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CCNP Voice

CCNP Voice Overview

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Announcement

The CCNP Voice Certification is being retired. The last day to test for the CCNP Voice certification will be October 20, 2015. No new certifications will be issued beginning October 21, 2015. Candidates should review the Certification Exam Migration announcement to determine the transition path to CCNP Collaboration certification.
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Cisco Certified Network Professional Voice (CCNP Voice) validates advance knowledge and skills required to integrate into underlying network architectures. Furthermore, this certification validates a robust set of skills in implementing, operating, configuring, and troubleshooting a converged IP network. With a CCNP Voice certification, a network professional can create a collaboration solution that is transparent, scalable, and manageable. The CCNP Voice focuses on Cisco Unified Communications Manager (formerly Unified CallManager), quality of service (QoS), gateways, gatekeepers, IP phones, voice applications, and utilities on Cisco routers and Cisco Catalyst switches. Additionally, the integration and troubleshooting of Cisco Unified Communications applications are now covered in the CCNP Voice, specifically the Cisco Unity Connection and Cisco Unified Presence applications.

Prerequisites

Valid Cisco CCNA Voice or CCNA Video or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
642-437 CVOICE
Last day to test:
October 20, 2015
Implementing Cisco Voice Communications and QoS (CVOICE )
642-447 CIPT1
Last day to test:
October 20, 2015
Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1 (CIPT1 )
642-457 CIPT2
Last day to test:
October 20, 2015
Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 2 (CIPT2 )
642-427 TVOICE
Last day to test:
October 20, 2015
Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communications
(TVOICE )
642-467 CAPPS
Last day to test:
October 20, 2015
Integrating Cisco Unified Communications Applications (CAPPS )

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The best way to prepare for this certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:

Implementing Cisco Voice Communications and QoS (CVOICE)

Implementing Cisco Voice Communications and QoS (CVOICE) v8.0 teaches learners about voice gateways, characteristics of VoIP call legs, dial plans and their implementation, basic implementation of IP phones in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express environment, and essential information about gatekeepers and Cisco Unified Border Element.
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Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1 (CIPT1)

Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1 (CIPT1) v8.0 prepares you for implementing a Cisco Unified Communications Manager solution at a single-site environment.
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Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 2 (CIPT2)

Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 2 (CIPT2) v8.0 prepares you for implementing Cisco Unified Communications solution in a multisite environment.
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Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communications (TVOICE)

Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communications (TVOICE) v8.0 prepares network professionals with the knowledge and skills that are required to troubleshoot Cisco Unified Communications systems and solutions in enterprise, midmarket, and commercial deployments in single-site and multisite environments.
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Integrating Cisco Unified Communications Applications (CAPPS)

Integrating Cisco Unified Communications Applications (CAPPS) v8.0 teaches learners the integration options of Cisco Unified Presence, Cisco Unity Express, and Cisco Unity Connection.
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To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):

642-437 CVOICE

Last day to test: October 20, 2015

The Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Voice over IP and QoS v8.0 (CVOICE v8.0) 642-437 is the exam associated with the CCNP Voice certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of how to implement and operate gateways, gatekeepers, Cisco Unified Border Element, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express and QoS in a voice network architecture. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the CVOICE v8.0 Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Voice over IP and QoS v8.0 (CVOICE v8.0) 642-437 course.

642-447 CIPT1

Last day to test: October 20, 2015

The Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1 v8.0 (CIPT1 v8.0) 642-447 is the exam associated with the CCNP Voice certification. This exam tests a candidate's skills in installing and configuring a Cisco Unified Communications Manager solution in a single site and focuses primarily on Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release v8.0, the call routing and signaling component for the Cisco Unified Communications solution. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1 v8.0 (CIPT1 v8.0) 642-447 course.

642-457 CIPT2

Last day to test: October 20, 2015

The Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 2 v8.0 (CIPT2 v8.0) 642-457 is the exam associated with the CCNP Voice certification. This exam tests a candidate's skills in implementing a Cisco Unified Communications Manager solution in a multisite environment, applying a dial plan for a multisite environment, configuring survivability for remote sites during WAN failure, and implementing solutions to reduce bandwidth requirements in the IP WAN. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the CIPT2 v8.0 Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 2 v8.0 (CIPT2 v8.0) 642-457 course.

642-427 TVOICE

Last day to test: October 20, 2015

The Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communications v8.0 (TVOICE v8.0) 642-427 is the exam associated with the CCNP Voice certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to troubleshoot Cisco Unified Communications systems and solutions in different deployments. In addition, the exams tests a candidates knowledge in troubleshooting methodology, triage, resources, tools, and fixes for Cisco Unified Communications Manager and the new v8.0 features such as Call Control Discovery, SIP Precondition, Extension Mobility Cross Cluster as well as dial plan troubleshooting including globalized call routing. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the TVOICE v8.0 Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communications v8.0 (TVOICE v8.0) 642-427 course.

642-467 CAPPS

Last day to test: October 20, 2015

The Integrating Cisco Unified Communications Applications v8.0 (CAPPS v8.0) 642-467 is the exam associated with the CCNP Voice certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of how to integrate the new Unified Communications Applications, which are part of the new version 8.0 Cisco Voice software. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Integrating Cisco Unified Communications Applications v8.0 (CAPPS v8.0) 642-467 course.

Cisco Professional-level certifications (CCNP, CCNP Wireless, CCDP, CCSP, CCNP Security, CCNP Voice, CCIP, CCNP Service Provider, CCNP Service Provider Operations, and CCNP Data Center) are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications

When using a higher level of certification to extend other certifications, the expiration date of other certifications will extend to the expiration date of the higher certification (i.e.: If you have one year left on your CCNA certification and you earn a CCIE certification (which has a two-year certification life) then both your CCIE certification and your CCNA certification will expire two years from the date you achieved the CCIE certification). For more information, access the How to Recertify page.

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