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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

Account Manager: One qualified individual may fill only the account manager role in up to two architecture specializations.

Architecture Systems Engineer: One qualified individual may fill only the Architecture Systems Engineer (ASE) role in up to two architecture specializations.

Field Engineer: The person filling the Collaboration field engineer role, cannot fill roles in other architecture specializations (Enterprise Networks or Data Center). Role sharing in technology specialization(s) has no impact on architecture specialization(s).

  • Account Manager (AM)

    Responsible for sales methodology and customer engagement.

    • Prerequisite: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Cisco Sales Expert (#646-206 CSE) Exam $80 60 min
      Requirement: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Cisco Collaboration Architecture Account Manager Representative

      #700-037 PSACAS Exam Details


      Exam


      $80


      60 min
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Cisco Sales Essentials (CSE) v6.0 E-learning $0 5 hrs
      QuickStart for Collaboration Architecture E-learning $0 2 hrs
      Selling the Collaboration Architecture v2 E-learning $0 2.5 hrs
      Total:   $145 11.5 hrs
      Role Sharing Guidelines:
      One qualified individual may fill only the account manager role in up to two architecture specializations.
  • 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.

    • Prerequisite: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      CCNP-Voice (or CCVP) professional-level certification
      Or
      CCIE-Voice or CCIE Collaboration
      Exam $1250 7 hrs
      Requirement(s): Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Cisco Collaboration Architecture Field Engineer 1 Representative

      #700-038 PSACAFE Exam Details


      Exam


      $80


      1 hrs
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Collaboration Architecture Technology v2 E-learning $0 3.5 hrs
      Total: $1330 11.5 hrs
      Role Sharing Guidelines:
      The person filling the Collaboration Field Engineer role, cannot fill roles in other architecture specializations (Borderless Network or Data Center). Role sharing in technology specialization(s) has no impact on architecture specialization(s).
  • Training Requirements Not Allocated to Job Roles

    Additional Cisco Qualified Specialist Requirements: Both new training courses will be online, and testing will be administered using Pearson VUE.


    • 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
      Role Sharing Guidelines:
      These roles are not allocated. Any individual(s) who holds the above Cisco Qualified Specialist badges can meet this requirement, regardless of whether he or she is filling the required job role (account manager, systems engineer, or field engineer). The online application only checks that someone from the company holds these badges.
      Country Requirements:
      Learn more about Country Groupings
      ** Price is $175 with a valid CDC Login