Cisco, the world’s leading company working in the corporate communications field, usually produces equipment and develops software components. It is the certified partner companies who deals with integration design, installation, and support. These companies are capable of maintaining corporate grade equipment according to standards and certified by Cisco.
There are several levels of the Cisco certification, from simple tests for beginners to advanced exams for experienced professionals. DEKOM, a partner company for Cisco since 2012, has passed the CCNP Collaboration certification for skilled specialists engaged in complex and difficult projects.
What is this certification? Why is it necessary for integrators? Why should customers check if the integrator has passed it?
According to Linkedin, only 12 855 people in the world have the CCNP Collaboration certification. Compared to 727 911 certified network engineers, the figure seems to be not-that-great. Almost every engineer works with Cisco, but only 1% of specialists worldwide are qualified enough to be able to obtain a CCNP Collaboration certificate.
CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) Collaboration certification consists of a test designed specifically for the experienced engineers, who are able to design, develop, integrate, and support complex telecommunication systems powered by Cisco software and hardware.
In order to pass this test successfully, the candidate is expected to have been working with communication networks, collaboration systems, and audio- and videoconferencing hardware sets for 5 to 7 years. A candidate without such expertise will most likely fail the following 4 stages of examination:
Implementing Cisco IP Telephony and Video, Part 1
Implementing Cisco IP Telephony and Video, Part 2
Troubleshooting Cisco IP Telephony and Video
Implementing Cisco Collaboration Applications
In addition to that, the basic level of the CCNA Certification is required for the candidate in order to be allowed to attempt CCNP.
‘Obtaining the CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) certification has been a logical step for DEKOM in Ukraine. We have the experience of implementing large-scale projects in the corporate communications field, we are trusted by the country’s biggest companies as well as by the state departments. Time to officially confirm our qualification before our worldwide partners.
Many specialists fail their first, second, and even third attempts. We succeeded the very first time, though. We made an application, prepared, demonstrated our knowledge and experience, and obtained the certification. There’s no secret here, of course,’ says Denis Shapovalenko, managing director at DEKOM Ukraine.
At the same time, Cisco CCNP Collaboration certificate can serve as a sure sign and guarantee of quality to those companies which are looking for a qualified integrator.
Cisco usually certifies its partners quite exactingly, and if a company passes this test, this means that you can be sure that the project will be carried out most professionally and according to worldwide standards.