As the world enters its third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to take a moment and reflect on the lessons learned these past two years. Just like any life-changing event, the pandemic brought us loss and pain. It spotlighted the inequities—the imperfections—that exist in our society. But, at the same time, it pushed the human mind to adapt, adopt, and define the new normal. Necessity led to disruptive innovation, and it made us rethink and reimagine how we experience life and work.

One thing that the pandemic changed dramatically is the workplace. Hybrid work is a key theme that will continue to positively reshape the future of work. Offering employees greater flexibility in balancing their personal and professional lives will be a significant factor in measuring employee productivity and workplace satisfaction. In the era of the Great Resignation, hybrid and remote work are considered table stakes to current and future employees. With these changes in the workforce, companies are having to adapt and make way for digital transformation by creating agile work experiences that help attract and retain the best talent. Companies today need the right collaboration tools to support the new, flexible work styles.

Why Collaboration

Cisco Collaboration technologies are fueling the next generation of hybrid and remote work. Our Collaboration strategy takes a Human-Centered Approach to the Future of Work. It puts people at the center to connect and enable work styles, workspaces, and workflows. The goal is to create seamless employee engagement and deliver secure, compelling, inclusive work experiences.

As the ways we connect (and stay connected) continue to evolve, organizations will proactively seek collaboration pros who can design, implement, deploy, and maintain the solutions businesses need. Cisco Collaboration training and certifications is an exciting path to help you get started on your journey towards becoming a collaboration engineer.

Collaboration skills for the hybrid future

Cisco offers its certified professionals a path of ongoing career growth, supported by the tools and reputation that ensure their Collaboration journey remains successful. The Cisco Certified Collaboration Professional certification, also known as Cisco’s CCNP Collaboration certification, is a job-focused program for collaboration and network engineers who aspire to improve their skills in designing, configuring, deploying, and troubleshooting collaboration and communications devices, networks, and applications. With the move to the cloud and the increasingly expanding need to bring hybrid options to the enterprise ecosystem, the role and responsibilities of collaboration engineers are more versatile than ever. The certifications are an opportunity to validate one’s skills at a level and rigor recognized by HR organizations around the globe.

The CCNP Collaboration certification gives candidates a proven edge in the job market, establishing their credibility to successfully evaluate and manage a company’s collaboration solutions. Cisco Collaboration certifications are available at two levels; Professional (CCNP) and Expert (CCIE),  which allow learners to progress and branch out in their careers. At the Professional level, the CCNP Collaboration certification track offers a variety of concentrations that identify certification holders’ skills in specific technologies and specializations.

Get started with Collaboration

The network needs collaboration professionals, and you can be one of them. Take the next step towards building your career in collaboration now:

  • If you’re interested in a CCNP or CCIE Collaboration certification, take this free practice quiz to evaluate your current knowledge of collaboration technologies. The questions mimic the Cisco Collaboration core exam material and can help you determine your current skill level.
  • Build your collaboration skills with Cisco Digital Learning. Get started with a free trial to explore the complete library of content, including access to all of our online training and resources.
  • When you’re ready to start preparing for a Collaboration certification, check out this discounted training+exam Collaboration Bundle.
  • Visit the Collaboration Certifications Community, the place where you can ask questions and connect with others as you prepare for your certification exams.

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Sadhika Salariya

Product Manager, Collaboration

Learning & Certifications