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Introducing the new CCIE Collaboration certification

New exams go live on April 27, 2020

Overview

The new CCIE Collaboration certification program prepares you for today’s expert-level job roles in collaboration technologies. CCIE Collaboration now includes automation and programmability to help you scale your collaboration infrastructure.

One of the industry’s most respected certifications, CCIE distinguishes you as a technical leader.

Prerequisites

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.

Exams and recommended training

New exams go live on April 27, 2020

To earn CCIE Collaboration, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam and hands-on lab exam:

Step 1: Pass the qualifying exam

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

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.

Recommended training: Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR)

Step 2: Pass the lab exam

CCIE Collaboration v3.0

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.

Migrating to the new program

On April 27, 2020, the new CCIE Collaboration v3.0 certification will replace the current CCIE Collaboration v2.0.

If you have started working toward the current CCIE Collaboration certification, keep going. In the new program, you’ll receive credit for work you’ve completed in the current certification.

  • If you pass the current CCIE Collaboration written v2.0 exam before April 27, you will be eligible to take the new CCIE Collaboration v3.0 exam after April 27.
  • After April 27, the CCIE Collaboration written v2.0 will be replaced with CLCOR 350-801. After you pass CLCOR 350-801, you will earn the Cisco Certified Specialist – Collaboration Core certification.
  • If you complete the entire CCIE Collaboration certification before April 27, then as of April 27, you’ll maintain your CCIE Collaboration certification as per the new recertification guidelines, and you will also receive the Cisco Certified Specialist – Collaboration Core certification.