ACCXSL: Advanced Contact Center Express Scripting Labs

Advanced Contact Center Express Scripting Labs (ACCXSL) is a five-day instructor-led, lab-intensive course intended for experienced Unified Contact Center Express (CCX) administrators who need in-depth knowledge of advanced scripting techniques using complex script steps to resolve sophisticated contact center requirements. This course addresses the steps in the Script Editor pallet as well as scripting techniques involving databases, HTTP, XML, VXML, Java Objects and Finesse Administration. This course is intended to be a follow-on course to UCCX. ACCXSL introduces updated best practices, sophisticated steps and modern concepts for deploying advanced contact center applications and techniques.

The class utilizes Cisco Unified CCX and highlights new application features and services. Unified CCX labs are deployed on the latest UCS platforms using VMWare ESXi and vSphere technology.

After a short review of Unified CCX architecture, basic administration and the Script Editor, the course begins with a discussion of new and changed features in Unified CCX. Next, we provision our first application to build familiarity with call control groups, dialog groups, applications, triggers, prompt management and the script editor.

The class will then address the creation of a basic contact center to refresh knowledge of call flow, agents, teams, Cisco Finesse Agent and Supervisor Desktop, Email and Chat Contact Service Queues and other new capabilities offered by Unified CCX.

Every contact center needs a series of tools to help build scripts and applications. The class will build tools to record prompts and to record and deploy emergency/status prompts. Next, students will build some common subflows to manage holidays using multiple techniques. Default scripts will be built for caller troubles and system errors. Students will experience using text-to-speech as a valuable development tool to substitute for prompts while creating scripts.

Next, the class will explore manipulating and speaking data, working with date and time variables and manipulating and speaking dates, time and data. Students will create open/closed scripts used for manually opening and closing your contact center using XML documents and the new abbreviated X-path techniques. Students will learn to manipulate languages using the language tools in the script editor.

For the rest of the week, the class will conduct a master project and will build a major contact center application, deploying database routing, skills-based routing, expected wait time subflows and caller's position in queue subflows. The labs will consider what happens when agents are logged in and ready. If agents are not ready, the class will investigate how to use various overflow routing techniques. Students will spend lab time using the Cisco Finesse Administrator to develop Workflows and Workflow Actions. The Finesse Administrator’s Call Variable Layout Administration, newly capable in v11.0, will be used to create applications that push data to the agent desktop and cause the agent desktop to react to that data. There are optional desktop labs for those who wish to extend their learning experience.

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What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials, including official Cisco courseware
  • Remote lab access


  • UCCXA course or equivalent knowledge
  • Some UCCX additional field experience

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the Unified CCX product architecture, components, call flow and general administration techniques
  • Describe and apply new Unified CCX features to include Finesse Desktops
  • Install and use the CCX Script Editor to create and debug scripts
  • Provision and test CCX script applications
  • Create application development tools for recording prompts and emergency prompts
  • Create administrative tools to open and close contact centers
  • Create useful subflow scripts to determine if today is a holiday
  • Manipulate and speak dates, times and data
  • Deploy and manipulate languages within script applications
  • Create a fully functional help desk application using best practices
  • Display important enterprise data on the Finesse Desktop
  • Creatively use the Finesse Administrator to develop Actions and Workflow
  • Create and deploy subflow scripts to announce estimated wait times and position in queue
  • Invoke exception handling when a script throws an error
  • Implement overflow routing techniques
  • Create and deploy multiple caller callback techniques
  • Deploy XML technology as it is used in contact center scripts
  • Implement Java objects acquired from the public domain
  • Troubleshoot CCX applications and scripts

Course Outline

Module 1: Overview

  • Lesson 1: Review of Unified CCX Architecture, Components, Call Flow, Administration, Script Editor
  • Lesson 2: New/Changed Features in Unified Contact Center Express
  • Lesson 3: Provisioning an Application
  • Lesson 4: Using the Script Editor
  • Lesson 5: Creating a Basic Contact Center Application

Module 2: Application Development Tools and Techniques

  • Lesson 1: Recording Prompts
  • Lesson 2: Emergency/Status Recording
  • Lesson 3: Creating Holiday Subflows
  • Lesson 4: Creating Default Scripts
  • Lesson 5: Manipulating and Speaking Data
  • Lesson 6: Manipulating Dates and Times
  • Lesson 7: Manipulating Languages
  • Lesson 8: Creating Open and Closed State Scripts

Module 3: Help Desk Labs

  • Lesson 1: Creating a Help Desk Script
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Best Contact Center Practices
  • Lesson 3: Implementing Expected Wait Time Techniques
  • Lesson 4: Implementing Position in Queue Techniques
  • Lesson 5: Implementing Overflow Routing Techniques

Module 4: Finesse Applications

  • Lesson 1: Manage Finesse Desktops and Teams
  • Lesson 2: Implementing CM-Based Call Recording
  • Lesson 3: Using Finesse 3rd Party Gadgets
  • Lesson 4: Finesse Web Chat and Agent Email

Module 5: Caller Callback Techniques

  • Lesson 1: Scripting for Caller Callback when Contact Center is Less busy
  • Lesson 2: Scripting for Session Management and Using Finesse Call Variable Layouts
  • Lesson 2: Scripting for Caller Callback - Scheduled by Caller
  • Lesson 3: Scripting for Web-originated Callbacks

Module 6: Premium Applications

  • Lesson 1: ASR/TTS Technology
  • Lesson 2: XML Techniques
  • Lesson 3: Java Objects
  • Lesson 4: Using Auto Attendant
  • Lesson 5: Outbound Preview Dialing

Module 7: Example Optional Advanced Techniques

  • Lesson 1: Using ASR/TTS in Script Applications
  • Lesson 2: Using XML Techniques


  • Lab 1: Provision Your First Application
  • Lab 2: Using the CCX Script Editor
  • Lab 3: Create a Basic Contact Center Application
  • Lab 4: Recording Prompts
  • Lab 5: Add Emergency/Status Recordings
  • Lab 6: Create Holiday Subflows
  • Lab 7: Create Default Scripts
  • Lab 8: Manipulate and Speak Data
  • Lab 9: Manipulate Dates and Time
  • Lab 10: Manipulate Languages
  • Lab 11: Create Open/Closed State Script
  • Lab 12: Create a Help Desk Script
  • Lab 13: Implement Best Contact Center Practices
  • Lab 14: Implement Expected Wait Time
  • Lab 15: Implement Position In Queue Techniques
  • Lab 16: Implement Overflow Routing Techniques
  • Lab 17: Manage Finesse Desktops, Teams
  • Lab 18: Implementing Unified CM - Based MediaSense Call Recording
  • Lab 19: Using Finesse 3rd Party Gadgets
  • Lab 20: Configuring Finesse Web Chat and Agent Email
  • Lab 21: Implement Caller Callback - When Contact Center is Less Busy
  • Lab 22: Implement Session Management and Finesse Call Variable Layouts for Callback
  • Lab 23: Implement Caller Callback - Scheduled
  • Lab 24: Implement Web-originated Callbacks
  • Lab 25: ASR/TTS Technology
  • Lab 26: XML Techniques
  • Lab 27: Java Objects
  • Lab 28: Using Auto Attendant
  • Lab 29: Outbound Preview Dialing
  • Lab 30: Using ASR/TTS in Script Applications
  • Lab 31: Implement XML Techniques