Collaboration powers the Hybrid Future

Spurred by rapid changes to traditional workplace and employee ecosystems, organizations are looking for IT solutions to improve their business processes, enable remote work, and boost employee productivity. Cisco Collaboration Training and Certifications let employers know that you have the skills needed to address their biggest challenges, now and into the future.

New directions in Collaboration

Collaboration certifications are designed to meet the challenges of today, from enabling secure remote work to building infrastructure that can handle a worldwide customer base.

And in addition to earning a future-forward certification, you'll be recognized for your accomplishments along the way and earn Cisco Specialist certifications in your area of expertise.


of the workforce expects to be working from home at least 8 days a month1


of companies can provide better work environments with intelligent workplace technology2


average collaboration engineer annual salary in US3


Learning a new skill or earning a certification can result in a raise upwards of $12,000 a year4

The network needs collaboration professionals

The hybrid-future isn’t grown, it’s built. What does this mean? The rapid adoption of IoT, cloud and network programmability, coupled with the pressure to enable business continuity in a hybrid work world, calls for IT professionals who can connect a multitude of devices with different access points— seamlessly and securely. Collaboration professionals lead the way and use their expertise to build and maintain the robust networks that connect us all.

Collaboration job roles

Collaboration certifications are your invitation to a field of various and diverse roles, at many levels of experience.

Collaboration Solutions Engineer

  • Job title: Collaboration Solutions Engineer
  • Responsibilities: Implement, delivery, support of Cisco Collaboration solutions
  • Typical experience: 3 to 5 years
  • Qualifying certifications: CCNA, CCNP Collaboration, and CCIE Collaboration
  • Reports to: Senior-level collaboration engineers or solutions architects

Infrastructure Engineer: Collaboration

  • Job title: Infrastructure Engineer: Collaboration
  • Responsibilities: Create network infrastructure designs, configurations, standards and documentation to effectively deliver network solutions
  • Typical experience: 5 to 8 years
  • Qualifying certifications: CCNP Collaboration and CCIE Collaboration
  • Reports to: Senior Manager or Director of IT

Sr. Solutions Architect: Collaboration

  • Job title: Sr. Solutions Architect: Collaboration
  • Responsibilities: Deep domain knowledge across multiple technical architectures, define collaboration architectures and delivery strategies
  • Typical experience: 5 to 10 years
  • Qualifying certifications: CCNP Collaboration and CCIE Collaboration
  • Reports to: Head of Architecture or CIO

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Lead now and build for the future

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