CCIE Collaboration Update
CCIE Voice to CCIE Collaboration Certification migration path.
The CCIE Collaboration certification is for Collaboration Architects, Unified Communications Architects, or Voice and Video Network Managers who are responsible for the design, implementation, and troubleshooting of complex collaboration solutions. The certification is an expert-level certification that ensures that you gain knowledge and experience in collaboration solutions integration and interoperation, configuration, and troubleshooting in complex networks and the challenges of video, mobility, and presence as the foundation for workplace collaboration solutions.
Our expertise in providing voice, video, IM, presence, and call center solutions and training will prepare you to deploy collaboration systems and services that increase user productivity improve the experience for you customers and are adaptable and provide a seamless user experience.
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 on the exams and strongly encouraged to have three to five years of job experience before attempting certification.
Step One: CCIE Collaboration Written Exam
You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam covering those technologies and applications that comprise a Cisco Enterprise Collaboration solution before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam.
Step Two: CCIE Collaboration Lab Exam
The eight-hour lab exam tests your ability to get the collaboration solution operating in a timed test situation. You must make an initial attempt of the CCIE lab exam within 18-months of passing the CCIE written exam. If you do not pass the lab exam within three years of passing the written exam, you must retake the written exam before being allowed to attempt the lab exam again.
The best way to prepare for this certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:
Cisco 360 Learning Program for Collaboration
Cisco 360 Learning Program for CCIE Collaboration is a complete, 360-degree, blended learning program to accelerate competency and build the skills that are necessary for expert certification.
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The following resources are suggested study materials.
- CCIE Collaboration Study Materials Discussion
- CCIE Collaboration Lab Equipment and Software List
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To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):
CCIE Collaboration Written Exam
(400-051 CCIE Collaboration)
The exam will include topics such as Virtualization in UC Solutions, IPv6, ILS/URI Dialing, SAF/CCD, Medianet, and Cisco Jabber
- Learn more about the 400-051 CCIE Collaboration exam
- Register for the exam
- Read current exam policies and requirements
CCIE Collaboration Lab Exam
The eight-hour lab exam tests your ability to configure actual equipment and get an enterprise network running in a timed test situation.