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.
To earn CCIE Collaboration, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam and hands-on lab exam.
First, take the qualifying exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR 350-801), which focuses on your knowledge of collaboration infrastructure.
You can prepare for this exam by taking the training course, Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR).
The qualifying exam earns a Specialist certification, so you can get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.
Second, take the 8-hour, hands-on lab exam, CCIE Collaboration v3.0. This exam covers the end-to-end lifecycle of complex collaboration infrastructure, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.
On February 24, 2020, the new 350-801 CLCOR exam will replace the CCIE Collaboration Written exam. After you pass 350-801, you will earn the Cisco Certified Specialist - Collaboration Core certification.
On April 27, 2020, the new CCIE Collaboration Lab Exam v3.0 will replace the current CCIE Collaboration Lab exam 2.0.
That means that between February 24 and April 27, 2020, to earn CCIE Collaboration, you must pass the 350-801 CLCOR exam and the current CCIE Collaboration Lab exam.
If you pass the current CCIE Collaboration Written v1.0 exam before February 24, you'll be eligible to take the lab exam that is available when you test, either the current CCIE Collaboration Lab exam v2.0 or new CCIE Collaboration Lab exam v3.0.
If you complete the entire CCIE Collaboration certification before April 27, then on April 27, you'll automatically receive the new CCIE Collaboration certification, which you can maintain as per new recertification guidelines.
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. For more information about recertifying, visit the Recertification page.
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