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Expert collaboration skills and expertise

The CCIE Collaboration certification is ideal for Cisco collaboration architects, unified communications architects, or voice and video network managers who are responsible for designing, implementing and troubleshooting complex Cisco collaboration solutions.  Achieving CCIE Collaboration certification validates your expert-level knowledge of and experience in integrating, interoperating, configuring and troubleshooting Cisco collaboration solutions in complex networks. It also confirms that you have the expertise to manage the challenges of video, mobility and presence as the foundation for workplace collaboration solutions. During the CCIE Collaboration certification process, you will gain expertise in providing voice, video, IM, presence and call center solutions and training that will prepare you to deploy adaptable collaboration systems and services that provide a seamless user experience and increase user productivity.

Step One: CCIE Collaboration Written Exam

You must pass the two-hour written exam covering those technologies and applications that comprise a Cisco enterprise collaboration solution before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam.

Step Two: CCIE Collaboration Lab Exam

The eight-hour CCIE Collaboration Lab Exam tests your ability to get a Cisco collaboration solution operating in a timed situation. You must make an initial attempt of the lab exam within 18 months of passing the written exam. If you do not pass the lab exam within three years of passing the written exam, you must retake the written exam before being allowed to attempt the lab exam again.




CCNA Collaboration and CCNP Collaboration certifications are recommended.  Students are expected to have an in-depth understanding of Cisco Collaboration technologies, and three to five years of job experience are recommended before attempting certification.

CCNA Collaboration

CCNP Collaboration


CIPTV1 - Implementing Cisco IP Telephony & Video Part 1 v1.0

CIPTV2 - Implementing Cisco IP Telephony & Video Part 2 v1.0

CTCOLLAB - Troubleshooting Cisco IP Telephony and Video

CAPPS - Implementing Cisco Collaboration Applications v1.0

Required Exams

CCIE Collaboration Written Exam (400-051)

CCIE Collaboration Lab Exam


Cisco expert-level certifications are valid for 24 months. To recertify you must pass one of the following:

  • Earn the required credits through the Cisco Continuing Education Program
  • Current CCIE Written or CCIE Lab Exam
  • Current CCDE Written or CCDE Practical Exam
  • CCAr interview AND the CCAr board review

Visit Cisco's site for additional recertification information.