This is going to sound like a rant, but I need to vent my frustration.
Has anyone here tried to schedule a CCIE R&S seat recently? If they have, they will find that there are no seats available at any of the testing centers worldwide, on any date in the scheduling window.
This is extremely frustrating, especially when the certifications central says that they advise booking 2 to 4 months in advance. Well, that's what I am trying to do. I failed the lab on 4th December 2006, so I reckon now is the time for me to book a re-test. Too late! Seats are like gold dust. But the other day they must have had a cancellation because Brussels had a seat available on 5th December ... which of course I couldn't book because it was past the anniversary date of my failed attempt. Aaagh!
At this rate my theory exam is going to expire, not because I am unwilling to take the lab, but because the scheduling book is full. And like a child, all I can do is stamp my foot and say "It's not fair!"
What is Cisco playing at? Are they trying to make the certification harder to get by making the exam impossible to book? Generally, poeple studying for CCIE are pretty loyal Cisco advocates. But frankly, my loyalty is being tested to its limits. Nobody who is studying for CCIE deserves to be treated like this!