Course Overview

Achieving CCNP Collaboration certification proves your skills with collaboration solutions. To earn CCNP Collaboration certification, you pass two exams: one that covers core collaboration technologies and one collaboration concentration exam of your choice, so you can customize your certification to your technical area of focus.

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Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for CCNP Collaboration, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

CCNP candidates often also have three to five years of experience implementing collaboration solutions.

Core Exam: Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (350-801 CLCOR)

The Implementing Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR) v1.0 course helps you prepare for the Cisco® CCNP® Collaboration and CCIE® Collaboration certifications, and advanced-level roles focused on implementation and operation of Cisco collaboration solutions.

  • Describe the Cisco Collaboration solutions architecture
  • Compare the IP Phone signaling protocols of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), H323, Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP), and Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP)
  • Integrate and troubleshoot Cisco Unified Communications Manager with LDAP for user synchronization and user authentication
  • Implement Cisco Unified Communications Manager provisioning features
  • Describe the different codecs and how they are used to transform analogue voice into digital streams
  • Describe a dial plan, and explain call routing in Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Implement Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) access using MGCP gateways
  • Implement a Cisco gateway for PSTN access
  • Configure calling privileges in Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Implement toll fraud prevention
  • Implement globalized call routing within a Cisco Unified Communications Manager cluster
  • Implement and troubleshoot media resources in Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Describe Cisco Instant Messaging and Presence, including call flows and protocols
  • Describe and configure endpoints and commonly required features
  • Configure and troubleshoot Cisco Unity Connection integration
  • Configure and troubleshoot Cisco Unity Connection call handlers
  • Describe how Mobile Remote Access (MRA) is used to allow endpoints to work from outside the company
  • Analyze traffic patterns and quality issues in converged IP networks supporting voice, video, and data traffic
  • Define QoS and its models
  • Implement classification and marking
  • Configure classification and marking options on Cisco Catalyst® switches
  • Working knowledge of fundamental terms of computer networking, including LANs, WANs, switching, and routing
  • Basics of digital interfaces, Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTNs), and Voice over IP (VoIP)
  • Fundamental knowledge of converged voice and data networks and Cisco Unified Communications Manager deployment
  • Describing the Cisco Collaboration Solutions Architecture
  • Exploring Call Signaling over IP Networks Bullet
  • Integrating Cisco Unified Communications Manager LDAP
  • Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager Provisioning Features
  • Exploring Codecs
  • Describing Dial Plans and Endpoint Addressing
  • Implementing MGCP Gateways
  • Implementing Voice Gateways
  • Configuring Calling Privileges in Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Implementing Toll Fraud Prevention
  • Implementing Globalized Call Routing
  • Describing Cisco Instant Messaging and Presence
  • Enabling Cisco Jabber®
  • Configuring Cisco Unity Connection Integration
  • Analyzing Quality Issues in Converged Networks
  • Defining QoS and QoS Models
  • Implementing Classification and Marking
  • Configuring Classification and Marking on Cisco Catalyst Switches
  • Using Certificates
  • Configure IP Network Protocols
  • Configure and Troubleshoot Collaboration Endpoints
  • Troubleshoot Calling Issues
  • Configure and Troubleshoot LDAP Integration in Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Deploy an IP Phone Through Auto and Manual Registration
  • Configure Self-Provisioning
  • Configure Batch Provisioning
  • Explore the Cisco VoIP Bandwidth Calculator
  • Configure Regions and Locations
  • Implement Endpoint Addressing and Call Routing
  • Implement PSTN Calling Using MGCP Gateways
  • Configure and Troubleshoot Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Primary Rate Interface (PRI)
  • Examine Cisco IOS Gateway Inbound and Outbound Dial-Peer Functions
  • Implement and Troubleshoot Digit Manipulation on a Cisco IOS Gateway
  • Configure Calling Privileges
  • Implement Toll Fraud Prevention on Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM)
  • Implement Globalized Call Routing
  • Deploy an On-Premise Cisco Jabber Client for Windows
  • Examine the Integration between Unity Connection and CUCM
  • Manage Unity Connection Users
  • Enterprise Application Integration (EAI): Configure QoS

Concentration Exams

Concentration exams focus on emerging and industry-specific topics. You can prepare for concentration exams by taking their corresponding Cisco training courses.

