The Cisco Unified Presence Specialist certification was designed for those whose primary responsibility is to design, install and configure Cisco Unified Presence Release 6.0. They also possess a solid understanding of integration options with other Cisco Unified Communications products as well as third-party presence solutions, including Microsoft Live Communications Server, Microsoft Office Communications Server and IBM Lotus Sametime. The Cisco Unified Presence Specialist also has the ability to deploy and maintain Cisco Unified Presence Release 6.0.
The Cisco Unified Presence Specialist certification is retired. No new certifications will be issued beginning May 15, 2014.
The best way to prepare for the certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:
Cisco Unified Presence Design and Implementation (PRSDI)
The Cisco Unified Presence Design and Implementation (PRSDI) v6.0 course prepares you for installing and configuring a Cisco Unified Presence Release 6.0. It also includes integration options with other Cisco Unified Communication products as well as third-party presence solutions, including Microsoft Live Communication Server, Microsoft Office Communications Server, and IBM Lotus Sametime.
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To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):
The 642-181 PRSDI Cisco Unified Presence Design and implementation is the exam associated with the Cisco Unified Presence Specialist certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of designing and implementing Cisco Unified Presence solutions. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Cisco Unified Presence Design and Implementation (PRSDI) course.
Complete one of the following recertification options every two years:
- Re-take and pass all exams for each Specialist certification indicated on the specific certification page. Please note: this includes ALL exams whether refreshed or not.
- Pass a current CCIE or CCDE written exam
Achieving or recertifying CCDE or any CCIE automatically extends your active Specialist certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved.
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