This just hit a little while ago I guess. This should makes things a little interesting I think. Will we see the more vendors join the 360 program, or maybe see the other vendors offer a comparable program themselves? I guess only time will tell.

*****Update*****

One thing you will want to make sure you go over in fine detail is the total cost and the requirements for the retake. The numbers I saw from Scott Morris in GS yesterday was it would cost roughly $5000 or so for all the material. Don’t forget you only get access to the 360 program material for twelve months. After that you lose access to it. I am not sure if you can print everything out, but if you can then atleast you have hard copies of everything. If I don’t pass my lab in two weeks, might this be something to look at?

Together, the Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Routing and Switching and the Cisco Lab Safe promotion allow qualifying learners who do not pass their first Cisco CCIE® R&S lab exam attempt to retake the CCIE lab exam at no additional cost (a $1,400 US value).

To be eligible for this promotion, individuals must meet these requirements:
* Obtain their instructor’s recommendation
* Complete the Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE R&S Essentials Package or a CIERS instructor-led workshop
* Score 80 percent or better on at least one of the performance assessments that are listed below

Only select Cisco Authorized Learning Partners offer the Cisco 360 Learning Program curriculum and Cisco Lab Safe promotion, which combined provide you with added assurance in the quality and value of your training investment.

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