Are you an expert in providing VoIP solutions in a certain enterprise? If yes, then you can consider on getting a certification for Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) in Voice. If you happen to know the process of installing, configuring and maintaining Voice solutions over an IP network and you are in a way good at it, CCIE Voice track is just right for you. There are no formal prerequisites such as professional or associate certifications or training courses for this CCIE certification. All you have to do is first pass a written exam and then a lab exam, after which you can already consider yourself as a CCIE certified professional.
The CCIE Voice written exam is made up of 100 multiple choice questions that should be completed in two hours. The exam covers applications and technologies that comprise a Cisco Enterprise VoIP solution. It usually costs around US $300 and may vary depending on your location. Exam results are available immediately after you have completed the exam. Once you have successfully passed the written exam, bear in mind that you should be taking the lab exam within 18 months. Or else, you have to start from scratch as written exam scores expire after 18 months.
On the other hand, the CCIE Voice lab exam is an 8-hour test that will measure your ability to get a VoIP solution up and running within specified time constraints. You are the one in charge in configuring pre-installed applications to satisfy certain requirements to pass the lab exam. The lab exam may cost you about US $1,400 and is offered on certain Cisco locations in Brussels, Tokyo and Sydney.