The login credentials that are used with Cisco Certification tracking systems need to be protected from unauthorized users. The login and discount availability period of a Cisco exam is usually assigned at the time that a company or individual hires a consultant to administer the exam. In some cases, an individual who has been hired to administer the exam may continue to work with the company even after the discount duration has expired.

It is not clear what happens to the certificate of completion of the exam when the person changes employers. An employer cannot terminate an employee under any circumstances. Under the circumstances, the employee would have had to give written permission to continue working with the company after the discount duration of the exam has expired. This would have been the only way for the employee to ensure that the company does not violate any of its policies regarding unauthorized employees. If an employee has not given express written permission to continue to work at another firm or within the same organization, he or she should not take the exam. Instead, he or she should contact the Cisco Institute or his or her employer to find out what will happen to the certificate of completion.

Some companies provide vouchers that employees can use to log in to the exam tracking system. The voucher contains the IP address of the router on which the exam must be taken. If an employee does not have access to the router, he or she will not be able to log onto the exam. That makes it impossible for the employee to request a re-test. In addition, because the company would not want to have to set up two separate testing systems, most companies set up only one testing system with one administrator.

If you want to avoid the possibility of unauthorized access to the login page of the Cisco Certification Tracking System, you can set the VPN tunnels used to connect to the Management Information Format Database (MIFD) and the Enterprise Portal server so that the system does not have to use a password to log in. However, you cannot do this with virtual private networks (VPDs) because they do not provide a way to establish secure tunnels. You can also enter your login and password when you first start your virtual private network or when you click schedule your exam, but you cannot do it later. You can, however, enter your password every time you want to log on to the Management Information Format Database. Virtual Private Networks can be a good choice for IT professionals who need access to the Management Information Format Database from remote locations, but they cannot be used to schedule exams.

You can also use VPN tunnels to get around the problem of unauthorized access to the Management Information Format Database. When you set up VPN tunnels to connect to the Management Information Format Database, you enter the IP address of the source computer rather than the IP address of the target computer. With this option, you can request that the Cisco Certification Tracking System send you a report every time you receive testing date confirmation from one or more servers. You can then schedule your exams or request re-test reports whenever you want. If you want to ensure that the server settings are correct and that unauthorized users are not accessing the database, you can set up the VPN tunnels to access it through only one computer rather than having the access allowed to all computers on the same Intranet.

This feature enables you to have access to the Management Information Format Database from only one computer. You can then configure the VPDs to allow you to gain access to the database from a different computer on the Intranet. To do this, go to the following website to find the URL for the VPN tunnel you need to create. Once you have typed in the IP address of the machine you want to configure as the source and port number of your VPN tunnel, you will be directed to a page with instructions on how to create the VPN connection. Follow the instructions on that page and save any changes you make to the necessary fields.

The next step is to access the Cisco Certification Tracking System login page and create a new username and password. When you have completed this step, you will be prompted to enter in the email address where you would like the login details sent to. If you have previously obtained Cisco Certification Discount vouchers or if you are registering for new CCNA exams, you will need to enter in these details before you are able to access your login page.

The last step to access the CTP login is to follow prompts to register for the exam. It is critical that the information you enter on the Registration / Registration page is exactly the same as the information entered on the Creating New Account page. If you want to save your exam schedule or other personal details, you will need to log into the IEE Training login area.