CCIE Collaboration Gear list

shodownshodown Member Posts: 2,271
[h=3]CCIE Collaboration Lab Equipment and Software List[/h]Passing the lab exam requires a depth of understanding difficult to obtain without hands-on experience. Early in your preparation you should arrange access to equipment similar to that used on the exam, and listed below:

Lab Equipment:
  • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) C460 Rack Server
  • Cisco 3925 Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2)
  • Cisco 2921 Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2)
  • ISR G2 Modules and Interface Cards
    • - 1-Port 3rd Gen Multiflex Trunk Voice/WAN Int. Cards - T1/E1
    • - Cisco High-Density Packet Voice Digital Signal Processor Modules (PVDM3)
    • - Cisco Service Ready Module 710 Service Module with Cisco Unity Express
    • - 4-port Cisco Gigabit EtherSwitch 10/100/1000BASE-TX autosensing EHWIC with POE
  • Cisco Catalyst 3750-X Series Switch
  • Cisco Unified IP Phones 7965 and 9971
  • Cisco Jabber for Windows
  • Cisco Jabber Video for Cisco Telepresence*
*In backbone, no candidate configuration required

Software Versions
Any major software release which has been generally available for six months is eligible for testing in the CCIE Voice Lab Exam.
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager 9.1
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express 9.1
  • Cisco Unified Contact Center Express 9.0
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence 9.1
  • Cisco Unity Connection 9.1
  • Cisco Unity Express 8.6
  • All routers use IOS version 15.2(4) M Train
  • Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series Switches uses 15.0(2) Main Train

Network Interfaces
  • Fast Ethernet
  • Frame Relay

Telephony Interfaces
  • T1/E1

They are using 15.2 IOS. Pretty much means that the 2800 series routers are worthless now. They are still putting SAF on the lab even though that is not going to be pushed as much. Still have PRI's. I don't see H323 Gatekeeper in there, but they still had CUBE, so I would suspect that gatekeeper can prob make an apperance. So far the changes are whats expected.
Currently Reading

CUCM SRND 9x/10, UCCX SRND 10x, QOS SRND, SIP Trunking Guide, anything contact center related


  • JackaceJackace Member Posts: 335
    I have not looked much at the Voice track, but based on the gear listed it appears that building a home lab will be pretty expensive and out of reach for a lot of people.
  • sieffsieff Member Posts: 276
    I have most of the gear for the CCIE Voice v3 exam, but having not taken the lab yet and the amount of study time it may be best to study and prepare for Feb CCIE-Collab exam. As far as acquiring gear for the new exam I'll likely have to stage clients new gear or use gear on a production network for studying.
    "The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept were toiling upward in the night." from the poem: The Ladder of St. Augustine, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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