The New CCNP Voice Will Replace CCVP

December 13, 2010 by · Comments Off on The New CCNP Voice Will Replace CCVP
Filed under: CCNP Voice, CCVP 

Effective October 19th, 2010, Cisco announced upgrades to the Cisco Voice Certification Track.  These upgrades force the candidate to test on the enhancements being made to the convergence of data and voice on the network reflected in Unified Communications v8.0.

There was a refresh to the current CCNA Voice certification that confirms an individual has the skill set for job roles in the Cisco voice path to include Voice Administrator, Voice Technician, etc.  The refreshed version of the certification includes a course titled “Introducing Cisco Voice and Unified Administration (ICOMM) v8.0″ and the corresponding exam ICOMM #640-461.  This new exam will replace the previous IIUC #640-460 and CVOICE #642-436.  The last day to test using the previous exams is February 28, 2011.

A major revision was also to the professional level voice certification, CCVP.  Moving forward the certification’s new name will now be CCNP Voice.

The CCNP Voice curriculum will now cover:

  1. Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM)
  2. Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CUCME)
  3. Quality of Service (QoS)
  4. Cisco Unity Connection (CUC)
  5. Cisco Unity Express (CUE)
  6. Cisco Unified Presence (CUP)
  7. Cisco Unified Personal Communicator (CUPC)

There are 5 required exams to achieve this level of certification in the Cisco Voice Track.

  1. Exam 642 – 437 (formerly 642-436) CVOICE Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Voice over IP and QoS v8.0 (CVOICE v8.0
  2. Exam 642 – 447 (formerly 642-446) CIPT1 Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1 v8.0 (CIPT1 v8.0)
  3. Exam 642 – 457 (formerly 642-456) CIPT2 Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 2 v8.0 (CIPT2 v8.0)
  4. Exam 642 – 427 (formerly 642-426) TVOICE Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communications v8.0 (TVOICE v8.0)
  5. Exam 642 – 467 (formerly 642-642) CAPPS Integrating Cisco Unified Communications Applications v8.0 (CAPPS v8.0)

The last day to test using the previous exams is February 28, 2011. Learn more.

CCNP Voice Certification

December 13, 2010 by · Comments Off on CCNP Voice Certification
Filed under: CCNP Voice, Cisco 

The Cisco Certified Network Professional for Voice (CCNP Voice) certification validates advanced knowledge and skills required by Network Engineers in order to determine the right technology and solutions in order to architect secure Cisco Unified Communications networks. With a CCNP Voice certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to implement and manage network infrastructures to provide unified communications services. The CCNP Voice curriculum emphasizes Cisco Router IOS and Catalyst Switch UC features as well as techniques to optimize these technologies in a single, integrated network UC solution. In addition, CCNP Voice leverages the CCNA Voice certification as a prerequisite.

Important information regarding CCNP Voice

On October 19, 2010, Learning@Cisco announced the evolution of the CCVP certification, renaming it CCNP Voice. The new CCNP Voice certification reflects alignment to Cisco’s Unified Communications and Collaboration v8.0 solutions portfolio and aligns it with the latest courses and exams.

CCNP Voice Prerequisites

CCNA Voice or any CCIE Certification can act as a pre-requisite. 

CCNP Voice Exams & Recommended Training

  1. 642-437 Implementing Cisco Voice Communications and QoS (Cvoice v8.0)
  2. 642-447 Implementing Cisco Unified Communications, Part 1 (CIPT1 v8.0)
  3. 642-457 Implementing Cisco Unified Communications, Part 2 (CIPT2 v8.0)
  4. 642-427 Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communications (Tvoice v8.0)
  5. 642-467 Integrating Cisco Unified Communications Applications (CAPPS v8.0)

CCNP Voice Recertification

Cisco professional level certifications (CCNP, CCNP Wireless, CCNP Security, CCDP, CCSP, CCNP Voice, and CCIP) are valid for three years. To recertify, pass any 642 exam that is part of the professional level curriculum or any CCIE/CCDE written exam before the certification expiration date.