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Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization

Gain Collaboration Expertise

Expand opportunities and increase profitability with this specialization.

Gain Collaboration Expertise

Updated Courses and Exams: Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization (PDF - 296 KB) Adobe PDF file

Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization

The Collaboration Architecture Specialization helps you solve customers' business challenges by delivering solutions to help them connect customers, partners, and suppliers. As a Collaboration Architecture Partner, you demonstrate advanced expertise with the Cisco Collaboration Architecture, including unified communications, messaging, and telepresence. With this specialization, you can:

The Master Collaboration Specialization builds on the Advanced Collaboration Specialization and demonstrates the highest level of expertise with Collaboration solutions. Learn more.

New Specialization No-Retest Rule

New Specialization No-Retest Rule

You are no longer required to retest on pre-existing exam content to recertify.

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Specialization Helps You Achieve Certification Goals

The Cisco Channel Partner Program is designed to strengthen your ability to capture market opportunities. The Collaboration Architecture Specialization satisfies a requirement for the following certifications:

Requirements

Role Sharing Guidelines (PDF - 59 KB) Adobe PDF file

For country requirements, learn more about country groupings. Also, see the specialization requirements in a consolidated view.

  • Account Manager (AM)

    Responsible for sales methodology and customer engagement.

    • Requirement(s): Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Cisco Collaboration Architecture Account Manager Representative
      Selling Business Outcomes (#810-401) (or CSE until July, 31 2015) Exam $150 1 hour
      Advanced Collaboration Architecture Sales Specialist (PSACAS, #700-037) Exam $80 1 hour
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Selling Business Outcomes E-learning $0 6 hours
      QuickStart for Collaboration FY15 E-learning $0 2 hours
      Selling the Collaboration Architecture v2 E-learning $0 2.5 hours
      Total:   $230 12.5 hours
  • Architecture Systems Engineer

    The presales engineer is responsible for Collaboration Architecture solution planning and design. This individual possesses both business and technical skills, and understands customer business needs and issues, business process, and transformation.

    • Prerequisite: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      CCDA associate-level certification
      Or
      CCDP or CCIE-Voice or CCIE Collaboration or CCDE
      Exam $125 1.5 hours
      Requirement(s):
      Cisco Collaboration Architecture Systems Engineer Representative
      Advanced Collaboration Architecture Sales Engineer (PSACASE, #700-039) Exam $80 1 hour
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      QuickStart for Collaboration FY15 E-learning $0 2 hours
      Selling the Collaboration Architecture v2 E-learning $0 2.5 hours
      Collaboration Architecture Technology v2 E-learning $0 3.5 hours
      Total: $205 10.5 hours
  • Field Engineer

    The post-sales engineer is responsible for Collaboration Architecture solution implementation and operation.

    • Prerequisite: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      CCNP-Voice (or CCVP or CCNP-Collaboration) professional-level certification
      Or
      CCIE-Voice or CCIE Collaboration
      Exam $1,250 7 hours
      Requirement(s): Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Cisco Collaboration Architecture Field Engineer 1 Representative
      Advanced Collaboration Architecture Field Engineer (PSACAFE, #700-038) Exam $80 1 hour
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Collaboration Architecture Technology v2 E-learning $0 3.5 hours
      Total: $1,330 11.5 hours
  • Requirements Not Allocated to Job Roles

    • Requirement(s): Format Cost (USD) Duration
      1. Cisco IP Contact Center Express Specialist
      Unified Communications Contact Center Express Implementation (UCCX, #500-051)
      Or
      Unified Communications Contact Center Express Implementation (UCCX, #642-165)
      Exam $250 1.25 hours
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Deploying Cisco Unified Contact Center Express (UCCXD) v 5.0 Instructor-led $3,295 32 hours
      Total: $3,545 33.25 hours
      Requirement(s): Format Cost (USD) Duration
      2. Cisco Video Network Specialist or Cisco Video Representative
      Choose one from the five options below:
      Implementing Cisco Video Network Devices (VIVND, #200-001) (Last date to test is September 17, 2015)
      Or
      Exam $250 1.25 hours
      Implementing Cisco Video Network Devices (CIVND, #210-065)
      Or
      Exam $250 1.25 hours
      Implementing Cisco TelePresence Video Solution, Part 2 (VTVS2, #500-006)
      Or
      Exam $250 1.5 hours
      CCNA Collaboration
      Or
      Exam $250 2.5 hours
      CCNP Collaboration Exam $250 5 hours
      Recommended Training for VIVND, #200-001: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Implementing Cisco Video Network Device, Part 1 (VIVND1) v1.0 E-Learning $395 24 hours
      Implementing Cisco Video Network Device, Part 2 (VIVND2) v1.0 Instructor-led $3,995 40 hours
      Total: $4,640 65.25 to 69 hours
      Recommended Training for CIVND, #210-065: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Implementing Cisco Video Network Devices, Part 1 (CIVND1) E-Learning $395 24 hours
      Implementing Cisco Video Network Devices, Part 2 (CIVND2) Instructor-led $4,600 40 hours
      Total: $4,995 64 hours
      Recommended Training for VTVS2, #500-006: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Implementing Cisco TelePresence Video Solution, Part 1 (VTVS1) E-Learning $350 12 hours
      Implementing Cisco TelePresence Video Solution, Part 2 (VTVS2) Instructor-led $4,495 40 hours
      Total: $4,845 52 hours
      Requirement(s): Format Cost (USD) Duration
      3. Cisco UC on UCS Representative
      Designing and Implementing Cisco Unified Communications on Unified Computing Systems (DIUCUCS, #648-244) Exam $250 1.25 hours
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Designing and Implementing Cisco Unified Communications on Unified Computing Systems E-Learning $350 14 hours
      Total: $600 15.25 hours
      Requirement(s): Format Cost (USD) Duration
      4. Cisco Webex Solution Design and Implementation Representative
      Cisco WebEx Solutions Design and Implementation (CWSDI, #648-232) Exam $250 1.25 hours
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Cisco WebEx Solutions Design and Implementation E-Learning $0 14 hours
      Total: $250 15.25 hours