CCIE Collaboration Certification Update
Read about the CCIE Voice to CCIE Collaboration Certification migration path.
CCIE Voice will be retiring on February 13, 2014 and the new CCIE Collaboration will become the standard for telecom, unified communications, and video professionals.
Requirements for Certification
There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required. Instead, candidates must first pass a written qualification exam and then the corresponding hands-on lab exam. You are expected to have an in-depth understanding of the topics in the exam blueprints and strongly encouraged to have three to five years of job experience before attempting certification. You can review the exam preparation materials included on this page for more information.
Step One: CCIE Voice Written Exam
You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam covering those technologies and applications that comprise a Cisco Enterprise VoIP solution before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam.
Step Two: CCIE Voice Lab Exam
The eight-hour lab exam tests your ability to get the VoIP solution operating in a timed test situation.You must pass the lab within three years of passing the written to achieve certification. Your first lab attempt must be made within 18 months.
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