One of the newest Cisco Certified Network Associate Voice certifications, the 640- 460 exam is great for IT professionals who have strong background in voice and telephony technology. This test has time duration of 90 minutes and there are about 60- 70 questions asked. The test can be taken in four languages i.e. English, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.
Through this exam, candidates are judged on their knowledge regarding the implementation and configuration of medium to small sized IP telephone solutions. The various technologies used in this regard are the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express, Cisco Unity Express and the UC500 Smart Business Communications System. The 640-460 exam also substantiates standard IP telephony installation, configuration and maintenance skills.
The 640-460 test syllabus includes 75 subjects in which a candidate has to prove his skills and knowledge. They must know how to interpret network diagrams, basics of routing and switching, TCP/IP and OSI working knowledge, IP addressing, networks comprising VLANs and Frame Relay Connections. Apart from the aforementioned topics, one must also be equipped with other information regarding troubleshooting, security and traffic management.
Cisco recommends the Implementing Cisco IOS Unified Communications (IIUC) version 1.0 to help in the training process for the 640-460 exam. This course has been certified by Cisco instructors and is offered by Cisco Learning Partners, who are the only authorized source for Cisco IT training.
Being confident about appearing for the exam with the skills one possesses is not enough and some sort of additional guidance is a must. Online training is offered and it is very helpful in getting the professional reacquainted with the subjects mentioned in the test’s syllabus.
This certification is a tremendous thrust for a professional’s career in the IT market. Those who have a certification in security, voice and wireless technology will hugely benefit from those who do not.