Roadmap to Success is a series that helps learners understand certification pathways, career options associated with them, and the next steps beyond certification.
UPDATED: This post was updated on July 12, 2016, to reflect the latest changes to Cisco CCNA Collaboration certification curriculum.
Cisco Certified Network Associate Collaboration certification (CCNA Collaboration), is a combination of voice, video, and networking skills. The Collaboration certification is a combination of three previously distinct certification pathways: Routing & Switching, Voice and Video. The demand for collaboration skills has increased with the rise of mobile workers. The CCNA Collaboration certification is the first step to mastering Cisco’s collaboration tools. The CCNA Collaboration certification is often associated with roles such as network video administrator, IP telephony engineer (VoIP), IP network engineer and collaboration tools engineer.
Cisco Certified Networking Associate Collaboration – CCNA Collaboration The Cisco Certified Networking Associate Collaboration CCNA Collaboration certification is for IT professionals who are skilled in IP telephony, video and networking. The CCNA Collaboration certification is role-specific and validates a learner’s ability to meet ever-changing business demands in collaboration technology. Although the CCNA Collaboration certification does not require any formal prerequisites, it is highly recommended that you have some experience with networking, Cisco VoIP, video and teleconferencing.
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Start trainingThe CCNA Collaboration certification consists of two exams. Both are covered by SPOTO Training:
Cisco CCNA Collaboration 210-060 CICD
Cisco CCNA Collaboration 210-065 (for Training purposes, this exam was broken into two parts. CIVND1
The CCNA Collaboration certification is a result of Cisco’s Voice and Video certifications. Learn more from Jeremy Cioara, trainer about 5 Reasons to Get Your Collaboration Certification.
Exam Details Many of the details for the individual exams that make up CCNA Collaboration certification can be shared.
Time allotted for exam: 75 minutes for each examNumber of questions: 55-65 questions per examPassing score: Cisco does not publish the passing score for its examsQuestion types: Multiple choice/single answer; Multiple choice/multiple answer; Drag and drop; Fill-in-the-blank; Simulation; Testlet; SimletExam registration: Pearson VUEExam cost: $250 (USD)* per exam*Learn more about exam fees from Pearson VUEExam topics: Implementing Cisco Collaboration Devices (210-060)Implementing Cisco Video Network Devices (210-065)(free resources)
RecertificationCisco’s Associate-level certifications, including CCNA Collaboration, are valid for three years from the date of certification. Re-certification is possible by passing any Cisco 642-XXX, 300-XXX, or CCIE practical exam.
The Next StepMany learners who have earned their CCNA Collaboration certification opt to continue their career in Collaboration specializations within Cisco. Many will pursue the CCNP Collaboration certification. It consists of four exams.
Some learners may decide to pursue the CCIE Collaboration certification. SPOTO currently does not offer training for the CCNP and CCIE Collaboration exams.
Others may choose to diversify the certifications they hold by pursuing certifications in areas other than Cisco and that complement UC skills. Many certifications are sought after by learners.