Cisco announced changes to its voice certification track, offering new options for students pursuing a CCNA Voice Certification. On June 24, 2009, two paths will be available for students working toward this certification.
CCNA Voice validates associate-level knowledge and skills required to administer a voice network. CCNA Voice certification validates a network professional’s skills required to perform baseline installation, operation and maintenance of Cisco VoIP solutions. The CCNA Voice curriculum includes VoIP technologies such as Internet Protocol PBX, IP telephony, handset, call control and voicemail solutions.
Candidates also have access to the Cisco Unified Communications architecture and design covering mobility, presence and Cisco TelePresenceTM applications.
CCNA Voice certification enterprise option: Passing the CVOICE 6.0 exam
The enterprise option assesses skills and knowledge related to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager 6.0 solution. This solution is typically employed by large organizations such as governments, enterprises and academic institutions. These IP telephony systems can scale up to 50,000 users or more. By following this path, students will have already completed one exam toward a CCVP certification when they receive their CCNA Voice certification.