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Express Collaboration Specialization

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Simplified Requirements: Express Collaboration Specialization (PDF - 343 KB) Adobe PDF file

Become an Express Collaboration Specialized Partner

The Cisco Express Collaboration Specialization tests knowledge in selling, designing, installing, and supporting many of the Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE6K) portfolio of products, to include Express-level Authorized Technology Provider (ATP)-level TelePresence products.

The Cisco Express Collaboration Specialization helps your company:

  • Develop sales, technical, and service capabilities for integrated networking solutions
  • Increase technical competency within your company
  • Achieve recognition as a Specialized Partner in the Cisco Partner Locator

This specialization also entitles you to a range of additional benefits. You can:

Requirements

Role-Sharing Guidelines (PDF - 55 MB) Adobe PDF file

For country requirements, learn more about Country Groupings. Also, see specialization requirements in a consolidated view

  • Account Manager

    Responsible for sales methodology and customer engagement

    • Requirement(s): Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Cisco Express Collaboration Account Manager Representative
      Selling Business Outcomes (#810-401 or #810-403) Exam $150 1 hour
      Business Edition 6000 for Account Managers (BE6KAM, #700-104) Exam $80 1 hour
      Cisco Video Solution Sales Representative (VSSR, #700-001) or
      TelePresence Video Sales Specialist for Express Exam (#650-292/295/298/299) (Last day to test is September 17, 2015)
      Exam $80 1 hour
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Selling Business Outcomes E-learning $0 6 hours
      Business Edition 6000 For Account Managers E-learning $0 2 hours
      Cisco Video Solutions Sales Course or
      TelePresence Video Sales Specialist
      E-learning $0 3 hours
      Total:   $310 14 hours
  • Sales Engineer

    Presales engineers are responsible for solution planning and design. Requires both business and technical skills.

    • Requirements Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Express Collaboration Systems Engineer Representative
      Implementing Cisco Collaboration Devices (CICD, #210-060) or
      Administering Cisco Voice and Unified Communications (ICOMM, #640-461) (Last day to test is September 17, 2015) or
      CCNA Collaboration or CCNP Collaboration or CCNA Voice or CCNP Voice or CCIE Voice or CCIE Collaboration
      Exam $250 1.5 hours
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Implementing Cisco Collaboration Devices (CICD) v1.0 or
      Introducing Cisco Voice and Unified Communications Administration (ICOMM) v8.0
      Instructor-Led $3,495 40 hours
      Total:   $3,745 41.5 hours
  • Field Engineer

    Postsales engineers are responsible for Collaboration Architecture solution implementation and operation.

    • Requirement(s): Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Express Collaboration Field Engineer Representative
      Implementing Cisco TelePresence Video Solution, Part 1 (VTVS1, #500-007) Exam $250 1 hour
      Choose one from the three options below:
      Option 1:
      Implementing Cisco IP Telephony and Video, Part 1 v1.0 (CIPTV1, #300-070)
      Or
      Option 2:
      Implementing Cisco Voice Communications and Quality of Service (QoS), v8.0 (CVOICE, #642-437) and
      Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1 v8.0 (CIPT1, #642-447) (Last Date to test is October 20, 2015)
      Or
      Option 3:
      CCNP Collaboration or CCNP Voice or CCIE Voice or CCIE Collaboration

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      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Implementing Cisco TelePresence Video Solutions, Part 1 (VTVS1) E-learning $350 12 hours
      Implementing Cisco IP Telephony and Video, Part 1 (CIPTV1) Instructor-led $2,995 40 hours
      Implementing Cisco Voice Communications and QoS (CVOICE) Instructor-led $2,995 40 hours
      Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1 (CIPT1) Instructor-led $2,995 40 hours
      Total:   $3,845 54.5 hours