Achieving CCIE Collaboration certification proves your skills with complex collaboration solutions. To earn CCIE Collaboration certification, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam that covers core collaboration technologies, and a hands-on lab exam that covers enterprise collaboration solutions through the entire network lifecycle, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.
Exams and recommended training
To earn CCIE Collaboration, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam and hands-on lab exam.
Step 1: Pass the qualifying exam
The qualifying exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies, focuses on your knowledge of collaboration infrastructure.
The qualifying exam earns a specialist certification, so you can get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.
Step 2: Pass the lab exam
Last date to test: April 26, 2020
The Cisco CCIE® Collaboration lab exam is an 8-hour, hands-on exam which requires candidates to configure, and troubleshoot a series of complex network scenarios.
First date to test: April 27, 2020
This 8-hour hands-on lab exam covers the end-to-end lifecycle of complex collaboration infrastructure, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.
There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE Collaboration, but you should have a thorough understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.
CCIE candidates are recommended to have five to seven years of experience with designing, deploying, operating and optimizing collaboration technologies and solutions prior to taking the exam.
CCIE Collaboration certification is valid for three years.