Cisco Systems Inc. has added two certification and one learning course to its extensive education roster.

*The TelePresence Solutions Specialist certification focuses on the job-performance needs of a midcareer voice specialist or networking engineer who seeks to specialize in the planning, design, implementation and maintenance of Cisco TelePresence deployments, the company said in a news release. Tasks include assessing network paths for rich media, evaluating call-control design options and configuring interoperability functions. The CCNA certification is a prerequisite.

The TelePresence Installations Specialist certification focuses on the needs of an installation technician seeking to master the physical deployment and construction of single-screen Cisco TelePresence Systems (the 500, 1000, 1100 and 1300 series). Tasks include assessing room readiness, tuning cameras/microphones and installing high-definition screens. While there is no prerequisite certification, a working understanding of basic Internet-based device connections is highly recommended.

Information about courseware and exams is scheduled to be available in early 2010 at

The 360 Learning Program for CCIE Voice provides experienced network engineers with a program to build expert-level skills and to prepare for the Cisco CCIE Voice Lab Exam. Candidates should have already passed the CCIE Voice Written Exam before beginning this program.

*The new program is scheduled to be available through authorized learning partners on Dec. 7.