One of the awesome benefits of Cisco Live is the free Cisco Pearson Vue testing (testing center is sponsored once again by Global Knowledge) that takes place during the event. Normally in past years, the testing center has been located at the convention location, yet in recent years the testing center has been located not within the convention center.

It looks like this year is following the same trend for the testing location. The hours and location are:

Marriott Marquis Hotel
South Tower Level 3 / Marina Ballroom
(Next to the San Diego Convention Center)

Sunday, June 9 - 12 PM - 5 PM
Monday, June 10 - 7:30 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday, June 11 - 7:30 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday, June 12 - 8 AM - 6 PM (This is the night of the CAE)
Thursday, June 13 - 8 AM - 4 PM

Mapping it out from the furthest part of the convention center, it looks to be about a 10 to 15-minute walk – not too bad, but something you should at least plan for. Below is a Google map to help you.

Word of advice, try to avoid a late test on Wednesday so you have time to get to the CAE before it starts. Also, avoid an early test on Thursday as you will be tired from the CAE. I heard of many people missing their test due to over-sleeping or failing their Thursday test due to “not feeling well.”

If you are looking for the testing registration link, it was sent to your registered account with the information required. If you do not see it, make sure you selected or add the Certification Exam on your registration. It is a $0 item but has to be added to registration in order to receive the link.

Oh – and be sure to get your Global Knowledge socks after your test!

Again, there is still time to register if you have not – head on over to Cisco Live to register.