CCIE Collaboration Major Revision

Cisco has just announced the Cisco CCIE Collaboration certification major revision. With this update, what has actually changed? The Cisco Learning Network team has provided a list of deltas that help outline which specific topics have come and gone.

What has changed?

First off, the new exam curriculum is comprised of eight domains. The CCIE Collaboration v2.0 exam unifies both the written and lab exam topics into a single unique curriculum. Here's a domain-level comparison between CCIE Collaboration v1.0 and v2.0.

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What are the details?


CCIE Collaboration v2.0 Changes

Several new products and solutions have been introduced, such as the Cisco Expressway Series, Cisco Meeting Server, Cisco Spark Hybrid Services, Cisco Unified Communications Mobile and Remote Access, and Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR) 1000V. New topics such as APIs have also been added to ensure that CCIE Collaboration certified engineers have the knowledge and skills needed to satisfy dynamic requirements in customers’ collaboration environments today.


Key topics added in v2.0:

  • Collaboration APIs
  • Cisco Expressway dial plan
  • Cisco Unified Communications Mobile and Remote Access
  • Cisco Spark Hybrid Services
  • Single-sign-on
  • Ad-hoc and rendezvous conferencing on Cisco Meeting Server


Key topics removed from v1.0:

  • Digital telephony signaling: BRI/CAS/R2/NFAS
  • H.323 Registration, Admission, and Status (RAS) and gatekeepers
  • Cisco Mobile Voice Access (MVA)
  • Cisco Service Advertisement Framework (SAF) and Call Control Discovery (CCD)
  • IOS basic automatic call distribution (B-ACD}


CCIE Collaboration v2.0 Lab Exam Equipment and Software Update

The CCIE Collaboration v2.0 lab exam equipment and software list have also been updated. Physical device footprint continues to shrink as virtualization expands. Most devices in the CCIE Collaboration lab exam are now virtualized. Here is the hardware and software comparison between CCIE Collaboration v1.0 and v2.0.


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Disclaimer: This blog should not be considered as an official and perpetual "official statement". The information presented herein is intended only for informational purposes in order to help candidates understand the overall scope of the changes made at the time the blog was published. This information is subject to change based on changes made to the published exam topics. The published exam topics should be used as the official guidance for exam preparation. Please refer to the following page for up to date information:  CCIE Collaboration Overview