CCIE Collaboration Lab Equipment and Software List[1]

    CCIE Collaboration Lab Equipment and Software List

    Passing the lab exam requires a depth of understanding difficult to obtain without hands-on experience. Early in your preparation you should arrange access to equipment similar to that used on the exam, and listed below:


    Lab Equipment:

    • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) C460 Rack Server
    • Cisco 3925 Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2)
    • Cisco 2921 Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2)
    • ISR G2 Modules and Interface Cards 
      • - 1-Port 3rd Gen Multiflex Trunk Voice/WAN Int. Cards - T1/E1
      • - Cisco High-Density Packet Voice Digital Signal Processor Modules (PVDM3)
      • - Cisco Service Ready Module 710 Service Module with Cisco Unity Express          
      • - 4-port Cisco Gigabit EtherSwitch 10/100/1000BASE-TX autosensing EHWIC with POE
    • Cisco Catalyst 3750-X Series Switch
    • Cisco Unified IP Phones 7965 and 9971
    • Cisco Jabber for Windows
    • Cisco Jabber Video for Cisco Telepresence*

    *In backbone, no candidate configuration required


    Software Versions
    Any major software release which has been generally available for six months is eligible for testing in the CCIE Collaboration Lab Exam.

    • Cisco Unified Communications Manager 9.1
    • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express 9.1
    • Cisco Unified Contact Center Express 9.0
    • Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence 9.1
    • Cisco Unity Connection 9.1
    • Cisco Unity Express 8.6
    • All routers use IOS version 15.2(4) M Train
    • Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series Switches uses 12.2(55) SE Train


    Network Interfaces

    • Fast Ethernet
    • Frame Relay


    Telephony Interfaces

    • T1/E1