The Implementing Cisco Collaboration Applications (CLICA) v1.0 course provides you with the knowledge and skills to streamline communication procedures, strengthen compliance measures, and enhance your communication systems and devices with knowledge about Single Sign-On (SSO), Cisco® Unified IM and Presence, Cisco Unity® Connection and Cisco Unity Express.

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Configure Cisco Unity Connection integration
  • Configure and troubleshoot Cisco Unity Connection and Cisco Unity Connection call handlers
  • Configure and troubleshoot Cisco Unity Express
  • Describe SSO for Cisco Unified Communications applications
  • Describe how Cisco Jabber® and Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence are integrated with other Cisco or third-party applications
  • Customize the Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence and Cisco Jabber functionality
  • Configure and troubleshoot chat rooms and message archiving
  • Troubleshoot Cisco Jabber and Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence
  • Integrate Cisco Unified Attendant Console Advanced with Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence server
  • Configure call recording and monitoring

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Basic understanding of networking technologies
  • Basic understanding of voice and video
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager experience including single site dial plan, single Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) gateway, and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunks

The following Cisco courses can help you gain the knowledge you need to prepare for this course:

  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR)
  • Understanding Cisco Collaboration Foundations (CLFNDU)

Outline

  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Cisco Unity Connection Integration
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Cisco Unity Connection Call Handlers
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Unity Connection
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Cisco Unity Express
  • Configuring Single Sign-On (SSO) for Cisco Unified Communications Applications
  • Integrating Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence and Cisco Jabber
  • Customizing Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence and Cisco Jabber Functionality
  • Configuring Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service Compliance and Message Archiving
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service
  • Integrating Cisco Unified Attendant Console Advanced
  • Implementing Call Recording and Monitoring

Lab outline

  • Integrate and Set Up Cisco Unity Connection
  • Configure Cisco Unity Connection Call Handlers
  • Implement Toll Fraud Prevention
  • Troubleshoot Cisco Unity Connection Call Handlers
  • Troubleshoot Cisco Unity Connection
  • Configure Cisco Unity Express
  • Troubleshoot Cisco Unity Express
  • Configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence High Availability
  • Implement Cisco Jabber
  • Configure Centralized Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence
  • Configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service Functionality
  • Enable Message Archiving and Chat Rooms
  • Troubleshoot the Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence Database Connection
  • Troubleshoot Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence High Availability
  • Troubleshoot Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service
  • Integrate Cisco Unified Attendant Console Advanced
  • Implement Call Recording and Monitoring Using a Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)-based Solution
  • Implement Cisco Unified Communications Manager Call Recording and Monitoring

The Implementing Cisco Advanced Call Control and Mobility Services (CLACCM) v1.0 course covers advanced call control and mobility services. You will learn how to use Cisco® Unified Communications Manager features to consolidate your communications infrastructure into a scalable, portable, and secure collaboration solution.

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Analyze and troubleshoot SIP, H.323, and media protocols
  • Implement time-of-day routing, call park, call pickup, and meet-me conferences in Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Implement call coverage in Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Configure and troubleshoot Cisco Unified Communications Manager Device Mobility
  • Configure and troubleshoot Cisco Unified Communications Manager Extension Mobility
  • Configure and troubleshoot Cisco Unified Communications Manager Unified Mobility
  • Implement Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express for SIP phones
  • Implement globalized call routing within and between Cisco Unified Communications Manager clusters
  • Implement Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) fallback and Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) in Cisco Unified Communications Manager and in Cisco IOS® XE gateways
  • Implement Call Admission Control and Automated Alternate Routing (AAR) in Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Implement URI calling in Cisco Unified Communications Manager for calls within a cluster and between clusters
  • Troubleshoot multisite Cisco Unified Communications Manager deployments
  • Implement Intercluster Lookup Service (ILS) between Cisco Unified Communications Manager clusters and enable General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Configure and troubleshoot Cisco Unified Border Element

