Last year Cisco finally decided to crack down on the major issues that allowed certification candidates to cheat on the certification exams. On top of numerous sensible measures that should have been implemented decades ago (living in central Europe, one cannot comprehend that the testing center does not verify your identity using a hard-to-spoof government-issued document), Cisco also decided to implement Forensic Security for certification exams. The geek hidden (not-so-very)deep inside every engineer should be delighted by this idea, but there is a simpler (and probably more effective) approach.
Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354, is the chief technology advisor for NIL Data Communications. He has been designing and implementing large-scale data communications networks as well as teaching and writing books about advanced technologies since 1990. See his full profile, contact him or follow @ioshints on Twitter.