CCNA Voice Paths

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Aug 10th, 2009

I am completely new to Voice. I want to do CCVP certification. From the Cisco website I came to know that a valid CCNA is the pre requisite for CCNA Voice. I have already passed CCNA 640-802 exams. Does that satisfy the condition? Or is there some other version of CCNA needs to be passed.

Second question is there are two paths to CCNA voice. Path one is 642-436 CVOICE 6.0 which also part of CCVP and path two is 640-460 IIUC. For someone new to Voice, which CCNA path should be selected?

If I select 642-436 CVOICE path to complete my CCNA Voice, which is also a part of CCVP which makes me to pass 5 papers to complete CCVP. So is it advisable to go for ( 642-436 CVOICE, 642-446 CIPT1 , 642-642 QoS , 642-456 CIPT2 , 642-426 TUC ) which will make me CCNA Voice and CCVP. Or I should go for 640-460 IIUC to complete my CCNA voice and ( 642-436 CVOICE, 642-446 CIPT1 , 642-642 QoS , 642-456 CIPT2 , 642-426 TUC ) to complete CCVP ?

Third question is please suggest me best book for is 642-436 CVOICE 6.0 & 640-460 IIUC.

Sorry if I am confusing you. Please let me know if my question is not clear.

Thanks in advanced.



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Wilson Samuel Mon, 08/10/2009 - 10:01

Hi Vinay,

I believe you are already a CCNA (however please check your CCO Status).

I took the path of CVoice to become a CCNA-V (actually it didnt have then),so CVoice would be the best mate if you want to go ahead for CCVP.

For the CVoice Book, I used the Cisco Study Guide and Univercd (config guides) for the CVoice exam.

Regarding IIUC, why bother if you are going via the CVoice track.

HTH, please rate if it helps


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vsawant79 Mon, 08/10/2009 - 11:29

Hello Wilson,

I am CCNA as well as CCNP. I wanted to learn VOICE now.

The IIUC exam topic covers : This exam confirms basic IP telephony installation, configuration, and maintenance skills by testing a candidate's knowledge of implementing and configuring small- to medium sized IP Telephony solutions using Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express, Cisco Unity Express, and the UC500 Smart Business Communications System

So If I go with CVOICE path... Does that covers IIUC exam topics also? I will be starting from ABCD for Voice....

Please guide.

Also it will be great if you can suggest some Book for these exam with name of the Author so that I can purchase it

Thanks & Regards



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