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CCNA Collaboration certification: a list of Frequently Asked Questions

17th February 2015
by Marjolein Marinissen

Today Cisco introduces the CCNA Collaboration certification, wherein voice and video are integrated. The CCNA Voice and CCNA Video certifications will cease to apply.

But what if you are preparing for one of those revoked certifications at this moment? Or if you are already in possession of (one of) these certifications? Is there an simple way to transfer to CCNA Collaboration? And how do you obtain that certification?

In this blog post I will explain what you need to do to obtain the CCNA Collaboration certification and what options are available to everyone who (almost) possesses the CCNA Voice and/or CCNA Video certification.

How do you obtain the CCNA Collaboration certification?

To obtain the CCNA Collaboration certification 2 exams need to be taken successfully:

What previous knowledge is required for the CCNA Collaboration certification?

There is no official previous knowledge required for CCNA Collaboration. Cisco does however advise an amount of 1 to 3 years previous experience with working in a unified communications, voice, video and/or collaboration network environment.

In what order do you take the CCNA Collaboration courses?

It is advised to follow the CICD training first, that will provide a base in the area of video solutions, and to start with the CIVND1 and CIVND2 training subsequently.

You are preparing for the CCNA Voice certification at this moment. This certification will cease to apply. What options do you have?

You have 2 options:

1. You take the 640-461 ICOMM exam successfully before August 14, 2015 and will therefore obtain the CCNA Voice certification.
This CCNA Voice certification will stay valid for 3 years. But take into account the previous knowledge: to obtain the CCNA Voice certification you will need to possess a valid CCENT certification.

2. You are preparing for the CCNA Collaboration certification.
To obtain the CCNA Collaboration certification 2 exams need to be taken successfully:

You have an exemption from the 210-060 CICD exam if you have already passed the 640-461 ICOMM exam. In that case you only have to take the 210-065 CIVND exam successfully.

You are CCNA Voice certificated and want to obtain the CCNA Collaboration certification. What do you need to do?

To obtain the CCNA Collaboration certification 2 exams need to be taken successfully:

You have an exemption from the 210-060 CICD exam if you are already CCNA Voice certificated by passing the 640-461 ICOMM exam. In that case you only have to take the 210-065 CIVND exam successfully.

The courses Implementing Cisco Video Network Devices, Part 1 (CIVND1 – web based) and Implementing Cisco Video Network Devices, Part 2 (CIVND2 – classical) are preparations for the 210-065 CIVND-exam.

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When does your CCNA Voice certification expire?

Your CCNA Voice certification is valid for 3 years and will stay valid for 3 years. The CCNA Voice certification can no longer be obtained after August 15, 2015, but already obtained certifications will stay valid.

You are preparing for the CCNA Video certification at this moment. This certification will cease to apply. What options do you have?

You have 2 options:

1. You take the 640-461 ICOMM exam successfully before August 14, 2015 and will therefore obtain the CCNA Video certification. This CCNA Video certification will stay valid for 3 years.

2. You are preparing for the CCNA Collaboration certification.
To obtain the CCNA Collaboration certification 2 exams need to be taken successfully:

You have an exemption from the 210-060 CICD exam if you have already passed the 640-461 ICOMM exam.

You have an exemption from the 210-065 CIVND-exam if you have already passed the 200-001 VIVND- exam.

You are CCNA Video certificated and want to obtain the CCNA Collaboration certification. What do you need to do?

If you are CCNA Video certificated and have passed the 640-461 ICOMM and 200-001 VIVND you will not need to take any additional exams. You are exempted from both CCNA Collaboration exams and fulfill all requirements.

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When does your CCNA Video certification expire?

Your CCNA Video certification is valid for 3 years and will stay valid for 3 years. The CCNA Video certification can no longer be obtained after August 15, 2015, but already obtained certifications will stay valid.

Can’t find your question in this blog post?

Do you have another question that you can’t find in the above? Please let me know. I will be happy to help! Frequently asked questions about the CCNP Collaboration certification, ánd the answers to them can be found here.

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One Response to “CCNA Collaboration certification: a list of Frequently Asked Questions”

  1. avatar ASIT says:

    Very nice blog . Gives very precise information about CCNA Certification. Love to read more from you .

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