Monthly Archives: April 2020

Great News!Cisco is allowing Online Testing now, so no more waiting!

Cisco Online non-proctored exams are not new, Systems Engineer exams are a good example of non-proctored online exams that you can do it from your home. Today we are excited to announce a new option to help you meet your certification goals, particularly during these challenging times. Effective April 15, 2020, CIsco will begin delivering certification exams using online proctoring from Pearson VUE. Online proctoring provides you with the ability to pursue the new Cisco Certification exams including the new DevNet track without delay. You also can save time and money since no travel is required.

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

  • 100-110 ENU CCENT (Invitation Only)
  • 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 and China, Japan and Slovenia.
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.

Is the exam price going up?

NO! It’s exactly the same price as if you attend a Pearsonvue Authorized center, however, have in mind:

  • You don’t need to travel, not more time wasted in commuting, fuel, and stress to be on time
  • Some Centers are really busy, so booking in advance is no longer needed

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.

Fortinet NSE Certifications expiring have been extended six months

The current situation has significant impacts on all training and education organizations. As our network of certified professionals spans the globe, I know that everyone is at varying degrees of shutdown, based on your local conditions and government mandates. We felt it important to notify you of changes Fortinet has made, and will be making, to the NSE certification program to adjust to this situation.
As of March 9th, all training classes, delivered by Fortinet, that were scheduled to take place as traditional classroom ILT sessions were converted to Virtual ILT sessions.
On March 16th, Pearson VUE closed most of its proctored testing centers around the world. It is unclear when access to NSE certification exams will be widely available, either through remote proctoring or test centers re-opening. As a contingency, Fortinet is extending NSE certification expiry dates for six months, from the date of the test center closures, March 16, 2020. This extension applies to all NSE levels. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with you any additional changes.
We’re also pleased to announce that on March 30th, we launched a free training initiative, focused on NSE 1 and NSE 2 training for the general public. These two courses cover important cybersecurity best practices, and will be a valuable resource for your customers to ensure their remote workforce remains secure.

In addition, we will offer a new free course called FortiGate Essentials targeted to technical

individuals. The FortiGate Essentials course consists of a subset of NSE 4 training modules and will be made available as self-paced training. While this does not replace an NSE 4 certification, it may serve as a good resource as you prepare for the NSE 4 certification.