Cisco Certified Architect

Cisco Certified Architect is the highest level of accreditation achievable within the Cisco Career Certification program. CCAr recognizes those who can effectively translate complex business strategies into infrastructure requirements and clearly communicate and advocate the proposed architecture.

About the Board Exam

The Cisco Certified Architect Board Exam requires qualified candidates to develop and defend a network architecture that can effectively support a given set of realistic business requirements. Candidates first submit an application summarizing their project experience and other qualifications and are interviewed by the Cisco-designated Architecture Board team members. Candidates shall not submit project experience related to any classified projects. Submission of classified project information will be cause for immediate disqualification. Once approved, candidates will be given an architecture challenge and will meet live with Board members to answer questions and defend their design. The board exam and associated documentation are administered in English. No translators are allowed.

Exam Availability

Board examinations are held one or two times a year, as demand requires. Due to the intensive evaluation process, only one or two candidates are accepted for each examination period. View the CCAr Certification Timeline for more information on exam availability.

Valid CCDE along with a thorough understanding of networking infrastructure principles.



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