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Collaboration Architecture Specialization

Gain Collaboration Expertise

Expand opportunities and increase profitability with this specialization.

Gain Collaboration Expertise

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.

Eligible Certifications

The Cisco Channel Partner Program is designed to strengthen your ability to capture market opportunities. Partners who invest in the Collaboration Architecture Specialization are eligible 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
      #700-037 PSACAS Exam Details Exam $80 1 hour
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Selling Business Outcomes E-learning $0 6 hours
      QuickStart for Collaboration Architecture 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.

  • Field Engineer

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

  • Requirements Not Allocated to Job Roles

    • Prerequisite: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Requirement(s): Format Cost (USD) Duration
      1. Cisco IP Contact Center Express Specialist
      #500-051 UCCX Or #642-165 UCCX
      Exam $250 75 min
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Deploying Cisco Unified Contact Center Express (UCCXD) v5.0 Instructor-led $3,295 32 hrs
      Total: $3545 34 hrs
      Prerequisite: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      There are no prerequisites for this Cisco Qualified Specialist. - - -
      Requirement(s): Format Cost (USD) Duration
      2. Cisco Video Network Specialist
      #200-001 VIVND Exam Details Exam $250 75 min
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Implementing Cisco Video Network Device, Part 1 (VIVND1) v1.0 E-Learning $395 24 hrs
      Implementing Cisco Video Network Device, Part 2 (VIVND2) v1.0 Instructor-led $3,995 40 hrs
      Total: $4,390 66 hrs
      Prerequisite: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      There are no prerequisites for this Cisco Qualified Specialist. - - -
      Requirement(s): Format Cost (USD) Duration
      3. Cisco UC on UCS Representative
      #648-244 DIUCUCS Exam Details Exam $250 75 min
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Designing and Implementing Cisco Unified Communications on Unified Computing Systems E-Learning $350** 14 hrs
      Total: $600 16 hrs
      Prerequisite: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      There are no prerequisites for this Cisco Qualified Specialist. - - -
      Requirement(s): Format Cost (USD) Duration
      4. Cisco Webex Solution Design and Implementation Representative
      #648-232 CWSDI Exam Details Exam $250 75 min
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Cisco WebEx Solutions Design and Implementation E-Learning 0 14 hrs
      Total: $250 16 hrs
      Country Requirements:
      Learn more about Country Groupings
      ** Price is $175 with a valid CDC Login