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Introducing the new CCIE Collaboration certification

New exams go live on February 24, 2020

Achieving CCIE Collaboration certification proves your skills with complex collaboration solutions. To earn CCIE Collaboration certification, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam that covers core collaboration technologies, and a hands-on lab exam that covers enterprise collaboration solutions through the entire network lifecycle, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.

Overview

The new CCIE Collaboration certification program prepares you for today’s expert-level job roles in collaboration technologies. CCIE Collaboration now includes automation and programmability to help you scale your collaboration infrastructure.

One of the industry’s most respected certifications, CCIE distinguishes you as a technical leader.

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE Collaboration, but you should have a thorough understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

CCIE candidates are recommended to have five to seven years of experience with designing, deploying, operating and optimizing collaboration technologies and solutions prior to taking the exam.

Exams and recommended training

New exams go live on February 24, 2020

To earn CCIE Collaboration, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam and hands-on lab exam:

Step 1: Take the qualifying exam

Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR 300-801)

The qualifying exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies, focuses on your knowledge of collaboration infrastructure.

The qualifying exam earns a specialist certification, so you can get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.

Recommended training: Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR)

Step 2: Take the lab exam

CCIE Collaboration v3.0

This 8-hour hands-on lab exam covers the end-to-end lifecycle of complex collaboration infrastructure, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.

Migrating to the new program

On February 24, 2020, the new CCIE Collaboration v3.0 certification will replace the current CCIE Collaboration v2.0.

If you have started working toward the current CCIE Collaboration certification, keep going. In the new program, you’ll receive credit for work you’ve completed in the current certification.

  • If you pass the current CCIE Collaboration written v2.0 exam before February 24, you will be eligible to take the new CCIE Collaboration v3.0 exam after February 24.
  • After February 24, the CCIE Collaboration written v2.0 will be replaced with CLCOR 300-801. After you pass CLCOR 300-801, you will earn the Cisco Certified Specialist - Collaboration Core certification.
  • If you complete the entire CCIE Collaboration certification before February 24, then as of February 24, you’ll maintain your CCIE Collaboration certification as per the new recertification guidelines, and you will also receive the Cisco Certified Specialist - Collaboration Core certification.

Recertification

CCIE Collaboration certification is valid for three years.

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