I just received an email from Cisco finally revealing what benefit the CCDE beta program members will receive for being good little test subjects.
As a CCDE beta participant on the qualification exam, you have given us your time and feedback and have made a significant commitment to making this a valuable program in the market. As a token of our appreciation for your commitment to the success of the program, if you qualify, we are offering the beta of the practical exam to you at a reduced price of $700, a savings of $280 off the retail price of the beta exam along with a priority seat. Cisco will be offering this beta delivery of the exam on October 1, 2008, in Chicago, IL at a Pearson professional testing center. This is an exceptional offer and opportunity to be one of the first individuals in the world to obtain their CCDE certification.
There is a catch here, and hopefully everyone who is participating is able to pull their heads out of current projects soon enough to catch it.
We can’t keep priority seats forever so we’ll need your commitment by August 1, 2008. After August 1, 2008 you will be registering under open enrollment rules and we cannot guarantee your seat.
That’s right, you have 11 days to reply to the email, or forever hold your peace. In my case, them email is already sent. Hopefully I can talk my VP into letting me take that $280 I “saved” him and apply it to a really posh hotel.
- It’s on like Donkey Kong – CCDE practical registration is open
- Cisco Certified Design Expert – CCDE – officially released by Cisco
- Passed CCDE written and Recertified my CCIE – Killed two birds with one stone
- Protecting the integrity of the CCIE lab – Verbal Interviews being tested
- My experience taking the CCDE Practical Beta
- Cisco Certified Architect – Board examination above the CCIE and CCDE