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Internet web browser usability knowledge and general computer usage
  • Basic understanding of networking technologies
  • Basic understanding of voice and video
  • Describe the different codecs and how they are used to transform analogue voice into digital streams
  • Knowledge of Cisco Internetworking Operation System (Cisco IOS XE) command line
  • Describe the Cisco Collaboration solutions architecture
  • Define collaboration and describe the main purpose of key devices in a Cisco collaboration on-premises deployment model
  • Configure and modify required parameters in Cisco Unified CM including service activation, enterprise parameters, CM groups, time settings, and device pool
  • Deploy and troubleshoot IP phones via manual configuration within Cisco Unified CM
  • Describe and configure endpoints and commonly required features
  • Compare the IP Phone signaling protocols of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), H.323, Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP), and Skinny Call Control Protocol (SCCP)
  • Analyze traffic patterns and quality issues in converged IP networks supporting voice, video, and data traffic
  • Define Quality of Service (QoS) and its models
  • Describe the call setup and teardown process for a SIP device including codec negotiation using Session Description Protocol (SDP) and media channel setup
  • Manage Cisco Unified CM user accounts (local and via Lightweight Directory Access Protocol [LDAP])
  • Describe a dial plan and explain call routing in Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Configure dial plan elements within a single site Cisco Unified CM deployment including Route Groups, Local Route Group, Route Lists, Route Patterns, Translation Patterns, Transformations, SIP Trunks, and SIP Route Patterns
  • Implement basic globalized call routing within a Cisco Unified Communications Manager cluster
  • Configure calling privileges in Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Implement toll fraud prevention
  • Implement common endpoint features including call park, softkeys, shared lines, and pickup groups
  • Implement Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) access using Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) gateways
  • Implement a Cisco gateway for PSTN access
  • Deploy a simple SIP dial plan on a Cisco Interrupt Service Routine (ISR) gateway to enable access to the PSTN network
  • Implement and troubleshoot media resources in Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Manage Cisco Unified CM access to media resources available within Cisco Unified CM and Cisco ISR gateways
  • Describe tools for reporting and maintenance including Unified Reports, Real Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT), Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), and Call Detail Records (CDRs) within Cisco Unified CM

The following Cisco courses can help you gain the knowledge you need to prepare for this course:

  • Understanding Cisco Collaboration Foundations (CLFNDU)
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR)

Outline

  • Analyzing and Troubleshooting Signaling and Media Protocols
  • Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager Supplemental Services
  • Implementing Call Coverage in Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communications Manager Device Mobility
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communications Manager Extension Mobility
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Cisco Unified CM Unified Mobility
  • Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express
  • Implementing Globalized Call Routing
  • Implementing Remote Site Survivability
  • Implementing Call Admission Control in Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Implementing URI Calling in Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Troubleshooting Multisite Cisco Unified Communications Manager Deployments
  • Examining Global Dial Plan Replication
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Border Element

Lab outline

  • Analyze SIP, H.323, and Media Protocols
  • Troubleshoot SIP and Media Protocols
  • Implement Cisco Unified Communications Manager Supplemental Services
  • Implement Call Hunting and Call Queueing in Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Configure Device Mobility
  • Troubleshoot Cisco Unified Communications Manager Device Mobility
  • Configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager Extension Mobility
  • Troubleshoot Cisco Unified Communications Manager Extension Mobility
  • Configure Cisco Unified Mobility
  • Troubleshoot Cisco Unified Mobility
  • Implement Endpoints in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express
  • Implement Endpoint Addressing and Call Routing in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express
  • Implement Calling Privileges in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express
  • Implement Hunt Groups, Call Park, and Paging in Cisco United Communications Manager Express
  • Implement Globalized Call Routing
  • Implement TEHO, PSTN Backup, and CoS in a Globalized Call-Routing Deployment
  • Implement MGCP Fallback and Survivable Remote Site Telephony
  • Implement Call Admission Control
  • Implement a URI-Based Dial Plan for Multisite Deployments
  • Troubleshoot Globalized Call Routing
  • Troubleshoot Call Admission Control
  • Implement Global Dial Plan Replication
  • Implement Cisco Unified Border Element
  • Troubleshoot Cisco Unified Border Element

The Implementing Cisco Collaboration Cloud and Edge Solutions (CLCEI) v1.0 course provides you with knowledge about Cisco® Expressway Series solutions enabling business-to-business (B2B) calls, Cisco Mobile, remote access, authentication options, and additional Cisco Expressway Series features.

