Achieving CCIE Voice certification declares your expert-level knowledge of Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions in an enterprise environment and informs that you have the skills to help companies accelerate business processes, increase productivity, and speed innovation. Forthcoming developments in VoIP technology promise a dynamic career choice.
Success on the CCIE Voice written exam and the CCIE Voice lab exam means that you are capable of building and configuring complex end-to-end telephony networks, troubleshooting and resolving VoIP-related problems, and ensuring Quality of Service using in-depth understanding of Layer 2 and 3 network infrastructure.
Step One: CCIE Voice Written Exam
You must pass the two-hour written exam covering those technologies and applications that comprise a Cisco enterprise VoIP solution before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam.
Step Two: CCIE Voice Lab Exam
The CCIE Voice lab exam is an eight-hour, hands-on exam which requires you to configure a Cisco enterprise voice solution over an IP network. Although basic network connectivity is provided, you will be responsible for configuring the pre-installed applications to satisfy the requirements of the lab and for troubleshooting important parameters of a voice network, such as Quality of Service, VLANs, gateways, and gatekeepers.
You must pass the lab exam within three years of passing the written exam to achieve CCIE Voice certification. Your first lab attempt must be made within 18 months.
The following courses help you prepare for this certification.