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CCAr Board

Cisco Certified Architect Exam

Exam Number CCAr Board
Associated Certifications CCAr
Available Languages English
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The Cisco Certified Architect Board Exam requires qualified candidates to develop and defend a network architecture that can effectively support a given set of realistic business requirements. Candidates first submit an application summarizing their project experience and other qualifications and are interviewed by the Cisco-designated Architecture Board team members. Once approved, candidates will be given an architecture challenge and will meet live with Board members to answer questions and defend their design.

Exam Availablity

Board examinations are held one or two times a year, as demand requires. Due to the intensive evaluation process, only one or two candidates are accepted for each examination period. View the CCAr Certification Timeline for more information on exam availability.

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There are no formal training programs available for the Cisco Certified Architect certification. Candidates must hold a valid CCDE certification and submit an application with their qualifications, before attempting the board examination. Approval to take the board exam is based on depth and breadth of architecture experience. View the Cisco Certified Architect Exam Topics for more details.

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