CCIE Collaboration Certification

Today’s complex networks require a variety of tools and capabilities in order to maintain optimal performance. Cisco’s CCIE Collaboration Certification allows you to master the art of automation with intent-based networking and make an impact within your organization.

What is the CCIE Collaboration Certification?

The CCIE Collaboration Certification is designed to enhance a candidate’s ability to design, deploy, and operate intricate collaboration solutions. This is an expert-level certification, ensuring that candidates have the right knowledge and experience in collaboration solutions integration and interoperation. It also includes configuration and troubleshooting within complex networks.

Successful candidates achieve their certification prepared for the challenges of video, mobility, and presence, understanding their role as the foundation for workplace collaboration best practices and strategies.

Is the CCIE Collaboration Certification Right for You?

Those who seek to be CCIE Collaboration certified are often Collaboration Architects, Unified Communications Architects, or Voice and Video Network Managers. Their primary responsibilities consist of designing, implementing, and troubleshooting advanced collaboration solutions.

CCIE candidates should have five to seven years of experience with designing, deploying, operating, and optimizing collaboration technologies prior to taking the exam, though this is by no means required.

What Can the CCIE Collaboration Certification Do For Your Career?

Having your CCIE Collaboration Certification indicated to hiring managers that you are capable and reliable with regards to your knowledge and abilities. Certification influences 99% of organizations when making a hiring decision.

Being certified leads to more job opportunities, promotions, and higher salaries. The current average annual salary for CCIE Collaboration related jobs is $130,067 a year.

How Do You Achieve Your CCIE Collaboration Certification?

In order to earn your CCIE Collaboration Certification, you must pass two exams: a written, qualifying exam and a hands-on lab exam.

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CCIE Collaboration Exams:

Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR 350-801)

This 2 hour qualifying exam focuses on your in-depth knowledge of collaboration infrastructure. Besides being a prerequisite for CCIE Collaboration, it’s also associated with CCNP Collaboration and Cisco Certified Specialist - Collaboration Core certifications.

Content covered throughout the exam includes:

  • Call Control (25%)
  • Protocols, codecs, and endpoints (20%)
  • Infrastructure and Design (20%)
  • Cisco IOS XE Gateway and Media Resources (15%)
  • QoS (10%)
  • Collaboration applications (10%)

CCIE Collaboration v3.0 Lab Exam

This 8 hour hands-on lab exam requires a candidate to plan, design, implement, operate, and optimize complex enterprise collaboration solutions. It is split into 2 modules.

Module 1 - The goal of this module is to measure a candidate’s ability to create, analyze, validate, and optimize network designs. The module is scenario-based and lasts 3 hours.

Module 2 - This module focuses on deploying, operation, and optimizing network technologies and solutions. The provided setup is very close to an actual production network environment and consists of both device access and web-based items. It is 5 hours long.

Content covered throughout the exam includes:

  • Call Control and Dial plan (20%)
  • Edge Services (20%)
  • Media Resources and Meetings (15%)
  • Collaboration Applications and Services (15%)
  • Protocols and APIs (10%)
  • Infrastructure and Quality of Services (10%)
  • Endpoints and User Management (10%)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, written exams may now be taken remotely. Learn about your current exam options here.

How to Prepare for the CCIE Collaboration Certification Exam

INE’s CCIE Collaboration v3.0 Learning Path is specifically designed to guide candidates step by step through the study process, ensuring that every exam topic is covered in-depth.

Our expert content focuses on all basic and advanced v3 blueprint technologies while also discussing hardware platforms, software features, and more. With all the necessary courses in one easy-to-track location, candidates never have to worry about overlooking an important technology or skill.

Each course is led by professionals in the field, themselves certified, sharing their expertise and insights. Hands-on activities support high-quality, engaging lectures, helping to improve retention and prepare candidates for real-world opportunities.

The best way to understand the technology was by using the INE materials. Their detailed videos all take a deep dive into different topics. If you want to really understand the technology, INE is the path to choose.

Raul, CCIE Collaboration #56248

I passed my CCIE Collaboration exams on my first attempt. Rohit Pardasani is an excellent instructor. He explains every topic and ensures that you’re capable of configuring and troubleshooting quickly. If you study using INE’s strategy, you will be able to pass this difficult exam.

Veronica, CCIE Collaboration #56500

I was able to pass my CCIE Collaboration Lab exam on the first attempt thanks to INE. I was prepared for any scenario I would find in the lab. Without INE, I would not be one of the less than 3% who pass this difficult exam on the first try.

Chris, CCIE Collaboration #56408

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