Exam Violations

In the event that any person displaying suspicious activity violates Cisco's Non-Disclosure Agreement, or infringes on Cisco's Intellectual Privacy Policies, please provide a detailed summary to the Exam Security Tipline.

In order to take necessary action, all reports must include evidence or proof to support suspicious activity claims. For your reference, a partial list of actions that represent suspicious activity under Cisco's NDA is provided below:

  • Violation of test policies for the purpose of cheating
  • Possession of notes, books, cell phones, pagers, electronic media, recording devices, or any other articles or devices other than those provided by the proctor during exam testing
  • Removal of any test materials, scrap paper, diskettes or other media from the lab environment
  • Discussions concerning test content with anyone other than the proctor without express written permission from the CCIE department
  • Posting of test content to study groups internal to Cisco or external to Cisco with the exception of ccie-lab@cisco.com
  • Forwarding of test information to persons or companies without the express written permission of the CCIE program
  • Falsified or altered certificates, score sheets, or other documents or electronic media used to misrepresent the certification status of a CCIE candidate
  • Providing falsified documentation as a means of claiming a false identity, false address or solicitation of someone to take a test on another's behalf
  • Failure to follow procedures prescribed by a testing facility or proctor
  • Failure to follow the exam retake policies (waiting 5 calendar days between written exams or only taking a beta exam once)
  • Disruptive or harmful behavior
  • Use of Cisco support services (TAC) to resolve test questions or to study for the CCIE written or lab exams
  • Failure to protect CCIE lab content through carelessness or in an attempt to shield facts regarding a violation that has occurred
  • Improper use of CCIE logo (reports of companies or individuals that use the CCIE logo without express agreement with the CCIE program can be directly reported.