According to Cisco Learning Network the beta version of the CCIE Service Provider Written Exam v3.0 (351-029) will be available for scheduling and testing at all worldwide Cisco-authorized Pearson VUE testing centers. This opportunity is valid from February 18, 2011 and continuing through March 18, 2011. One great news about the CCIE Service Provider Written Exam v3.0 (351-029) is you can schedule and write the exam on same day. Also all beta exam takers are eligible to take the CCIE Service Provider Written Exam v3.0 (351-029) at a discounted price of 50 USD with full recertification or lab qualification credit granted to all passing candidates. Candidates preparing for this exam should refer to CCIE Service Provider v3.0 Exam Topics on the Cisco Learning Network for a detailed outline of the topics covered.
You can expect the beat exam results in six to eight weeks after the close of the beta period. Therefore, CCIEs in suspended status with an expiration date before May 31, 2011 should recertify using another exam. Candidates may only attempt a beta exam once during the beta period.