Technical Session Types
The content offering at Cisco Live 2015, Milan includes Technical Seminars, Instructor-Led Labs, Technical Breakout sessions, Cisco-on-Cisco sessions, Product and Solution Overviews, Technology panels and Customer Case Studies.
We are currently carefully selecting the sessions to be delivered and will have a complete list by November 5, 2014. For a preliminary list of sessions, please view the Content Catalogue.
Technical sessions are the core of Cisco Live. We offer different types of sessions with varying degrees of difficulty:
At Cisco Live 2015 you can choose from over 300 breakout sessions incorporating core technology education and delivered by Cisco Engineers. Sessions focus on technologies, architecture strategies, applications, and troubleshooting details for Cisco solutions or technologies.
Sessions delivered by Cisco customers, focused on best practices, performance metrics, and recommendations for deploying, managing and extending Cisco product features and capabilities to achieve specific IT and/or business benefits.
As every project is unique, so are the Case Studies – don’t miss the opportunity to learn from your peers in the industry!
Product and Solution Overviews
These sessions are less technical than the Breakout sessions and are open to anyone attending Cisco Live. Sessions provide the latest information on specific Cisco product lines, with in-depth information on ROI projections, case studies and deployment examples.
Panel discussions give you the opportunity to hear a wide range of views on important topics from people inside and outside Cisco — including other vendors, customers, and industry experts.
Panels focus on the big picture, transformative concepts and ideas.
Inside Cisco IT
Dedicated Cisco on Cisco sessions delivered by Cisco’s own IT managers. In these sessions you’ll get practical insight and a unique perspective from the dedicated Cisco staff charged with deploying Cisco products and technologies in a global enterprise infrastructure.
Levels of Technical Sessions
Sessions are categorized into three levels to indicate the recommended level of experience an attendee should have with the technology before participating in the session.
Level 1: Introductory. These sessions are intended for the most basic, beginner-level audience. No prerequisites are assumed, and no prior knowledge of the subject matter is expected of the audience for a full understanding of the session content.
Level 2: Intermediate. These sessions are intended for a technical audience who has some knowledge of the subject matter but who needs additional information on the technology, architecture, protocol, design, deployment or troubleshooting details. There is an assumption of prerequisites or recommended sessions for Intermediate level sessions (which are defined in the session detail and listed in the session abstract).
Level 3: Advanced. These sessions are intended for a very technical audience. The session content is focused on fine detail; therefore a thorough understanding of the intermediate level technical details on a particular subject is assumed and expected. There is an assumption of prerequisites or recommended sessions for Advanced level sessions (which are defined in the session detail and listed in the session abstract).
Determining the Level by Session ID
Levels of difficulty are indicated by Session ID and Abstract. The first number in the 4 digit sequence of any session ID indicates the level of difficulty. For example:
Session BRKDCT-1005 is an introductory session because the first number in the Session ID sequence is 1
Session BRKRST-2102 is an intermediate session because the first number in the Session ID sequence is 2
Session BRKCOL-3015 is an advanced session because the first number in the Session ID sequence is 3.
Additionally, the first sentence in the session’s abstract should indicate the level of difficulty.
“This session is an introductory session that provides basic information on the technologies and protocols most commonly used in a virtualized DC environment.”