Cisco Collaboration Certifications Overview

by Sadia K. Inspired writer

Presently, the field of networking is witnessing several improvements and changes in the evolution of its landscape. One of those changes is the emergence of a wicked coalescence of technology mediums such as video graphics, audio, and data. The outcome of this amalgamation is the production of an endless range of mobile applications that enable you to perform various tasks such as recording professional videos or searching specific data or information.

The Cisco Collaboration Certification is recommended by experts to opt for as a starting point to set your career in motion, in case you are a network engineer starting your vocation in the field of networking.

The Cisco Collaboration Certification will provide you with adequate training required to develop the skills needed to be employed in the field of video engineering or to work as a telephony engineer and gain the anchorage needed to secure a stable career in this expanding industry.

Who Should Opt For This Training?

Anyone who deals in video engineering or has a desire to produce videos using the amalgamation of multiple technologies can basically take up this training. The CCNA Wireless training can help you to exploit the new technology mediums being used through mobile applications related to video engineering and several other tasks, to the optimum.

Also, in case you are working as an IP network engineer or a collaboration engineer, you can profit from this training a great deal. Presently, the technologies utilized to produce and execute videos across networks are going through a transitional phase. S, the CCNA Wireless training certification facilitates you to make the most of this transition by placing you in an extremely profitable and strategic position which will ensure that your skills and expertise are bankable and well-paid as well as in great demand as soon as the transition comes to an end.

Organizations will be desperate to recruit experts and trained professionals at exceptionally high wages, who can assist them in developing and executing such video content.

Prerequisites and Examinations

No prerequisites are needed at all to take up the Cisco Collaboration Certifications. However, you are required to clear 2 examinations to be recognized and certified as a Cisco Collaboration professional.

The module, 210-060 CICD will help you learn about the various tools and technologies produced by Cisco to facilitate a combination of multiple technologies. The module, 210-065 CIVND is a track which is based on two components. In each of them, you will gain knowledge about the several gadgets for video networking produced by Cisco, their implementation, as well as their configurations so that you can provide optimum services according to the needs of your organization.

The 210-060 CICD module

To take up this course, you are expected to have some prior information about the mechanics of data plus voice confluence. You should also have some awareness about the Cisco IOS voice gateways. Apart from that, you should also have an awareness of Unity Connection Technologies as well as Unified Communications Manager by Cisco.

The time span of this course is of 5 days. This consists of a total of 5 modules, including the provision of related gadgets, the configuration of voice-based data, end-user assistance as well as scrutiny of the Unified Communications Solution.

Upon successful completion of this course, You will have gained sound knowledge and expertise required to devise solutions incorporating the technology of Cisco Unified Communications.

The Course 210-065 CIVND – Part 1

As mentioned before, it is a course based on 2 parts. On completing the first part, you can gain knowledge about several kinds of video-related solutions as well as the procedures of planning the application and execution of those solutions.

In this course, you will also gain knowledge about various technical concerns like the selection of media formats, related protocols, infrastructure features, etc.

Certain prerequisites are needed to qualify for this course. It is expected that you have sound knowledge about the functioning of IP networks. Also, it is preferable if you hold a CCENT certification.

The time span of this course is of 3 days. It is based on 2 modules and consists of 6 lessons in the first module, and 2 lessons in the second one.

The course 210-065 CIVND – Part 2

In the second segment of this course, you will gain insight into the methodologies of application of Cisco Collaboration technologies to develop a supportive infrastructure. You will also learn about troubleshooting regular issues in the system by applying the Cisco solutions.

Certain prerequisites are needed to take up this course. It is suggested that you must have some basic knowledge about video conferencing as well as IP networks. In this way, you will be able to understand the lessons more easily and effectively, and the concepts will be easier to comprehend.

The time span for this course is of 5 days in all. This course is taught through old-school classrooms as a teaching site. However, virtual classrooms are also common.

This program is based on 5 different modules which deal with telepresence, Business Video, Collaboration as well as technologies of digital media provided by Cisco.


A cause of great concern by experts and trainees is that the Cisco Collaboration Certifications do not hold validity for an indefinite period of time. The validity timeframe of each CCNA Collaboration Certification is of 3 years only. This is why it becomes necessary to go for recertification every three years so that your certification does not expire. Renewal of your certification can be done in several ways. Following are the methods of renewal:

·         Renew your certification by passing a valid Associate exam as well as ICND1.

·         You can pass a valid 300 or 642 Professional examination.

·         You could clear the valid Specialist exam 642. Bear in mind that some of the Specialist examinations are not applicable to the process of rectification.

·         You can clear either a valid written examination of CCDE or CCIE.

·         You can pass a valid practical examination of CCDE

·         You can clear the interview as well as review phases of the CCAr


Keeping in mind the trend of organizations rapidly taking to new technologies, it is predicted by experts that Collaboration professionals are soon to be in great demand. This certification enables you to assist your organization effectively to collaborate with its vendors and customers smoothly. Upon completing this certification, you can facilitate your organization to earn more revenue, reduce costs and manage expenditures in various areas in a better way. 

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