Completeness, Not Perfection
We understand that an IP address typo can keep a network from running correctly and recognize the time needed to find such a mistake in a live environment is not available during a timed evaluation. Therefore, evaluations are based on overall completeness, not perfection. It is in your best interest to submit a working environment at the end of the exam, however, you will not be penalized for minor oversights and typos that keep the network from working properly.
Approach is Key
Our intent with the exam process is to offer each candidate a unique experience that encourages success. For this reason, our engineers carefully and thoughtfully consider your approach as well as accuracy. We know there are alternative ways to complete a task, so we look for those as well.
Adding the Human Element
A proctored review session with an Arista engineer is offered to candidates who fail by a narrow margin. This gives the candidate an additional opportunity to explain reasoning or come to the proper conclusion by discussing the failed task with a subject matter expert, rather than receiving an automatic fail.