The measures that local governments and businesses have made in response to COVID-19 have in many cases included restrictions to travel. F5 understands that this has greatly affected and limited our candidates’ ability to schedule and attend exam certification appointments.
We understand this global pandemic causes great stress and we don’t want to add any more stress to our candidates looking to renew their certifications. If you are unable to, or uncomfortable about, taking your re-certification exams, we do not want you to worry about the status of your F5 certification; please, simply take care of yourself and your family. Although we cannot provide an exact plan of action given the uncertainty about the scope and duration of the current situation, we want to assure you that no candidate will lose certification as a result of these extraordinary events.
In an effort to provide assurance during uncertain times, F5 is committed to support candidates’ careers through certification and contribute to their wellbeing. We are a strong community, and we will work together to get through this.
Cisco is extending the timeline for the CCIE lab exams and CCIE certification migrations, from February 24th to April 27, 2020. This means that you can take the existing CCIE lab before April 27, or choose to take the new CCIE lab on or after April 27th.
As you may be aware, on January 30, the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected. Cisco has a well-established process to coordinate our efforts during outbreaks like this, and they have been tracking the situation and taking appropriate action during recent days and weeks. The safety of our customers, partners and employees is always our priority.
One of the actions taken as a result of the continued spread of the virus, was to close CCIE labs in Hong Kong and Beijing, from February 1 through February 14, 2020. These closures impact the timeline for the transition of the CCIE lab exams planned on February 24, 2020, not just for those planning to test in Beijing or Hong Kong, but for our customers globally who have been affected by travel restrictions, business closures and other related circumstances.
Cisco made the decision to delay the migration of existing CCIE certifications to new CCIE certifications until April 27, 2020, when it will transition to the new CCIE lab exams. All other elements of the portfolio transition will take effect as planned on February 24.
For more details please read here Current CCIE Lab Exams Extended, Migration to Occur on April 27, 2020
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earn more on the JNCP Recertification webpage.
Do you have an associate-level exam that is coming up for renewal? Rather than retaking the same exam, you can now recertify your certification by passing another associate-level exam.
On September 21, the Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) updated the recertification policies to allow for cross-track recertification for all associate-level exams. If, for example, your JNCIA-Junos certification is coming up for renewal, consider attempting the JNCDA, the JNCIA-Cloud, or the new JNCIA-DevOps certification exam instead. If you pass, not only will you have earned a new certification, but you will have also recertified an existing one.
Plus, you’ll be on your way to earning our new JNCIAx3 or JNCIAx4 multi-certification badges.
Learn more on the JNCP Recertification webpage.