As you might know May 2017 exam was cancelled due to leakage and I shared a post on it on May.
It was very important step taken by Cisco to secure the exam.
Now, it seems another important step is taken by Cisco.
Below message sent by Pearson to the CCDE Practical exam candidates who registered for the August 2017 exam.
” Upon exam completion, the proctor will escort you out of the testing room where you will be asked to surrender your laminated marker board. All candidates will be given an Examination Receipt at the end of the exam. This document includes important information; please keep it for future reference. After Cisco has evaluated and scored the final exam, you will receive a hard copy score report via standard U.S. mail. (For prompt delivery, please verify that the testing vendor has your current mailing address. Cisco is unable to send duplicate exam score reports.) Typically results are available 10-12 weeks after the completion of the exam. In addition, after the hard copy score report has been mailed, your exam results will be posted in the Cisco Career Certifications Tracking System. Results are Pass/Fail, and failing score reports will indicate major topic areas where additional study and preparation may be useful.”
From the above message, it seems that CCDE Practical exam results will not be learned after the exam in same day but after 10 – 12 weeks.
As you might know, current CCDE Practical exam version is Version 2. Blueprint is based on version 2.
There is no change on the blueprint.
Exam score was available after 10-12 weeks in CCDE Practical version 1 and my question, Has Cisco decided to evaluate the score as before ?
In my opinion, this would be more secure and would help to prevent the leakage.
And although I didn’t get the confirmation about the Open Ended question, it would be nice to see open ended questions in the CCDE Practical exam. This would bring more security to the CCDE Practical exam.
This mean, more job for Cisco to evaluate the exam score, because some parts need to be evaluated manually, but if Cisco decides to do that too, it wouldn’t be surprise as Cisco has been doing whatever needs to be done to protect the integrity of the CCDE exam.
What I just know so far is CCDE exam result will be available after 10 – 12 weeks for the August 2017 exam attendees. We will see whether this situation will be permanent.
Also, I know that Cisco is working with dedicated team to uphold the integrity of the Cisco Certification exams and I personally thank to Brent Morris, Cisco Certification Security Enforcements Project Manager.
As soon as I learn new information on the subject, I will update you through my website.
What do you think about this change ? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.