CCIE Collaboration Certification
CCIE Collaboration certifies the expert-level skills required to design, implement, and troubleshoot complex collaboration solutions including voice, video, instant messaging, presence, and call centers. This certification will help you understand how to deploy collaboration systems and services that improve user productivity, which in turn will improve the experience for your customers through an adaptable and seamless user experience. Candidates must pass both a written and lab exam to attain certification. Professionals who achieve CCIE Collaboration have demonstrated their technical skills at the highest level.
Candidates are expected to have in-depth understanding of the exam topics and are strongly encouraged to have at least 3–5 years of job experience before attempting certification.
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There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required.
Candidates must first pass a written qualification exam and then the corresponding practical exam.
You are expected to have an in-depth understanding of the topics in the exam blueprints, a minimum of seven years job experience, and a thorough understanding of networking infrastructure principles. You can review the exam preparation materials included on this page for more information.
Steps to Certification
Step One: CCIE Collaboration Written Exam
You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam covering those technologies and applications that comprise a Cisco Enterprise solution before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam.
Step Two: CCIE Collaboration Lab Exam
The eight-hour lab exam tests your ability to get a secure network running in a timed test situation. You must pass the lab within three years of passing the written to achieve certification. Your first lab attempt must be made within 18 months.
CCIE certifications are valid for two years and must be recertified every two years thereafter.
To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
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