RCSP-W Exam Specifications (2016)

It is time for me to recertify my RCSP-W certification, here are the exam specification for RCSP-W I got from Riverbed website:


  • Exam Number: 199-01
  • Exam Name: Riverbed Certified Solutions Professional – WAN Optimization
  • Version of RiOS: Up to RiOS version 3.6.0 for the SteelHead EX appliances and VSP;
    version 9.0.0 for the SteelHead and SteelHead™ (virtual edition); version 9.0.0 for the SteelCentral™ Controller for SteelHead, version 4.0.1 for Interceptor, and version 4.5.1 forthe SteelCentral™ Controller for SteelHead Mobile.
  • Number of Questions: 60
  • Total Time: 75 minutes for exam, 15 minutes for Survey and Tutorial (90 minutes total)
  • Exam Provider: Pearson VUE
  • Exam Language: English only. Riverbed allows a 30-minute time extension for exams taken in non-English speaking countries for students that request it. English speaking countries are Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, and the United States. A form will need to be completed by the candidate and submitted to Pearson VUE.
  • Special Accommodations: Yes (must submit written request to Pearson VUE for ESL or ADA accommodations; includes time extensions and/or a reader)
  • Offered Locations: Worldwide (over 4000 Pearson VUE test centers in 165 countries)
  • Prerequisites: None (although taking a Riverbed training class is highly recommended)
  • Available to: Partners, customers, and employees
  • Passing Score: 70%
  • Certification Expires: Every two years (must recertify every two years, with six month grace period)
  • Recertification Criteria: Retake the 199-01 – RCSP-W current exam. If you are a RCSA-W certified, retaking the 199-01 – RCSP-W exam will also re-certify your RCSA-W.
  • Wait Between Failed Attempts: 72 hours
  • Wait Between Passed Exams: One year
  • Cost: $225.00 (USD)
  • Number of Attempts Allowed: Unlimited

As you can see, the cost is increased to USD 225 and the blueprints is also updated. I will make a post about blue print and the study guides just for reminder and gather my document altogether.

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