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Understanding Cisco Contact Center Foundations

This is a 1-day overview of the Cisco Packaged Contact Center Enterprise and Unified Contact Center Enterprise solutions based on version 12.5. Architectural overviews explore solution components,...

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$895 USD
Course Code CCEF-NTO
Duration 1 day
Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This is a 1-day overview of the Cisco Packaged Contact Center Enterprise and Unified Contact Center Enterprise solutions based on version 12.5. Architectural overviews explore solution components, sizing and deployment considerations and key functionality and features. The course is intended for a broad audience including Business Decision Makers, Account Managers, Systems Engineers, Administrators, Application Specialists and Deployment Engineers seeking to understand functional and business applications of the CCE solution. For technical audiences this course is the foundation for additional courses required to deploy, configure, support and troubleshoot Cisco CCE solutions.

Skills Gained

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Provide a high-level overview of the Cisco Contact Center portfolio
  • List the key components within the PCCE architecture and their functions
  • Describe how calls flow through PCCE using appropriate terms and naming conventions
  • Introduce the tools used in the Configuration, Scripting, Reporting and Support of a PCCE deployment
  • Identify advanced features available within the PCCE solution

Who Can Benefit

The target audience for this course is channel partners and field support personnel who are responsible for sales, implementation, or administration of a Cisco Unified Contact Center and VRU implementation in customer enterprise networks, specifically individuals filling these roles. Primary audiences:

  • Deployment Engineers
  • Technical Sales
  • Account and Project Managers


The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Basic knowledge of networking (Windows A/D, SQL) and components (servers, routers, switch) is helpful but not required
  • Working knowledge of Unified Communications Manager and Voice Gateways
  • Basic understanding of IP networks
  • The following Cisco learning offerings may help students meet these prerequisites:
  • Cisco CCNA Course
  • Cisco CLFNDU Course

Course Details

Section 1 Introduction to CCE

  • Contact Center Basics
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Cisco Contact Center Fundamentals
  • Cisco Contact Center Portfolio

Section 2 Functionality of PCCE Components

  • PSTN and Voice Gateways
  • Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE)
  • Cisco Unified SIP Proxy (CUSP)
  • VXML Gateway and Virtual Voice Browser (VVB)
  • Customer Voice Portal (CVP)
  • Intelligent Contact Manager (ICM)
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM)
  • Finesse Agent Desktop
  • PCCE Logical Call Flow

Section 3 Terms and Naming Conventions Used in CCE

  • CCE Access EnvironmentPeripheralsRouting ClientsRoute Requests
  • CCE Routing ConfigurationMedia Routing DomainsDialed NumbersCall Types
  • CCE Scripting BasicsScripts and Script SchedulingSkill Targets
  • CCE Target Verification and SelectionAgent Targeting RuleLabels
  • CCE TargetsSkill GroupsPrecision QueuesAgents

Section 4 Access Tools Available in CCE

  • SPOG (Single Pane of Glass)
  • Configuration Manager
  • Script Editor
  • CUCM Web Administration
  • Call Studio Application
  • Gateway Access

Section 5 Discovering CCE Features Beyond Default

  • Agent ManagementAgent GreetingWhisperSilent Monitoring
  • Agent EfficiencyMobile AgentExtension MobilitySingle Sign-on
  • Customer SatisfactionCourtesy Call BackPost Call Survey
  • Advanced FeaturesAgent RequestEnterprise Chat and EmailOutbound OptionTask RoutingVideo Contact Center
  • Enhanced IntegrationAvaya SupportICM Gateway SupportThird Party IntegrationCustomer Virtual AssistantCommand Execution Pane
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