May 11 2017, CCDE Practical exam has been cancelled worldwide on May 4, 2017.
People reacted differently for this cancellation.
I have 200+ CCDE candidates in my study groups, thus I think I am the person who can provide you the most accurate information about the reaction of the candidates.
Most, if not all my students were happy from the cancellation. We are definitely support Cisco for that , but , BIG BUT, cancellation was too late. 1 week earlier than exam day !
Most of them booked their flights and the hotels.
We don’t know whether Cisco will refund all their expenses. Just refunding exam fee clearly is not enough.
This would be big problem among the exam attendees. How they will know whether the exam will not be cancelled again ?
Why CCDE Practical exam has been cancelled ?
I wrote a post about the company who was selling the CCDE Practical exam scenarios. So if you pay them, they give you a guarantee and you pass the exam.
First time in the CCDE Practical exam history, one company achieved this. Congrats to most successful ‘ exam dumper ‘ company.
This lead Cisco to cancel CCDE Practical exam first time in the exam history !
What can happen after now ?
Does Cisco cancel CCDE Practical exam again ?
You should first understand that, Cisco will bring new scenarios and this company will try to find all the new questions, with the backgrounds and they have to collect each and every answer and they need to make sure someone with their dumps pass the exam.
4 new scenarios at least a year or more for them to crack.
If they start selling again, Cisco can cancel the exam. I will definitely inform industry when they try to sell again, so you will get the signal whether there is a new cancellation possibility.
By the way, since they guarantee passing the exam, do they refund the money ? 🙂
What will happen to people who passed the exam on February 2017 ?
This question has been asking from day one by all the industry. I announced 5 students who passed the exam on February 2017. As a most well known , successful and helpful CCDE training, I advertise 5 people, but a company which is famous by selling CCIE dumps, advertise 5 times more CCDE in the same exam.
Cisco shouldn’t revoke certificate of these people.
But definitely I support ‘ Interview ‘ idea. Cisco should do an interview with all the CCDEs who passed the practical exam on February.
In this way, no one would think to contact with these dumpers. Since they will not be able to find students, they won’t spend time to beg people for the new questions and answers.
I trust my students , their knowledge , so I support interview idea. Please Cisco do it.
I was in Dubai Onsite bootcamp when Cisco cancelled the exam, we celebrated this news with the students. 3 of them would attend the exam by the way. They were happy because no one can tell them ‘ paper CCDE ‘ .Although they were ready for the exam, they were thinking that for the overall good, decision was correct.
I have seen that dumper company crying and blaming Cisco. Don’t do it !
This exam has been cancelled because of you ! You are shame for your country !
What can I do for you ?
I don’t want to do marketing in this post but without solution this post wouldn’t be complete. If you research you will see that people will refer two CCDE providers. Talk to them first. Who provides what ? What are their approaches and so on. You can achieve this exam only by studying. After cancellation news, my bootcamp registrations boosted. People realise that it seems. I announced 33% discount on all CCDE products. Check all the details from here.
Last but not least, Thank you Cisco, it was hard decision , you did it. You protect the reputation of CCDE certification, next time please cancel it earlier if you need and have proper communication channel with the candidates after you cancel it.