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Configure and troubleshoot Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Expressway Series integration
  • Describe the Cisco Expressway-C additional features
  • Configure and troubleshoot Cisco Collaboration solutions for B2B calls
  • Describe how to secure B2B communication with Cisco Expressway Series
  • Describe the Mobile and Remote Access (MRA) feature
  • Describe the Cisco Expressway MRA security and integration options, including integration with Cisco Unity® Connection and Cisco Instant Messaging and Presence (IM&P)
  • Configure Cisco Webex® Hybrid Services

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding of networking technologies
  • Understanding voice and video
  • Knowledge of Cisco collaboration core technologies
  • Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) signaling protocol fundamentals
  • Collaboration call control fundamentals of Cisco Unified Communications Manager

The following Cisco courses can help you gain the knowledge you need to prepare for this course:

  • Understanding Cisco Collaboration Foundations (CLFNDU)
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR)

Outline

  • Configuring and Troubleshooting the Cisco Expressway Series
  • Configuring Cisco Expressway Additional Features
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Expressway Series
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Cisco Collaboration Solutions for Business-to-Business
  • Securing Business-to-Business Communication
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Mobile and Remote Access
  • Integrating and Securing Mobile and Remote Access
  • Configuring Cisco Webex Hybrid Services

Lab outline

  • Deploy Virtualized Cisco Expressway
  • Perform the Initial Cisco Expressway Series Configuration
  • Register Endpoints on Cisco Expressway Series
  • Call Search History and Registration
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Configure Cisco Expressway Series Bandwidth Management and Registration Restrictions
  • Troubleshoot Cisco Expressway Series Endpoint Registration and Local Dial Plan
  • Configure Cisco Expressway Series Security Features
  • Configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager to Connect with Cisco Expressway-C
  • Troubleshoot Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Expressway Series Integration
  • Configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Expressway Series Integration (Practice Activity)
  • Implement a B2B Cisco Collaboration Solution
  • Troubleshoot B2B Calls on the Cisco Expressway Series
  • Troubleshoot B2B Calls on the Cisco Expressway Series (practice activity)
  • Secure a B2B Cisco Collaboration Communication
  • Configure MRA on the Cisco Expressway Series
  • Troubleshoot MRA on the Cisco Expressway Series
  • Configure MRA with Additional Application Integrations
  • Prepare for Cisco Webex Teams Integration
  • Configure Cisco Webex Hybrid Services

The Implementing Automation for Cisco Collaboration Solutions (CLAUI) v1.0 course teaches you how to implement Cisco® Collaboration automated, programmable solutions for voice, video, collaboration, and conferencing on-premises or in the cloud.

 

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Examine API and automation capabilities and concepts for Cisco Unified Communication Manager
  • Examine API and automation capabilities and concepts for Cisco Unity Connection
  • Examine API and automation capabilities and concepts for Cisco Finesse
  • Examine Experience API (xAPI) and automation capabilities and concepts for Cisco Collaboration endpoints
  • Examine API and automation capabilities and concepts for Cisco Webex Teams
  • Examine API and automation capabilities and concepts for Cisco Webex Meetings

Prerequisites

Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Basic knowledge of Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and REST APIs
  • Basic programming and scripting skills in Python
  • Intermediate knowledge in managing and configuring three or more of the following Cisco Collaboration offerings:
    • Cisco Unified Communications Manager
    • Cisco IP Phones
    • Cisco Finesse
    • Cisco Webex Devices (Collaboration and Video Endpoints)
    • Cisco Webex Teams

The following Cisco courses can help you gain the knowledge you need to prepare for this course:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA®)
  • Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU)
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR)
  • Understanding Cisco Collaboration Foundations (CLFNDU)
  • Programming Use Cases for Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNAPUC)
  • Introducing Cisco Network Programmability (NPICNP)

Outline

  • Automating Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  • Automating Cisco Unity Connection
  • Automating Cisco Finesse
  • Examining Cisco Collaboration Endpoint Automation
  • Examining Cisco Cloud Collaboration Automation
  • Examining Cisco Conferencing Automation

Lab outline

  • Configure the Initial Collaboration Lab Environment
  • Verify Phone Details
  • Configure Phone Line Label
  • Configure User Pin
  • Configure System Forward No Answer Timer
  • Configure Route Plan Report
  • Deploy Basic SQL Query
  • Deploy Advanced SQL Query
  • Configure an Alternate Extension in Cisco Unity Connection
  • Configure Voicemail Pin
  • Verify Agent Settings
  • Deploy Gadget
  • Deploy Modify Call Via Video Codec
  • Configure System Name and Branding
  • Deploy and Monitor Video Call
  • Configure Custom Control Panel
  • Deploy Macro
  • Verify Cisco Webex Organization and License Information
  • Configure New Cisco Webex Teams Room
  • Deploy Interactive Bot
  • Deploy Widget
  • Configure Cisco Webex Meetings User
  • Configure and Record Cisco Webex Meeting
  • Verify System Status
  • Configure Host Access on Cisco Meeting Server Spaces

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