Prerequisites and Requirements
The CCIE Collaboration certification is valid for two years and is intended to recognize Cisco network voice experts who have the necessary skills to design, install, and troubleshoot complex, end-to-end IP telephony networks and unified communications solutions. Recognized individuals are capable of installing these solutions in large environments and are able to troubleshoot and resolve related operating problems while ensuring network-wide quality of service that utilizes their in-depth understanding of Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies.
To obtain CCIE Collaboration certification
, candidates not only must prove their theoretical knowledge of IP telephony networks and best practices but must also demonstrate their application in a lab environment with live equipment using real-world scenarios. Successful CCIE Collaboration certification
candidates will possess the skill to help organizations accelerate business processes, increase productivity, and promote innovation.
There are no formal prerequisites for Cisco CCIE certification
. Candidates must first pass a written qualification exam and then pass the corresponding hands-on lab exam. Candidates are expected to have an in-depth understanding of the exam topics and are strongly encouraged to have seven years or more of job experience before attempting certification.
Voice and Collaboration Certifications
Voice and Unified Communications
In addition to the industry-recognized CCNA Voice, CCNP Voice, and CCIE Collaboration certifications, Cisco offers many certifications that designate individuals with skills in specific voice and unified communications solutions.
Cisco CCNP Voice exams can be used to recertify your
associate- and professional-level certifications. Achieving
or recertifying the certifications that are detailed in Tables
3 through 5 may automatically extend active associate-,
specialist, and, in some cases, professional-level certifications
up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved.
Cisco associate and professional-level certifications are valid
for three years, and specialist certifications are active for two
years. To recertify, certificate holders should pass any 642
exam that is part of the professional-level curriculum, or any
Cisco CCIE written exam, or the Cisco CCDE® written exam,
current CCDE practical exam, or Cisco CCAr® interview and
CCAr board review before the certification expiration date.