CCIE Collaboration Certification and Training

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Distinguish yourself as a leader in Collaboration technologies

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.

Exams and recommended training

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

Step 1: Pass the qualifying exam

Implementing Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (350-801 CLCOR )

The qualifying exam, Implementing 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 Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR)

Step 2: Pass 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.

Check out the latest CCIE lab exam testing facility availability here.


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.

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Exam prep programs

Your exam, your way. The CCIE BYOD Mobile Lab is here!

The CCIE Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) lab allows CCIE exam candidates to take the lab, using their own devices (laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse), at expanded locations and dates. The BYOD Mobile Lab exam fee is $1600 USD, a $300 USD savings compares to the $1900 USD Cisco kit mobile lab exam fee. The CCIE BYOD Mobile Lab is open for registration.

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CCIE Practice Labs

Get hands-on practice for your CCIE lab exam before you take the test. For $50 USD, you can rent four-hour timeslots and practice using topologies similar that you’ll see in the lab exam.

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CCIE Collaboration certification is valid for three years.


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