Achieving CCNP Collaboration certification proves your skills with collaboration solutions. To earn CCNP Collaboration certification, you pass two exams: one that covers core collaboration technologies and one collaboration concentration exam of your choice, so you can customize your certification to your technical area of focus.
Exams and recommended training
To earn CCNP Collaboration, you pass two exams: a core exam and a collaboration concentration exam of your choice. And now every exam in the CCNP Collaboration program earns an individual Specialist certification, so you get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.
- The core exam focuses on your knowledge of collaboration infrastructure. The core exam is also the qualifying exam for CCIE Collaboration certification. Passing this exam helps toward earning both of these certifications.
- Concentration exams focus on emerging and industry-specific topics. You can prepare for concentration exams by taking their corresponding Cisco training courses.
|Required exam||Recommended training|
|350-801 CLCOR||Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR)|
Concentration exams (choose one)
|300-810 CLICA||Implementing Cisco Collaboration Applications (CLICA)|
|300-815 CLACCM||Implementing Cisco Advanced Call Control and Mobility Services (CLACCM)|
|300-820 CLCEI||Implementing Cisco Collaboration Cloud and Edge Solutions (CLCEI)|
|300-835 CLAUTO||Implementing Automation for Cisco Collaboration Solutions (CLAUI)|
There are no formal prerequisites for CCNP Collaboration, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.
CCNP candidates often also have three to five years of experience implementing collaboration solutions.
CCNP Collaboration certification is valid for three years.