cisco retires ccna voice and ccnp voice certifications
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Cisco retires CCNA Voice and CCNP Voice Certifications
CCNA Voice, CCNA Video and CCNP Voice certifications dissolved !
On 17 February, 2015 Cisco announced the retirement of CCNA Voice and CCNP Voice certifications, introducing
CCNA Collaboration and CCNP Collaboration certification in place of the prior ones. The last day to test CCNA Voice
certification will be 14 August, 2015, post which CCNA Voice certification will become inactive. Last date to testify CCNP
Voice certification on the other hand has not been disclosed yet but will be available till last quarter of 2015. CCNA Video
certification by Cisco has also been retired with CCNA Voice and CCNP Voice certifications with 14 August, 2015 as its
last testifying date i.e. after this date CCNA Video certification will become inactive and no candidate will be able to take
the exam for the same.
The changes in these certifications were made to provide an extensive array of distinguishing opportunities and relevant
career path to voice and video network engineers responsible for developing, advancing, and assessing their expertise.
Due to the increased requirement of skilled and knowledgeable collaboration professionals who can increase the value of
money and investment incorporated are in major need of being employed. To elate the common point of voice and video
job roles inclusive of building up of relative knowledge and skillset, these new certifications focus on the following aspects:
1. Plan and design collaboration and video networks using Cisco Collaboration solutions
2. Implement basic configurations of Cisco Collaboration solutions
3. Maintain and optimize collaborative solutions
CCNA Collaboration Certification Training
CCNA Collaboration course training has been designed by merging CCNA Voice and CCNA Video curriculum. Major
changes made in the new CCNA Collaboration certification introduced have precisely been made to cast he emergence of
new technologies introduced. The course of topics covered under this certification can be summed up as follows:
1. ICOMM : included in the new CICD course and exam
2. VIVND: included within new CIVND courses and exams
210-060 CICDImplementing Cisco Collaboration Devices (CICD)
Note: 15-20% of CCNA Video’s topics have been added in CCNA Collaboration course, making the certification’s
outreach extremely extensive.
CCNP Collaboration Certification Training
CCNP Collaboration Course has been introduced as a replacement to CCNP Voice certification. This course aim towards
expanding the genre of advanced collaborative skills required to design, deploy, configure, and troubleshoot Cisco
Collaboration and Unified communication applications, devices and networks. Basically for applicants willing to expand
their skillset and knowledge inclusive of abilities to deliver highest quality results and optimum business value.
Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
300-070 CIPTV1 Implementing Cisco IP Telephony and Video, Part 1 (CIPTV1)
300-075 CIPTV2 Implementing Cisco IP Telephony and Video, Part 2 (CIPTV2)
300-080 CTCOLLAB Troubleshooting Cisco IP Telephony and Video (CTCOLLAB)
300-085 CAPPS Implementing Cisco Collaboration Applications (CAPPS)