As of 16th March, 2020, the Cisco CCIE Testing labs are closed due to the COVID-19 globally spreading infection which spreads through communities and social contact. Social distancing the solution and hence to avoid spreading Cisco has announced the closure of all testing labs across the world till further notice. But Cisco is still continuing with its plans to change to the new exams. If the situation improves with regard to COVID-19, Cisco has stated that it may open the labs before 26th April and then people may take the older exams. The change is to incorporate the SDN and Automation. Cisco’s decision to continue with the change to the new exams on April 26th, 2020 has to do with the requirement of skills to support the evolving business operations and business continuity is trying circumstances that we are now in.