to test at home or an office as a testing option.

You may continue to use the following forms of payment: valid exam vouchers, valid promotional codes, and credit cards.

The online testing software employs live proctors, augmented with artificial intelligence that uses techniques such as facial recognition and eye movement tracking, to help proctors perform their duties and quickly flag potential security violations.

How to Start your exam

To start your exam, you must sign-in to your Pearson VUE profile, view your upcoming appointment at the top of your profile and choose “Begin Exam” 30 mins prior to your exam appointment.

See the detailed instructions and a video of this process

Online testing exceptions

  • All written, proctored Cisco Certification exams can be taken online with a few exceptions:  

    • 352-011 ENU Cisco Certified Design Expert Practical Exam
    • 352-001 ENU Cisco Certified Design Expert Qualification Exam
  • Online proctored tests can be delivered in most countries around the globe. There are country exceptions for standard restricted countries, as well as China.
  • Please note that while exams may be published in multiple languages, greeters, proctors and support staff speak English only.

Cisco Certifications have set the standard of excellence in the IT industry, and we continue to uphold that standard to ensure our certifications deliver the agility you need, the value you expect and set you up for success.